Hurricane Ivan – A Prayer for Calm from the Storm
Waking up this morning I had a rush of energy.
I said my prayers and instead of doing my normal morning routine, I strode over to my bookcase and glanced at the pile of papers and books hanging precariously by their spine on the shelves.
As I sorted the wheat from the shaft, I came across a selection of poems, prayers and blessings I wrote many moons ago.
So many of them, sitting there waiting to be read and serve their purpose.
Sooo, I thought, instead of cluttering up my bookshelf, why not copy them out and publish them on my blog? One a week, and allow the magic to unfold!
So, over the next few weeks, every week, around Wednesday, I’ll publish a spiritual poem or prayer from the archives of papers in my bookcase, to inspire, heal and nurture your soul
And here is this week’s offering, a prayer for calm and harmony in our world.
I was moved to write this poem, following the destruction caused to Grenada, the island where my parent’s hailed from, by Hurricane Ivan in 2004.
Hurricane Ivan, is recorded as the 10th most intense Atlantic hurricane ever recorded.
And as news of the hurricane became public, like most people with friends and family living in the wake of Hurricane Ivan, I watched the unfolding destruction with a trembling chin and lips.
Time stood still. I remember the fear and anxiety in mum’s voice when she finally managed to get through and let us know they were ok.
Times like this, when Mother Earth reminds us of her power, it is easy to feel dis-empowered and stuck. My remedy is to write. To pick up my pen, tune in and write. And here is the prayer I wrote whilst taking deep breaths in an effort to calm myself.
Hurricane Ivan – A Prayer for Calm from the Storms
Oh, Great Spirit,
Cover the Earth and all who dwell within;
May all souls see the power of your grace to give life, to restore and destroy.
May all souls feel the depth of your love and knowledge of the cycles of life.
Let those who are able to give their time, love, energy in re-creating an honourable society, where truth, justice and trust reign supreme turning this tragedy into a victorious purging of past wrongs and injustices, inflicted on self and by others.
Let us remember the birds, the bees, adversely effected by the roaring winds of change, let us pray for calm to the seas as the fragmented waves seek union with the shores.
As Oya rises and Kali wipes away, so may Sri Rama and Maha Vishnu restore peace and prosperity to our beautiful land and souls residing there.
May all beings reading this prayer feel the peace and calm nestling within the eye of the storm.
Well, Hurricane Ivan, Prayer for Calm from the Storms, kicks off this mini-series of Wednesday Words, a prayer, poem or blessing from the bundle of papers I found this morning whilst decluttering my bookcase! offered to inspire, nurture and heal your soul.
I’d love to know what you think of this idea of publishing a weekly inspirational prayer or healing poem.
Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Till next week, take special care and be gentle.
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