We heard Deepak Chopra say that humanity is at “a minute before extinction.” He also said that a spiritual awakening is our only hope for turning things around in time.
In the space of spiritual awakening, that proverbial minute is more than long enough for us to change planetary direction. Why? Because a mind that is awakened transcends the laws of time and space.
That is why we were called to share this prayer written by Anne Dower. May these words empower awakening and offer hope for our changing world.
I pray awareness floods our being, not just as we pray today but as a new way forward. I pray we find a new transformational literacy and coherence for a new future.
I sing a prayer for humanity that we may see ourselves clearly with curiosity, compassion and courage, for we must evolve individually if we are to evolve collectively.
I pray for those less fortunate, for there are many whose home is not a safe place who are vulnerable at this time.
To those of you I say – may you find strength, courage and inner wisdom. May you know that you are seen.
I pray we learn what it means to really love ourselves because only then will we learn to love our neighbour and live in harmony.
I pray that although in this moment many are living in a profound period of disruption, accompanied with pain and grief, that they are not blind to the gift. That gift is the glimpse of what is possible, what is important to us. The possibility of awakening.
I pray that the potential to create a new story to reimagine, reshape and reseed takes flight.
I pray that despite the grief, fear and uncertainty about the future that we find the integrity to face the challenges now through honest inquiry, meditation and community.
I sing a prayer for my humankind to cherish these times. To pray out loud and inwards … to sing a song of grace to mother earth, to find more empathy and loving-kindness, to dream new dreams for new times. To find joy in the simplest things.
I pray that through kindness, compassion and cooperation we come to a place within ourselves of peace, silence and deep understanding.
And while the Earth breathes anew, may we also take a fresh breath and a new step forward to building a new consciousness, starting with ourselves.
I pray that a smile is born on the lips of all who recognise the great opportunity this time affords us.
Written by ANNE DOWNER