Que Pasana

March 26, 2019 at 11:32 am
Que Pasana

▶ Que Pasana

Sitting in the morning, birds in the trees
Ocean sounds stirring waves of love inside of me
Waves of love inside of me

Kundalini rising, arms in the air
Breath of fire burns away the who what why and where
The who what why and where

Gift of noble silence, quiet as the breeze
Opening awareness into vast realities
Into vast realities

Sitting in the evening, stars shining bright
Welcoming the darkness while remembering the light
While remembering the light

Rain Falling Down

April 2, 2015 at 4:51 am
▶ Rain Falling Down

▶ Rain Falling Down 2

I feel the rain falling down on my head
Such precious rain falling down on my head

Its the Father Sky’s gift to our mother earth
He’s keeping her wet so that she can give birth


Dwelling in the Present Moment

March 26, 2015 at 11:55 am
▶ Dwelling in the Present Moment

Dwelling in the present
I know this is the only moment

Breathing in I calm body and mind
Breathing out I smile, I smile


Temple Universe

March 26, 2015 at 11:42 am
▶ Temple Universe

▶ Temple Universe 2

Oh I live in a temple universe
Oh I pray in a temple universe
Oh I serve in a temple universe
Every day every way in a temple universe

Oh I sing in a temple universe
Oh I dance in a temple universe
Oh I’m blessed in a temple universe
Every day every way in a temple universe


Open to the Notion

March 26, 2015 at 11:38 am
▶ Open to the Notion

I’m open to the notion that emotion is devotion
and everything I feel in every moment is Divine

Oh . . .
This present moment . .  
This moment
This present moment . .

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Ayaruna Icaro

March 24, 2015 at 10:45 pm
▶ Ayaruna Icaro

I) Ayaruna cormi
shamurengi shimikai
mediconchi coromi
shamurengi shimikai
shamurengi shimikaiya…. (all of this X2)

II) bailaremos, danzaremos delantero
mi corona ayaruna coromi
shamurengi shimikai
shamurengi shimikaiya……

III) vueltai vueltai remonkinchi
sinchi sinchi mediconchi (These two lines X2)

kona chita mikaya
shamurengi shimikai
shamurengi shimikaiya….

from Sus Arnhart ~
I’ve heard the order go I, II, then III or alternately I, III, then II.
They’re both “right”, or were in the context where I learned this icaro.
This song is Quechua/Quichwa, and used in ceremonies. It was sung in Shipibo ceremonies as almost a “for fun” icaro.
Icaros in Shipibo are free-form and cannot be memorized or sung the same way twice. When healers are very on point they can sing together, but otherwise it’s difficult to ‘sing along’ to a Shipibo icaro. My teachers gave more respect to these malleable icaros because they describe what is present in the ceremony i.e. what work is being done on spiritual planes during the work. Because no two ceremonies are ever the same, the icaros are always different, although melodies, poetic stanzas, and themes are shared among a lineage.
So…. when a Quichwa/quechua song is sung in ceremony it’s kind of fun for all these shipibo shamans because the words are the same every time! for that reason, these ones are sung more lightly and it can be a very unifying and light part of the ceremonies.
No one ever told me word-for-word what this icaro means, but it is a pretty happy one. The gist I’ve gotten is that it is about the crowns (“coronas”) that come with dieting plants and are visible when one drink ayahuasca. “Shamu” means ‘come’. ‘Aya’ is ‘soul/spirit’, “runa” can mean ‘person/people’. I’ve always taken this to mean ancestor spirits. “mediconchi” is “medico” (‘healer/doctor/shaman” in Spanish) filtered through Quichwa phonemes and suffixes. So, overall, calling upon the crowns, healers, and spirit-folk. “Sinchi” is ‘strong’ in Quechua. “Vueltai” is spanish for “turn” (again, filtered through quichua/quechua phonemes/morphemes. “Remonkinshi” perhaps pertains to the word for whirlpool. “Bailaremos, danzaremos” is ‘let’s dance/we shall dance’ in Spanish.

Calling a New Earth

March 17, 2015 at 9:15 pm
▶ Calling a New Earth

We are singing, we are praying
We are calling a new earth

We open our bodies to listen
We dream the world awake

We hold to the starlight vision
Our love is the vow we make



March 17, 2015 at 9:04 pm
▶ Firefly

▶ Firefly 2

Firefly, dance with me,
Sparkling among the trees

The meaning of the message remains a mystery
Hidden in the rhythm of the firefly’s flickering

Twilight darkens, night winds are gently blowing
Phantom lanterns, drawn to the secrets of her glowing. . . 

L o v e


Here on the Earth

March 10, 2015 at 10:32 am
▶ Here on the Earth

Here on this earth, I see so much beauty,
my mother she shows it to me

Forever I am, forever shall be,
with my mother next to me

This power this force, it flows like a river
surrender and flow to the sea

Forever I am, forever shall be,
with my mother next to me

Rei Jagube e Mamãe Rainha,
from the forest across the sea

Forever I am, forever shall be,
with my mother next to me

Walking Thru the Valley

March 10, 2015 at 10:20 am
▶ Walking Thru the Valley

As I walk thru the valley
Of Love and Devotion
I can feel you reaching out to me
Like the waves across the ocean
And I know you’re here beside me
From the strength within my bones (love within my heart)

(And) I’ll never walk without you
(Yes) I’ll never walk alone