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Wordless Prayer

‘…. the best prayer is a wordless prayer. Absolutely no words. Nothing. Just expanding into the wide expanse around you and beyond the earth to the universe. Its giving. Just give. And just be quiet and merge…’Swami Shraddhananda

“If you ever lie down and look up at the sky when there is no moon, but all the stars are around. Then what do you feel? It is that feeling.”Swami Shraddhananda on wordless prayer

My God, I pray better to You by breathing.I pray better to You by walking than by talking.”Thomas Merton,Dialogues with Silence.

“Silence is the first language of God; all else is a poor translation.”Thomas Merton

up there is prayer without words,surrounded by spirits of caring”~  Old Man For His People by Harold Littlebird

Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity.” Swami Sivananda quotes

[1]‘When you pray,’ it has been wisely said by an Orthodox writer in Finland, ‘you yourself must be silent. . . . You yourself must be silent; let the prayer speak.’ To achieve silence: this is of all things the hardest and the most decisive in the art of prayer. Silence is not merely negative — a pause between words, a temporary cessation of speech — but, properly understood, it is highly positive: an attitude of attentive alertness, of vigilance, and above all of listening. The hesychast, the person who has attained hesychia, inner stillness or silence, is par excellence the one who listens. He listens to the voice of prayer in his own heart, and he understands that this voice is not his own but that of Another speaking within him.

[2]the path of inner prayer is exactly indicated in St John the Baptist’s words about the Messiah: ‘He must increase, but I must decrease’(John 3:30). It is in this sense that to pray is to be silent. ‘You yourself must be silent; let the prayer speak’ — more precisely, let God speak. True inner prayer is to stop talking and to listen to the wordless voice of God within our heart; it is to cease doing things on our own, and to enter into the action of God.

[3] To pray is to stand before God, to enter into an immediate and personal relationship with him; it is to know at every level of our being, from the instinctive to the intellectual, from the sub-to the supra-conscious, that we are in God and he is in us.~Bishop Kallistos-Ware

“We must move beyond the level of mental prayer: talking to God, thinking
about God, asking God for our needs. We must go to the depths, to where the
spirit of Jesus himself is praying in our hearts, in the deep silence of his union
with our Father in the Holy Spirit.”Laurence Freeman, OSB, Christian Meditation, Your Daily Practice

“Meditation, sitting in silence, is a prayer of faith. You totally let go of being in charge, which is different from what most prayer is about, because as long as we use words, we are in control. Most of us as Christians have been trained that prayer is talking to God. We feel the responsibility to do something, to be active when we pray, but in meditation, you enter it with the idea that you will let the Spirit transform you. You don’t talk, you listen.” – Sister Barbara Hazzard

He said: “Go out and stand on the mountain before the Lord,for the Lord is about to pass by.” Now there was a great wind,so strong that it was splitting mountains and breaking rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake, and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a sound of sheer silence—and then there came a voice to him that said, “What are you doing here Elijah?” —I Kings: 19:11-13

“Move beyond words into wordless contemplation. Prayer in its higher form meant not simply moving beyond words; it meant the ‘stripping away of thoughts.” By Christopher A. Hall Worshiping with the Church Fathers

“In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.” Isaiah 30:15
Thus the beginning of the spiritual journey makes use of the cataphatic path of seeing God in the good things of his good creation and in vocal prayer, but the end of this journey is to come into deep union with God through the more advanced apophatic path of finding God in renunciation of the unnecessary pleasures of this world and in wordless mystical prayer.~Fr. Steven Scherrer
Once one has gone a certain way, seeing God in all things, in the good things of his creation, to go farther, it is the apophatic, ascetical-mystical path—the path of renunciation and silence, the path of silent mystical prayer—which will take us to the top of the mountain. ~Fr. Steven Scherrer

We also need to hold in our memory the good things, the gifts that God has given us; we need to be attentive to the positive signs that come from God, and remember these. Therefore, we are speaking about a kind of prayer that the Christian tradition calls “mental prayer.” We are more familiar with vocal prayer, and naturally the mind and heart must also be present in this prayer, but today we are speaking about a meditation that does not involve words, but that is rather a making contact of our mind with the heart of God.

And here Mary is a true model. The Evangelist Luke repeats numerous times that Mary, for her part, “kept all these things, pondering them in her heart.” She keeps them; she does not forget. She is attentive to all that the Lord has said and done to her, and she ponders; that is, she makes contact with diverse things — she dwells deeply upon them in her heart.Pope Benedict XV, Aug. 17 catechesis at his papal residence in Castel Gandolfo.

So how has God wired you for listening? Does a sunset leave you breathless? The still, small voice is speaking—can you hear it? Does the swell of an anthem bring tears to your eyes? The still, small voice is speaking—can you hear it? Does the cry of a child in need call to you? The still, small voice is speaking—can you hear it? Linda Douty.

“Contemplative Prayer immerses us into the silence of God. How desperately we in the modern world need this wordless baptism!Progress in intimacy with God means progress toward silence.”Richard Foster

A bare impersonal hush is now my mind,
A world of sight clear and inimitable,
A volume of silence by a Godhead signed,
A greatness pure, virgin of will.

Once on its pages Ignorance could write
In a scribble of intellect the blind guess of Time
And cast gleam-messages of ephemeral light,
A food for souls that wander on Nature’s rim.

But now I listen to a greater Word
Born from the mute unseen omniscient Ray:
The Voice that only Silence’s ear has heard
Leaps missioned from an eternal glory of Day.

All turns from a wideness and unbroken peace
To a tumult of joy in a sea of wide release.
~Sri Aurobindo The Word of The Silence

truth is too simple for words
before thought gets tangled up in nouns and
verbs
there is a wordless sound
a deep breathless sigh
of overwhelming relief
to find the end of fiction
in this ordinary
yet extraordinary moment
when words are recognized
as words
and truth is recognized
as everything else~Nirmala

In meditation, or deep wordless prayer, the mind can grow so still that not only do all thoughts cease, but even the subtle movements of awareness grow still. And then, like that glacial mountaintop, the world comes into such peaceful clarity. The strange thing is that in that cool, aloof state, a bubbling warmth and sense of life begins to rise and permeate the body and you grow giddy, wanting to smile or even laugh out loud. You expect such stillness to be frozen, almost lifeless, but you discover a blissful vitality and warmth instead.~Ivan Granger

In Sync

In Sync~Simultaneous Prayer ~ Gather Together~Meditate Together

And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul
The Bible Acts 4:32

The time of the lone wolf is over.
Gather yourselves!
The Elders,Oraibi, Arizona,Hopi Nation

At the beginning of this cycle of time, long ago, the Great Spirit came down and He made an appearance and He gathered the peoples of this earth together ‹ they say on an island which is now beneath the water ‹ and He said to the human beings, “I’m going to send you to four directions and over time I’m going to change you to four colors, but I’m going to give you some teachings and you will call these the Original Teachings and when you come back together with each other you will share these so that you can live and have peace on earth, and a great civilization will come about.”

North American Indian Prophecies Talk
Given by Lee Brown 1986 Continental Indigenous Council
Tanana Valley Fairgrounds Fairbanks, Alaska

But first, let us join hands and pray.
Starleaf, SHINNECOCK

When we are linked by the power of prayer, we, as it were hold each
other’s hand as we walk side by side along a slippery path; and thus
by the bounteous disposition of charity, it comes about that the
harder each one leans on the other, the more firmly we are riveted
together in brotherly love.
(St Gregory the Great, `Wisdom of the Saints’)

To come together and Pray with ONE MIND, ONE HEART, ONE FOCUS OF PURPOSE. The more we pray in community, in our groups, the better it is for all. I hope we can be connected through the ceremonies and rituals. It is been asked, to everybody. Be together like the fingers of the hand.
~Grandfather Vidal

Which brings me to re-emphasize the need for a concentrated FOCUS on a specific NOW, the NOW when we will all be merging our higher selves in generating the Light, and when we will offer our gratitude to our Mother.
~Swami Shraddhananda for The Gaia Minute

The present efforts are insufficient at this level of existence (m
ortal/material level). MASS MOVEMENT involving few thousand people who are praying
SIMULTANEOUSLY (at the same time in this space-time continuum dimension) is what is required to channelize the healing force. At present, these efforts are getting “scattered” because on non-simultaneous occurrences.

2. To explain why we need this SIMULTANEOUS effort, may I give an example please. Basically the process is very roughly similar to that of focusing a light beam. To get a TIGHT FOCUS, we need simultaneous prayers, the more the number, the greater is the power.
~Swami Shraddhananda for The Gaia Minute

An hourly wave that takes place on opposite sides of the globe simultaneously, every hour.
~Swami Shraddhananda for The Gaia Minute


Evolving our consciousness is not something we do only for ourselves – it is something we also do for others…for all others, and for the earth. Because we open up and let our body and mind feel the ties with others and with nature, we change ourselves, and change others around us. When a sufficient number of people pray or meditate together, or find another path to evolve their consciousness, other people are affected as well. More sick people heal, divorce and suicide rates drop, crime and violence diminish. When many people open up, a powerful force develops – a leap of consciousness takes place…
Ervin Laszlo

Love all God’s creation, the whole and every grain of sand of it.. every leaf,..the animals, love the plants, love everything.
Dostoyevsky

A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.
John Lennon

[1] When you meditate with others you can be of real help to them, and they can be of real help to you
[2]If both of you are meditating together, your aspiration and even your very presence will inspire and lift up that person.
[3] If ten persons meditate together and they are all in a very high state of consciousness, then it is like ten persons on one side in a tug-of-war against ignorance. Since ignorance is only one person, then naturally it will lose the tug-of-war. If you are meditating at home alone and are fighting against ignorance all by yourself, then you may soon become exhausted and give up. But if you can meditate with others, it becomes much easier.
[4]If twenty persons are sitting together, they have to feel that they are only one vessel. They are not individuals; they have become one vessel, and they are one in their receptivity. But each one has to feel that it is his obligation and responsibility to do his part. You cannot feel, “Oh, since we are all one, let him meditate for me.”
Sri Chinmoy

If we meditate together as a family, a community, a city, and a nation, we will be able to identify the causes of our suffering and find ways out. . . . For us to achieve results, our enlightenment has to be collective.
~Thich Nhat Hanh

When all strengths and forces are aligned into a single thrust a tremendous amount of power can be developed.
~L. Ron Hubbard

For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.
Matthew 18:20

Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.
Vince Lombardi

God comes to us in theater in the way we communicate with each other, whether it be a symphony orchestra, or a wonderful ballet, or a beautiful painting, or a play. It’s a way of expressing our humanity.
Julie Harris

Where two or more human beings joined together for a common cause, the helpers and the Grandfathers will show up to help.
Vickie Downey

We shape our self
to fit this world

and by the world
are shaped again.

The visible
and the invisible

working together
in common cause,

to produce
the miraculous.

I am thinking of the way
the intangible air

passed at speed
round a shaped wing

easily
holds our weight.

So may we, in this life
trust

to those elements
we have yet to see

or imagine,
and look for the true

shape of our own self,
by forming it well

to the great
intangibles about us.
-David Whyte, The House of Belonging

I say, clap hands and let’s come together in this meeting ground,
I say, clap hands and let’s deal with each other with love
~Maya Angelou,Million Man March Poem

The love of God, unutterable and perfect,
flows into a pure soul the way that light
rushes into a transparent object.
The more love that it finds, the more it gives
itself; so that, as we grow clear and open,
the more complete the joy of heaven is.
And the more souls who resonate together,
the greater the intensity of their love,
and, mirror-like, each soul reflects the other.

~Dante Alighieri The love of God, unutterable and perfect

The Imaginal Cell Story

The caterpillar’s new cells are called ‘imaginal cells.’
They are so totally different from the caterpillar cells
that his immune system thinks they are enemies… and gobbles them up.

But these new imaginal cells continue to appear. More and more of them!
Pretty soon, the caterpillar’s immune system
cannot destroy them fast enough.
More and more of the imaginal cells survive.
And then an amazing thing happens!

The little tiny lonely imaginal cells start to clump together
into friendly little groups.
They all resonate together at the same frequency,
passing information from one to another.
Then, after awhile, another amazing thing happens!

The clumps of imaginal cells start to cluster together!
A long string of clumping and clustering imaginal cells,
all resonating at the same frequency,
all passing information from one to another there inside the chrysalis.

Then at some point,
the entire long string of imaginal cells
suddenly realizes all together
that it is something different from the caterpillar.
Something new! Something wonderful!
…and in that realization
is the shout of the birth of the butterfly!

Since the butterfly now “knows” that it is a butterfly,
the little tiny imaginal cells
no longer have to do all those things individual cells must do.
Now they are part of a multi-celled organism—
A FAMILY who can share the work.

Each new butterfly cell can take on a different job—
There is something for everyone to do.
And everyone is important.
And each cell begins to do just that very thing it is most drawn to do.
And every other cell encourages it to do just that.

A great way to organize a butterfly!”

*Adapted Version of Nori Huddle’s story from her book, Butterfly

We sit together, the mountain and me,
until only the mountain remains
~Li Po

O current of power permeating all in the heights upon the earth and in all deeps:you bind and gather all people together
~Hildegard of Bingen

My spirit and yours blend together whether we are near one another or far away
~Hafiz

Unite our intentions,
let our hearts be inseparable.
Our minds are as one mind,
as we, to truly know one another,
become one.
~ Cara’carya

“I find one vast garden spread out all over the universe.
All plants, all human beings, all higher mind bodies
are about in this garden in various ways ,
each has his own uniqueness and beauty.
Their presence and variety give me great delight.
…Every one of you adds with his special feature to the glory of the garden.”
~Sri Ananandamayi Ma

There is a community of the spirit.
Join it, and feel the delight
of walking in the noisy street
and being the noise.
Drink all your passion,
and be a disgrace.
Close both eyes
to see with the other eye.
From Essential Rumi by Coleman Barks

We don’t accomplish anything in this world alone … and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one’s life and all the weavings of individual threads from one to another that creates something.
– Sandra Day O’Connor

Sam’gacchadhvam’
sam’vadadhvam’
sam’ vo mana’m’si ja’nata’m,
Deva’bha’gam’
yatha’pu’rve
sam’ja’na’na’ upa’sate.

Sama’nii va a’ku’tih
sama’na’ hrdaya’nivah,
Sama’namastu vo mano
yatha’ vah susaha’sati.

(Let us move together
let us sing together,
let us come to know our minds together,
let us share like the sages of the past,
so that all people may enjoy the universe.

Unite our intentions,
let our hearts be inseparable.
Our minds are as one mind,
as we, to truly know one another,
become one.)

Rig Veda

During mass prayer a huge spiritual current is generated.

~ Swami Sivananda

Individual commitment to a group effort:that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.
Vince Lombardi

We have spent many lifetimes not able to recognize your presence as the Pure Land, as the Kingdom of God, as the most wondrous home that we have. We have run after a distant Promised Land, in heaven or in the future. This has caused us and you much suffering. Tonight as we touch the Earth, we let go and offer you and our ancestors our true presence. We have arrived. You are our home, our only home.
..
You have been calling to us, and some of us have heard your pain. You have been asking us for many lifetimes whether you can count on us. Tonight, with palms joined and with one heart, we say “yes, Mother, you can count on us.” We shall practice for you and for all our ancestors so that joy, peace and harmony will become possible again. Please accept our offerings of incense, flowers, fruit, tea, and our love. Yes Mother, we will be faithful to you.~ dharmaputra,New Year Prayer to Mother Earth
and all Our Ancestors
, 2012

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Tweets of Participants

These are messages from practitioners inspired by The Gaia Minute. The words are original and usually un-published, and all copyright to each writer under Creative Commons License.

Tweeted with gratitude.
[More to come, and some links need to be updated]

Anna Varney-Wong:

I also do like to think of life as a living prayer HummingBird.

Mantra, Mandala and Meditation. These are wondrous seeds for Gaia Minute.HummingBird

:knowing there is a .. spiritual community which we are all part of, whose focus is beyond the little s-elf.HummingBird

“I am of the same stuff you are we are one all sacred”. HummingBird.

Earth: “I am of the same stuff you are we are one all sacred”. HummingBird.

we walk hand in hand as we tune in together our hearts thunder Our prayer becomes One.

TheGaiaMinute to me has meant knowing there is a [ever growing] spiritual community which we are all part of, whose focus is beyond the little self. Anna

Swami Shraddhananda:
Sincere prayer by 1,500-2,000 people EACH day at the SAME appointed time. Swami Shraddhananda

9:09 – please tell, everybody that 9 minutes of prayer time is indicated by the divine choice.Swami Shraddhananda

As long as we have numbers in each group, it will focus the Light in a tight healing beam from that group.

The number 9 is the most humanitarian of all numbers….universalist philosophy, community orientation..
Prayer…Just expanding into the wide expanse around you and beyond the earth to the universe.Swami Shraddhananda

If we think good, see only good and pray sincerely the world looks a brighter & better place.Swami Shraddhananda

That will put you into a system whereby your system is going to respond to the universal call.Swami Shraddhananda

There’s nothing, absolutely nothing, not even an intention. That is the highest level of prayer. Swami Shraddhananda

Prayer has no definite form. … In fact the best prayer is a wordless prayer.” Swami Shraddhananda

Regularity puts you into a habit and the entire bio-clock and the system gets ready for that particular moment. Swami Shraddhananda

Just pray with total surrender, in complete faith…Swami Shraddhananda

To receive the blessings also, you are to turn your palm the right way up and receive it. Swami Shraddhananda

Look up at the sky when there is no moon, but all the stars are around.Then what do you feel It is THAT feeling.Swami Shraddhananda

It’s giving. Just give. And just be quiet and merge. Swami Shraddhananda

Gien
March 12 2010 :a reminder of our greater common ancestry that lay beyond genes and DNA.Gien

:to find deeper connection with our environment and other living beings we share Gaia with. Gien

March 13 2010 May Gaia minute transform into Gaia hour, Gaia week, Gaia month, Gaia year and Gaia lifetime Gien

Gra-Anna
Mother Earth..May I hold the dream seed of the world of peace warm in my belly .Gra-Anna. Inspired Poem at

Martti Hänninen

Our universe may be like perpetual motion machine and we joined with it.

Meenakshi Suri :
Together we can pray, meditate, hold intention, or simply visualize Gaia as healed, whole, radiant

Need of the moment lift your heart to the highest source of love.Connect with those of like-vibration.Be in spaces that are ‘home’.

#WeRGaia “Gaia, I am Mineral Animal Plant Human Angel Deva Universe Earth”

We can connect with heart to Gaia heart; intuitive awareness to Gaia’s intuitive awareness
We can connect with heart to Gaia heart; intuitive awareness to Gaia’s intuitive awareness.Meenakshi

Each of us is a vibrating nucleus of Gaia. Imagine when thousands of us begin to vibrate in Gaia-consciousness!

Today, I connect to water that is life, in loving light

I am in you and you are in me We are Gaia. Meenakshi.

a fragrance of a garden of lotuses, and the sound is of an almost inaudible hum.. Meenakshi

With a gentle bell-like sound, countless seeds of light pour down. Meenakshi.

*Go *And *Involve *All – it is time

Outer space and inner space – how do we connect? How do we relate?

Earth: I am Gaia Love me as I love you.

Earth:Delight in me as I delight in you Honor each other so I may be honored Enjoy my gifts so I may enjoy yours.
Can almost hear John Lennon sing:’all we are saying is give Gaia a glance”of love,laughter,light every day at the same time.

Not all giving is about money. Here, all you give is your time to connect daily to the ‘All’ that we call Gaia. http://gaiaminute.com
Even when I am all alone, there is a consciousness breathing with me. #Gaia.
What is #GaiaMinute? It is a sense of ‘we’, of ‘one’, of connection that frees us because there is just love.
Opening to Gaia’s message in daily prayer, without words, without request, without intention. “Just be still. And listen.”

Rev. O.M. Bastet

When I am doing a Gaia meditation sometimes I visualize these pictures & then infuse the image with love & light.OMBastet

It really helps convey the essence of the intention behind the Gaia Minute. OM Bastet



Silke

This connectedness of you, your higher self and the Universe.. where everything flows.. where communication is established. Silke

.. and we raise our energy.. and we know we are this tiny but important part of the whole. Silke

. where we know, just know that whatever is, IS and it’s all good and all is Well.Silke

. it’s wonderful!! This connectedness of you, your higher self and the Universe.. where everything flows.. where communication is established.. where we know, just know that whatever is, IS and it’s all good and all is Well.. and we raise our energy.. and we know we are this tiny but important part of the whole.. and there is a reason.. a reason and a purpose of doing it.. to create beauty… beauty from inside.. for shining on the shadows.. and the ones we love.. on the ones who need.. embrace them with our light… and times stands still.. in a world were everything is moving. Celebration!!

Siona Van Dijk

this I know, because this is just the beginning of something so, so much greater than any of us. Siona

We’ve only just begun. Siona

Vanessa Osorno
May 30 2010
Beautiful..powerful the intention..unite our hearts & thoughts on love, healing & beauty.

Connection

At every moment whenever there’s a connection, that’s prayer.~Swami Shraddhananda, Prayer for The Gaia Minute [unpub.]

“Everything about it and the fierce old coast around it, had the ring and taste and feel of utter rightness to me. Its peace and loneliness crept into my veins and ran there, its wildness called out to the deep buried wildness in my heart.”
— Anne Rivers Siddons (Outer Banks)

human feeling is like the mighty rivers that bless the earth: it does not wait for beauty – it flows with resistless force and brings beauty with it. … There are few prophets in the world; few sublimely beautiful women; few heroes. I can’t afford to give all my love and reverence to such rarities: I want a great deal of those feelings for my everyday fellow-men, especially for the few in the foreground of the great multitude, whose faces I know, whose hands I touch, for whom I have to make way with kindly courtesy.”
George Eliot (Adam Bede)

The goal of life
is to make your heartbeat
match the beat of the universe,
to match your nature with Nature.
Joseph Campbell

All of us have a God in us, and that God is the spirit that unites all life, everything that is on this planet. It must be this voice that is telling me to do something, and I am sure it’s the same voice that is speaking to everybody on this planet – at least everybody who seems to be concerned about the fate of the world, the fate of this planet.
– Wangari Maathai Noble Peace prize winner, Deputy Minister of Environment, founder Green Belt movement in Kenya.

Here is a calm so deep, grasses cease waving…
wonderful how completely everything in wild nature fits in to us,
as if truly part and parents of us.
The sun shines not on us but in us.
The rivers flow not past us, but through us,
thrilling tingling vibrating every fiber and cell of the substance
of our bodies making them glide and sing.
John Muir

The same stream of life
that runs through my veins
runs through the world
and dances in rhythmic measure.

It is the same life that shoots in joy
through the dust of the earth
into numberless blades of grass
and breaks into tumultuous waves
of leaves and flowers.

It is the same life
that is rocked in the ocean
cradle of birth and death
in ebb and flow.

I feel my limbs are made glorious
by the touch of this world of life
and my pride is from the life throb of ages
dancing in my blood this moment.

Rabindranath Tagore

Driven by the force of love, the fragments of the world seek each other that the world may come into being.
Teilhard de Chardin

“God has arranged everything in the universe in consideration of everything else… Everything that is in the heavens, on the earth, and under the earth, is penetrated with connectedness, penetrated with relatedness.” — Hildegard of Bingen

Meditate on Water

Koi in Lotus Pond

Koi in Lotus Pond Img srce

[This can be done as you do qigong, taichi, free movement or another flowing exercise]

Water

Feel yourself connected to the crystal at the heart of Mother Earth; and your branches or antennae expanded into the universe. You are breathing through the central pillar that runs down your spinal column.

Imagine liquid light coming through the light of stars, flowing in through the crown, energizing, bringing in light, love, clarity.

The liquid light flows into every crevice in the body, every meridian, tissue, into the DNA, flowing continuously. It is purity, it is strength, it is life.

Allow it to keep flowing in and through, going into Earth’s crystal.

Healing the Waters of the Earth © Barbara Evans

Visualize the waters of the earth; of the human body; crystals; sunlight glinting on water.See the liquid light linking giving birth to all that is on earth, living and nonliving; stones, flora, fauna, humans. Feel the connection with all who are related to you. See the streams of love flowing through the liquid light.

Be in your experience; and when you are ready, slowly come into the present moment; and ground yourself by sipping a glass of water.

Be prepared for emotional clearing, by intending a bubble of blue light around you to absorb the emotions and not let them influence your relationships.

Take whatever resonates, and let the rest flow away with water…


Water….flow.

Emotion: emovere…to move…to motivate

Water and emotion are intertwined; two aspects of life that may well be unique to Gaia.

They say the angelic kingdom does not know emotion–only humans have the range and depth of emotion, developing as we grow.

Flow, steaming, boiling, vaporizing, freezing –all words that can define emotions as well as water.

As Dr Emoto has shown us, water is influenced by emotions.

Emotion is perhaps a subtler manifestation of water.
Both are primeval forces, not easily controlled. The flows of both, shape Gaia.

As we heal the waters of Gaia, we heal the emotions that link us all.

~~

“Like water, be gentle and strong. Be gentle enough to follow the natural paths of the earth and strong enough to rise up and reshape the world”
Brenda Peterson

Poetry

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Silence

Koi in Lotus Pond

Silence is a source of great strength.
Lao Tzu

Silence is the true friend that never betrays.
~Confucius

The deepest rivers flow with the least sound.
Quintus Curtius Rufus

Just be quiet and merge.
Swami Shraddhananda, Guide to Prayer [unpub.]

There’s nothing, absolutely nothing, not even an
intention. That is the highest level of prayer. At that level you lose
words, you don’t even have words. You don’t really have words at that
point … you just sort of overflow from inside. And that goes out and
creates the vibration. What we need is that kind of prayer together.
Swami Shraddhananda, Guide to Prayer [unpub.]

Prayer has no definite form. It can vary, it can be just a
silent prayer. In fact the best prayer is a wordless prayer. Absolutely
no words. Nothing. Just expanding into the wide expanse around you and
beyond the earth to the universe. Its giving. Just give. And just be
quiet and merge.
Swami Shraddhananda, Guide to Prayer [unpub.]

The universe is very beautiful, yet it says
nothing. The four seasons abide by a fixed law, yet they are not heard.
All creation is based upon absolute principles, yet nothing speaks. And
the true Sage, taking his stand upon the beauty of the universe,
pierces the principles of created things. Hence the saying that the
perfect man does nothing, the true Sage performs nothing, beyond gazing
at the universe. For man’s intellect, however keen, face to face with
the countless evolutions of things, their death and birth, their
squareness and roundness, can never reach the root. There creation is,
and there it has ever been.
Chuang Tzu

“I sometimes think there could be no keener criterion to measure our readiness for an economics of permanence than silence.” Roszak

“It is not birds that speak, but men learn silence.” Kathleen Raine

Paul Wild Joy: The Ecstatic Poetry of Paul Goldman

Every man should have his own Holy Place where he keeps lonely vigil, harkens for the Voices, and offers prayer and praise.
Wabasha, Native American, `The Spiritual Athlete’

Seek solitude as much as possible. Do
not spend your leisure time with other people for
merely social purposes. God’s love is hard to find in
company.
Paramahansa Yogananda, ‘Man’s Eternal Quest’

And Jesus Christ Himself showed us the value of solitude by frequently leaving his public ministry and going into the hills to pray in peace and quiet.
‘The Way of a Pilgrim’

May the stars carry your sadness away,
May the flowers fill your heart with beauty,
May hope forever wipe away your tears,
And, above all, may silence make you strong.
~ Chief Dan George ~

Be with people in silence; don’t spend precious
time and energy in idle talk. Eat in silence; work in
ilence. God loves silence.
(Paramahansa Yogananda, `Spiritual Diary’

God is the friend of silence. See how nature — trees, flowers, grass
— grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move
in silence. . . . We need silence to be able to touch souls.
Mother Teresa

My father went on talking to me in a low voice. That is how our people always talk to their children, so low and quiet, the child thinks he is dreaming. But he never forgets.
Maria Chona, Papago, `The Spiritual Athlete’

Experience has taught me that silence is a part of the spiritual discipline of the votary of truth.
Mahatma Gandhi, “Gandhi, All Men Are Brothers’

If you ask him: `What is silence?’ he will answer: `It is the Great Mystery! The holy silence is His voice!’ If you ask: `What are the fruits of silence?’ he will say: `They are self-control, true courage or endurance, patience, dignity, and reverence. Silence is the corner-stone of character.
Charles Alexander Eastman, Ohiyesa, `The Soul of the Indian’

In Silence and stillness a devout soul advances in virtues and learns the mysteries of the Scriptures.
Thomas A Kempis, `The Imitation of Christ’

Silence is the source of everything. It is the source of music and it is music itself. Silence is the deepest, most satisfying music of the Supreme.
~Sri Chinmoy

Silence is within, but we have to discover it. Unless and until we discover our inner silence, we cannot feel that we are of God and for God. Inner silence is not just the absence of thoughts. No! Silence is the blossoming of our indomitable inner will. Silence is our inner wisdom light. This wisdom light is our conscious and constant surrender to the Will of our Inner Pilot, who inspires us, encourages us and guides us to the Shores of the Golden Beyond.
~Sri Chinmoy
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Silence is not a lack of words.
Silence is not a lack of music.
Silence is not a lack of curses.
Silence is not a lack of screams.
Silence is not a lack of colors
or voices or bodies or whistling wind.
Silence is not a lack of anything.

Silence is resting, nestling
in every leaf of every tree,
in every root and branch.
Silence is the flower sprouting
upon the branch.

Silence is the mother singing
to her newborn babe.
Silence is the mother crying
for her stillborn babe.
Silence is the life of all
these babes, whose breath
is a breath of God.

Silence is seeing and singing praises.
Silence is the roar of ocean waves.
Silence is the sandpiper dancing
on the shore.
Silence is the vastness of a whale.
Silence is a blade of grass.

Silence is sound
And silence is silence.
Silence is love, even
the love that hides in hate.

Silence is the pompous queen
and the harlot and the pimp
hugging his purse on a crowded street.

Silence is the healer dreaming
the plant, the drummer drumming
the dream. It is the lover’s
exhausted fall into sleep.
It is the call of morning birds.

Silence is God’s beat tapping all hearts.

Silence is the star kissing a flower.

Silence is a word, a hope, a candle
lighting the window of home.

Silence is everything –the renewing sleep
of Earth, the purifying dream of Water,
the purifying rage of Fire, the soaring
and spiraling flight of Air. It is all
things dissolved into no-thing–Silence
is with you always…..the Presence
of I AM
-Elaine Maria Upton

The waves of mind

demand so much of Silence.

But She does not talk back

does not give answers nor arguments.

She is the hidden author of every thought

every feeling, every moment.

Silence
by Adyashanti

Silence
She speaks only one word.
And that word is this very existence.
No name you give Her
touches Her, captures Her.
No understanding can embrace Her.

Mind throws itself at Silence
demanding to be let in.
But no mind can enter into
Her radiant darkness
Her pure and smiling
nothingness.

The mind hurls itself into sacred questions.
But silence remains
unmoved by the tantrums.
She asks only for nothing.
Nothing.

But you won’t give it to Her
Because it is the last coin in your pocket.
And you would rather
give Her demands than
your sacred and
empty hands.
~~
In Silence

Be still.
Listen to the stones of the wall.
Be silent, they try
To speak your

Name.
Listen
To the living walls.
Who are you?
Who
Are you? Whose
Silence are you?

Who (be quiet)
Are you (as these stones
Are quiet). Do not
Think of what you are
Still less of
What you may one day be.
Rather
Be what you are (but who?) be
The unthinkable one
You do not know.

O be still, while
You are still alive,
And all things live around you
Speaking (I do not hear)
To your own being,
Speaking by the Unknown
That is in you and in themselves.

“I will try, like them
To be my own silence:
And this is difficult. The whole
World is secretly on fire. The stones
Burn, even the stones
They burn me. How can a man be still or
Listen to all things burning? How can he dare
To sit with them
When all their silence
Is on fire?”

~ Thomas Merton ~

(The Strange Islands: Poems by Thomas Merton)

True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.
~William Penn

Let us be silent, that we may hear the whispers of the gods
– Raph Waldo Emerson

You can hear the footsteps of God when silence reigns in the mind
-Sri Sathya

All was silent as before. All silent save the dripping rain.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Silence is more musical than any song.
~ Christina Rossetti

“Wisdom enters through love, silence, and mortification. It is great wisdom to know how to be silent and to look at neither the remarks, nor the deeds, nor the lives of others.”
St John of the Cross, OCD

“What we need most in order to make progress is to be silent before this great God with our appetite and with our tongue, for the language he best hears is silent love.”
St John of the Cross, OCD

‘Be silent before this great God with our appetite and with our tongue, for the language he best hears is silent love.’
St John of the Cross

“By silence, eloquence is meant. It is the best language. There is a state when words cease and silence prevails.”
– Bhagavan RamaNa Maharshi

Earth teach me quiet – as the grasses are still with new light
~An Ute Prayer

“To preserve the silence within–amid all the noise. To remain open and quiet, a moist humus in the fertile darkness where the rain falls and the grain ripens–no matter how many tramp across the parade ground in whirling dust under an arid sky.”
— Dag Hammarskjöld

The quieter you become, the more you can hear.”
– Baba Ram Das

it is in this silence that the remembrance of God will be activated.”
~Wayne Dyer

“Silence is the best, the most potent initiation. Silent initiation changes the
heart of all.”
Sri Ramana Maharshi

“Practicing silence periodically as it is convenient to you is one way to experience the Law of Pure Potentiality. Spending time each day in meditation is another. Ideally, you should meditate at least thirty minutes in the morning, and thirty minutes in the evening. Through meditation you will learn to experience the field of pure silence and pure awareness. In that field of pure silence is the field of infinite correlation, the field of infinite organizing power, the ultimate ground of creation where everything is inseparably connected with everything else.”
Deepak Chopra

“For God alone my soul waits in silence”
Psalm 62:1

What one fails to know by conversation extending to several years can be known in trice in Silence, or in front of Silence – e.g., Dakshinamurti, and his four disciples.
That is the highest and most effective language.
~Ramana Maharshi

I will find new meaning in every joy and sorrow
In that silence, I will hear the voice of the spirit,
and freed from this world~
I will see another order where the
end is another Beginning~Rumi

“The fruit of silence is prayer
The fruit of prayer is faith
The fruit of faith is love
The fruit of love is service
The fruit of service is peace
LOVE OTHERS AS GOD LOVES YOU.”
~MOTHER TERESA

“Be Still and Know that I am God”
– Psalm 46

[1] What language is thine, O sea?”

“The language of eternal question.”

“What language is thy answer, O sky?

“The language of eternal silence.”

~Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds

[2] The fish in the water is silent, the animal on the earth is noisy, the bird in the air is singing,
But Man has in him the silence of the sea, the noise of the earth and the music of the air.

[3] Man goes into the noisy crowd to drown his own clamour of silence.

[4] Silence will carry your voice like the nest that holds the sleeping birds.

[5] The water in a vessel is sparkling; the water in the sea is dark.
The small truth has words that are clear; the great truth has great silence.

[6] The day, with the noise of this little earth, drowns the silence of all worlds.

[7]The song feels the infinite in the air, the picture in the earth,
the poem in the air and the earth;
For its words have meaning that walks and music that soars

When the sun goes down to the West, the East of his morning stands before him in silence.

[8] The dim silence of my mind seems filled with crickets’ chirp–the grey twilight of sound.

[9]”How may I sing to thee and worship, O Sun?” asked the little flower.

“By the simple silence of thy purity,” answered the sun.

[10] The night’s silence, like a deep lamp, is burning with the light of its milky way.

[11] Let my thoughts come to you, when I am gone, like the afterglow of sunset at the margin of starry silence.

[12] One word keep for me in thy silence, O World, when I am dead, “I have loved.”

[13] Lead me in the centre of thy silence to fill my heart with songs.

[14] God’s silence ripens man’s thoughts into speech.

[15] I have dipped the vessel of my heart into this silent hour; it has filled with love
~Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds

Silence vibrating is Creation. Silence flowing is Love. Silence shared is Friendship. Silence seen is Infinity. Silence heard is Adoration. Silence expressed is Beauty. Silence maintained is Strength. Silence omitted is Suffering. Silence allowed is Rest. Silence recorded is Scripture. Silence preserved is Our Tradition. Silence given is Initiating. Silence received is Joy. Silence perceived is Knowledge. Silence stabilized is Fulfillment. Silence alone is.”~Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

[1] The best companion for kindness, silence.
[2]Hold on the silence and your thought will be enlightened.
~Imam Ali, 2500 Adages

“When I am liberated by silence, when I am no longer involved in the measurement of life, but in the living of it, I can discover a form of prayer in which there is effectively no distraction. My whole life becomes a prayer. My whole silence is full of prayer… Let me seek, then, the gift of silence, and poverty, and solitude, where everything I touch is turned into prayer: where the sky is my prayer, the birds are my prayer, the wind in the trees is my prayer, for God is all in all.” — Thomas Merton

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