Whitesands, East Lothian, Scotland. January 2021


A Song of the Gods


All Winter’s night long

l hear a song,

a single

consistent

gravity

note.

Sea.


All Winter’s night long

I stay awake.

How can l sleep

when the Gods

of Ancients

are roaring

their song

and l feel their note

echoing

in my heart’s

chamber.


How can l not

bow down,

bend my knees

in awe,

praise,

gratitude;


let them sing me.


Wendy Robertson Fyfe


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A thousand welcomes into this approach to the 4th Earthsongwave Dawn Chorus. The Gregorian calendar has 1 April on a Thursday this year when you are warmly invited to sing in and participate in the call to dawn’s rising; to participate with this miracle animate Earth turning to meet her longing song with Sun; of warmth and life turning towards Spring in the Northern Hemisphere, or turning towards Autumn and sun’s light leaving as dark returns in the Southern Hemisphere. What if the dawn chorus sings in each day and each season who wouldn’t arrive without them? What if everything depends on such a longing song and the possibility of such a one being met? How might we humans participate in, surrender to, such a song and where might such a song take us?


I’m remembering today an experience in 1995 when l quite literally heard a tree singing as l strode into the world completely in love with her. The tree invited me to sing with her and when l did so, the whole forest sang out in harmony. I continue to sing into this song, even if just one note at times, let it sing me. Life is ignited by such songs, yes? Yes, what if Earth is longing for our song, even inviting us further in the current dissolution this way too; a way of calling to our unique Earth given song that each one of us carries and is born to sing. Here is just such an opportunity to explore your song, sing in, be curious about what may happen, and wonder. Let us then offer our songs back as a feast to the Ancient and Future ones, let us ignite one another as Laura Weaver sings so exquisitely in ‘Sing back the Light”:


(…)

sing back the light because your song ignites my song and the chorus is a swelling ocean of Awakening—and we are just beginning to hear our own roar.

* Sing back the light because this is how we remember— this is how we remember ourselves past this ending into the beginning….

* For in the beginning there was the Word there was the Song and we are here now to sing ourselves Home.


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As usual, there will be further offerings in blogs from Earthsong lovers on the approach to Earthsongwave Dawn Chorus. This last year, following a prompt from Earthsongwave Dawn Chorus 2020, a Women’s New Moon Council including women around Earth was created monthly. This Council has come to be a very powerful way for women continuing to listen, hold the dreaming, and sing Earthsongs rippling further into the world; another place for women to stir magic from a cauldron being heated by a flaming seven headed serpent. There will be some blogs from these women too.


The Earthsongwave Dawn Chorus offering is self-organising and there are lots of ideas on the website. There are daily postings on the Facebook page. You are welcome to send contributions. There are contact people for many places around Earth. Please let us know if you can be such a one for the part of the Earth that has you. Create your own offerings and write in with your ideas. Let us know what you plan and we can share. Let us know what you’re offering so we can track. Let us know how your song impacts in Earthsongwave Dawn Chorus morn as you imagine this wave of human song meeting and in/of the world. Sing your own song and not tell another human should this be your way too, share only with the wild world and be in the mystery of it all. If you have ideas for offering a blog, make contact. Participate with your own notes.


Maybe, if you haven’t already, you’ll fall in love with singing for and with Earth/Earth Community and continue to do so….it may take more than a day, or not, to sing your way into a mystery so magnificent that it may begin to sing you more and in surprising ways. Be ignited, ignite others’!


The Earthsongwave Dawn Chorus continues to be a ‘feed the Earth’ and self-organising offering with invitations and experiences being shared. There are no financial transactions and everything is gifted. There are leaflets on the website you can download and print. These are in English, you are so very welcome to contact to create in different languages. Anyone around the world can join in voicing your own way. Currently, as far as l’m aware to date, 1,000’s of people from 54 countries have visited the website and Facebook page. Be sung, that other’s may sing!


www.earthsongwave.com

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Earth's WildSong Lovers Following my previous 'Confluence in Sound Waves' reflections, l 'm writing to invite you to this never before heard gathering arising from Earthsongwave Dawn Chorus this year: to meet each New Moon; to listen and feel together through the year for such notes Earth is singing in this liminal space between old cycles and new risings. I imagine this could be something we are all listening/attuning for in our own ways already. This particular offering is to wonder what may arise in opening a sacred space for being together around the Earth for 2 hours a month. To hold/share time to be curious; to listen for whatever wild sounds, notes, songs, words, want to be voiced, moved, brought forth through us. What if specific patterns and notes, or who knows what/who, may become visible/audible. What might the effect of such sacred listening and sounding be, and what if such a way, for example, through the Deep Imagination, through making our offerings, makes a difference in this Holy moment. You may also know other humans who might be interested. If so, please invite them in. If you are unfamiliar with Council it is a sacred space to be together in circle (or imaginar-e circle) as a way of remembering more deeply who we are in a world otherwise steeped in fragmented mirrors, to listen and speak from the heart. A virtual talking piece is passed on from one to another around the world; only the person holding the talking piece will speak as authentically as we can. The deeper each of us are willing to show up, the clearer the mirror and the possibility of opening/being/see through even the mirror to deeper mysteries. How deeply are you longing to show up? How deeply are you willing to be surprised at what comes spilling from your lips, from Earth's lips?  The Council will start at 1pm BST which means this is early in the USA and late in Australia. I'm hoping the time works for one day a month, and l'm also willing to explore different times in future to make possible as many people to participate. The first Earthsongwave Council is in just a week so do let me know if this offering is something that sings to you and respond either through link below or on a previous Earthsongwave Wild Orchestra thread, let's say by Sunday 19th April. Do let me know if you are 'in' but not able to make Thursday's date with Earth, Sun, New Moon, and other WildEarthsong folk and you can be held in this Earthsongwave New Moon Council stave for future dates. Also let me know if you have any particular ideas or ways your Muse would like to sing/voice/move here. I will be sending further details before we meet. Note there are already people gathering here from Australia, UK and USA. As part of Earthsongwave Dawn Chorus, this Earthsongwave New Moon Council is free as a gift to nourish Earth.  Love, Love, Love Wendy “A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship. But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, their songs never cease.” John Muir Image: Earthsongwave Dawn Chorus, Doug Van Houten (C)

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Following this year's Earthsongwave Dawn Chorus, here are some reflections and an offering on this day of the Super Pink Moonrise in the year known as 2020 in the Western world. For your information, the website received 417 new visitors in addition to people revisiting and over 1,000 pages visited. The song is now Earthwaving to people in 52 countries around Earth over these three Earthsongwave Dawn Chorus years. We were offered a variety of beauty Guest Blogs from Bell Selkie in Wales, Jenni York and Lucy Sacred Earthheart in Australia, and Erica Rhinehart in USA which can be read anytime at https://www.earthsongwave.com/blog. Many humans have responded with songs, posts or emails, some are on the Earthsongwave Dawn Chorus 2020 Facebook page. Of course, since Earthsongwave Dawn Chorus is a self-organising invitation humans are joining in with our own songs in gratitude, praise, prayer, and celebration; in participation wherever we are in our own ways knowing we are part of a bigger song without notifying this particular score.

Each year l experience a deepening in holding this particular composition; l hear more deeply what is asking to be sung by/from me at this time. Maybe, like Lucy, you do too. I'd love to hear. This year l have a sense of three particular ways that speak to the way of the Deep Imagination or James Hillman's 'Psyche the size of the Earth':


~ what if Earthsongwave Dawn Chorus continues to spread infectiously around our miracle planet Earth. What might an impact be in our world? What magic may occur in the mysteries between the human and 'other-than-human' world.


~ what if singing is part of creating our healthy immune system, both human and Earth. On a feeling/sensing/resonating way, is this something that we instinctually know is true from the Mystic we all are when we open to a remembering place in each of us? It is something l feel/sense/resonate with, for sure. What if singing today is a way of strengthening our own immune systems and that of Earth's as we move towards singing our own unique and true note in the Multi-verse; both healing and animating Earth life.


~ Deepening in with the third time around Earth and feeling/sensing with growing sound waves, l'm with the possibility now of an even deeper gathering under the song. Earthsongwave Dawn Chorus may be once a year on 1 April, however, Earthsongwave is also a symbol being part of inviting an AncientNew daily way of living; being human participating in and with this miracle blue-green-pearl planet; an invitation for life, healing and RememberingAwakening conversations and songs. Who and what may be remembered and awakened in us all and in the world? I could invite some inklings about this, but would rather leave an open space for wondering "(...) a small opening into the new day/which closes the moment you begin your plans. (...)" (David Whyte, What to Remember When Waking), for not knowing, for being altogether curious. As such, l'm inviting this coming year, at this particular time, a twelve new moon on-line Zoom Council, a confluence for deeper listening voices to enter and hold sacred space for Earthsong to enter further. The first Earthsongwave Dawn Chorus New Moon Council will be on 23 April. The time will depend on who of us around Earth will be arriving. If you are feeling called to participate in such a monthly Ceremony please contact me before 15 April. You are also welcome to arrive throughout the year. If you need information on what Council is, please contact me.


Meantime may we find ourselves before the Super Pink Moon tonight spontaneously singing never-heard-before songs. May we find surprise-sounding poetry spilling from our longing, loving mouth before her luminous, numinous presence.... and "Let your note be clear./Don't try to end it./Be your note. (Rumi)


Be well~


Image: Confluence in Sound Waves, Treigh Bhan, Isle of Iona. Wendy Robertson Fyfe


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