At an equinox ceremony many years ago, I watched a little girl sitting on the edge of the stage. She was playing a drum that was bigger than her. But she played it with intensity, pouring herself into the rhythms set by the adults behind her. There was a glow about her with the moonlight washing over her. Suddenly, everything around us dissolved and she was the only one on the stage. Transfixed, I wondered to myself, who is she? Then I heard a voice from deep inside say these words: She is your great-great-grandmother.
It sounds far-fetched but think about it. Human consciousness has been evolving at a rapid pace since the last century. We’ve been meditating and praying for changes to the old patterns of thinking and being. Thinking outside the box, this little girl is the answers to those prayers. She’s the promise of humanity’s future and represents all our great-great-grandmothers.
In the years gone by I’ve met other children just like her. There’s a serene quality about them. Most children are afraid to stand up in front of an audience of adults, but not these kids. They exude a confidence and they bring us a message of peace and hope. Realizing this, I’ve tried to include these children in sacred ceremonies and events. When asked, they step up without a moment’s hesitation. This is the story of two of them and how their journeys began.
Rafael was 10 when he first stepped into our circle on the Winter Solstice, which took place on the beach in Sarasota, FL. Shy and no doubt overwhelmed by the large number of people, he fearlessly told his story. He wrote his own personal prayer for peace in the world, spending hours before the ceremony to make it right. When he read it to the assembled audience, the only sound was his clear voice against the waves and the wind. His sincerity and devotion was evident in his wishes for war and hatred to be dissolved. He truly wanted people to live in harmony with each other. From his voice, that future was possible.
Two years later Rafael and his family moved to Spain. His mother told me he continued to be dedicated to his peace work. In Spain, Rafael met Sister Chan Knong, the first disciple of Thich Nhat Hanh, who is currently in charge of the International Plum Village community. Rafael asked her how he could live his life for peace. Realizing the influence this young boy would have on the world, she told him, “Rafael, call upon the Buddha. Disassociate with anger. Go back to your in-breath and on the out-breath be calm. The bucket of water that is your mind was agitated. Now it will be calm.” Then she named him “The Master of Peace.”
The second boy’s name is Lincoln. At age 7, he is already a healer of some worth. When his mother learned techniques in Sound Toning and Healing, Lincoln wanted to be taught. He practiced toning every day with his mom. Most kids ask their parents for toys. Not Lincoln. When given a choice between a toy and a crystal, he easily chose the crystal for his altar. Like most children, Lincoln loves animals. When he learned that two dogs belonging to friends were desperately ill, he wanted to make them well. One of the dogs was not expected to live out the night. Using the Sound Healing techniques he was taught, Lincoln began to systematically tone for each of the dogs. Over the course of several weeks, both dogs fully recovered and are back to their old lives. The vet of the dog who was not expected to live calls her “the miracle dog.”
Lightbearers for the Future
These are but two stories of the Children of Light. Today, I can still see the image of the little girl and easily hear the message on that equinox full moon. She was a drummer in the vanguard of The Children of Light. These children are everywhere. We encourage them by including them in our ceremonies. The ones we’ve had the privilege of teaching spiritual practices will take humanity forward in consciousness. They are the ones we summoned in our prayers so very long ago. They are the lightbearers for the future generations coming to earth. When we return to earth, we’ll remember they were our great-great-grandmothers and grandfathers.
Jo Mooy has studied with many spiritual traditions over the past 40 years. The wide diversity of this training allows her to develop spiritual seminars and retreats that explore inspirational concepts, give purpose and guidance to students, and present esoteric teachings in an understandable manner. Along with Patricia Cockerill, she has guided the Women’s Meditation Circle since January 2006 where it has been honored for five years in a row as the “Favorite Meditation” group in Sarasota, FL, by Natural Awakenings Magazine. Teaching and using Sound as a retreat healing practice, Jo was certified as a Sound Healer through Jonathan Goldman’s Sound Healing Association. She writes and publishes a monthly internationally distributed e-newsletter called Spiritual Connections and is a staff writer for Spirit of Maat magazine in Sedona. For more information go to www.starsoundings.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.