This quote by Mother Teresa has always resonated with me: "I was once asked why I don't participate in anti-war demonstrations. I said that I will never do that, but as soon as you have a pro-peace rally, I'll be there."
As has everyone, I have felt devastated and powerless hearing about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. But, just as with any other act of mass violence, I think it fruitless to hash and re-hash statistics and be glued to the news to hear the latest gory detail; that just seems pointless and actually counter-productive to me. So I'm following Mother Teresa's lead: passing on the following prayer and intention for gratitude and healing. I have a tendency to feel pretty jaded and skeptical about such new-agey seeming stuff these days, but in my heart I believe it can work in individuals' lives. Why not pool our efforts? And, while we are figuring out what else we can do to help, this is something we can do that is positive and loving as opposed to amplifying hatred and judgment.
I plan to focus on how vast and gorgeous our mother ocean is, and how wondrous her creatures are.
May it begin with me.
A letter from the World Gratitude movement:
Today, we invite our World Gratitude family to join together, to leverage our
genius and the power of Love to transmute the destructive forces of ignorance,
greed and separation that are at play in the Gulf of Mexico ... and beyond.
We see this as an opportunity to deepen Self Mastery, by employing
our genius and authentic power in a life-affirming way ... by being
Grateful NOW for wholeness, purity and recapitulation of the water
bodies in the Gulf, as well as across the face of creation.
Dr. Masaru Emoto - author scientist, and humanitarian - has shared a brief, yet
powerful prayer and we are passing it along here as a focal point, a space of
conscious creation allowing us to move past fear, judgment and retribution into
Unity, Harmony and Wholeness. This prayer is structured using Ho'oponopono
and is directed initially at WATER - the element connecting ALL Life on the
planet. Water ... the carrier of Spirit and the flow-er of Love!!!
Dr. Masaru Emoto's Healing Prayer for the Gulf:
"I send the energy of love and gratitude to the water and all the living
creatures in the Gulf of Mexico and its surroundings.
To the whales, dolphins, pelicans, fish, shellfish, plankton, coral,
algae, and all living creatures . . .
I am sorry.
Please forgive me.
I love you. "
and these words from a Beloved who forwarded this prayer and invitation
to us: "We are passing this request to people who we believe might be willing to
participate in this prayer, to set an intention of love and healing that is so large, so
overwhelming that we can perform a miracle in the Gulf of Mexico.
We are not powerless. We are powerful. Our united energy, speaking this prayer
daily...multiple times daily....can literally shift the balance of destruction that is
We don't have to know how......we just have to recognize that the power of love is
greater than any power active in the Universe today.
Please join us in oft repeating this healing prayer of of Dr. Emoto's. And feel free to
copy and paste this to send it around the planet. Let's take charge, and do our own
And so it is! Pass it on."
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Thank you, Dr. Emoto and our friends, who are earnest in our intent. We are
grateful to be gathered here, together, and honored to share the journey as ONE.
~ The Ground Crew of World Gratitude