I was so moved to see the many different creative writings about the oil spill that I’m including them for you here. Your task this week; spend an hour or more sending energy and praying for the gulf in the way that works best for you. I invite you to read through each of the ideas below and pick one or more that speaks to you the most.
FROM CHIEF ARVOL LOOKING HORSE
Time has come to speak to the hearts of our Nations and their Leaders. I ask you this from the bottom of my heart, to come together from the Spirit of your Nations in Prayer.
We, from the heart of Turtle Island, have a great message for the World; we are guided to speak from all the White Animals showing their sacred color, which have been signs for us to pray for the sacred life of all things. As I am sending this message to you, many Animal Nations are being threatened, those that swim, those that crawl, those that fly, and the plant Nations, eventually all will be affected from the oil disaster in the Gulf.
The dangers we are faced with at this time are not of spirit. The catastrophe that has happened with the oil spill which looks like the bleeding of Grandmother Earth, is made by human mistakes, mistakes that we cannot afford to continue to make.
I ask, as Spiritual Leaders, that we join together, united in prayer with the whole of our Global Communities. My concern is these serious issues will continue to worsen, as a domino effect that our Ancestors have warned us of in their Prophecies.
I know in my heart that there are millions of people that feel our united prayers for the sake of our Grandmother Earth are long overdue. I believe we as Spiritual people must gather ourselves and focus our thoughts and prayers to allow the healing of the many wounds that have been infilicted on the Earth.
As we Honor the Cycle of Life, let us call for Prayer circles globally to assist in healing Grandmother Earth (our Unc’I Maka). We ask for prayers that the oil spill, this bleeding, will stop. That the winds stay calm to assist in the work. Pray for the people to be guided in repairing this mistake, and that we may also seek to live in harmony, as we make the choice to change the destructive path we are on.
As we pray, we will fully understand that we are all connected. And that what we crate can have lasting effect on all life.
So let us unite spiritually, All Nations, All Faiths, One Prayer. Along with this immediate effort, I also ask to please remember June 21st, World Peace and Prayer Day/Honoring Sacred Sites day. Whether it is a natural site, a temple, a church, a synagogue or just your own sacred space, let us make a prayer for all life, for good decision making by our Nations, for our children’s future and well-being, and the generations to come.
Onipikte (that we shall live),
Chief Arvol Looking Horse
19th generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe
FROM JOE VITALE
It’s hard to miss the news about the oil spill
in the Gulf of Mexico.
What can we do about it?
I’m taking a big risk in telling you about this,
but I believe it’s worth it.
Here’s the story…
A few people wrote me, recalling that years ago
I sent out an email inviting everyone to envision
Hurricane Rita dissolving before it hit land.
Rita did in fact lessen in power as it hit.
A few others know about the Attract Miracles
community I created with Craig Perrine to
help people support each other to achieve
Hundreds have been going there since we
began it, and the results are a-maz-ing.
What you may not realize is that 23 scientific
studies prove that when people focus on a
common goal, using meditation to achieve
inner peace, that goal tends to come about.
With all of that in mind, Pat O’Bryan and I
created a special clearing audio designed
to help Clear the Oil Spill.
And we’re giving it away.
The Clearing Oil Spill audio uses the same
formula we’ve been using in all of our other
clearing audios – my strategic statements and
Pat’s original music – woven together using
hi-tech equipment and breakthrough processes
to speak right to your unconscious mind.
When you work with the unconscious, you
also tap into the collective unconscious.
And that’s where we can impact the oil spill
and anything else we perceive as bad.
Scoff if you like but we feel it’s at least worth
a few minutes a day to listen to our special
audio and let it help you clean the world from
the inside out.
If nothing else, consider it a relaxing few
moments for yourself.
And maybe, just maybe, it may heal the
Gulf, and the Earth, as well.
It’s worth a try, isn’t it?
Get the audio at —
And please tell others about it.
If you can forward this email to family and
friends, Twitter it, Facebook it, blog it and
anything else you can think of, it will help
Again, it’s freeee.
Let’s make a difference.
It begins with you and me.
Will you help?
FROM THE THIRTEEN GRANDMOTHERS
“You Are Desperately Needed”
“We ask you to cast, anchor, and hold the Net of Light steady for the Gulf of Mexico,” the Grandmothers said. “This crisis is affecting the entire world, and humanity is asleep. Wake up!” they cried. “Animals are dying, plants are dying, and your Mother is writhing in agony.
If you hold the Net of Light steady at this time you will help stave off further catastrophe.”You have been lulled into a false sleep,” they said, “told that others (B.P.) will take care of this problem. This is not so,” they said. “And this is not the time for you to fall into oblivion.
Determine now to stay awake, and once you have made that commitment, think of, cast, and hold the Net of Light. Hold it deep and hold it wide. Amplify its reach to penetrate the waters of the Gulf and dive deep beneath the crust of Mother Earth. Anchor it at the earth’s core and as you hold it there, ask it to unify with the mineral kingdom of this planet.
It will do this and will harmonize with all the solid and liquid mineral states on earth-including oil and gas. The Net of Light will call these minerals back into harmony.”Whatever human beings have damaged, human beings must correct,” the Grandmothers said. “This is the law. We repeat: This is the law.You cannot sit back and ask God to fix the mess humanity has created. Each of you must throw your shoulders to the wheel and work.
We are asking for your help. Several years ago we gave you the Net of Light so you would be able to help the earth at times like this. Step forward now. This is the Net of Light that will hold the earth during the times of change that are upon you,” they said.”First move into your heart and call on us. We will meet you there. The Net of Light is lit by the jewel of your heart,” they said, “so move into this lighted place within you and open to the Net of which you are a part. Bask in its calming presence. It holds you at the same time that you hold it.”
Now think of magnifying your union with us. We, the Great Council of the Grandmothers, are with you now, and all those who work with the Net of Light are also with you. There are thousands, even millions now connected in light,” they said. “Along with this union, call forth the power of the sacred places on earth. These will amplify the potency of our joint effort. Then call on the sacred beings that have come to prevent the catastrophe that threatens to overwhelm your planet. We will work together,” they said, nodding slowly.”Think of, cast and magnify the presence of the Net of Light in the Gulf of Mexico. See, imagine or think of it holding the waters, holding the land, the plants, the sea life, and the people. Holding them all!” they said.
“The Net of Light is holding them steady; it is returning them to balance. Let the love within your lighted heart keep pouring into the Net of Light and hold, hold, hold. Calmly and reverently watch as the light from your heart flows along the strands of the Net. It will follow your command and continuously move forth. As soon as you think of it, it will happen. We ask you to practice this for only a few minutes at a time, but to repeat it throughout the day and night.”We promise that this work with the Net of Light will do untold good,” the Grandmothers said. “We are calling you to service now. You are needed. Do not miss this opportunity. We thank you and bless you.”
FROM MICHELE BOCCIA
I imagine you are all watching in horror as tons of oil spills into the ocean each day. We can do something. I know how powerful positive energy and prayer can be when many people are focused on one thing. Change happens.
I ask you for the next three Thursdays to offer the prayer below or use your own words. We need to send as much positive energy and light to the engineers at BP so that they can figure out a way to stop the poison.
Please do this. Please send this email to your entire email list. The more energy we send to them, the more powerful. We can make a difference. It’s happened before and it can happen again.
For the next three Thursdays, whenever you think about it, send positive energy to the engineers at BP.
I ask you, God of Nature, to give the engineers at BP the knowledge and support they need to cap the rig that is flowing oil into your sacred waters. Let them be open to your divine grace. I send my love and positive energy to them as well.
Think this thought for the next three Thursdays: God, give BP engineers wisdom and insight.
FROM VICKI NOBLE
So many of you have responded to my post from last week about doing “menstrual magic” in relation to the Gulf catastrophe. And many of you have asked me for particular “instructions” on what to do―what kind of visualization or healing work might we share together, even what time of day would be best, etc. I can do that to some extent; I can create some shared meditations that we all do for a few days or a week at a time, and then I can send a new one periodically. But as I listen to the terrible news of more and more oil gushing from deep in the ocean, and all the unfathomable devastation to people, plants, animals, and whole ecosystems, all I feel is sorrow. I think our main meditation should be one of empathy or joining with those who are suffering, with the main thrust of the meditation being what Jennifer Berezan called “Praises for the World.”
The BAM syllable of Vajrayogini is sufficient for calling in or invoking the female divine energies of life, creativity, empowerment, and awareness. You just think of red Vajrayogini; she’s the quintessential sacred woman, embodied and empowered to act spontaneously for the benefit of all beings. You hold her BAM syllable in your heart and imagine it glowing with red fiery energy (shakti). It’s enough (in my mind) to invoke these sacred female energies and pray for the world. Any way we can think of to do that is great. Be creative! Just wanting to help and heal is fabulous―and I think it doesn’t hurt to say “sorry.” I am certainly sorry for what we are doing to the planet in our consumer-driven, technological global society. Express your sorrow. Let the Earth know that YOU know you are part of her ecosystem, that you feel her pain, and that you love and feel anguish for all the beings who are suffering directly from this catastrophe.
If you are a bleeding woman, then offer your blood to any moving body of water with your prayers. All these waters end up at the ocean, so you can help with this offering no matter where you live. Make it count, give your precious red substance as an offering of compassion and oneness. Offer your tears and your pain, your helplessness as well as your powerful wishes for the miracle of regeneration.
If you are no longer a bleeding woman, hold space for all the young women you know to become aware of the power they hold in their monthly flow. Spread the word, join with them, make your own offerings of blood wisdom and life experience―let the Mother Earth know you are with her, actively sharing and praying.
And all you beautiful men who feel aligned, imagine making a protective hoop or circle around all these powerfully expressive bleeding women and girls, holding space for them and for Mother Earth (whom the Andean indigenous people call “Pachamama”) and all of nature. The important thing is that we are not isolated, not separate from this or any other tragic manifestation of global catastrophe. We are part and parcel of what is happening, whether in Haiti, Chile, or Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida, or―eventually, inevitably―in our own neighborhoods.
I will attach a photo of the lovely altar we made at the Vajrayogini retreat I recently facilitated in Italy. I look forward to continuous energetic connection with each and all of you, as we make our love offerings and sing our “Praises for the World.” ( http://www.edgeofwonder.com/gallery)
FROM NICKI SKULLY
The debacle in the Gulf is generating a tremendous amount of news, and for the most part we fret and express our disgust and sorrow, and complain about BP and all that is not being done. We need to do more, yet not many of us can contribute physically, and few of us have the experience or skill to provide workable solutions to expedite the clean-up of the waters, beaches, wildlife, toxic chemical/oil mix, or economic situation that is and will continue to plague the region for an indeterminate amount of time.
What we can do is work energetically and spiritually to affect the situation. What we can do is recognize our power as co-creators and access our high selves and our greater wisdom. What we can do is put out a call for help and see who shows up. And what we can do is learn our lessons in such a way as to create a beautiful, healthy and safe world for our children and our children’s children…
Our ceremony for healing the Gulf will be designed to connect to whatever aspect of this disaster touches you most deeply and personally. With the exponential power of our numbers, we will put out a call for help in a way that will allow you to experience directly, through your vision in the journey we will take together, solutions that you may not have imagined.
Also join us in an online discussion on my Facebook page.
MATTER OF TRUST
Gathering donated hair to soak up the oil…