Held by the Earth

A song of grounding.

Words and music by Sarah Pirtle © 2017, Discovery Center Music BMI


I love how sun through branches gleams.

My body is held by the earth.

I love to feel the rushing streams.

My body is held by the earth.

And like a harp I catch the wind,

and like a drum I give back again.

Oh, I will count all seasons friend.

My body is held by the earth.

This is a promise given at birth,

my body is held by the earth.

Production: Engineered by Loren Feinstein, Colrain, MA. with percussion by Loren Feinstein.

About This Song

Workshop recommendations: How do you experience connection with the Earth?

Garden of the Gods, Colorado.

What is it like for you when you feel held by the earth? In addition to the sensation that gravity holds us all, what are other sensations of being embraced and grounded?

During an event that uses the Work that Reconnects spiral, this song could start or close the gratitude section.

You can also put the thoughts people share into new words for the song. Use the framework as a zipper song. Zip out the rhyming couplet of lines one and three and add in new words with lines that rhyme.