Walking in a Sea of Holy

Peter Mayer “Holy Now” (with lyrics and captions) on youtube
Enjoy Peter Mayer, Minnesota songwriter and musician. It is worth the journey to Youtube for the music and visuals. Words below.
This old tune kept rising within me as we walked the Camino and marveled at the beauty, the gifts of strangers just when something was needed, the sacredness of the path and the journey, and the gathering around meals. When I was young, sacrament was something that happened in a church. Sacrament is defined as “a religious ceremony or act of the Christian Church that is regarded as an outward and visible sign of inward and spiritual divine grace.” (Wikipedia not Baltimore Catechism.)
As I raised my children and united with friends and family for meals and celebrations, I realized that sacrament happens throughout life. With joy, intention, and awareness grace becomes visible in our gatherings whether with people or animals in nature or home. It is that shift in consciousness that Peter celebrates in his song. We are coming to a greater understanding that the world is one, that all beings great and small, all of nature, are of one energy source, one love. We have not reached a tipping point. For most of us during our busy days it is a concept at best and hard to hold in awareness when we are in pain, conflict, grief. When wars are fought and cruelty abounds.
As in anything new, we need only believe that we know this, feel desire to know this, allow ourselves to see, so that one day it moves from a mental concept to a place in our hearts that is of deep knowing and presence with each moment that arises.
Blessings on your day.
Holy Now
by Peter Mayer
When I was a boy each week
On Sunday we would go to church
Pay attention to the Priest
and he would read the Holy word
and consecrate the Holy bread
and everyone would kneel and bow
Today the only difference is
Everything is Holy now
Everything,Everything,Everything is Holy now
When I was in sunday school
We would learn about the time
Moses split the sea in two
and Jesus made the water wine
I remember feeling sad
Miracles don’t happen still
but now I can’t keep track
cause Everythings a Miracle
Everything,Everything,Everythings a Miracle
Wine from water is not so small
but an even better magic trick
is that anything is here at all
Sooo, The challenging thing becomes
Not to look for Miracles
but finding where there isn’t one

When Holy water was rare at best
It barely wet my fingertips
but now I have to hold my breath
like I’m swimming in a sea of it
It used to be a world half there
Heavens second rate hand me down
but I walk it with a reverent air
cause Everything is Holy now
Read a questioning child’s face
and say it’s not a testament, that’d be hard to say
see another new morning come and say it’s not a Sacrament
I tell you that it can’t be done

This morning outside I stood, Saw a little red wing bird
Shining like a burning bush
and singing like a scripture verse
it made me want to bow my head
I remember when church let out
How things have changed since then
Everything is Holy Now

It used to be a world half there
Heavens second rate hand me down
but I walk it with a Reverent air
cause Everything is Holy Now

Mother Superior

Author: Mindful Contemplations

A weekly blog, in prose, poetry, or memoir, finding the sacred within the ordinary day to day experience. I offer inspiration and contemplation on the soul journey of the human spirit, diving deep and surfacing with hope.

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