(h/t Sister Georgeanne, of Denver’s Northwest Spiritual Caregivers, a collegial group of folks from diverse spiritual disciplines who serve throughout Northwest Metro Denver.)
Just about all of us experience feelings of anger when we consider the oil catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico, along with feelings of despair and hopelessness. What have we done? What can we do? Every time there is news from the gulf, these questions tend to hang over us with all the weight of an oil-soaked containment boom.
Dr. Masaru Emoto of Japan, who has researched and developed a unique expertise on the characteristics of water, has said that water actually responds to human emotions. What might happen if many of us were to direct positive emotions toward the Gulf and its waterlife in prayer? Those who believe in and practice the power of prayer walk a wide variety of paths. Some pray to the One God. Some pray to the Universe. Some pray to some unseen energy or force that permeates the world and the universe. Whatever your spiritual path and practice may be, prayer is a valuable occupation.
Here is the prayer proposed by Dr. Emoto, a daily prayer that can harness our collective good energy and direct it toward the Gulf and all the life caught in this crisis:
To whales, dolphins, pelicans, fishes, shellfishes, planktons, corals, algae and all creatures in the Gulf of Mexico:
I am sorry.
Please forgive me.
I love you.