In March, when I was visiting with my mother in California, my sister was winging her way to the Philippines with her caregivers. My sister has never been so far from home, and I had no idea how she would fare being away for a month, among people who speak a different language, and live on the other side of the planet.
Then, on the night that my sister and her caregivers flew, I woke up at the four in the morning from an amazing dream. In the dream, a five-year-old girl from Asia was singing a song she had learned from her mother. She had come to North America to live with adoptive parents, but she had not forgotten her mother’s song. When she began to sing in her sweet, bell-like voice, her mother appeared in the background, and she started to sing with her, and then there were voices pouring in from all parts of the world, singing this beautiful song.
I woke up with the first line of the song still ringing in my ears. I recorded it, and thought, Oh, how I wish I could have remembered it all! Then, in the days that followed, the song dripped back in, note by note. I remembered, as closely as I could, what I had heard in the dream.
Here is the song. It’s very simple — I’ve sung it a capella. I hope it doesn’t lose its lustre now that it’s in the air, but in any case, it’s a rare gift from the deep.
How beautiful! I feel like you are tapped into some channel of love or God or the universe or something and through you we get connected to it all. An amazing song… And what happened to your sister on her trip? The photo is incredible!
Sending love your way!
Thank you, Becky!
Bless your beautiful heart! Not a twinkle of lustre is lost, dear dream-singer. Thank you for sharing this precious treasure with us.
So touching. Thank you for sharing.
Hi Michelle it doesn’t play on iPad says YouTube
I will try another computer. ….
Yep it works on a Big Mac with Vimeo
Nice, reminds me of my yoga teacher singing at the end of class
Hauntingly beautiful. You are a gift!
Spellbinding, otherworldly, i felt like it was sung from below those waves – like a selchie song. Beautiful glimmering moment.
How divine! I have not heard your voice in a long time. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing. x
How beautiful! Thank you… and what a lovely opportunity for your sister – a trip to the Philippines!!
Michelle, the song has come through true and clear and deeply beautiful. I love the image in your dream that it came with too. Thank-you for sharing it – I feel like listening again…
Thank you all so much for your beautiful, encouraging comments. And also for the tech support, Peter!
YOU are “a rare gift from the deep,” Michelle! This goes right to the heart …
Michelle, how beautiful and how easy it is at times to forget that we are never alone. "In the waves and underneath, there is no volition, no hypocrisy, just love forming and unfolding" writes Rumi.