“You carry Mother Earth within you. She is not outside of you. Mother Earth is not just your environment. In that insight of inter-being, it is possible to have real communication with the Earth, which is the highest form of prayer.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
Meditation: Here in the US, we live with a deeply dividing “Zeitgeist”. Divisive and fear creating forces from within and from without have continued to divide groups from other groups, one minority from another, one ethnicity from another. Emotions of suspicion and paranoia are being intentionally ignited and fueled. Isolationism and narcissism have infected even the media. Hardly any world news, but only internal affairs have filled the air time for years now. Humanity at large, science and nature are being ignored and discounted. Narcissistic illusions of invulnerability and elitism are reigning.
However, in these days Mother Earth, nature, is reminding us that we are not divided, that the US is not isolated or shielded, but that we are interconnected as humans all over the globe. The Coronavirus is a reminder that all of humanity is One. We are all vulnerable and depend on each other and on science to engage nature respectfully in a way that healing and safety are being made possible. Ironic how mother nature calls us together and proves our “Zeitgeist” wrong. No group, no ethnicity, no culture, no country is immune from vulnerability. We are deeply interconnected. Let us pray for each other for safety and healing, let us share resources and support each other, as we are all ONE.
I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people. 1. Timothy 2:1