Joe’s version of: THE FIRST RAY INVOCATION
May the Holy Ones give us the light we seek
and give us the strong aid of their compassion and their wisdom.
There is a peace that passeth all understanding.
It abides in the hearts of those who live in the eternal.
There is a power that maketh all things new,
and it lives and moves in those who know the self as One.
May that peace brood over us and that power uplift us
until we stand where the one initiator is invoked,
until we see that star shine forth.
No mind makes no deal.
You can get more stinkin’ from thinkin’ than you can from drinkin’ — but to FEEL is for REAL!
Visualize that ecstasy one feels when seeing a mind blowing sunset,
and breathe that ecstasy in with a gentle indrawn breath.
May all Beings be well
May all Beings be happy
Peace, Peace, Peace
the above is Joe’s short version of:
May all Beings have happiness, and the causes of happiness.
May all Beings be free from suffering and the causes of suffering.
May all Beings never be without the Supreme Bliss which is free from all suffering.
May all Beings dwell in the Great Equanimity, free from all attachment and aversion.
Learn more about both Joe and Guin:
THE MILLER ARCHIVE at the San Francisco Theosophical Society website
GREAT SONG: The Life and Teachings of Joe Miller
Edited with an Introduction by Richard Power, Maypop Books 1993
Online aritcle: “Falling Awake: The Life and Message of Joe Miller”
By Richard Power and David Thompson, from a 2007 issue of Quest magazine.