There is only One Thing going on—it is Spirit: Holy Father, Wakan Tanka, Allah, Elohenu, Jehovah, Mother Earth—called by many names, It is all the same all-encompassing One. Everything seen and unseen, past, present and future, is created from Spirit. Spirit's love and peace blankets the entire globe. It is always available and continues to create through every part of this planet.
All of life—each sentient being and everything on this earth—is created by Spirit. Each one of us is created by Spirit as a unique expression. Each one of us, just slightly different from the rest, is an individualized expression from the same all-encompassing One. I have within me the qualities of Spirit: love, peace, joy and power. I have within me the ability to align with these qualities at any moment. They are always available to me. I am, and we all are, part of the One. We are connected by Spirit's love all the time. We are united with each other in love and peace through the Spirit within each one of us.
From this place of unity, I speak my word. I declare that each person in this global family feels this connection. I claim an opening for me and for all of us to understand that as something happens to one, it happens to all. I claim a shift in consciousness to uphold the awareness of a global family connected by Spirit. I am open to Spirit's love flowing through me and through each of us to the other. I claim peace and ease as consciousness moves toward embracing the idea of a global family.
I give thanks for this realization of our oneness. I am grateful for this time of praying about the collective whole in Spirit.
I release my word into the Law and let it be.
And so it is.
Bette Smith, RScP
Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa