Global Connections III
Moscow, New York, Auroville, February 25 • 2016
The unifying factors across the world and at each of the three sites were: the lighting of a candle, offering of flowers, and reading of the invocation which was written by board member Miriam Belov.
Here is a YOUTUBE 10 minute version of the hour long invocation in India. Maddye Belov Boxer, Miriam’s daughter, played a wonderful role in Auroville and was the first person to read a description of special flowers.
There were many flowers on the Nakashima Sacred Peace Table that helped to elevate the atmosphere: lotuses, roses, birds of paradise, orchids, lilies, jasmine, tuberose, French marigolds. Many were even given away to the participants in the end. In India and throughout all of Asia, flowers are often an integral part of a ceremony. It was especially fitting to do so at this event. In Auroville, the inspiring flute music of Gordon Korstange accompanied the ceremony.
One of the most respected and oldest national newspapers of India, The Hindu, sent a team of a young enthusiastic reporter and photographer, and then ran an article about it the next day on the second page. Jaya, the Executive of the Pavillion, was thrilled to read it since the article mentioned the “Supramental Light”, a cornerstone of Sri Aurobindo’s yoga, in its headline. see article
MOSCOW, Russian Academy of Arts Sacred Peace Table
NEW YORK, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Altar for Peace
The Global Blessing Spoken by All
May the words below suffice as written by Miriam and recited by all contemporaneously in Auroville at the Sacred Peace Table in the Hall of Peace; in Moscow at the Sacred Peace Table in the Russian Academy of Arts; and in New York City at the Altar for Peace in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.
Please see the powerful flow of Supramental Light and Force and Consciousness that The Mother described flowing from the heart of each cell of your body, illuminating your soul, filling your whole being here and now in 2016. Allow this Supramental Light to flow in a clockwise direction to the other people in the Hall. See The Matrimandir, the soul of Auroville, collaborating with us.
Please make larger circles, embracing all of Auroville and the Ashram. This Supramental Force is now encircling the globe bathing all sentient beings, all of Nature. It is connecting the Sacred Peace Table in Moscow and the Altar in New York City. A large wave of peace covering all. Elephants, ladybugs, dolphins and eagles. The iced peaks of Everest, the rainforests of the Amazon, the Grand Canyon, the islands of Hawaii, the Danube River, the great expanse of the Steppes.
We pray for Peace – both planetary and in each of our bodies – and for the Divine grace to stop the ecocide and rejuvenate the environment.
Pure water/clean air, blue sky/green grass, rich soil, vibrant health and strength flooding everyone, every species so precious to the ecological web. See this Golden Consciousness flowing around and through our fragile globe, Mother Earth, as Matter and Spirit unite, Evolving by the Supramental Light, Peace and Love.