Sacred Activist

by Redwood Reider

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dance like you know your sister is the moon and your father the sky and your mother no other than this wise hill of rock who supports us, dance for the seed sprouting in the garden to feed us enzymes and dance for the tree bursting in fire to release a lifetime of wisdom as heat dance for the sea washing this shore, cleansing my core cleansing me of the belief that we are anything other than a leaf floating the breeze and yet we are infinitely powerful as our thoughts give rise to reality dance knowing we are just energy and as we raise our vibrations we heal all creation for there is no separation dance for the spirit in the shimmering cliffs and for the crystal city rising from sea and for the wise whale coming ashore put your crusty live bare muddy feet on earth and dance dance till your pants are ragged your legs spun and your heart infinitely open and wild dance with the lungs and smile of a child dance the grass dance rocks dance rivers trees and if your body lays down dance motionlessly, every cell singing peace dance surrender dance ease dance trust dance opening to winds of change for they have come to open us dance knowing each step is a pilgrimage, every space a temple every prayer an offering of ourselves upon the holy altar, a deathless sacrifice for what is death dance breath dance knowing no one has ever left us you just change form when your body tires dance and your heart will keep you warm mother earth fills you with gold light from below stars sing you into their flow and sister moon wordlessly tells you all you‘ll ever need to know dance knowing the journey has so far to go dance knowing it is already done dance knowing we are the chosen ones when we choose to be dance stillness, let it all spin in you, a whole galaxy and then you begin to see what we are let go speeding cars for the greatest journey we can make is to right here unwind thought lines that entwined us for centuries in fear opening heart wings that were born to fly dance knowing the ancestors sing through you dance knowing they passed on their pain so that you could transmute it by this windy ocean shore dance knowing they now dance and soar enjoying what we are so move, groove, mooooooo for the holiest thing on earth just might be cow poo and buddhas are everywhere but you never know who so be sure to treat everyone as though they might be holiness incarnate sitting beside you arrived to help you shine your light through the mesh covering of this earthly skin we don't end or begin – we spiral – we fly dance just this moment not needing to try for we are channels between earth and sky dance til its not you dancing but the universal music dancing through you dance til you know that in every cell and in your core and then… grin… and dance some more

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A full hour of spoken word interwoven with the crafts of acoustic musicians from across Aotearoa and beyond. 9 tracks for keeping our souls whole and charging our hearts for these potent times.

~ Dedicated to all sacred activists everywhere (yes, you) ~

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released February 7, 2015

Musicians: Karen Hunter, Matiu Te Huki, Carmen Salvador, AJ Hickling, Henry Shanks, Daniel C Wagner, Levity Beet, Dan Antell.

Recorded in Aotearoa New Zealand, California & Chile!
Audio production by Bruce Wheelock, Flying Whale Studios, Grass Valley, California, except for:
Sacred Activist & Rising Tide mixed by Levity Beet, Takaka, New Zealand.

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Redwood Reider Tasman, New Zealand

Redwood is a spoken word poet collaborating with musical beings for earth healing... one rhyme at a time.

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