The feeling I get when I become a transmitter for the vatic voice is the same feeling I get when listening to some music. Whether it comes out of my mouth or fingertips or comes in through my ears, it seems to infuse the area from the base of my throat to my chest cavity with joyful energy, which often radiates into my scalp and makes it tingle. The same is effected through the eyes when they are snapping pictures of the sacred. Taste and touch are enhancing conduits that can stand alone also. Maybe it is that the tangible senses are the vehicles for the intangible vatic voice?
I decided to use two songs that I’ve listened to that evoke the joyful energy response. Before each one, I said a prayer to allow myself to be open to receive the message and then wrote the words as they came to me. The first song is Loreena McKennitt’s, “The Mystic’s Dream” from the live album, “Nights From The Alhambra,” (2007.) I listened only to the music and her voice, without trying to understand the lyrics.
Ideally, you will listen to each musical selection while you are reading each poem after it.
Hear me, I am beauty, calling out.
Birds carry my message.
So do you.
Together, with me, driving you on,
we can make music.
Love me and honor me.
In the quiet times, listen for me.
I’m speaking to you through it all.
The second selection is from Lisa Gerrard’s, “The Mirror Pool,” and is called “Glorafin.”
Across long distance
my heart breaks
What will it take?
Time is urgent.
You are giving me no choice.
My sorrow is great.
See what you are throwing away.
The clock is ticking.
The cosmos grieves.
I am today’s host for dVerse. I say:
Here’s the challenge today. Write a poem, any form, about the vatic voice. It could be speaking as a God to a poet. It could be a poet receiving a message. It could be a poem of prophesy. It could be about one others regard as mad by their words. It could be you invoking the vatic voice. After you’ve chosen your perspective and completed your poem, I would like you to say a few words about the process you went through and how it felt.