Yesterday a friend and I gathered to do a prayer ritual for our Earth.
It was an eye opener for me because it was so simple. Sometimes I have this mistaken impression that these things need to be long and complex in order to be effective.
There are many formats that would work. What we did was create a simple altar, do some gentle rattling, call in some wise Beings to be present with us and to help magnify our work and words. We invited Christ, a few ascended masters, and some earthly and celestial helpers. And then we simply started claiming the world we wanted to create: a world of harmony between peoples; respect for animals and the Earth; a world with wise and compassionate leaders; a planet with pure water, pure air, and healthy earth; a world of balance; a world where love and joy predominate. We spent several minutes envisioning the country and the world we wanted.
And then my friend read that beautiful St. Francis prayer:
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace: where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy.
Then I felt moved to sing a chant for several minutes. After that, we were surprised to realize that we felt complete.
We looked at one another with glowing and radiant faces. We thanked the Beings for being with us and we closed the circle.
We were amazed at how good and right it felt to do such a simple ceremony.
We didn’t implore or beseech, as I think may prayers tend to do. Instead we envisioned the world we wanted to manifest. And we called in Enlightened Presences to unite with us in the creation of this New Earth. Our efforts in this physical world are always so much more powerful when they are united with Beings in the spiritual realm.
I share this because I want to encourage you to do this, too. Just as it doesn’t need to be long, it doesn’t need to be large. “Where two or three are gathered” is just fine! So, please, I encourage you to consider meeting with one or two or a few like-minded friends. You can sit outside six feet apart or you can space yourselves out in a large room. And then give your heart and spirit reign to do what needs to be done. Do a simple prayer ceremony for our beloved country, our beloved Earth.
In our world we tend to often default to our mental space. And it is in this sphere that worry and fear proliferate. But when we sink into our heart space, both we and the world can feel so different. Things start to feel beautiful again. It starts to become a world of possibility.
What if it doesn’t take as much effort as we thought to change the world? Maybe we’ve been making it too hard. Maybe many small clusters of people around the world envisioning and praying for a new and restored Earth will make it so. It certainly felt possible yesterday.
There is so much more we can each do. And it doesn’t have to be hard. It need only be heartfelt.