I am writing to you from Canmore, which is in the Canadian Rocky Mountains not far from Banff and Lake Louise. There is still snow on the mountains and the scenery is breathtaking. It has been great to connect with Surya, presently our one and only Shanti Mission teacher living in Canada, as well as meeting the community he serves. More amazing soul family!
We are about to start our retreat here and already nature is speaking to us. After our Durga Narayani abhishekam this morning, we went outside and were admiring the view of the mountains, which tower over the town. Between two mountain peaks written by exposed rock in the snow, in capital letters, was a big N: N for Narayani!
One can feel the beautiful presence of our Divine Mother and I am really looking forward to communing with Prakriti Devi, the spirit of the Earth in this exotic location. Already many nature sprites and devas are revealing themselves, and the energy field of the mountains is clearly discernable.
Prior to arriving in Canmore I had the good fortune to stay with long-term devotees of Sri Sakthi Amma, Dr Badri and Anne Ricki. We shared some beautiful time together. During one discussion about the Divine Mother, Badri said that when the Our Father prayer was given to the world, there was also an Our Mother prayer, and the Divine Mother had taught it to him. . Badri shared the prayer with me, and it is so beautiful that I thought I would share it with you.
The Mother’s Prayer
Our Mother who art upon Earth
Hallowed be thy name
Thy Kingdom come
In me as it is in Thee
As every day you send your Angels
Send them also to Me
Forgive me my sins
As I atone my sins against Thee
Lead me not into temptation
And deliver me from all evil
For thou art the Earth, the Body and the Health,
Join us in our contemplation of how we can nurture our divine nature and tune in for blessings.
Lots of love