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October 17th, 2011

Rain

Here are two more references to rain in Spiritual Literacy.


July 22: It rained last night and the park today looks like it went through the wash and all the colors came out clean,  The green is greener, the leaves darker, the flowers brighter, the soil richer, the animals friskier.  Why is it that we wake up, see a dark overcast sky, and declare glumly, "It's raining?"  Today the rain seems a blessing, a relief, a gift -- like the rain that drenches Lancelot and Gueneviere in the movie First Knight.  He tips a leaf so the rain water flows into her mouth.  I could drink rain from a leaf today too,  -- Mary Ann Brussat.

I loved the rain as a child.  I loved the sound of it on the leaves of trees and roofs and window panes and umbrellas and the feel of it on my face and bare legs.  I loved the hiss of rubber tires on rainy streets and the flip-flop of windshield wipers.  I loved the smell of wet grass and raincoats and the shaggy coats of dogs.  A rainy day was a special day for me in a sense that no other kind of day was -- a day when the ordinariness of things was suspended with ragged skies drifting to the color of pearl and dark streets turning to dark rivers of reflected light and even people transformed somehow as the rain drew them closer by giving them something to think about together, to take common shelter from, to complain of and joke about in ways that made them more like friends than it seemed to me they were on ordinary sunny days...
-- Frederick Buechner in The Sacred Journey,

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Earth Circle

I don't know if this is still going on, but i will be up before 7am (MDT or MST)  on Tuesday November 1st to participate, just in case it is.  This will be my "rabbit, rabbit, rabbit" to the world.  I am usually still sound asleep at seven.  The meditation lasts only fife minutes and it begins at 8:00 a,m. Pacific Time.  I learned of this through Spiritual Literacy, p 359-60.

Meditate as a Service
to the Planet

EARTH CIRCLE

JOIN WITH OTHERS IN A WORLDWIDE MONTHLY MEDITATION TO BENEFIT ALL LIFE

The staff of "New Dimensions" Radio invites you to sit in virtual circle with them on the first day of every month to pray and/or meditate, at the same instant, from wherever you are, for five minutes--to resonate with us and others as we focus on taking responsibility for who we are as a species on the planet, and on whatever situation you feel most needs healing. We can positively respond to any current political and environmental "hot spots" by focusing our positive awareness on such events.


http://www.newdimensions.org/html/earth.html

MEDITATION FOR THE 2000 U.S. ELECTIONS Winged Heart by Bryon Allen

The following meditation is being circulated by the Center for Visionary Leadership, Washington, D.C.

This meditation is designed to help "set the energies" to increase the possibility that the highest good, aligned with Divine purpose, will result from the upcoming U.S. elections. This meditation does not support a particular candidate, but is intended to create an energetic field which will facilitate the highest choice possible by the American people. If you are drawn to this type of work, we encourage you to use this meditation several times a week in your daily practice, with increasing frequency as we approach the election on November 7th. Groups that are affiliated with the Center for Visionary Leadership will be using it, culminating in a group meditation on the night before the election to be held at the Center on November 6th at 7:30pm, and we hope in other locations around the U.S. and the world.

MEDITATION FOR Eclipse by Lucette Bourdin
THE 2000 U.S. ELECTIONS

Purpose: The purpose of this meditation is to create a positive atmosphere conditioned by the will-to-good, so that each American, according to the vision of his/her soul, can be aligned with Divine Will and make the best possible choice in the elections, serving the highest good of the nation and the world.


1. Sound the OM three times, aligning the physical, emotional and mental bodies with the Soul, the indwelling Divinity.

2. As the Soul, see yourself as part of a network of light, circulating light among all individuals and groups around the U.S. and the world who are meditating and working to build the new civilization of Light and Love, aligned with Divine Will.

3. Now align with the Saints and Masters of all traditions - the Christ, Buddha, etc.

4. Align with the center where the Will of God is known.

5. Hold the alignment to allow the energies to circulate. (Pause 10 mins)

6. Visualize the American people glowing with their soul light, facing the decision of the 2000 elections. See the inflow of the energies of love and goodwill circulating throughout the people. See them infused with wisdom and the will-to-good and aligning their choices with Divine Purpose, anchoring it on earth more fully through their choice.OM Lotus by Bryon Allen

7. Then see the energies flowing into Washington, D.C. aligning the government with higher spiritual principles. See the energies of Higher Will flowing to the White House, love wisdom into the Congress, and higher mind flowing to the Supreme Court of the U.S. government. See the idealistic personality of the United States aligning with its soul of love wisdom.

8. Close with the Great Invocation.

THE GREAT INVOCATION

From the point of Light within the Mind of God
Let light stream forth into human minds.
Let Light descend on Earth.

From the point of Love within the Heart of God
Let love stream forth into human hearts.
May the Coming One return to Earth.

From the center where the will of God is known
Let purpose guide all little human wills -
The purpose which the Masters know and serve.

From the center which we call the human race
Let the Plan of Love and Light work out
And may it seal the door where evil dwells.

Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.

OM OM OM



The Center for Visionary Leadership
3408 Wisconsin Ave. NW Suite 200
Washington, D.C.20016
(202) 237-2800
email: cvldc@visionarylead.org
Website: www.visionarylead.org

The Call by Lucette Bourdin

You may also go to their website and read:

A VOTER'S GUIDE:
SPIRITUAL QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION



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