“Tell the people not to cry. Tell them to be happy.”
John Fire Lame Deer, LAKOTA (told to his son, Archie, as he died)
Our Elders know about the two Worlds, the Physical World and the Spiritual World. Many times, before we pass to the Spirit World, our relatives, who have gone there before us, will come for us and they will help us. The Spirit World, the Elders say, is a good, happy, and harmonious place. When we die, it means we have only entered another world. We will all see one another again.
When I look at faith through the history of man… I am always amazed at how people have had so many follow them, listen to their teaching, share their visions…Buddha, Mohammad, Jesus, Abraham, Joan of Arc, Magdalene, Mother Theresa, Gandhi, Black Elk, Standing Bear …and so many countless more that are not mentioned in the history books…all these men and women sharing visions given to them by God.
All have imprinted…impacted…and changed history in some way. All have left footprints on the Great Mother. Today I would like to take as a day of atonement, rebalance and quiet contemplation… It is because of the gift I walk with I was taught by my teachers to honor. It is a time when my senses are at a very heightened awareness of the world around me.
So today I ask that we pray …send intentions…thoughts and healing to a world gone wrong. I ask that you use this day as a day of reflection…of thoughtful prayer… whether it is silently in your minds and hearts while you work through your day… or it is at a place of worship… it is to be a time of Prayer for all of us as humans…as all of us as family….
Prayer a little word with so much meaning… prayer….
Definition of PRAYER
1a (1) : an address (as a petition) to God or a god in word or thought (2) : a set order of words used in praying
b : an earnest request or wish
2: the act or practice of praying to God or a god
Definition of PEACE
1: a state of tranquillity or quiet:
Definition of REVERENCE
1: honor or respect felt or shown : deference; especially : profound adoring awed respect
2: a gesture of respect (as a bow)
3: the state of being
So take a few moments from today… in Reverence…to say prayer. Remember what it is, today pray for all of us to see faith again…to remember hope again… to be human again. That we will see a day of no wars…that we will see a day when color, race, sex, beliefs are no longer barriers to being human. Honor all the prophets and Seers of peace…that have walked before us… Honor them with prayer…and ask them to help guide us… to a day we will see balance in the world in our lifetimes…. Let us join in spiritual hands to pray.
I call to the sacred winds…to carry my words
To the Grandmothers and Grandfathers of the North, the south, the east, the west, Above …below and within…
I call to the sacred winds to carry my words to the Winged ones…the Four Leggeds…the Plant People…the Crystal Keepers, the Thunder Beings, the Angelic Realm…Mother Mary and Magdalene…my Brother Christ and all the nations that love us.
I thank you for all the many blessings that you have shared with us today and beyond and I ask that you hear our prayers whether spoken our held silently within our hearts.
Today I ask that you hear our prayers as we stand humbly before you, small and human.
Help us to remember we are all but a tiny part of a great universe, that we are all connected as one…
Bring us the strength we need to walk our paths without ego or judgment…
Allow our hearts to hear what our ears are missing
Teach us how to allow forgiveness for others and ourselves
Fill our being with the unconditional love that you so freely offer all.
I call that we be reminded we are all no better than or less than one another.
Guide us through our days, to help us with our humanness…that we learn to reconnect with others in a gentle and positive way. Offering smiles when they are needed without thought, shoulders or ears to help ease another…and words that will uplift or soothe.
Keep our children safe and strong in this troubled world… I ask that on this day and days to come…guidance is shared with our children to help them as they walk their paths. Help open their eyes so they can learn and see the right way of things, teach them to respect all life no matter how small, open their ears and minds so that they may understand things that are being taught to them in a good and gentle manner…open their hearts so that when the harshness of the world falls at their feet, they can cope and handle it with compassion and understanding.
I ask that today and all days ahead, that we truly join together in prayer…that we look at ourselves and see what can be in the future if we make it so. That we all are guided to be a stone cast on the waters…to help bring change in positive ways. That we reflect on all those who have walked before us….and honor the sacrifices that were given in order for us to have better places of thought…of life…of being….
I thank all those who have walked with us and answer our calls…this day and in days to come…and honor you …AHO
So my wish to you all today is that you are thoughtful, prayerful.. and that you allow the spirit to flow through you…that you embrace your human, flawed, imperfect and accept that in that we are all perfect and unique…and in doing so… we are more tolerant, caring and understanding of all the world around us…adding our energy to help shift the world to a healing state…a place of goodness…honor… and being….
May the love in my heart finds yours and fills it with hope and faith…faith that in the moments ahead of us we can all help to make this world a little better. Have an Amazing day!
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