Here is the Samhain Prayer I post every year, edited again!
May your New Year be happy and meaningful.
Let us hope that the humanosphere moves swiftly to break from its path of nuclear doom.
Let us hope that war is recognized for what it is: a black hole sucking us all down.
Let us hope that care trumps greed, and soon no one shall hoard wealth and ignore starving ribs.
Let us hope that swaggering tongues yield to wide ears, and the soft-spoken are honored rather than circumvented.
Let us hope that fanatics falter in power, and all gods are validated except those who seek to be the only one.
Let us hope that our leaders stop spitting terror out of angry mouths; and misled flocks stop kneeling before them in collars of fear.
Let us hope that all cultures mingle and mate in spiritual companionship. Should not all of us be lovers in this interlaced sense?
Let us hope that the light of education burns through webs of ignorance, freeing untold numbers of heart-led wings.
Let us hope that denial and discord melt into delight, and that we see as children again, with tears in our eyes; for each color or scent or taste or touch or song is rare.
Let us fall down and beg the Fates to guide us, away from our planet-poisoning path, the one that infects us when we buy chemicals in the name of a shallow shine.
Let us pray to be more than fussy ants, led by the pheromone of our purse strings: “consumers” who rush into Discount Hives where nothing is made with love.
Let us simply breathe, and realize what a treasure that one breath is, more than any ingot or jewel.
Are we not all winners in that most important lottery of all: the journey of Life.