To the winds of the South, Great Serpent - Wrap your coils of light around us, teach us to shed the past the way you shed your skin, help us to walk softly on the Earth, show us the Beauty Way. Protect us we are your children. Ho
To the winds of the West, Mother Jaguar - Protect this medicine space, show us the way of peace, to live impeccably, Show us the way beyond death. Shine your great light upon us and guide us. Protect us we are your children. Ho
To the winds of the North Hummingbird, Grandfathers, Grandmothers, Ancient Ones - Come and warm your hands by our fires, Whisper to us in the winds - you who have gone before us and you who will come after us, our children’s children. Shine your great light upon us and guide us. Protect us we are your children. Ho
To the winds of the East, Great Condor Eagle – wrap your wings around us, show us the mountains we only dare dream of and teach us all to fly wing to wing with the Great Spirit. Shine your great light upon us and guide us. Protect us we are your children. Ho
We are gathered here for the healing of all our peoples, the stone people, the tree people, the plant people, the two legged, the four legged, the creepy crawlies, the finned ones, the furred ones, and the winged ones. Creator, all our relations. Shine your great light upon us and guide us. Protect us we are your children. Ho
Father sun, Grandmother moon, to the star nations, to the Pleiadians, Great Spirit we honour you who are known by the thousand names, and to you who are the nameless one, we thank you for gathering us together and teaching us to sing the song of life for one more day. Shine your great light upon us and guide us. Protect us we are your children. Ho
The Lords Prayer
Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us Away From All evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, Forever and ever. Amen.
Just For Today
Just for today, I will try to live through this day only, and not tackle my whole life problem at once. I can do something for twelve hours that would appal me if I felt that I had to keep it up for a lifetime. Just for today, I will be happy. This assumes to be true what Abraham Lincoln said, that "most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be." Just for today, I will try to strengthen my mind. I will study. I will learn something useful. I will not be a mental loafer. I will read something that requires effort, thought and concentration. Just for today, I will adjust myself to what is, and not try to adjust everything to my own desires. I will take my "luck" as it comes, and fit myself to it. Just for today, I will exercise my soul in three ways: I will do somebody a good turn, and not get found out. I will do at least two things I don't want to--just for exercise. I will not show anyone that my feelings are hurt; they may be hurt, but today I will not show it Just for today, I will be agreeable. I will look as well as I can, dress becomingly, talk low, act courteously, criticize not one bit, not find fault with anything and not try to improve or regulate anybody except myself. Just for today, I will have a program. I may not follow it exactly, but I will have it. I will save myself from two pests: hurry and indecision. Just for today, I will have a quiet half hour all by myself, and relax. During this half hour, sometime, I will try to get a better perspective of my life. Just for today, I will be unafraid. Especially I will not be afraid to enjoy what is beautiful, and to believe that as I give to the world, so the world will give to me.
The Serenity Prayer
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference.
Oh thou who givest sustenance to the Universe, From whom all things proceed, To whom all things return, Unveil to us the face of the true spiritual sun, Hidden by the disc of golden light, So that we may know the truth And do our whole duty As we journey to thy sacred feet. The Four Absolutes
Our Deepest Fear
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness That most frightens us. We ask ourselves Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small Does not serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking So that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, As children do. We were born to make manifest The glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; It's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, We unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we're liberated from our own fear, Our presence automatically liberates others. Note: This inspiring quote is taken from Marianne Williamson's book A Return to Love. Though often quoted as part of Nelson Mandela's moving inaugural speech, "Our Deepest Fear" does not appear in the speech.
Personal Bill of Rights
1. I have numerous choices in my life beyond mere survival. 2. I have a right to discover and know my Child Within 3. I have a right to grieve over what I didn't get that I needed of what I got that I didn't need or want. 4. I have a right to follow my own values and standards. 5. I have a right to recognize and accept my own value system as appropriate. 6. I have a right to say no to anything when I feel I am not ready, it is unsafe or violates my values 7. I have a right to dignity and respect. 8. I have a right to make decisions. 9. I have the right to determine and honour my own priorities 10. I have a right to have my needs and wants respected by others. 11. I have a right to terminate conversations with people who make me feel put down and humiliated. 12. I have the right not to be responsible for others' behaviour, actions, feelings or problems. 13. I have a right to make mistakes and not have to be perfect. 14. I have a right to expect honesty from others. 15. I have a right to all of my feelings. 16. I have a right to be angry at someone I love. 17. I have a right to be uniquely me, without feeling I'm not good enough. 18. I have a right to feel scared and to say, "I'm afraid." 19. I have the right to experience and then let go of fear, guilt and shame. 20. I have a right to make decisions based on my feelings, my judgment or any reason that I choose. 21. I have a right to change my mind at any time. 22. I have the right to be happy. 23. I have a right to stability i.e. "roots" and stable healthy relationships of my choice. 24. I have the right to my own personal space and time needs. 25. There is no need to smile when I cry. 26. It is OK to be relaxed, playful and frivolous. 27. I have the right to be flexible and be comfortable with doing so. 28. I have the right to change and grow. 29. I have the right to be open to improve communication skills so that I may be understood. 30. I have a right to make friends and be comfortable around people. 31. I have a right to be in a non- abusive environment. 32. I can be healthier than those around me. 33. I can take care of myself, no matter what. 34. I have the right to grieve over actual or threatened losses. 35. I have the right to trust others who earn my trust. 36. I have the right to forgive others and to forgive myself. 37. I have the right to give and to receive unconditional love. 38. What other rights can I think of? www.FaceEverythingAndRecover.com
Mantram of Unification
The sons of men are One and I am One with them. I seek to love not hate, I seek to serve and not exact due service, I seek to heal, not hurt. Let pain bring due reward of Light and Love. Let the Soul control the outer form, and life and all events And bring to light the Love thatunderlies the happenings of the time. Let vision come, and insight. Let the future stand revealed. Let inner union demonstrate and outer cleavages be gone. Let Love Prevail. Let All Kind Love.
The Warrior’s Prayer
I am what I am. In having faith in the beauty within me I develop trust. In softness I have strength. In silence I walk with the gods. In peace I understand myself and the world. In conflict I walk away. In detachment I am free. In respecting all living things I respect myself. In dedication I honour the courage within me. In eternity I have compassion for the nature of all things. In love I unconditionally accept the evolution of others. In freedom I have power. In my individuality I express the God-Force within me. In service I give of what I have become. I am what I am: Eternal, immortal, universal, and infinite. And so be it. (Stuart Wilde)
The Four Absolutes
Absolute Honesty Both with ourselves and with others, in word, deed, and thought. Absolute Unselfishness To be willing, wherever possible, to help others who need our help. Absolute Love You shall love the Lord with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. And you shall love your neighbour as yourself. Absolute Purity Purity of mind, of body, and of purpose.