Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Power of Prayer

The puppy in my older posts below came from a breeder in Rimforest, next door to Lake Arrowhead, which is still under seige from a terrible wildfire. I have great concern for the breeder of this dog and their dogs. The area was under evacuation orders I believe yesterday. I also have friends in Arrowhead and Arrowbear, Malibu, Topanga Canyon, family in San Diego, Frazier Park, and in more of the affected fire areas. I know I don't get much in the way of readers of this blog, it's mostly for myself to see my work in a different format. The best comments are from bloggers who aren't in the arts, or who are in the arts but not blogging.. ;D
I am a firm believer in the power of prayer, not so much to get "stuff" but to move and shift the great and small currents of the universe to create best possible outcomes for the greater good or to open doors. If you read this and believe or not, please say prayers for the brave firefighters out there now with 3 days of exhausting work behind them, more ahead of them, and not enough equipment to do the job. Pray for all the people in SoCal who are now homeless, who may have lost everything, or who don't yet even know, and for the people displaced from the comforts of whatever home they may have to evacuation centers. Also please pray for the wildlife in these forests. I'm a Buddhist but my Christian roots have no conflict with that, and Buddhists pray as well. Look at it as a way to improve your conscious contact with God, while sending some positive energy to your fellow man. Photos are off the 'net and are top to bottom near Fallbrook (Photo: GETTY IMAGES/David McNew), another unID'd image, the Witch fire (Photo GETTY IMAGES/Sandy Huffaker), and an Arrowhead neighborhood (Don Kelsen / Los Angeles Times).


Crabby McSlacker said...

I'm not so much a prayer person but am sending good wishes--thanks for the post. And those pictures are incredible, aren't they?

(Thought I left a comment before but I must have hit preview rather than publish.)

katieo said...

Those photos are so tragic! Thanks for posting this. I think prayer is great if for none other reason than to get us "outside" of ourselves.

It's so hard to imagine losing EVERYTHING. I will definitely be praying for all of those involved.

Michael said...

God bless you for keeping them in your prayers, and may all those who suffer from this disaster find shelter and relief.

Anonymous said...

Nice blog!! My brother lives in Laguna Nigel, and I've been keeping close watch on your difficulties. Nature is a stern master!
Hopefully, it will calm down soon.
By the way, I paint also, and it
"improves" me :-)
Dr. J

TK said...

Hi Crabby!
The photos absolutely do make one stop and think.

And katieo, excellent observation about prayer. I also see it as an act that gets us outside of personal ego orientation and into the sense of oneness of humanity.

Michael, thanks for your comment and prayers on behalf of others!

Dr. J, I appreciate the kind comment on the blog, and also have family in the Laguna Nigel area and so have shared your concern.
Painting is such a joy, isn't it? I find many gifts in the practice: meditation, self improvement, celebration and satisfaction!

Thanks all so very much for your prayers, and for taking the time to post!