How Specific My Prayer?

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Have you ever asked someone a question and had an answer either be too vague or felt like you were getting a thesis presented to ya?  Think we have all been there.

That gets me to wondering about God and prayers, meditation.  I am not big on rote vain prayers of repetition myself, but rather just conversation and meditation when it comes to the Trinity and everyone else up there, or as I used to refer to the Trinity when I was a kid the Big Three, God as the Big Kahuna, with the other Kahunas.  I was quite the spitfire even a kid, but still cute.    As I present my thoughts, petitions etc.. to the Big Three, write my meditation to listen to in bed, I wonder how to write what I want to bring into my life.  Most faith leaders will say that you should be quite specific and consistent for a few reasons:  helps clarify your mind, helps clarify your needs, makes us more alert to answers, , and increases our faith.  There are those who will argue the opposite because their prayers were not answered, or not right away or not in the way they wanted, expected.  That’s not the point because God is not our errand boy, something I have to keep reminding myself of as well.   What if I am not sure exactly what I want in a given area of something then what the heck do I do?  Fear not, keep your pants on, don’t panic, all good.  Here is what you do, call on the paralegal, the Holy Spirit to clarify for ya.  Huh?  Bet you didn’t realize The Big Three, were like a great legal system with God as the Supreme Court Judge, Jesus as the advocate Judge and Holy Spirit as the Paralegal and Counsel to the defendants, if you can envision it that way to sort of understand the dynamics of it a bit.  This is what I tend do to in terms of how I pray and how I do a meditation.

When I pray or petition, as I feel a call to minister and the arts, seek to be self reliant, get off all government programs of assistance, I petition in general terms that I be able to use my gifts as a poet, songwriter, writer, vocalist and linguist to do so.  I also petition to be brought in full union, loyal and true rest of my life integrated personal and creative with my twinflame soulmate and to be brought into a family of true believers in Christ, who also will respect my heritage,  friendships that last a lifetime.  These are my general petitions for the upstairs.  When I recently wrote out my Emerald Bridge Meditation, then I got more specific about how this would all unfold.  I got more specific about the type of person this twin flame soulmate would be, what we would share etc… In the meditation, the 30 minute contemplative meditation I wrote out, I got more specific about things.  I am presenting my general petitions in “prayer” and then meditate contemplate with meditation music and such in the background with more specifics, always in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost.  I do try to make sure that whatever I do pray for etc.. is in line with Biblical principles and moral guidelines, remembering Jesus admonition of “sin no more” to the woman after he saved her tukkus!   Specific or general? Both and sometimes we pray to ask for clarification from the vague and general to the specific, that’s fine.  Where we run into trouble is to pray for something that is not in line with Biblical Principle and meditate to attract that, or to get so obsessed with the material, with fame and wealth, stuff like that, including in who we pray for coming into our lives as friends and life partners, seeing the value of things only from a material viewpoint that God can’t honor it, or God may say “fine, you need to learn a lesson, not going to be pretty, but you need to learn one” You get what you prayed for, tough love.  He will be there for us when werealize the error and seek him out after, but he may just give that tough love lesson.  

Prayer, meditation can be a request for clarification as much as a petition for a vision we already have clarity on, even both.

Amen

Trusting In That Still Voice-Mastered

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The Journey That is Life.

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Those of us who meditate, pray seek communion with the Holy Spirit, with the Trinity will hear that inner guiding voice, wisdom etc…, but may not always trust it.  I hope this can help in that journey.

 

My Path Forward

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The light shines within., going out in connection to the Divine Creator.

As I realize that God intended for us to be a light and that though it is important to be able to pay the bills and all that,  though if you have extra to live a comfry life, travel a bit to learn , see outside your world, invest for later in life, I find myself thinking about my path.

Personally, I want to be in a great community of people, people who can share my journey of Torah learning, and the arts, teaching. I seek a life partner who is going to have a deep connection to me and I to him heart body spirit soul, on so many levels, mutually, and where mutually we will be the best of friends, can banter, debate, even maybe disagree, but at the end of the day love each other always.  I seek someone that the bond is so deep, that we inspire each other so much, give so much joy to each other in the like journey we make, and in so many ways that fidelity and loyalty are a given every day 24/7.  I am meditating this kind of union coming into my life, a man coming forward into my life that has that same wish for such a union.  I know that person is out there, they just have to come forward into my life, but I know it may not be by my timing, but by that of He who knows the best timing.  Meantime I meditate on that person coming forward, all issues being sorted that need sorting, boldly, courageously, fearlessly coming forward free and clear.  This is one of the gifts I have asked for for Rosh Hashanna and will meditate on receiving.

Vocation wise, where do I go?  I will be working with the artist group in the synagogue on spoken word performance and will be focusing on performance poetry for the most part, my own original stuff and public domain material.  Then the in depth coaching.  I really want to help others to find their wings to fly.  The other aspect of my path will be promoting the in-depth coaching, providing material and in formats that will benefit the maximum number of people via google plus and google hangout.  I want to help people really find their path, make transitions and so much more, adding the spiritual component to it that is I think an important part of life.  My hope is to bring reflection and so much more through the arts and through in-depth coaching.  Learning to lead, and so much more will be part of my journey in the synagogue, a place I am already learning.  I look forward to this path and I know I may have some who don’t fully support it, and that’s okay, it’s those who do that count.  I also hope that person as I have described, that union as I have described also comes into my life, so I can share it with that special person, including my path of Judaism.  

Namaste, Shalom and Amen

 

Two New Pieces On Youtube

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Inspiration Peace and Love

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These two prayers are prayers that I chose because they are ones I am drawn to.  The Holy Spirit prayer is one that I love because to me it is the Holy Spirit of Hashem that gives me the words etc.. and I am simply a vessel to receive the inspiration given that comes from the Holy Spirit, so this prayer asking God to send His Spirit, His inspiration, guidance makes sense to me.  The other one about the ship, well life is an ocean and we are the ship, and if we don’t know how to steer our ship of our individual boat, then we are not going to do well, we will sink and sink fast.  We require good navigation equipment and a good lighthouse as well.  To me that is my spirituality and my faith, which for me is Judaism and true Kabbalah, which I am discovering and it is not a huge mystic mish mash as sold by many books etc.. That’s another blog for the future.