The Divine Feminine Speaks To The Soul Through Music

by Edith Boyer-Telmer

Dear Friends, 
many of you who are following my blog on regular basis are aware, that I love music and feel deeply blessed for having found a perfect outlet of personal creative expression for my human failures as much as my divine connection, in singing. Another layer of my life where my passion for vibration comes into the picture, is my love for evoking a healing process in people, by singing the right song to them.
That is why
I love this story so much (seen on the facebook page on Little Grandmother Kiesha), about the Himba tribe from Africa, and how they are using their ancestral wisdom of sound, not alone in the birthing process but also in the process of conceiving a child, and in the long years of guiding the human being throughout their life. 

Of all the African tribes still alive today, the Himba tribe is one of the few that counts the birth date of the children not from the day they are born nor conceived but the day the mother decides to have the child.
When a Himba woman decides to have a child, she goes off and sits under a tree, by herself, and she listens until she can hear the song of the child who wants to come. And after she’s heard the song of this child, she comes back to the man who will be the child’s father, and teaches him the song. When they make love to physically conceive the child, they sing the song of the child as a way of inviting the child.

When she becomes pregnant, the mother teaches that child’s song to the midwives and the old women of the village, so that when the child is born, the old women and the people gather around him/her and sing the child’s song to welcome him/her. As the child grows up, the other villagers are taught the child’s song. If the child falls, or gets hurt, someone picks him/her up and sings to him/her his/her song. Or maybe when the child does something wonderful, or goes through the rites of puberty, then as a way of honoring this person, the people of the village sing his or her song.

In the Himba tribe there is one other occasion when the “child song” is sang to the Himba tribesperson. If a Himba tribesman or tribeswoman commits a crime or something that is against the Himba social norms, the villagers call him or her into the center of the village and the community forms a circle around him/her. Then they sing his/her birth song to him/her.

The Himba views correction not as a punishment, but as love and remembrance of identity. For when you recognize your own song, you have no desire or need to do anything that would hurt another. In marriage, the songs are sung, together. And finally, when the Himba tribesman/tribeswoman is lying in his/her bed, ready to die, all the villagers that know his or her song come and sing – for the last time that person’s song.

This is a very magical song from the album “songs for the inner child” by the artist Shaina Noll, in which she captured the same reminder to the soul of her child in western words and music. Maybe you enjoy playing it to your little ones as well :-)!

Shaina Noll – You can relax now
You can relax now
C’mon and open your eyes
Breathe deeply now
I am with you

Oh my sweet sweet child
Who do you think you are?
You are the child of God
And that will never change.

You had a dream, you misunderstood
You thought we were separate
But now you hear my voice and

You can relax now
C’mon and open your eyes
Breathe deeply now
I am with you

You are the love of my life
You are my one creation
You are eternity
And that will never change.

You had a dream, you misunderstood
You thought we were separate
But now you hear my voice and

You can relax now
C’mon and open your eyes
Breathe deeply now
I am with you

You are the love of my life
You are my one creation
You are eternity
And that will never change.

You can relax now
I am with you
You are the child of God
And that will never change.

You can relax now
You are the child of God
Dear ones, I hope you enjoyed the powerful story of the Himba tribe and their ancestral wisdom about sound and human connection. If you have children yourself, please don’t be shy to feel inspired and listen closely to their inner sound from now on. Its never too late to learn about the original soul song of your child!!
Love and Blessings!
Edith

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