A prayer moves on human lips for every world problem. War. Hunger. Climate Change. Discrimination. Global troubles confronted by genuine words of faith. Earth urgently embraced across continents. Embraced by human Hearts in a consecrated pact of remembered responsibility.
Within my local Ozark stretch of Earth, my friend, Carolyn Amrit Knaus, is inviting congregations, spiritual groups and individuals to participate in Wednesday prayers for Peace during the month of June at the Heart of Many Ways Sanctuary. Amrit is using the phrase “Global Peace. Personal Peace” to frame the gatherings’ intent. I find this transpersonal/personal integration describes well the challenge of living Heart-fully on Earth at this time.
Holding Earth, Her People and Integral Biology in Awareness through song, visualization, and prayer activates the Heart’s natural powers of Protection and Impetus for Change. It attunes us to Primordial Planetary Harmonies. And overtime builds trust in and loyalty to Earth’s Spiritual and Natural Beauty.
Absorbing and blissing in this Macrocosmic Communion is considered by some to be a high point of spiritual service. An ascension bright and expansive with promise and radiatory sharing, which makes the Heart Sing. True. But for me the high point comes later. It comes in the descent.
In the descent of translating the Heart’s Powers and the Desire of our Holy Supplications into everyday, real time, dust, rainy, sweaty human Earth reality. A sacred descent symbolized in prayer and ritual through sealing words of power: “So Be It” “Amen” “OM.” A descent actualized through invocative living, that is: keeping faith with cherished Macrocosmic Harmonies through intentional choices about our activities, bodies, emotions, relationships, and thoughts.
Part of our invocative human power lives in the very Earth-like structure of our being. We are a fusion of minerals, flesh, life-preserving instincts, watery emotions and dreams, of the fire of thought and breath, immanent Soul spark, and Spiritual flame. This synthetic design gives credence to our potent Heart pact to pray globally and invoke locally . . . in the very locality of ourselves. It reminds that what we do to ourselves, we do to Earth. And what we do to Earth, we do to ourselves. What will you do today?