Your Song Child Project
it's a song for children and grown-ups
it's a story about love compassion understanding
it's about respect tolerance world citizen awareness
a tool to Peace The World
Your Song Child - STORY
When a woman in a certain African tribe knows she is pregnant, she goes out into the wilderness with a few friends, and together, they pray and meditate until they hear the song of the child. They recognize that every soul has its own vibration that expresses its unique flavor and purpose. When the women attune to the song, they sing it out loud. Then they return to the tribe and teach it to everyone else
When the child is born, the community gathers and sings the child’s song to him or her. Later, when the child enters education, the village gathers and chants the child’s song. When the child passes through the initiation to adulthood, the people again come together and sing. At the time of marriage, the person hears his or her song. Finally, when the soul is about to pass from this world, the family and friends gather at the person’s bed, just as they did at their birth, and they sing the person to the next life
Deep inside us we all know that we have a song, and wish that our family and friends would recognize it, and support us singing it. We are all longing to be seen, appreciated and loved for being who we truly are
In the African tribe there is one other occasion upon which the villagers sing to the child. If at any time during his or her life, the person commits a crime or aberrant social act, the individual is called to the center of the village and the people in the community form a circle around them. Then they sing their song to them. The tribe recognizes that the correction for antisocial behavior is not punishment; it is love and the remembrance of identity
When you recognize your own song in life, put differently, are following the uniqe way of your heart and destiny, you will probably feel no desire or need to do or say or anything that would hurt another
A friend is someone who knows your song and is singing it to you when you have forgotten it
Those who love you are not fooled by mistakes you have made or dark images you may hold about yourself
They remember your beauty when you feel ugly; your wholeness when you are broken; your innocence when you feel guilty; and your purpose when you are confused.
They know that you are a special person with unique qualities, and that the world will be enriched by your presence and actions.
They respect and love you, unconditionally, when you are strong, as well as when you might be feeling weak during the journey of your life.
We hope that you know your song and that you’ll be singing it - and hope that you’ve got loving and caring people around to remind you, in case you should forget
traditonal story passed on in Griot tradition
rewritten by Jane Maluka for this project