There will be an interfaith service at 7pm Thursday, January 6, at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis, for those who have died and those who survived the tsunami. Part of the service will include chanting the Heart Sutra lead by Buddhist participants. The service will include other prayers, songs and chants from other faith traditions. For further information you can call the Basilica of St. Mary at 612-333-1381.
Our thoughts, prayers, and Magickal intent for healing go out to the other side of the world. I will be brief, since we only have time to take a breath as we start the work of healing.
Gaia herself is reeling as the result of the quake. Scientists say the rotation of the earth may be affected: CCN Story The quake has even changed the layout of the surface of the earth as islands shift.
I am disappointed at the relatively low monitary commitment “my” government is willing to make and the time it took for us to say anything. The $35 million we are contributing drained our emergency relief fund. To put things in perspective, we have spent more than 42,000 times this amount on the Iraq war. (Sources: Center for American Progress & costofwar.com) We have blown the strength of our nation on killing, when it is desperately needed to save lives. Thus, just as individuals are buying materials for soldiers to help them in surviving the war, I know that we can step up and contribute to the greatest humanitarian relief effort in history.
Peace & Wisdom to you all