Last week’s blog left me feeling a little overwhelmed. There are so many things happening in the world with the potential to cause us fear, without reading more in a spiritual book, or writing about them in my own blog.
I was especially troubled when I heard of the loss of lives in rapidly rising flood-waters, so close to my home. As I stopped to feel compassion for those people and their families, I couldn’t help but remember the more than 8,000 people who lost their lives in the recent earthquake in Nepal.
As I felt sorry for all those people stranded between flooded roads and kept from their homes for 5 hours or more last week, I was reminded of the huge number of Nepalese whose homes have been completely obliterated.
As I considered my questions of what love would do now in relation to the issues facing our Mother Earth, and reflected on the suggestions I had offered, I knew that I, personally, had a lot of room for improvement. Yet I also knew that many of the things, which seemed to have the most adverse effects on our planet, felt like they were outside of my control. How could I, personally, have an effect when changes are required on such a huge scale?
How can I cause the most populous developed nations, like USA, to reduce their reliance on fossil fuels to power their millions of cars and their majority coal-powered power stations?
How can I even affect the same changes in my own country, Australia? Yes, I could make changes to my own use of my petrol-powered car and coal-powered electricity, but what about the other 20 million people in the nation?
How could I arrest the world’s population growth, and the growing populations’ use of our natural resources? How could I make the rest of the people on the planet love and honour Mother Earth and all of her inhabitants? How could I make the rest of the world want to preserve our beautiful planet as much as I do?
I can keep reminding all those with whom I come in contact at every chance I get, but what about those outside of my sphere of influence?
Then I remembered the card I had pulled for the middle of the week last week: PRAYER.
I knew it was no coincidence that, at the beginning of the week, I watched a video of Gregg Braden’s, The Science of Miracles, and was able to find excerpts from it on youtube, which I was able to share on facebook.
In it, Gregg passes on a lesson he was taught by a Tibetan abbot that says: “We must feel the feeling, as if the prayer has already been answered.”
He also gives an example of how this worked in practice when he witnessed a Native American friend of his in a prayer, which brought rain to their drought-stricken land. His friend told him that during his prayer, he “began to feel the feeling of what it feels like to have rain” He “smelled the smells” of rain, and “felt the feeling of …naked feet in the mud”. He said if he had “prayed for rain, rain could never happen, because when you pray for something to occur, you just acknowledged that it does not exist in that moment.”
So, as well as taking the actions steps which we are guided to take, to affect change in our own lives, we can also pray to bring about those changes in the world around us. However, rather than feeling overwhelmed by the magnitude of the changes required, we must feel overwhelmed by the feelings we would have if we were to be living in the world that we desire.
Welcome to my world.
In my world, all is well. In my world, everything is happening in divine order and there are no accidents or mistakes. In my world, everyone considers the consequences of their actions before all that they do.
In my world, every man, woman, and child, and every living thing is treated with respect. In my world, Mother Earth is treated with respect, also.
In my world, all humans are vegan, and healthy vegan food is readily available. In my world, there is enough food to feed all of the people and all of the animals on the planet, and there is clean running water for all.
In my world, people use their God-given talents to benefit the whole world, not just the individual person, or individual nation. In my world, alternative methods of creating power and living in harmony with nature are easily created, and we have much help from our spiritual helpers.
In my world, peace is the natural state of being for all the Earth.
In my world, love rules the planet, and I can easily transport myself from today’s world to my world by focusing on love. As I feel the love within myself in today’s world, I can feel the love that is shared amongst all of the beings in my world. As I share my love in today’s world, I am bringing my world ever closer to me.
Won’t you come and join me in my world?
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