And Our Prayer for the Week from Judy Carman
Namaste To All Beings. As many of you know, the Sanskrit word
“Namaste” is a beautiful greeting often heard in India and
increasingly in other countries as well. “Nama” means bow;
“as” refers to I; and “te” means you. The general
meaning is that the spirit in me greets or bows to the spirit in you. It is a
recognition of the Divine spark and consciousness that dwells in ourselves and
in the one to whom we bow. It is spoken while placing the hands together over
the heart chakra and bowing our heads with eyes closed. Or one can simply
perform the gesture without words, as the bowing signifies Namaste all by
itself. We increase the flow of Divine love when we hold our hands together
over our hearts. What a beautiful way this is to greet animals we meet along
the way. On our walks in nature, we can greet the worms, the ants, the birds
soaring overhead, and the cows in the field with our heartfelt Namaste. For me
it has become a joyful way to honor the animals I see and to show them utmost
respect. Because of its cosmic intent, I do believe these precious neighbors of
ours receive our greeting and our love this way. And because it has been done
traditionally for centuries with and without words, there is great power within
both the gesture and the words.
Our Prayer For The Week—“Namaste”--whenever we see any
animal anywhere all week long. We recognize so deeply that the Divine dwells in
all beings; that all life is sacred and worthy of respect, compassion, and
love. We know without any doubt that we are greeting someone with a Divine
spark and a soul, not “something” to be used and exploited. We give
thanks for this precious connection we have to every single being, for they are
all spirits just like us. This week help us to remember to greet everyone we
see with a joyfulrently dominated, exploited, tortured and killed by people; may they
hear and feel the love from our hearts radiating out to comfort them as we
think of them and bow to them and say to them—Namaste. Forever and ever,
from our hearts to yours, Namaste.
As always, I send my thanks to each of you, dear Prayer Circle members, for
May Divine Wisdom, the animals’ grace, and our true hearts guide us
toward ahimsa, peace, liberation, and lovingkindness for all. As always, I send
my thanks to each of you, dear Prayer Circle members, for joining this circle
of compassion and shining the Light of Truth for all to see, so that one day
soon, all beings will live in peace together.
and love reign over all the earth for all beings everywhere.
Thank you all
for your devotion to truth, love, liberation and peace for all beings.
With Love, peace, and gratitude from Judy Carman, and greetings from Will,
Madeleine, Tara and the Circle of Compassion team
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