C E R E M O N I A

by YAIMA

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1.
Deep beneath the ocean, deeper than the riverbed There you'll find me waiting, a simple story to tell Of a time of living water, deeper than the riverbed A time to heal the ocean, a time of dark black oil Oh Listen can you hear me? Though distant we may be My eyes close and see you, your two deep blue seas Still as morning breaks free, troubles with the night Water tells our story and moves from life to life One way leads to heaven, or maybe to the sea You can choose your own way, or you can come with me Some will offer emeralds, others offer pearls All I have to offer, are these humble words
2.
In an old poem, in the lining of a double helix Only one switch of the sequence can remind if you wish Not from without, but from within, the spectrum turns to white True devotion, if you listen, is written in the wind Does desire rule the mental, turning truth into a fool? No time in silence, no time to listen, no eyes to see it through? Not from without, but from within, the spectrum turns to white True devotion, if you listen, is written in the wind Come up now, to the mountain, where the air is sweet It is there that the wind sings, the voice of wisdom speaks Not from without, but from within, the spectrum turns to white True devotion, if you listen, is written in the wind
3.
So long, long time ago We were the force the sea and the stone How far did you dance over the earth the first time you left? Windside wing to the ground, Where was the course and where was the sound Say love where did you go, over the valley and when did you know? Way down down to the ground We were the earth the soil and the sand No need to wait for me, give this body to the hallowed sea. Give take Away What you Give- Take Away
4.
Like the Potter, spinning time Like the Weaver, weaving lines Like the Writer, take time In this moment, what will you find? Feel the heart start, the unheard cry Only darkness, seeds the light May you open, see beyond The fruitful seed, seeks the sun
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Sugar coasted truth no longer serves Asking only for your honest words Space between no gravity will bear Expanding into beauteous desire Through the ages rippled out these dreams The allocated purpose was unseen Stirring fluent lawless as the sea The endless dance of opposites remains In this seeded graceful chemistry Activating reciprocity Imparted universal memory Efficient and unfaltering release Through the ages rippled out these dreams The allocated purpose was unseen Stirring fluent lawless as the sea The endless dance of opposites remains
6.
Uncovering all the subtle lines Connecting throughout the mind It's an ideal design One beckoning from inside The wind will go where it desires The sound may fade, but never dies Now time is time, and time is all we have here Time is time, time is all we have And time is all we have here The autumn leaves make a quiet sound Their life is whispered as they fall to the ground The darkest forest begins to see the light The loneliest places are brimming with life Relying on will to deliver the signs Seeing clearly what's born in the mind Believing that when I open my eyes I'll see exactly what has been designed Inside
7.
Like a lantern in the dark Follow on now, follow the heart The mountain high, the valley low The edges caught by moonlight Like a lantern pulsing heart The balanced rhythm, air in my lungs Sweeping up the mountain high Returning wholly to the divine Like a lantern, finally breathe Imagine all this, finally free The mind will open, drift on the wind Can you feel it? Time to begin
8.
Now settle down my dear won’t you take a while to rest Put your hand on my hand, Head on my chest And ill tell to you a tale of a time we used to know Of an old woman in a cave below the orchard grove fingers were of Lilly white and eyes of ocean blue She was the first one of her kind the world it seems so new Searching for the answer so many would pursue In favor of their honor she provided just one clue Rise up from the ashes you decide which way to go Either up down sideways, then you’ll need to know You will rise, like a flame Rise, live again If your searching for the answer to the riddle here on earth The riddle’s gone unanswered from the moment of its birth Searching for the answer so many would pursue In favor of their honor she provided just one clue Rise up from the ashes you decide which way to go Either up down sideways, then you’ll need to know You will rise, like a flame Rise, live again You will rise, like a flame Rise, live again If your searching for the answer to the riddle here on earth, The riddle’s gone unanswered from the moment of its birth
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( ( ( E A R T H ) ) )
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Creating concrete visions of a macroscopic prism With a brilliant optimism and appropriate ambition To be open from the center, redirected to the moment This is it love, this is it love, unrestrainable nature We can change it from the edges, we can challenge all our borders There is always a new leader, there is always a new order Our pathway is proceeding and the way is always changing We are free from what prevents us to realize our destination Oh... Free from all old stories I've been told I walk through the valley of my own shadow Free from all old stories I've been told I walk through the valley of my own shadow Awareness is my virtue, and I'm grateful for the search to Dive deep within my own mind and to trust the intuition Of the lives I've lived before this, our essential form of gnosis It's a simple form of freedom; smooth as inhalation And the exhale is releasing all the tension I've been feeling On the surface and beneath me, I'm connecting to my spirit And I'm here now right before you; present in this moment And my our life’s work is to honor the great beauty all around you Oh... Free from all old stories I've been told I walk through the valley of my own shadow Free from all old stories I've been told I walk through the valley of my own shadow Free from all old stories I've been told I walk through the valley of my own shadow
11.
How wonderful and strange it is Faces of a human race Deciding who will pull the reins In the game, the desire to play god Thoughtful hearts will the guide the world Health will not be bought and sold Trusting that the harmony will resolve the discord We are not skin and bone, We are the fuel that turns Every star that burns Unamused by illusions of time You will be the first to find, Last one standing in the line Before willing not in mind, But inside there’s a change in the heart Maybe its inherent to, Chaos means to improvise Illusions of a social gain Casting out, deepening the divide. We are not skin and bone, We are the fuel that burns Every star that turns Unamused by illusions of time.
12.
In this moment all the earth, stands still Time unwinds its coil Life is filled to the brim With spaciousness Oh, how simple Oh, the sacred Oh, how simple Oh, the sacred Unfolding sighs, and cries rang out A universal openness Each spirit here sang in tune Into ferocious Love No fear here No fear here No fear here Here Oh, the sacred Oh, the sacred

about

A Sacred Moment,
Twelve songs collected over the years,
Ceremonia is Journey-
A Recollection of the Past,
Insight of the Present,
Harmonic Vision of the Future.

A Prayer for the Earth & For Humanity

Created with an intention to hold space for personal growth, and the exploration of innerworlds- through reverence, elementariness and simplicity. Ceremonia is the first fully Acoustic offering from YAIMA- Producer/Multi- Instrumentalist Masaru Higasa and Lyricist/Vocalist Pepper Proud.

We have been so blessed to have Bassist Jared May and Percussionist John De Kadt join us on these special recordings.

credits

released October 10, 2020

Many thanks to:

Mother Earth - for endless inspiration
Geoff Ott Recording @ London Bridge Studios - Seattle, WA,
Mixing - Masaru Higasa
Mastering - Shawn Hatfield www.audibleoddities.com
Visual Projections- VJ Kaizen / Everett Keithcart
Virtual Reality Wizard- Brian Goodwin
Animated Artwork- Simon Haiduk



Special thanks to our backers: Pam, Tim Austin, Mariela Esparza, Steve Hersch, Jacqueline Sidra Hertzog, Scott Friel, Eileen Torpey, Melissa Gardner, Steve, Karen Bonner, Ashley Johnson, Cory Buckley, Christopher, Christian Martin, Tracy Chait, Shadow Tippetts, Aeona Bou, Encho Rachev, Gabrielle Kemble, Spencer One, Marlene, Stephen Apkon, Nicole Makinney Miranda, Dennis, Emily Epperson, Inga Erlandsson, Kurtis McVay, Jelena Antonic, Mischa Janiec, Sarah, Michael Johnston, Eric Morris, Baruch Roter, Tifa, Karen Bowman, Brenda Pilas, Nick Williams, Delvin Solkinson, Jasmine Sashini, Aaron Van Ornum, Aurora Druker-Michaels, Julia, Jakie, Pawel Malysza, Sidney Genette, Din Dins Long, Nicole Schimke, David Fuller, DreamFaerie, Becca Dakini, Stefan, Alex Wyman, Nini Heriksen, Robin Clements, Josiah David Cooper, Anna, Belinda Lashea, Brad Clayton, Christina McCool, Katie, Stephanie Iverson, Vanessa Viavant, Natasha, Michael Martinez, Megan, Rachelle Daugherty, Melissa, Lisa & Jesse Lovan, Julie Brown, Mark Little, Kate Walters, Lindsay Hodges, Kether Hollabaugh, Nate, Teighlor Renee, Alexander Johnson, Yoshiko Swan, Travis Nobles, Valerie, Harlan Emil, Christopher Wery, Johnny D, Michael Rasa Rasmuss, Chris, Tad B, Annyea, Elise, Jaymes, Megan Hardy, Jocasta Hanson, Andrey Ulanov, Robyn Joy, Asha, Melissa Bajic, Jamael Rahill, Brian Hixenbaugh, Hazel, Jordan Buetow, Marina Szarfarc, Zakarya Leck, Collin Sullivan, Makenna, Logan Ferrelle, Jeremy, Sean Okonsky, Christopher Sage, Eden Orion, Stephanie Joy Campbell, Nina Belanio, Nancy, Bela Ensign, Jason McNeills, Andrea Tomasi, Marie, Silvia Rodrigues, Hernan Savastano, Renee Bareno, Nashwa, Sarah Novak, Jenny MacDonald, Sah, Rose Proud, Bob Prime, Lexi, Andy, Benny, Miranda Quast, Raven Hanna, Josh, Melody Haddad, Ben Bain, Think Machines, Stephen Eggleston, Nic Hammer, Erick B., Koala Bear, Jamie Furtner, AV, Chavon Moore, Eric, Rhonda Stelck, Chas Findley, Carlo, Tanya M, Betty, Matt Kubas, Shawn, P & R Nilsson, Emmet McGregor, Everscending Conciousness, Jess Springsd, Jun Jun, Eve Daley, J Butter, Sagrario, Heather, Lisa Jones, Aaron Maret, Drita Protopapa, Xar77, Michele Stoneburgh, Kathryn Royall, J Kelley O’Brian, Shannon Sellers, Daniela Crawford, Angie Barnes, Bowei Chi, Mike Hines, Colin Parker, Lemoine, ZuVuYah, The Creative Fund, Sergey Shutko, Nick Atlas, Manuel Diez

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Creating a finely tuned container for their audience, members- Masaru Higasa (Guitar, flutes, handpan) and Pepper Proud (guitar & vocals) weave an intricate and soothing musical journey... traversing soundscapes with a familiar yet ancient tune.

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