Weaving Our Lives

The Bird Sings Oral Tradition Song Library

Weaving Our Lives

This beautiful song by Alexa Sunshine Rose was part of Lisa’s 2020 The World We are Dreaming Playlist project. It is a tremendously soothing round, singing to the connections we are always weaving, between one another and between our own joy and shadow.

Composer & Copyright

Original song copyright Alexa Sunshine Rose

Recording

Recording By Alexa Sunshine Rose

Lyrics

We are weaving our lives 

We are weaving our hearts and our minds 

We are weaving the bright and dark threads 

 

Of our journeys through 

We are weaving our lives 

We are weaving a blanket of light 

We are weaving a basket to hold 

All that’s true

 

A Note About the Song from Alexa: 

This song came to me at the edge of dreaming, the morning after my late husband’s brain surgery. As I began to wake, I could feel the amazing, extensive network of love and prayers from so many sources that were holding us in a blanket of light— a basket, woven of everyone’s shared intentions, that could hold all that was true. It was a profound sensation. Along with the feeling I could sense words, so I turned my attention to translating the experience into words, and still half-asleep, wrote the words for this song down. When I woke further, I tried singing it, and the melody came through whole. I love that it works as a round, so folks can weave voices when singing it. 

How Is this Song Creating the World We Want? 

It speaks to our interconnectedness, how we are all related. It speaks to the “bright and dark threads” of our lives’ journeys, which are all a valuable part of the weaving.  All the parts of each person’s life experiences join together to hold us, in “a blanket of light/ a basket to hold all that’s true”. This is the kind of world community and recognition of our interconnectedness that I want in our world, and what I believe it is vital that we find, if we are to find a sustainable future to co-inhabit together.

 

Teaching Notes

Coming soon!

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Level of teaching speed/ difficulty (1 = very easy, 10 = very challenging)

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