No More Hiding - Climate strike music video

In a society that encourages us to “work, consume, sleep, repeat”, my rebellion soul has crumbled by the feeling of being trapped. And watching how this pattern of convenience at the expense of others is one of the big roots of mental, physical and environmental illness, my heart has cried for a change.

And now I see it. In the eyes of people that I meet, in your eyes. People stepping out of their comfort zones to follow their dream, to explore their purpose, to use their gifts for the love of our planet. I see parents making conscious choices about how to raise their children, I see politicians making decisions that will benefit all of us and the planet, I see teachers selflessly giving their time and heart to educate and encourage their students, I see grandparents telling the story of hope, I see the youth raising their voices on behalf of the future generations, I see people falling in love over and over again with this precious life, this beautiful planet of ours.

And in all of this, I hear the determination, the rebellion towards a destructive numbness, like a collective mantra being sung from the depths of our souls: No more hiding. No more holding back. It’s time to shine your light.

No more hiding

"Why do you hide?
What are you scared of?
being rejected
Or not being loved?

What are you waiting for?
Whose permission do you think you need?
To act on your dream
To plant that seed?

No more hiding
No more holding back
No more hiding
No more holding back
It’s time to shine your light

What are your fears?
What makes you hesitate?
Being misunderstood
Or being too late?

In this grand experiment
We can’t fail, only learn
You are ready for this
It’s your turn

No more hiding
No more holding back
No more hiding
No more holding back
It's time to shine your light

No more hiding
No more holding back
No more hiding
No more holding back
It's time to shine your light
To step into your light
I’m longing for your light"

Dedicated to TreeSisters
www.treesisters.org

Cover art by Kathleen Brigidina www.brigidina.com
Some stock footage to this lyrics video provided by Videvo, downloaded from www.videvo.net

Åsa Larsson