The oil volcano in the Gulf of Mexico is certainly an active topic, both in the news and in spiritual communities. As one notable broadcast clarifies, the incident is not new, nor has the recovery technology progressed in 30 years, even though they’re now drilling much more deeply. The real difference this time is the dawn of the Internet and live coverage.
A number of organizations have gathered groups for prayer or intentional experiments to try and help “heal” the issue. I spoke about some of this last month. Our attention is very potent if we’re able to settle into a quiet space. If this is also done concurrently in groups, even more so.
Adam, the Dreamhealer continues with suggestions. He teaches visualization for healing and suggests you get to know your biology so you can more accurately visualize. In this case, they use the live feed of the main leak to aid visualization.
Another example that arose today was an interesting intention from the Japanese scientist, Dr. Masaru Emoto. He has long done experiments on the impact of our emotions on water. He became better known in the west when the film What the Bleep showed how emotions effected the patterns of water crystals.
In his commentary on the situation (translated from Japanese), he blends his own approach with Ho’oponopono from Hawaii. The basic idea of Ho’oponopono is the forgiveness of whatever problems show up in our experience.
Now let’s give energy of love and gratitude to all the living creatures in Mexico Gulf by praying like this.
To whales, dolphins, pelicans, fishes, shellfishes, planktons, corals, algae and all creatures ion Gulf of Mexico.
(pictures of the oil and oil soaked birds)
I am sorry.
Please forgive me.
I love you.
The email I got had adapted it a little, probably to smooth the English:
I send the energy of love and gratitude to the water and all the living creatures in the Gulf of Mexico and its surroundings. To the whales, dolphins, pelicans, fish, shellfish, plankton’s, corals, algae and all living creatures…..I am sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you.
This may seem like an odd approach but we should not underestimate the power of attention and intention. Everything that is, everything we experience, arises from this. Most of the people experiencing the disaster or watching the news are responding with anger, fear and other negative emotions. While this is natural, adding our own drama does not help the situation. Fortunately, if we sit for a moment and touch silence, we’ll be coming from a much more powerful place than someone in fear. When we then send love and gratitude to the situation, we can help diffuse some of the trauma in the group awareness. This helps open the awareness for solutions to arise.
We may not yet have the group intention potent enough to be able to simply stop the leak. But healing group awareness should not be underestimated. When stress grows enough in consciousness, it begins to spill over, looking for a release. For some, it will show up as disease. For others, reactivity. From this you get violence, civil unrest, and untold shared miseries.
By offering a form of relief valve, we help dissipate the buildup, deflecting strife and perhaps clearing attention enough for inspiration to show up through the clouds of challenge. This is why some teachers suggest that when we meditate, we meditate for the world.
This is the way of evolution on the macrocosmic scale. We may not feel what we do has any impact on the whole but we are never apart from it. Everything we do is inseparable from everything being done. What are you contributing?