Saturday, March 03, 2007

music for a full moon eclipse

Johnny take a walk with your sister the moon
Let her pale light in to fill up your room
You've been living underground
Eating from a can
You've been running away
From what you don't understand...

She's slippy
You're sliding down
She'll be there when you hit the ground

It's alright, it's alright, it's alright
She moves in mysterious ways

Johnny take a dive with your sister in the rain
Let her talk about the things you can't explain
To touch is to heal
To hurt is to steal
If you want to kiss the sky
Better learn how to kneel
(On your knees boy)

She's the wave
She turns the tide
And no question she knows why

It's alright, it's alright, it's alright
She moves in mysterious ways
It's alright, it's alright, it's alright
Lift my days, light up my nights

One day you will look...back
And you'll see...where
You were
By this love...while
You could stand...there
You could move on this moment
Follow this feeling

It's alright, it's alright, it's alright
She moves in mysterious ways

We move through miracle days
Spirit moves in mysterious ways
She moves with it
She moves with it
Lift my days, light up my nights

U2, "Mysterious Ways"

One of the things I like best about being a pagan is that, since there's no Official Holy Book, I can take my spiritual inspiration wherever I find it. And it doesn't have to be a round chant to Demeter written by Gardnerian High Priestess Ravenstar Moonflower or whatever. Spirit can speak through a pop song. Most people think of this as just another love song, but read those lyrics closely. You really think he's talking about his crush of the week? I'm not saying Bono's a pagan or anything; his intention doesen't have anything to do with it. The words themselves are all that matter, and the person hearing them. If Nature is sacred, and if everything is part of the divine, then there's nowhere and nothing that isn't sacred, and even the most mundane thing can also be profound. Which is cool, because that means I can rock out while driving around town and still be experiencing a connection to Spirit, and I think spirituality should be fun. Life's too short, you know?

And that's most of the reason that I'm posting all this, to remind myself to chill out--this is supposed to be fun. Personally I think a full moon eclipse like tonight's is a great excuse to have a bad-ass wild party, but the world doesn't see it that way. It's striking a balance between living in harmony and functioning in a very unharmonious society that's tough.


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