Take Me to the Mountain

We have a yearly concert called Healing Spirits/Sacred Songs.  This year, Douglas Blue Feather, award-winning Native American flute player, played for our healing service.  Holly Moretti and Bonny Shiplet led the Cosmic Soul Band with Christmas carols, Peace songs, and spiritualist chants.  Take Me to the Mountain was one of my chants they used, and this is the chant and the inspiration behind it.

The spiritual meaning of the chant Take Me to the Mountain

Take Me to the Mountain

Take me to the mountain; let me touch the sky.
Take me to the river where souls learn to fly.
Take me to the rainbow where promise never ends.
Take me to your heart; let me feel your love again.
© Copyright 2017
Rev. Jim Hetzer

Spiritual context:

Psalm 121 says, “I will lift up my eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.”

Water is considered to be Spirit.  It is through our spirit that we are freed to travel our own unique spiritual path.

The rainbow was the sign from God that there was a covenant that God would not destroy all creatures on earth again after the great flood.

The heart is considered the seat of love.  Trust in the Creator to let us feel that love.

Genesis 9:16 (NIV) “Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.” 

Spiritual Commentary:

I am a spiritualist, with a focus on honoring the Creator of All That IS (COATI), and following Jesus’ greatest teachings, which were to love our self, love our neighbor as our self, and to love God.  The translations have failed to specifically identify the importance of loving our self, which is necessary if we are to love our neighbor as our self.  Loving COATI, or whatever you consider as the Higher Power must follow.

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