During a session with a regular client a few weeks ago, the angels showed her dog being agitated. The dog was unhappy with the presence of mice near the stove and bothered by the beeping of a low battery in a smoke alarm in the empty apartment below. We said a prayer to the angels asking for both these issues to be resolved – without any attachment to how that would happen. About 36 hours later, I received an enthusiastic message of gratitude from her reporting that both issues had been resolved.
What struck me about this exchange was the simplicity. We prayed and the problems evaporated. Spiritual work reflects again and again that everything is one thing, rather than separate issues. What caused the mice to move away and to the building maintenance person to change the battery was the handing over of the issue to the angels. The size and scope of a problem does not matter. What matters is our asking for help, surrendering attachment and holding space for a positive solution.
In an era where truth is subjective, let’s pray for actual and factual truth prevailing. Let’s continue to affirm that all nations are helmed by wise and kind leaders. Let’s be kind to ourselves and others. Let’s utilize the healing power of humor. And let’s accept our roles as leaders in our families, communities and nations.
As we prepare for family and community gatherings during the holidays, we can use similar prayers to pave the way for a peaceful sharing of space.
“Thank you, angels, for being strong and present with myself, my loved ones and all present as we gather for the holidays. Thank you for showering all of us with loving light. Thank you for washing off hardened expectations and resentments from each of us. Thank you for the perfect healing of humanity. I choose to forgive everyone for everything right now. I forgive myself for everything right now. I ask for forgiveness right now. Thank you for helping all of us to see past division and embrace unity. I welcome peace wherever I am. I ask for this or something better. And so it is.”
May the remaining days of the year be joyful, fruitful and peaceful.