One of the great tests we are facing as nation comes from the cause of the Standing Rock Sioux, who have been tirelessly fighting (see: 5 Things You Need to Know About the Dakota Access Pipeline Protests) against the Dakota Access Pipeline, which is in violation of treaty land, Sioux territory that was established many years ago by the federal government.
All Hallow’s Eve Invocation For The Benefit of All Beings by Benjamin W. Decker
Mighty Creator known by all religions,
Saints and sages of all traditions,
Angels, guides and masters of light,
We call upon you from the dark of night.
Earth below and sky above,
From dark & fear, to Light & Love.
With loved ones gone and loved ones here
Past, present, future, far and near.
We banish the darkness that binds us,
And invoke the light that defines us.
We set aside childish things,
And speak forgiveness for all beings.
Kingdoms fall and empires crack,
We see abundance replace all lack.
Giving strength to the weak,
Harmony & peace is all we seek.
The winds of change we feel tonight,
Dawn approaches, shining bright.
Praying peace in all directions,
Singing harmony in all dimensions.
Caterpillar to butterfly, acorn to tree,
May these thoughts be as seeds,
In our hearts and minds they grow,
And in the world around us show.
For Only Good do we say these things,
And the Benefit of ALL BEINGS.