A Prayer for the Water By Jan Engels-Smith
There is always a theme that is revealed prior to the Level 2-Telepathic Communication experience that LightSong sponsors each year. The theme is always different and completely appropriate for the corresponding group that is involved that particular year. Now after doing 25 practicums I realize that there has been an overall teaching from the spirits that builds on each practicum. I personally notice a building of information through the themes that helps me understand what it means to be on the leading edge of 21st century shamanism. The theme of this story is a prayer for the water.
The themes manifest after months of journeying, praying, and watching for signs. Spiritual growth, awareness, and authentic wellness have dominated the last few years in the themes that have expressed. Predominately about how to obtain happiness and how to stay in this higher vibration of wellness, which will then translate into a heather (happier) world.
Challenges or teachings occur each year that the support camp takes on that I believe are microcosms for the world. We use techniques and experiences to master our lives in this contained environment, knowing that what we become skilled at during the practicum is a template for the world at large. If we can achieve it there, it becomes part of the mass consciousness that others can then tap into.
The theme one year emerged around water. There were several examples of the power of water that became evident. The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was the news that filled media broadcasts and surrounded me with information.
The rain that we experienced in Portland that spring was record-breaking and relentlessly grabbed my attention each day. The Trask River, where the Practicum was held, has a huge voice in the multiple journeys that my assistants take in preparation. Even though I knew it was too early to in the year to say with absolute conviction, I presumed that the theme would be about this most precious liquid.
My experience is that water is a reflector, a mirror for our emotions and thoughts. In journeys to water years ago, the spirit of water told me that there were two things on the planet that were created without any agendas or predisposed signatures. They are water and clear quartz crystals. Both of these substances are completely programmable and will “broadcast” the program that is laid into them. Since the water is a mirror for our thoughts or feelings, it is a form of broadcast out into the environment that shows us either how pure or contaminated our thinking or feelings are.
Dr. Masaru Emoto, a Japanese scientist, has documented countless studies on the subject of water and how it is affected by our thoughts and vibrations, and has become a primary source of this leading edge information. I have written several newsletters on the topic of the importance of personal vibration and positive, intentional manifestation. It is a topic that I think about all day long. What are our thoughts and feelings creating in the world at large?
The Gulf spill seemed to tax even the most spiritually inclined and took them into the lower depths of anguish, fear, and powerlessness. However, my experience with spirit has shown me that there is no problem that exists that is presented without some sort of available immense growth. To become aware of the growth or the solution means that you must be the vibration of the solution. Sometimes a difficult truth to swallow; however, it is true. Please refer to my newsletter from March 2009, Choose Happiness in Difficult Times for more information on the topic
Another thing that I consistently think about is the layers of reality and what is hidden in the bigger picture of a given situation. The first layer is that there was oil spilling into water, but objectifying the problem by personally moving away from it enables a magnification of other realities that may be in motion.
What is oil? I remember the message from Terry Kem, a council member and one of LightSong’s Associate Teachers, when he was merged with a Spirit Being from below the earth. This spirit said that a whole world exists below the earth. I am not speaking of lower world, but a group of spirits that live below the earth and are part of the earth, but are not surface dwellers like we are. Oil is one of those groups that live beneath the earth, and oil has a spirit; it was created from the remains of millions of animals and plants that existed long ago, our ancestors of the early earth, before humans. They are giving a strong voice to a message. They are placing that message in the water, our sustenance, and getting us to pay closer attention.
Unfortunately, many humans missed this important message because they were outraged, blaming, and screaming. And if they were not overtly livid, they drowned in despair, heartache, and powerlessness. Neither of these two reactions benefitted the solution. These lower frequency vibrational emotions and thoughts about the cause only foster more of the problem. Many people desire to know what to do, but are perplexed with the enormous amount of death they were faced with in the ocean.
Dr. Masaru Emoto’s broadcasted prayer for this situation is very simple, yet extremely powerful.
“To the water, whales, dolphins, pelicans, fishes, shellfishes, planktons, corals, algae, and all creatures in our Gulf of Mexico, I apologize. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you. Amen.”
– Dr. Masaru Emoto
We can pray this prayer daily and forever, long after the oil spill occurred. And we can change the focus of the prayer to fit any type of situation. This prayer reveals a style of prayer that is not judgmental but yet accountable. Emoto’s message is to pray without worry, blame or judgment: To pray with love and humbleness. It addresses all life as being valuable and that each of us can make a difference regardless of what others are doing. I encourage all of us to say a prayer like this countless times a day, adding positive, emotional, grateful, and authentic feelings to what ever you are praying about. And we can change the focus of the prayer to fit any type of situation.
We are the creator beings of this planet. EACH ONE of us makes a difference! YOU can help with the ongoing healing of anything. Where two or more are gathered, there is an exponential amount of energy gathered and sent.
Remember that there is always a greater message and teaching in every situation. Being on the leading edge means to not get caught in the everyday drama and hype about what is “wrong” in the world. A bigger perspective or a spiritual growth perceptive can reveal that the oil is not the enemy. These ancestors have been helping us survive, warm ourselves, and flourish for decades. See beyond the “disaster” and look at the bigger picture. There are no accidents. What are the messages that are being given from these two mighty forces, the water and oil? Journey, pray, and meditate on this. The answers and solutions will surface as we stay in the vibration that allows them to manifest.
These are the teaching of the leading edge in 21st century shamanism. The healer must be the vibration of the solution or the heeded situation not the vibration of the problem.
We are changing the world, and it is moving forward in a glorious way.