“You cannot hope to create peace and harmony in the world until you have found peace and harmony within. You have to start with yourself. You have to start in a small way and let it grow and expand. A mighty oak tree has its beginnings in a tiny acorn, and yet within that tiny acorn it contains everything. You contain the peace of the world within you, so why not let it grow and expand within until it no longer can be contained and bursts forth, bringing peace and harmony into the world? It starts within you, so be consciously aware of the vitally important part which you have to play to help bring peace and harmony into the world. Never stand back and blame anyone else for the state of the world, but get into action and do something about it yourself. Now, be at perfect peace as you do My will and walk in My ways, glorifying Me.” Eileen Cady – Findhorn
I was reflecting more about my Lenten walk. What I came up with is the hero’s journey – when the hero faces his/her greatest fears and challenges. Everything is exposed to the Motherfather Spirit – the good, bad and ugly of his life. How will the hero resolve this? Another thought, my Lenten journey could be comparable to a trip into the Underworld in Greek mythology and coming back changed for the good – Maybe a Persephone type of tale. Or encounter with La Loba or Baba Yaga, told by Clarissa Pinkola Estes in She Who Runs With Wolves – The wolf woman or Baba Yaga knows my soul and picks through the gunk to find the treasures I have lost or buried.
Buddhist Prayer for Peace.
“May all beings everywhere plagued with sufferings of body and mind quickly be freed from their illnesses. May those frightened cease to be afraid, and may those bound be free. May the powerless find power, and may people think of befriending one another. May those who find themselves in trackless, fearful wildernesses – the children, the aged, and the unprotected – be guarded by beneficent celestials, and may they swiftly attain Buddhahood.” (Reproduced from Peace Abby)