In times when decisions need to be made that will benefit all concerned, I turn to the Holy Spirit, the Holy Om, the Word of God, Holy Naam, and other names for the same experience from different religions.
Sit comfortably with hands folded in lap - or if kneeling, with your hands folded in prayer.
Begin with an invocation to the Holy Spirit or other spiritual name you choose.
"Mother, Father, my All, be with me now
Let me attune with your fine direction
In this heartfelt prayer and meditation.
Clear away my ego, my self-serving thoughts
Make way for the best solution
To arise within my mind.
May I become receptive to your guidance
May I feel your presence by the energy that
Propels me onward to act for the common good.
Mother, Father, my All, fortify my intentions
Guide me to act with kindness and wisdom
That in doing my part
I promote love amongst humanity."
After your invocation or other heartfelt prayer, close your eyes and listen to the pervasive sound behind all thoughts and feelings - seemingly emanating from under the crown of your head. In stillness allow the ever-flowing spirit to permeate and strengthen your resolves for the best outcome - the common good for all.
Take a deep breath, stretch, stand and go forward in peace and kindness - resolved to act on inspired insights.
Prayer and meditation by Susan Helene Kramer
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