“I Will Speak for You” – Spoken word meditation

Friends,

I am REALLY excited to share with you my first downloadable spoken word project. I’ve paired up with a spoken word artist, IM1, and this is my first listing on Bandcamp.

Title: I Will Speak for You
Core Message: When you need courage to speak up, stand out from the crowd, when you need the words. When you need to tap into a larger source. Moving through fear. Staying open and unafraid. Want to hear God speak to you, giving you courage, solace, and comfort in the storm?

Here you go. I’d love to hear what you think.

Pass it on if you wish. Thanks, friends –
Meisaan

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Some of the lyrics:

To live bravely
someone save me
I was standing on the edge and shaking
realize my voice was breaking
because I was doing just fine but behind that line
holding it all together
feeling like my mind is tethered
to all the problems got to solve them
that’s my ego got to solve them
am I a goner
and I’m the one who’s in control
connected to my soul
trying to decipher all the meaning
I got my people in my corner and I’m a goner
and I’m the one that’s in control
trying to open up my soul
trying to decipher all the meaning
am I a lifer in the season
if I’m reincarnated into something new in the matrix
that’s how I got to be, open to all the pain
no separation even the world and in the nation
the world is in a state of disintegration
it’s time to crack my heart open
I spilled it all out on the pavement
into my core
I’ve seen death right in front of my eyes….

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I will speak for you, says the Lord
I will speak for you
I will give you the words
I will speak for you:
and I will give you the breath
and I will give you life
and courage
and my power
I will speak for you
your job is to stay open and unafraid
open and unafraid
open and unafraid
open
fear closes the heart
fear closes the heart, my child
fear closes the heart
stay open and unafraid
open and unafraid
fear closes the heart and I want to run through it
I want to run through you, says the Lord
and through you
and through you
and through you
and through you
so empty yourself
and empty yourself
and empty yourself
I will fill you up
I will run through you
I will run through you
and I will speak for you
I will speak for you
I will speak for you, says the Lord…

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Instructions for the spirit

Stay naked
Stay alive
I call you to life

© Meisaan Chan

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Maple tree, a homecoming

The maple tree greets me at my window.
Welcome home, she says. You’ve grown.
You have, too, I reply. Look
at you – all these new shoots on every branch, big and small!
She beams with pride
and the light of her beaming falls on upon my face
the both of us radiant in growth

© Meisaan Chan

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When helpless

Allow the mess
allow the disruption
you can’t change it, anyway!
go deeper

© Meisaan Chan

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Soul privacy

The silent layers of earth
hold up the loud, visible layers
never to be seen
alleluia

© Meisaan Chan

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Praising at the edge, II

The drop off is behind you
and to both sides
Praise, now, praise
and when the drop off is also before you
Praise, now, praise
and when you cannot take a step
Praise, now, praise
and when you cannot breathe
Praise, now, praise
and in your dissolution
Praise, now, praise

© Meisaan Chan

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Praising at the edge, I

Praising at the edge
that is what you are called to do

© Meisaan Chan

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Barriers

Yes, there are barriers –
what is new? asks the Lord
Have you not knocked
and seen doors open?

© Meisaan Chan

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The blessing of turmoil

In deep turmoil
eyes locked on God

In ease
eyes wander

© Meisaan Chan

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Have the courage to hear love

Trust goes deeper, child
Must go deeper for the work at hand

Press your ear against the heart of God
Have the courage to hear love

© Meisaan Chan

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