Peace for the Soul

A common space for harmonic peacemakers

 

 

Praise to the Great Spirit,
To the elusive
Creator and sustainer
Of all life on this planet,
The Earth.

We know that you are;
You see that we exist!

Have mercy on the living
And even greater
Mercy on the dead.

Have mercy on all souls
Of all creatures, created
And sustained, throughout
The universe, throughout
The cosmic-body, the whole
Miracle of life, the living
Reality: the network-webwork
Of infinite threads.

We affirm your Being
Through prayer
And acts of beauty,
Will you confirm
The vulnerability yet tenacity
Of our difficult becoming?

As we speak to you
In adoration,
Will you respond to us
Out of silence?

As we draw near and familiar,
Will you cross and end the distance
Between us, replacing
Separation with mending
With healing?

In praise we gather
And nothing is hidden.
Emerge from hiding
And touch us
With your divine tenderness.
In tenderness
Let our hearts and souls,
Like nut fruits out of shells
Be broken open,
That we together
May fall in love… outwardly.

Praise – praise
To the Great Spirit,
To the Holy Person,
Overseer of all persons;
To the Holy Self,
Who guides us with freedom
To choose peace and justice,
Not violence and vengeance;
To choose understanding
And compassion,
Not ignorance, rage
And blinding malice; to respect
The Earth
And protect from waste
And unwarranted destruction
The wonderment of abundance
And the diversity
Of our created home: third planet
In the system of the sun.

Have mercy on the living
And even greater
Mercy on the dead.

Have mercy on all souls
And bring us, with our
Fears and shadows, our thirst
And our hunger, our elders
And our children
Into the integrated
Light halls of truth.

Many are the paths
To the center; many are the languages
Of affirmative revelation.
In praise we gather
And nothing is hidden.
Emerge from hiding
And touch us with your tenderness:
Your hands of intimacy
Not the gloves of custom
Not the fists of judgment.

The root of all
Belief is compassion.
And tranquility is a garden
Feeding the souls
With evolution of freedom.
There is a deep democracy
Embedded in creation.
This dream is dreamed
By the One-Only-Holy
The Many Named
Yet Sacred Nameless.

The root of
All
Direction is engaged compassion.
And trust is a candle of
Courage - beautiful - humble
And as brilliant
As new day sun.

What democracy is
Dawn to your soul?
What awareness drums
In the centerless-centering
Circle of your heart?

Praise
To the Great Spirit,
Now and everlasting.

Have mercy on the living
Sweet Dove of Now
High Lady-Lord of
Life
And even greater
Mercy on the dead
Who walk behind us
In cosmic Light
Waves of memory
Who live still
In auras resplendent
Of our human yet
Hallowing
Coming on.

David Sparenberg
written after 9/11/01; revised 9/10/11

 

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Comment by Béatrice LATEUR LACROIX on September 12, 2011 at 10:05am

For all of you, dear friends :

Love and >peace for all Beings

Comment by pascal on September 11, 2011 at 7:56pm

yes maybe a bit androgenous photo,  well thats how it is..

any how

the prayer is very inspiring

i took the opportunity to share it

so it may inspire and benefit others.

Blessings, Pascal

Comment by Irit Hakim-Keller on September 11, 2011 at 7:54pm

Thank you, David.

Your words are heart's soothing .

Comment by gilbert defruyt on September 11, 2011 at 6:31pm

Sorry I mean "cosmic BROTHER"

Gilbert

Comment by gilbert defruyt on September 11, 2011 at 6:25pm

Its the new bibel

Thanks my dear cosmic sister

Light Love and Peace

God bless yo

Gilbert

Comment by pascal on September 11, 2011 at 5:26pm

Thank you for sharing this Soulfood

Comment by drago kulic on September 11, 2011 at 1:55pm
WONDERFUL MESSAGE ....BLESSINGS
Comment by Béatrice LATEUR LACROIX on September 11, 2011 at 1:40pm

Dear David,

Thanks for sharing the depth of your heart and your soul.

Love and Peace for you and all Beings.

Comment by Nada Jung on September 11, 2011 at 11:24am

"nothing is special about me that everyone else cant embrace. Creator, peace, love, tolerance, forgiveness, saving the world from destruction. We all can do this" ~

 

Comment by Stephen Quinto on September 11, 2011 at 10:44am
Ahhh ....Great Spirit ....let us engage the miracle, and in our loving-most purpose, honor the Divine Presence by this Sacred undertaking...... mercy may indeed be earned!

Quote of the moment:

"PEACE
NOT WAR
GENEROSITY
NOT GREED
EMPATHY
NOT HATE
CREATIVITY
NOT DESTRUCTION
EVERYBODY
NOT JUST US"

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