Higher Power

A Higher Power is Hidden in Us All

This song is about the cycle of life, death, and rebirth. The angel opens her eyes in birth, and closes them in death. The angel is both a symbol of the divine and of life, and the living people themselves (eyes opening for the first time in life, closing for the final time in death). The pale blue-colored iris of a newborn baby represents the circle of life.

The glory coming out to hide is the spark of the divine hidden within all people. This power is there before us in plain sight, but hidden because we see the flesh most often rather than the spirit within.

I can feel it coming back again

I can feel it coming back again -- that power, greater than ourselves, hidden within me. I live again.

Lightning Crashes, by Live

lightning crashes, a new mother cries
her placenta falls to the floor
the angel opens her eyes
the confusion sets in
before the doctor can even close the door

lightning crashes, an old mother dies
her intentions fall to the floor
the angel closes her eyes
the confusion that was hers
belongs now, to the baby down the hall

oh now feel it comin' back again
like a rollin' thunder chasing the wind
forces pullin' from the center of the earth again
I can feel it.

lightning crashes, a new mother cries
this moment she's been waiting for
the angel opens her eyes
pale blue colored iris,
presents the circle
and puts the glory out to hide, hide

Higher Power and God

Discovering a higher power of your own understanding is an essential and enjoyable aspect in all 12 step programmes. 

Over time, many people in 12 step programmes become comfortable referring to their higher power as God.