It is our mission to turn the forces that prey upon us, into forces that we pray for – that we may illuminate ourselves. Our wounds can become transformed into an embodiment of wholeness. This only comes with the ripening and fulfillment of Time. For it is our human willingness alone that lights the way for us to put down the repository of suffering and embrace the hand of Spacious Emptiness ~ Vast, Non-linear, Indivisible Beingness. As His Holiness The Dalai Lama states: “Everything you are looking for lies beyond the mask you wear.”
On the other side of our personal and collective wounds, traumas, (and re-enactments there of) is the doorway to a realm of life which emanates and expresses the majestic Simplicity of our True Nature. This is the only force that can cleanse and release us of “sin” – which is only the forgetting to remember who we really are, sparks of the One Flame of Consciousness. Each of us equal in this One Ocean of Existence.
Asleep. Dreaming. Awake. Remembering to Awaken over and over and over… As we feel a fear begin to “prey” upon our heart, mind and body, let us discipline ourselves to become alert in that moment to Pray. This act of praying does not have to look like any one certain right way. To sincerely Pray is simply to be willing to receive light to descend, penetrate, and illuminate the darknesses we harbor inside. Prayer is alchemy. Prayer can only be consummated by a willing, humble heart. Prayer is a letting go our habitual contraction into the separate-egoic-self and letting go into a vaster dimension of compassion and all-embracing awareness. It is easier than it may sound. While the Source of Prayer originates from beyond our physical body, the vibration of Prayer lives within the echo and pulse of our own heart-beat.
Prayer can be formal; it can be spontaneous. We can pray ceaselessly, to keep our vibration secure in the Light and immune to the sabotaging forces seeking to prey upon our weaknesses. We can instead turn those vulnerabilities into a prayer for strength, courage, guidance, and humility to receive assistance from our own inherent, True Nature.
Prayer happens by being authentic. We can pray devoutly while washing dishes, while baking bread, while bathing, while walking, while laughing, while crying, while smiling, while singing. Prayer can be silent or loud; chanting, whispering or screaming – breathing always. Prayer can be zen or rainbow; blank or vibrant; linking the eternal and the impermanent; the absolute and the relative; heaven and earth; formless and form…Prayer brings the Mystical into the mundane.
Prayer is a communion, a celebration of revelatory remembering. Each time we remember to Pray, through our intentions, through the gestures of our body, speech, and mind – we align with the very Source of our Being, and are thus Renewed by our own wholeness.
When 2 or more beings gather and bring their prayers together through physical and telepathic synchronization of heart-effort, the Prayer expands. The Call for Light is amplified, becoming an even broader signal… True Prayer has no definition; no boundary; no rules; no nation, race or dogmatic attitude. Prayer is a presence, a vibration that cleans us, bringing peace and redemption to our perceived “errors,” our forgetting of the Wholeness within that is always available, offering us all we truly need for body and spirit.
As we are now closing this Grand World Age Cycle (3114 BC – 2012 AD), these exact upcoming 2 years – 2011 and 2012 are an unprecedented demandingly urgent Time for Real Prayer to descend – silencing, clarifying and uplifting by offering communion, realization, and celebration. Prayer aligns us to actualize; Prayer lifts us, to receive the depths of our true being.
By our willingness to exercise our capacity to Pray, we call for light, and in that call we are lifted, and we can find our way to arise to a new level, opening ourselves to access higher realms inside of us. Prayer is answered in the true calling. We are purified in the act of letting go, and opening to assistance from a divine clarity and force larger and greater than ourselves.
In the closing of this World Age which has been dominated by the left-brain, masculine orientation, we are in great need of learning to step beyond the shell of our rational, linear, egoic, mental identities and into a feeling expanse of a holistic immersion into a space of non-duality; Oneness; all-embracing presence, a space beyond right or wrong… Where our linear minds separate and categorize, our spiritual hearts unify and make whole – not by doing – but by receiving; gathering all the “pieces” that are already there that just need to be held together within ourselves; integrated.
The Path of Prayer offers us a sacred tool which is always readily accessible. Prayer is like an ever-present candle inside the altar of our soul that we can choose to light and ignite at any moment, again and again and again. To pray, you can hold someone’s hand, listen to the sound of a creek, drink in the seas of the stars, you can gaze into the center of a flower, you can drink fresh water with closed eyes. You can read a poem, caress a pet, hold your own heart, stretch your own legs with tenderness, stoke a fire, write a song, feed your mother, lend strength to someone who is down, breathe the earth into the soles of your feet. You can hug, burn prayer smoke, ring bells, finger paint, climb a tree, make a meal, breathe in eternity, question reality, send a message, ride a dream, call an angel, imagine a bird of peace in the nest of your heart, weave a blanket, play loud drums, sit in the silence of our turning world, commune with your own heart-beat.
In these times, as the human instruments that we are, sometimes we get preyed upon by lower forces within us and around us which are seeking light and liberation. If we see suffering and insanity in the external world, we must own that it is reproduced from somewhere also within is. We must own how we are contributing to the larger world and its vibrations and manifestations. Therefore, we must all do the necessary work of being aware humans. This means looking at ourselves honestly, taking stock of our incongruencies and shortcomings in order to grow. We must be willing to listen and take in reflection from others, always examining our own psyche and conscience; our mind and body’s storehouse of all the karma we are carrying.
I see no way to access the new vibrations that are coming to greet us, to usher in a New World Age, other than Praying to the Truth of Who We Are, over and over and over, until we are firmly seated there. This Mayan Calendar schedule which maps these World Age Cycles, CLEARLY indicates that this moment now playing out on Planet Earth was talked about in Times of Old, by ancient wisdom-keepers the world over. We are the future generations of those who saw and anticipated the turbulence and transformation now possible on Earth, in this NOW.
World Ages set the theme of the evolutionary stage. In “2011″ and “2012″ we are on the brink of the snake eating its own tail; a moment of great return; great remembrance; great revelation; great reunion…
As we Pray, let us ask ourselves: “WHAT DO I NEED TO LET GO OF, IN ORDER TO RECEIVE MY OWN WHOLENESS? AND WHAT DO I NEED TO RECEIVE IN ORDER TO LET GO OF FALSE PERCEPTIONS OF SUFFERING AND LACK?
In these times, we have the opportunity to heal the continuum of our incarnations and our our ancestral lineages. More and more doorways beyond the veil of physical duality are presenting themselves and opening as wide resources, the nearer we venture in this closing World Era process. Again, the only way to enter through the doorway is WILLINGNESS. That is all that is required for us to confront, transmute, and metamorphasize our human potential. The seed of our True Nature is our core, and it is up to us to water the flower with the flowing Prayer of our natural beingness, relaxing into its calm, all-abiding wisdom and expanse.
There is no other time to do our life’s healing work than NOW, this exact moment; this ongoing, ever-changing, morphing moment that keeps recirculating the possibilities of being for us to co-create with and respond to. Death is not an escape from consciousness, it is but a shedding and transcendence of physical form. Even and especially upon death, we still must do our work navigating our consciousness. On one hand we always have the opportunity to evolve; and on another hand we’ve actually never left our True Nature. Sleeping does not negate the possibility of being in an awakened state. While prolonging an awakened state is our objective, so too is simply stirring oneself as soon as you realize you are asleep and dreaming unconscious.
At any moment we can become Lucid. May we Pray to that within us that is already Awake, whole, clear and harmonious in being and action.
May The Blessings of Human Prayer Bathe All Beings in Compassion, Courage and Joy.
A HO MITAKUYE OYSIN ~ To All My Relations