Song: Bring Me Home, By Jane Large
The name of this song is Bring me Home. I could feel it bubbling up from within me, calling to be sung, as I was contemplating if there was a vocal to accompany my article Head to Heart. As I sang I felt as though the song was singing me, a gift from the Hawaiian ancestors that have been visiting and working with me this past year. While I sang I looked around and I was with the ancestors. We were all traditionally dressed with flowers in our hair. I was wearing the floral sash that I have also used in ceremony and sitting in circle lately, anchored over my shoulder with 2 broaches from my Celtic ancestry.
The next day I journeyed to the song to clarify its name and meaning. I was greeted by Hula dancers, dancing the smooth and flowing Hula of Hawaii. As they danced the women pulled flowers from their hearts and presented them to Beings in all directions, moving to make a full circle. They offered flowers to the sacred ocean waters and the Kohola (the whales), as thanks for sending out the call of Aloha, the sacred way of the Heart, all over the globe. Afterwards they danced towards a great mountain, a volcano and beckoned me to come over to the face of the mountain. I stood with my back to the face of the mountain. I felt warm arms wrap around me, hugging me. Then the Spirit of the mountain ran her hands up my spine, and I felt a warm energy flow from my tailbone to the top of my head.
I understand through these experiences that Bring me Home is a song about revering the knowledge of the heart and the One Heart we are connected to through our own hearts. It is a song of returning home; to return to the way of Aloha, the sacred ways of the Heart. One of the last lines of the song is Aloha e Pono, meaning that when we are living Aloha we are pono, in right alignment. When we live Aloha we are rightly aligned with the sacred ways and wisdom of the Heart, and as we live in Aloha we share Aloha with All, as the dancers shared flowers from their hearts with others. In the song the ancestors are inviting us each to return home to the Spirit of Aloha that lives in our hearts and allow that to guide our journey onward.
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