We call upon the spirit of evolution, the miraculous force that
inspires rocks and dust to weave themselves into biology. You have
stood by us for millions and billions of years--do not forsake us
now. Empower us and awaken in us pure and dazzling creativity.
You that turn scales into feathers, seawater to blood,
caterpillars to butterflies, metamorphose our species, awaken in us
the powers that we need to survive the present crisis and evolve
into more aeons of our solar journey.
Awaken in us a sense of who we truly are: tiny ephemeral
blossoms on the Tree of Life. Make the purposes and destiny of
that tree our own purpose and destiny.
Fill each of us with love for our true Self, which includes all
of the creatures and plants and landscapes of the world. Fill us
with a powerful urge for the wellbeing and continual unfolding of
May we speak in all human councils on behalf of the animals
and plants and landscapes of the Earth.
May we shine with a pure inner passion that will spread
rapidly through these leaden times.
May we all awaken to our true and only nature--none other
than the nature of Gaia, this living planet Earth.
We call upon the power which sustains the planets in their
orbits, that wheels our Milky Way in its 200-million-year spiral, to
imbue our personalities and our relationships with harmony,
endurance and joy. Fill us with a sense of immense time so that our
brief, flickering lives may truly reflect the work of vast ages past
and also the millions of years of evolution whose potential lies in
our trembling hands.
O stars, lend us your burning passion.
O silence, give weight to our voice.
We ask for the presence of the spirit of Gaia.