Semilla

Sending out our intentions.

Words and music by Sarah Pirtle © 2006 Discovery Center Music, BMI

Lyrics

1. Yo bendigo esta semilla llena de vida.
Yo bendigo esta semilla llena de vida.
Yo la planto, yo la planto en mi corazon.
Y ella florece para siempre.

 

2. Oh, I bless this seed so full of life.
I bless this seed so full of life.
I plant it, oh, I plant it in my heart.
And it flowers forevermore.

 

Bilingual verse:
3. Yo bendigo esta semilla llena de vida.
I bless this seed so full of life.
Yo la planto, and I plant it in my heart.
Y ella floreca para siempre.
And it flowers forevermore.

Production: Sarah Benson’s flute playing interlaces this song. It was engineered by Joe Podlesney, www.joepodmusic.com.

Story of the Song

Sarah Benson (1935-2007) was a sound healer, musician, and founder of Earth Sound Light Center in Charlemont, MA, known internationally for her healing music. Her obituary in the Boston Globe says, “Sarah will be remembered for her exceptional musical talents and gifted healing qualities. She produced numerous recordings and participated in spiritual healing musical productions worldwide.” Even though she was very ill, she came to the studio and played on this song -- an example of her generosity and grace. Words can’t say enough about Saruah -- this photo is here to honor her and convey her power.

The song was written for the closing ceremony of Mexico Circle Dance Camp, directed by Gwyn Peterdi. Helida, one of the leaders, helped us follow the Mayan calendar each day and pay attention to the time of seed formation. This song is dedicated to Hope Jinishian who suggested using seeds at the closing and gave much support for the Everyday Bravery recording in 2006. I first met Sarah Benson in 1978 and both Hope and I studied with her.