Prayer of Service

My eyes are closed–and my heart wide open.

With a soft and gentle spirit

I AM HERE.

Asking, imploring to know

What would you have me do?

I am yours–to serve, to love, to pray, to support.

Show me the way, for

I AM HERE.

My soul’s greatest desire is to love, to connect, to share

And bring together the many across this Planet

In harmony, love, joy and peace.

Love.

Laughter.

Life.

Available to all.

I AM HERE.

Quiet mind, open heart.

As the waves wash over the shore,

Let Love sweep over me–through me.

Let her tenderness penetrate my every cell, expanding through all of my being.

Let the fire of her Grace warm my very soul.

Let her tendrils wrap around my body in its entirety.

I AM HERE.

Quiet mind, open heart.

As the bird sings his song,

Let my voice be freed.

Let its melodic tone be played aloud.

Let the lyric of my inner truth be heard.

Let the singing of my own heartsong bring joy to others.

Let the utterance of peaceful bliss inspire a Spirit of Unity.

I AM HERE.

Feeling.  Loving.  Seeing.

My eyes are opened within–the veil drawn back.

I see me.  Beautiful, glowing, radiant Being of Light.

I am the essence of Love and Grace.

I am a reflection of Divine Presence.

I AM–enough.  Perfect.  ME.

I AM HERE.

Alive.  Out loud.

In connection with all of Life.

Listening.  Choosing.  Creating.

I AM HERE!

 

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Words Are Power

Recently Maya Angelou was featured on OWN network’s Master Class program.  I found myself wide-eyed, sometimes even teary-eyed, hanging on her every word.  As she began to tell her story, she talked about WORDS – and the power they hold.  Words are things, and they have the power to exalt another with love and dignity – or wound with ugliness, jealousy and disgust.

Ms. Angelou went on to point out words stay with us: they live in our carpets, on our furniture, our clothes – and eventually, they seep into our being.  Take a moment and allow that truth to really sink in:  every word you speak calls forth its own power!  And now take a moment to consider the words you use, the way you speak to others – the way you speak to YOURSELF.  What is the power you are emitting from the words you speak?

I’m reminded of something Caroline Myss taught us in Mysticism:  words are prayers.  Imagine yourself praying, asking for the power of your words to become reality.  Perhaps we would choose more carefully what we allow to flow from our lips.  Perhaps we would be a bit more willing to take the time to hear the voice of integrity that lives within.  Perhaps we would opt for love rather than judgment.

Allow yourself to travel through your day with a belief in the power of your words.  And visualize your words as prayers, calling on Spirit to create the reality you request.  Would this not compel you to be still, to search within yourself, to find the space to connect with Spirit and hear the truth of what your soul wishes?

Would this not stir from within you the desire to use your words for the good of yourself, and all others whom you love, know or meet on the sidewalk?  Would this not awaken in your being the ability to listen…..to the whispers of your own heart……

What is God Asking?

What is God asking of you?

No matter where we are in our own journey, we can take pause to ask this question.  God speaks through our joy, our pain…sorrow, elation, wealth, poverty.  It doesn’t matter.  There will always be room for this question, and if we listen, we will always receive an answer.

But I wonder, can we even grasp the power that lies in the asking?  We are effectively reaching up into the ethers to draw down into our being the vibration of grace,  just by simply posing the question.  Beyond the inquiry lies the need to step into living an authentic life, to shift a stagnant energy, to touch the lives of others with the energy we share, to perform acts of service on behalf of Spirit.

It’s as though our soul is an electric power plant and asking this question turns on the giant switch and begins the current flowing, bringing light and animation to the extremes of our person.  And so begins an awakening.  Something previously quieted opens its eyes and breathes life.

Wherever you are in life, take time out to say these words:  “What is God asking of me?”  And then listen….as your heart whispers the answer to you.