Of The Spirit

by Shells

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1.
Clouds 03:37
You push me Gently across the sky A cloud am I Cloud by cloud Story by story Stretching endlessly My whole history Floats by These clouds they are weightless They hold no substance Just passing, briefly, through the sky
2.
So soft is your skin, your hands, your toes so tiny Touching skin to skin, body to body Your blue eyes enchanting I could watch you for hours Sleep peaceful Sleep peaceful Sleep, sleep, sleep, sleep The love you opened in my heart will stay until my dying day Sleep peaceful my darling Sleep peaceful my darling I'll be holding you I'll be holding you I'll be holding you
3.
Hold Me Now 03:04
Rock me now Hold me now Cause I'm falling into you I'm falling into you Cause I'm falling into you I'm falling into you So small how could we know A tiny grain of sand On your shore so old On your shore so old On your shore so old On your shore so old Just a blink in your history we are Just a breathe in your time And I sing for you And I sing for you And I sing for you And I sing for you Rock me now Hold me now Cause I'm falling into you I'm falling into you Cause I'm falling into you And I sing for you
4.
Take my soul to where it wants to go Roll through me as you please Cause I trust you I belong to you I walk with you Take this heart to beat again Along your shore we'll dance and sing Cause we love you We belong to you We walk with you Take my soul to where it wants to go
5.
Stars are colliding without me knowing In this garden I'm sitting With the music I'm making Through spider webs they come down Dripping from the white flowers While babies are born As others have departed From the small to the infinite Through birth, life and death In mystery I breathe you in You turn the cheek and spin Villages are taken by the dams they are creating While music is made for this film they played Here in my garden the echo’s sing to me Through bird melodies I try to understand The small to the infinite Through birth, life and death In mystery I breathe you in You turn the cheek and spin From the small to the infinite Through birth, life and death In mystery I breathe you in You turn the cheek and spin You spin
6.
Mantra 04:22
All this writing Sleep lifts its hand and brushes my eyes But thoughts of mountains, of friends Keeps me from sleeping All these feelings moving here They make me linger here I am ready to sit in stillness watching All the changes that roll through me I focus aware of my breathing These simple things unlock the peace within And I begin to see with such clarity All the answers are here within me I just need to be present in this space All the answers are here within me I just need to be present in this space Present in this time In this place
7.
I Am 02:26
I am what I am I am where I'm meant to be No longer comparing myself to the people around me I'm in this story, I'm on this journey, I am what I am I am where I'm meant to be Ahum idam idam ahum Ahum idam idam ahum Ahum idam idam ahum Ahum idam idam ahum Ahum idam idam ahum I am what I am I am where I'm meant to be I'm part of this human community and all our stories I think we're ready to know who we are And who we've always been Ahum idam idam ahum Ahum idam idam ahum Ahum idam idam ahum Ahum idam idam ahum Ahum idam idam ahum I am, I am, I am, I am I am what I am
8.
I look up at the stars In the dead of night With a half moon shining bright I realised there's so much potential We hold in our lives All these suns I see are part of our one swirling galaxy And the spaces, the places in-between are too far for my lenses to perceive How far does it go, are there edges and boundaries we may never know Billions of planets are spinning and it gets me thinking and singing Somehow knowing I'm nothing brings an indescribable something Somehow knowing I'm nothing brings an indefinable something I've been like an ant on the ground So busy with my head down Marching in lines so narrow and defined But coming out of the burrow I see Something far bigger than you or me All these suns I see are part of our one swirling galaxy And the spaces, the places in-between are too far for my lenses to perceive How far does it go, are there edges and boundaries we may never know Billions of planets are spinning and it gets me thinking and singing Somehow knowing I'm nothing brings an indescribable something Somehow knowing I'm nothing brings an indefinable something
9.
Simple Life 03:19
I was writing this morning Then I did some baking The sun came out I went in the garden Weeding for hours with my girls around me Oh what a sweet, such a sweet day I tell you it's a sweet, such a sweet day I wanted to tell you in this way I wanted to tell you in this way I'm delighted by the little things Like laughing with you my friend The sun when it warms on my skin And all the sweet colours of spring Cause love is growing Oh what a sweet, such a sweet day I tell you it's a sweet, such a sweet day I wanted to tell you in this way I wanted to tell you in this way A simple life for me That's all I need I'll be happy A simple life for me That's all I need I'll be happy A simple life for me A simple life for me
10.
Laura 03:19
I watch you dance Didjerido Connection to the spirits Of this land This sacred land Ancient land The dust rises as you dance here Emotions are stirring The stories that you dance here They fill some place of yearning The creatures that you dance of They weave their animal magic A love that runs deeper Through mystical understanding Through my eyes I see you Standing so strong in your culture Though history has changed the course of the journey I am inspired by your spirituality Today you have given me my sense of place Today I am a part of everything I watch you dance Didjerido Connection to the spirits Of this land This sacred land Ancient land
11.
Who Am I 03:01
Who am I? This question is an opening Who am I? There is no answer just an opening Beyond this mind, these thoughts they don't define me Beyond these feelings, getting swept away emotionally Beyond this changing physical body Who am I? This question is an opening Who am I? There is no answer just an opening To the mystery of my being I'm opening to the mystery of this earth below me I'm opening to the mystery of this universe Who am I? This question is an opening Who am I? There is no answer just an opening To the mystery

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"Inspiration is like the universe leaning in to gently kiss me, as I bend my head in gratitude, receiving its creative gift." Shells

Of The Spirit explores the small to the infinite, from weeding in the veggie garden with chickens, to reflecting how immense our universe is when looking up at the stars in the middle of the night.
You’ll be soothed by sweet harmonies and lullabies, inspired by ancient mantras and held by deep love for this old planet that nurtures us all.
May this music bring peace to your heart, curiosity to explore the inner spiritual depths of your being and embrace a simple life in loving connection with all things vast and small.

credits

released July 11, 2019

Performing Musicians: Shelley Cusiter, Tiff Norchick, Theo Vandersman, Dave Reynolds, Jen Calder and Jessie Westbury.

Recorded by: Shelley Cusiter
Mixed by: Ian Parsons
Mastered by: Stewart Long

Music, lyrics & drawings by: Shelley Cusiter
Image photography: Damian Baker
Graphic Design by: Roxane Jossa

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