Gaia is a name used to describe Mother Earth that identifies the entire earth as a living organism. In this music video Gaia's rythms are sped up to our timescale so that we can watch Mother Earth breath and listen to her heart beat.
"Viewed from the distance of the moon, the astonishing thing about the earth, catching the breath, is that it is alive." -Lewis Thomas*
Your body is a society of cooperating cells each of which is unaware of you as a whole except through the rhythms of your body.
Viewed at a larger scale, you are like one of those cells when compared to the biosphere and Gaia, our Mother Earth as a whole. You cooperate, more or less, with those around you to create a body of Life and the only way in which you are reminded of its existence on a regular basis, is the rhythms of the days and seasons.
Lyrics: Can you hear the rhythm inside you, the rhythm of your heart beat? Can you hear the drumming from within you, your heart drumming to the beat?
Can you feel the wind rushing in you; the whisper of your breathing? Can you feel the invisible fill you? Your body is breathing.
And your cells don't know you, see or love you, but even so they really are you, And they are your body, just as you are a cell in Gaia's body too.
Can you hear the rhythm inside her, the rhythm of her heartbeat? Can you hear the drumming from within her, her heart drumming to the beat?
Can you feel the wind rushing round her, the whisper of her breathing? Can you feel the invisible surround her? Her body is breathing.
And we creatures don't know her and we don't love her, but even so we really are her, And we are her body; one and all we are shaping Gaia's destiny.
The body of Gaia we will be forever, beating to the rhythm of it all. We are all one; we are all together, beating to rhythm of the call. The body of Gaia we will be forever, beating to the rhythm of it all. We are all one; we are all together, beating to the rhythm of the call.
Can you hear the rhythm inside her; the rhythm of her heartbeat?