by breath

I couldn’t remember if I posted this one or not already…but its good enough to do twice!

By Breath
Words and music by by Sara Thomsen

By breath, by blood, by body, by spirit,
we are all one

The air that is my breath
is the air that you are breathing
And the air that is your breath
is the air that I am breathing
The wind rising in my breast
is the wind from the east, from the west
From the north, from the south,
breathing in, breathing out

The water that is my blood,
my sweat, tears from crying
Is the water that is your blood,
your sweat, tears from crying
And the rising of the tide
is in our veins and in the ocean wide
We are in the rising steam,
rushing river, running stream

The earth is dust, the earth is clay,
flowrs blossoming and fading
We are dust and we are clay,
we are blossoming and fading
Every color, every sound,
every place is holy ground
Oh, every living thing, can you hear it laugh?
Can you hear it sing?

The fire in my heart,
my soul flame burning
Is the fire in your heart,
your soul flame burning
We are Spirit burning bright,
by the light of day, in the dark of night
We are shining like the sun,
and like the moon, like the Holy One*

By breath, by blood, by body, by spirit,
we are all one

*I always hear this in my head as “Holy Ones”, plural!

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About thalassa

Occasionally doting wife, damn proud momma of two adorable children, veteran of the United States Navy, semi-steampunk bohemian beach addict from middle America, Civil War reenactor and Victorian natural history aficionado, canoeing and kayaking and paddleboarding fanatic, Unitarian Universalist and pantheistic Pagan, devotee of various aquatic deities, and practitioner of bioregional witchery View all posts by thalassa

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