All that waits to be known…

Midlake – Core of Nature

I have so deeply, deeply been resonating with this band from Texas, Midlake. It is one of the very few bands that I have found that is so deeply rooted in a connection with the earth, the land, history, and the realm of spirit. This may not really be their intent, but it speaks me on that level.

This song, The Core of Nature includes the following:

I will wear the sun,
Ancient light through these woods,
Woods that I walk through alone
I will take my rest
With all creatures who dwell,
Under the smallest of green
I’ll remain no more than is required of me
Until the spirit is gone
I will long to see all that waits to be known
And all that will never be known

Enter the core of nature,
No earthly mind can enter,
But I will wear the sun,
Bound to others,
We see many things

I will train my feet to go on with the joy
A joy I have yet to reach
I will let the sounds of these woods I have known
Sink into blood and to bone
I’ll remain no more than is required of me
Until the spirit is gone
I will long to see all that waits to be known
And all that will never be known

It’s this repeated phrase of “longing to see all that waits to be known and all that will never be known” that is echoing in my heart and soul.

Have you felt that? the warmth of the sun, enveloping you in a way as though you were wearing it? Have the sounds of the earth ever sunk into your blood and bones?

There is indeed a great deal that is yet to be known and a great deal that will never be known. There is a knowing that happens that in non-mental, non-linear… a knowing that happens in unity with the world and with the Spirit of God that is “in all and through all and in whom all have their being.” It takes much more time than many are willing to give. It takes much more silence and alone-ness than many are willing to commit to. It takes much more letting go than many are willing to un-grasp…

How about you? Are you willing…

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One thought on “All that waits to be known…”

  1. How I long for the luxury of time and distance from little ones to have the opportunity to let things soak in uninterrupted!

    This time of my life is about capturing minuscule fragments of peace throughout my day. It takes a shift in perspective – like when you unfocus your eyes and notice the dust motes sparkling their magic in that beam of light across your kitchen floor.

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