To best serve the Gulf of Mexico, ourselves and our world, I encourage focusing and having faith in the power of divine love. By focusing on bringing greater good into manifestation, there can be a returning to the natural order that thrives and creates bounty.
Dr. Masaru Emoto, a scientist from Japan who has done considerable research about the characteristics of water, recently issued a prayer for the Gulf of Mexico. He suggested sending "the energy of love and gratitude to the waters and all living creatures in the Gulf of Mexico and its surroundings." Dr. Emoto proposes that by our holding the intention of peace towards water: "By thinking, speaking and acting with the intention of peace toward water -- water can and will bring peace to our bodies and to the world."
We are creators, and we have the ability to be fully endowed and functioning as co-creators with God. As co-creators, we can look for and claim the blessings for the situation in the Gulf. I see the value in a simple and direct prayer that spontaneously comes from each person's intention and willingness to ask for assistance through the consciousness that serves all regardless of the conditions and how they have been created. Rather than focus on blame, we need to focus on what can be done to improve the situation even at the smallest seemingly insignificant level, like a spoonful at a time. There is an increase from the divine that rewards correct thoughts and actions so they can be inexplicably multiplied. If a billion people removed a spoonful every second for an hour, that just might turn the tide. Having the intention and the willingness to do something to help, a spoonful at a time, just might bring the ability to do it a million barrels an hour and then a million barrels a minute.
Some people have mentioned to me that perhaps our prayers may not be answered because what's being requested isn't for the highest good of all concerned. They have suggested that we simply choose to accept what's happening in the Gulf. While acceptance is a necessary first step, and the first law of Spirit, the situation calls for cooperation with what serves to keep the oil from going into the water, collect the oil already in the water, and clean the oil from whatever has been contaminated.
Rather than choosing only to accept the conditions, let's strive to contribute greater to the natural order that thrives. When our children are not well, we don't leave them or the situation just at acceptance. We strive to do whatever we can so they may be healthy and happy, which is their natural way of being once disturbance and disease are resolved.
In any situation, we can choose to move past acceptance into fully cooperating with the conditions that are present and do our best to make them better. This leads to greater understanding and reveals resolution and long-term solutions. Not so long ago there were lakes and rivers choked by pollution so the wildlife could not survive. Those same lakes and rivers have been cleaned and restored so the wildlife is again thriving.
There is no limit to the blessings that can become manifest other than what we can handle, and more importantly what we choose to behold. So let us consider that this is yet another time of testing, especially for all involved and affected by the conditions in the Gulf of Mexico. How each person responds, regardless of the conditions, is what determines what will follow as an experience and the results that transform the disturbance to greater good. Through our cooperation, we can choose and actively contribute to restoration and renewal of pristine conditions that make for thriving.
When the earth has been upturned through upheaval and severe change, there is an opportunity to plant what is to be harvested. In this and every situation, find the seeds of what you want to become -- within you, within others and with God. Envision what you want the situation to become. To do so, remember to connect to the divine source first, through prayer and inner communion with each breath, with each thought, and with each action. Let us trust that within the divine order is all that is needed not just to survive but to thrive. What is needed is to be open to realizing what can replenish and resolve followed by doing what is needed to create what is needed for the blessings to become manifest.
Trust that this, too, shall pass and that a new day is at hand bringing new life thriving in beauty and grace. Let what must pass go in peace so we may now look to that new day. Let us choose to behold all the good that can come from the oil spilling into the Gulf and resolve to help with the blessings.
John Morton, D.S.S., is the author of the inspiring books The Blessings Already Are and You Are the Blessings: Meditations and Reflections on Life, God and Us. Learn more about John at www.theBlessings.org. Contact John at johnmorton@theBlessings.org.