We ask for the presence of light, and pray that the breath of life continues to caress this planet home.

May we grow into true understanding, a deep understanding that inspires us to protect the trees on which we bloom, and the water, soil, and atmosphere, without which we have no existence.

May we turn inwards and stumble upon our true roots in the intertwining biology of this exquisite planet.

May nourishment and power pulse through these routes, and fierce determination to continue the billion year dance.

May love well up and burst forth from our hearts.

May there be a new dispensation of pure and powerful consciousness, and the charter to witness and facilitate the healing of the tattered biosphere.

We ask for the presence of Light to be here with us, to reveal to all what we need to see, for our own highest good and for the highest good of all.

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 can turn scales to feathers, sea water to blood, caterpillars to butterflies, metamorphose  our species.

Awaken and us the powers that we need to survive the present crisis and evolve into more aeons of our solar journey.

Awakens in us a sense of who we truly are, tiny ephemeral blossoms on the tree of life. Make the purpose and destiny of the tree our own  purpose and destiny.

Fill each of us with love for our true Self, which includes all the creatures and plants and landscapes of the world. Fill us with a powerful words for the well-being and continual unfolding of this Self.

May we speak in all human councils on behalf of the animals and plants and landscapes of the earth.

May we shine with an inner light that will spread rapidly during these dark times.

May we all awaken to our true and only nature – none other than the Nature of the planet Earth.

We call upon the power that sustains the planets in their orbits, that wheels our Milky Way in it’s 200 million year spiral.

Imbue our personalities and our relationships with harmony, endurance and joy. And fill us with a sense of immense time, so that our brief, flickering lives may truly reflect the work of vast ages past, and 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 light.

by John Seed,

Rainforest Information Centre