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Peace and its many aspects

Peace Invocations

Here are a few peace invocations I have found.  There are many very beautiful ones, and I will share more from time to time.

First something from the Buddhist tradition:

“Peace to all beings
Whether near or far
Known or unknown
Real or imaginary
Visible or invisible
Born or yet to be born.
May all beings
Be well and happy
And free from fear.

Peace to all beings
Within and beyond the imagination
In the world of ideas
In the world of memories
And in the world of dreams.
May all beings
Be well and happy
And free from fear.

Peace in all elements
Of earth, air, fire and water
Fulfilled in space
Peace.

Peace in all universes
From the smallest cells in our bodies
To the greatest galaxies in space
Peace
And light rising

Peace to all beings
Within each being here
To those beings that have been in the past
And to those beings that are yet to be in the future
May all beings
Within each being here
Be well and happy
And free from fear.”

Now something from the Hindu tradition:

“There is peace in the sky, there is peace on earth. There is peace in the heavans, there is peace in this world. There is peace in the waters, there is peace on land. There is peace within the plants, animals, flowers, insects and herbs. There is peace with men, and peace with women and children. There is peace with the Gods and peace with the Goddesses. May this all-pervading peace enter into us and permeate us to the very core of our beings. Om peace, peace, peace.”

And finally, something from Gaelic:

“Deep peace I breathe into you.
Oh weariness here!
Oh ache here!

Deep peace, a soft white dove to you,
Deep peace, a quiet rain to you,
Deep peace, an ebbing wave to you!

Deep peace, red wind of the east from you,
Deep peace, grey wind of the west to you,
Deep peace, dark wind of the north to you,
Deep peace, blue wind of the south to you!

Deep peace, pure red of the flame to you,
Deep peace, pure white of the moon to you,
Deep peace, pure green of the grass to you,
Deep peace, pure brown of the earth to you,
Deep peace, pure grey of the dew to you,
Deep peace, pure blue of the sky to you!

Deep peace of the running wave to you,
Deep peace of the flowing air to you,
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you,
Deep peace of the sleeping stones to you!

Deep peace of the Yellow Shepherd to you,
Deep peace of the Wandering Shepherdess to you,
Deep peace of the Flock of Stars to you,
Deep peace from the Son of Peace to you,
Deep peace from the Heart of Mary to you,
From Brigid of the Mantle,
Deep peace, deep peace!

And with the kindness of the Haughty Father,
Peace!

In the name of the Three who are One,
Peace!

And by the will of the King of the Elements,
Peace! Peace!”

To believe in and promote peace, it seems to me you have to be able to draw on sources of inspiration that help you to feel peace and be peaceful.   Invocations such as these help you to recenter and calm the mind and heart.  You then know that peace is possible because you are experiencing it.

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January 25, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , ,

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