This Covenant Prayer is a description of a way of life – a life of knowing and sharing love, joy, and peace with all beings. The spirit path can be summed up in this phrase-I promise to put in lots of hard work to create love, joy, and peace for myself and all other beings.
The Words of our Covenant with Great Spirit are:
In honor we hold ourselves because we are the children of Mother Earth.
We invoke the sensual wild so that all life is abundant.
May all the decisions we make bring wisdom.
May we find the wisdom to become what is needed for others and ourselves.
We shall not begin what we cannot finish in love, joy, and peace.
We accept all people as our own (family) and open our hearts to share with them.
United in purpose, together, we are one.
We are makers and shapers of beauty in the world.
We sow the seeds of eternity and reap the harvest of love and joy,
over,and over, and over again.
We are willing to go into the dark to find the light of truth, so that our actions
take place in rightness and our passion leads to devotion.
May our changes bring healing to the world.
In the heart of the Wisdom Light we shall find comfort.
May our protection be guided by obedience to a Higher Power.
May our strength be supportive of the weak and helpless of the world.
May our joyous playfulness bring magical possibilities and laughter set us free.
It is in the heart of our mirror self that we shall find
unconditional love, so that love may truly lift up the world.
The mission of our time is to live by a set of ideas and ideals of consciousness whose very nature has the power and ability to transform hearts and minds. It is a process of gathering friends and companions who are convinced of the truth that all life is precious and no one should be left out. There have been many Missions of Consciousness throughout time; adopted for a while the teachings bring great change. Then, one by one these statements of greatest of being lose the power to awaken hearts and direct lives. It is time for a new Mission. The Mission of the Metta. This Mission requires each of us to focus on three things: Liberation, Obedience, and Release.
Liberation from suffering is a part of every mission. The process of suffering is caused by what we have that we don’t want and what we want that we don’t have. The path of freedom from suffering is gratitude, appreciation, and blessing. In gratitude we focus on the people, places, experiences, and things in our lives that we have in such abundance. With appreciation we speak our thanksgiving to those who have walked with us at different times thanking them for the gifts they have shared with us. We acknowledge that we are part of a whole, not a separate being, independent and alone. With blessing we speak Metta for others: May you be well and happy. May you be at ease. May you feel safe. May you know you are loved.
To be a true seeker it is part of our job to bless, express appreciation, and count our gratitudes. It is not enough for us to be happy, have love, and a peaceful life. We are responsible to create the possibility of these gifts in the lives of others: humans, animals, and all living beings. In this way we will know we are truly on the path of Freedom/Liberation.
When we practice being obedient to Great Spirit we decide to be obedient to love, peace, compassion, healing, generosity, and joy. We change our attitude, our interactions, and involvements so that the energy we express is in accordance with Divine Will. It is the Will of Great Spirit that we practice love, joy, and peace with all beings.
Release is very difficult because we are afraid of what will happen if we are not in control; little realizing that we have never really been in control of anything other than our thoughts. Even controlling our thought is a challenge for most of us. So we learn to meditate, chant mantras, and focus with prayers hoping to gain a little peace from the experience of monkey mind. When we release we are allowing ourselves to let go of the visions we have of being bad, unworthy, lazy, confused, disorganized, or unlovable. We let go of the vision of our amazing gifts, accomplishments, and knowledge. We allow the Ancient Wisdom of Great Mother- Great Father to guide our lives. The voice of the Divine is audible within our hearts if we are truly seeking to practice love, joy, compassion, generosity, and peace for ourselves and for all other beings.
A New Mission, A New Consciousness is arising- May we join our voices,
our hearts, and our lives together for the benefit of all beings everywhere!