July 31, 2017

“May there be Peace in the World”

Posted in Uncategorized at 9:31 am by aleksan

Today I went to the river and shouted out to each of the four directions "May there be Peace in the North – South – West – East" facing each one in turn with my hand raised palm forwards. "May there be Peace in the whole world, in my Community and deep in my own Soul" I carry out this Ritual most days, while focusing on conflict zones – political, social and personal.

Today was particularly poignant – it is the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele – where so many soldiers died. So many who would never be called dad, uncle or granddad. Feeling sad, I mused on the Mystery of Life and Death, on Fate and Fortune. Only the Great Spirit knows the cycles of existence and truth. But we can all practice some Compassion and Wisdom in our own traditions – and care for each other now and while we are able to choose and act.

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