This is what I prefer to call Vision Seed (aka Prayer) for our neighborhood. Some people don’t believe in prayer but if we understand prayer as a Vision that we hold and give energy to with the intent of manifesting, it is a powerful and pragmatic practice. I encourage all to verbalize and envision this prayer as often as possible. It will unite and create pathways of justice and beauty for us and our neighborhood. I introduce some Native-Indigenous words and concepts that might not be familiar to most readers but feel free to exchange words with equivalent sentiments where you feel inclined to.
Tlazocamati, (thank you) Great Mystery, Mother Earth, Tongva Ancestors of this land Kuruvunga-Sa’agna we now call Venice, and to my Spirit relatives who guide me to my highest good.
Thank you for this day and all my blessings– my home, my access to water, my family, and even all the blessings I may not see.
As I walk through the streets of Venice allow my mind and heart to hear and be guided by the spirits of the earth, beauty, and righteousness that have been here long before I ever set foot on this land. Help me to act on their behalf.
May those working for equity, healing, true restorative justice, and prosperity for all relations past, present, and future of this sacred land be blessed with the unity, wisdom, integrity, resources, and opportunities to continue bringing these beautiful things into fruition.
For all those who walk blindly in greed, drunk in their privilege, quest for material profit apathy, and gentrification apologism, may their minds and hearts be nurtured into a righteous path.
May all entities that seek to operate in deception and act contrary to the righteous wellbeing and integrity of our beloved neighborhood Venice – Kuruvunga- Sa’agna be brought to the light and humbled by the Sacred Fire of the Great Mystery.
Continue to bless our beautiful Venice Tongva Land with blessings of beauty, justice, and prosperity. May all that has been taken materially and spiritually from the families who co-created the beautiful Spirit and Culture of this town and of those who’ve been unrighteously erased or displaced, be restored in the most beautiful way.
May there be One Heart, One Spirit, One Mind, in the direction of this Vision, this Prayer, and these Principles.
Tlazocamati (thank you) Creator and Ancestors
A’ho — Ometeotl (Amen, etc.)