We’ve had some really lovely testimonials since the release of the new album, here’s a particullaly insightful one which we’d like to share.
” You made a Dutch girl very happy!
The post brought the cd yesterday. And then, oh magic, I could hear all these wonderful chants. Some I remembered, some of them half forgotten and ,yes! some new ones too.
I closed my eyes and stood there in the middle of the room.
Singing and listening, and my arms and body moved on their own accord, with the music and the words.
And I saw all those images in my mind, of the trees and the fire and the earth, we were singing about. These chants are so simple and yet so powerful, they really touch my heart.
The song about the sweeping out the chambers of your heart, I already sing often, while sweeping the house or just on the bike, because i like it and because it feels a bit like a general soul-keeping, like you sweep out your house and wash the dishes to keep your house clean. It reminds me to do some soulcleaning on a regular basis.
The standing like a tree is a song that moves me, it pops up when I feel I’m slightly out of balance. I’ll stand and sing for a while and after singing that I’m rooted very well and that whatever comes to me rain or sun, it is fine, in the end it will give me fruit, will help me grow, so it is o.k. whatever comes. That awareness, can bring tears to my eyes. It is a healing song, a balancing song.
The swansong by the way has become the song with which I sing the babies to sleep. ( I work with young children) They love it and so do I.
So thank you very very much for bringing these chants to me. This cd will give me a possibility to learn many more and share them/sing them together with my Dutch (obod) friends so I am planning a get-together where we can chant them.”