Come to the Garden

by Sheila Nicholls

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Here is track 3 from my new record
"All of Nature - a collection of social commentary to music"

I love this track, its a bit of a departure stylistically, horn section, jazzy, but it makes me feel like a grown up. Lyrically consistent, advocating the secret power in the stilling of the flickering mind. Meditation has been such a gift to me, moving me from a life of low level addictive and obsessive behaviors to one of consistent wonder and awareness of the phenomena of life itself moment to moment. Really I'm not exaggerating. Moving from a materialistic mind set, and re discovering the spiritual blueprint that exists in all of us behind the veils and facades we have built around us to survive in this society. This is the first of two songs on this record that shares a co writing lyrical credit with Michael Bernard Beckwith. A great teacher of mine. Please enjoy.


With the release of each track there is a new forum on my website
www.sheilanicholls.com

with questions to open dialogue and promote discussion and debate that i think each song brings up.

this week the questions are:

Do you meditate? if so how where, what does your practice look like?

Can you share your experiences on the benefits of meditation, short and long term.

How would the world be different if we taught our children the benefits of a meditative mind early on?

lyrics

Come to the garden

Be aware
our greatest ally
to the journey of the self
keeps us awake
and present to the Now
and then you hear
the wisdom of the heart.

Who are you ?
are you authentic?
can you touch ecstatic love?
well come to the garden
and free yourself now
in dharma's wheel,
divine Ideas
emerge through the Oneness
still this flickering mind
yes be in the stillness


and come to the garden
drop the veils feel insight
this body temple
is a filament for divine light
I want the sweet water of appreciation to bathe everything that I do
infinite love I want you

At your core
beyond the limited thought forms you have bought
there is a spiritual blueprint hanging out
so be aware
and dare to come out today
from material mode
then the birds will carry food to your doorstep

Come to the garden
yeah I'll get you back by Sunday night
our body temples are filaments for divine light
I want the sweetwater of appreciation to bathe everything that we do
infinite love I want you
Come to the garden with me

credits

released July 4, 2016
All of Nature
A collection of social commentary to music

By Sheila Nicholls

All Of Nature, Infinite Mind, God, Beyond The Wrath, An' It Builds, Edge of You, Caution To The Wind, Post-Revolutionary Victory Song, Joy In Store: Music and Lyrics by Sheila Nicholls

Back Into The Sky: Music by Sheila Nicholls, Lyrics by Sheila Nicholls and Reirani Taurima

Come To The Garden and Music Of The Spheres:
Music by Sheila Nicholls, Lyrics by Sheila Nicholls and Michael Bernard Beckwith

Reveal: Music by Sheila Nicholls and Dave Stringer, Lyrics by Lorin Roche from his translation of The Radiance Sutras

Executive producer - Curt Campbell
Produced by Sheila Nicholls, Mitchel Forman and Dave Stringer
Edited and Mixed by - Krishan Khalsa
Recorded By Pete Min and Krishan Khalsa
Recorded at Pete Min’s Studio, Lazy Bagel Studio and Feijoa Studio in Los Angeles, CA
Jacket Design: Dave Stringer & Sheila Nicholls

Musicians
Andrew Synowiec: dobro, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, acoustic guitar
Chris Bruce: electric guitar
Danny Frankel: drums and percussion
Dave Stringer: featured vocalist on ‘Reveal’ and harmony vocals on ‘Infinite Mind’
Doug Webb: alto, tenor, baritone sax, flute, alto flute, clarinet, bass clarinet
Gary Novak: drums
Jebin Bruni: keyboards and synthesizers
Kaveh Rastegar: stand up and electric bass
Mitchel Forman: piano
Nailah Porter: harmony vocals on ‘All of Nature’
Patrick Richey: tabla, cajon
Reirani Taurima: harmony vocals on ‘Back Into The Sky’ and ‘All Of Nature’
Shara Prophet: harmony vocals on ‘All of Nature’
Sheila Nicholls: vocals, piano
Tiwanna Floyd: harmony vocals on ‘All Of Nature’
Walt Fowler: trumpet, flugelhorn

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Sheila Nicholls Los Angeles, California

Sheila has released 3 albums: Brief Strop, Wake, and Songs From the Bardo. Smattered between songs of desire are rousing feminist fantasies and commentaries on the ridiculousness of worldwide chest-beating
her new project “All of Nature"
includes co-writes with Michael Beckwith, she petitions us to solve the world's problems. Because if we all committed, it would be quite simple to do so.
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