Wednesday, June 16, 2010

We Are All Spiritual Leaders

The following was forwarded to me from the pastor of the Presbyterian church I've attended here in Taos.  I pass it along to you for your consideration, and I would like to suggest, especially in response to Jennifer's comment on my last post, that we pray together, in whatever way is meaningful to each of us, in the spirit of what is written here.  Chief Arvol speaks of World Peace and Prayer Day/Honoring Sacred Sites Day on June 21.  I propose that any of you who feel called to do so, honor a site that is sacred to you on your blog that day.

A Great Urgency:  To All World Religious and Spiritual Leaders

My Relatives,

Time has come to speak to the hearts of our Nations and their Leaders.  I ask you this from the bottom of my heart, to come together from the Spirit of your Nations in prayer.

We, from the heart of Turtle Island, have a great message for the World; we are guided to speak from all the White Animals showing their sacred color, which have been signs for us to pray for the sacred life of all things.  As I am sending this message to you, many Animal Nations are being threatened, those that swim, those that crawl, those that fly, and the plant Nations, eventually all will be affect from the oil disaster in the Gulf.

The dangers we are faced with at this time are not of spirit. The catastrophe that has happened with the oil spill which looks like the
bleeding of Grandmother Earth, is made by human mistakes, mistakes that we cannot afford to continue to make.

I asked, as Spiritual Leaders, that we join together, united in prayer with the whole of our Global Communities. My concern is these serious issues will continue to worsen, as a domino effect that our Ancestors have warned us of in their Prophecies.

I know in my heart there are millions of people that feel our united prayers for the sake of our Grandmother Earth are long overdue.  I believe we as Spiritual people must gather ourselves and focus our thoughts and prayers to allow the healing of the many wounds that have been inflicted on the Earth.

As we honor the Cycle of Life, let us call for Prayer circles globally to assist in healing Grandmother Earth (our Unc¹I Maka).

We ask for prayers that the oil spill, this bleeding, will stop. That the winds stay calm to assist in the work. Pray for the people to be guided in repairing this mistake, and that we may also seek to live in harmony, as we make the choice to change the destructive path we are on.

As we pray, we will fully understand that we are all connected.  And that what we create can have lasting effects on all life.

So let us unite spiritually, All Nations, All Faiths, One Prayer.  Along with this immediate effort, I also ask to please remember June 21st, World Peace and Prayer Day/Honoring Sacred Sites day. Whether it is a natural site, a temple, a church, a synagogue or just your own sacred space, let us make a prayer for all life, for good decision making by our Nations, for our children¹s future and well-being, and the generations to come.

Onipikte (that we shall live),

Chief Arvol Looking Horse
19th generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe

Chief Arvol Looking Horse, by indeed_2006


  1. Thank you for this post - I have pondered "how to" request - a time, a day, etc of my friends, on my blog, etc...for a day of prayer for these exact mentions in this request. This is an answer to my own unite whole heartedly with my fellow human beings for the sake of our planet, for the sake of ourselves.

    Bless you for sharing this with us Polli - I would like to post this on my own blog. May I do so?

  2. I am so devastated and heartsick by what is going on in the Gulf. This was beautiful, and I will indeed be meditating as I have found myself doing often about the shameful way we as a people have treated the earth. Though I know many people do want to change the relationship of humans to the rest of creation, and for that I am grateful

  3. Jennifer - Of course! This was meant to be reposted. Thank you for inspiring me to post this.

    DG - I too am grateful for those I know are working to change our relationship with the rest of creation. I just hope we eventually tip the balance.

  4. Beautiful prayer request. If we - people - could all come together, what couldn't we do?

  5. I share Chief Arvol Looking Horse's view that the catastrophe been understood not as an "oil spill" but Grandmother Earth experiencing a life-threatening hemorrhage.

    I saw this call to prayer here first and have seen it cropping up elsewhere.

    I'm putting Monday, June 21 aside to pray for the recovery and health for our true Mother and that those who are asleep inside the American Nightmare to wake up.

    Thank you for this post. I'm going to put something like it up on my blog, too, to pass the word along.



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