Sunday 1st of December 2019
An American Indian Prayer
O’ Great Spirit whose voice I hear in the winds and whose breath gives life to all the world, hear me! I am small and weak, I need your strength and wisdom.
Let me walk in beauty and make my eyes ever behold the red and purple sunset.
Make my hands respect the things you have made and my ears sharp to hear your voice.
Make me wise so that I may understand the things you have taught my people.
Let me learn the lessons you have hidden in every leaf and rock.
I seek strength not to be greater than my brother, but to fight my greatest enemy – Myself.
Make me always ready to come to you with clean hands and straight eyes.
So, when life fades as the fading Sun, my spirit may come to you without shame.
By Tamara & Friend
Find yourself a comfortable position in the chair you are sitting on. Close your eyes and breathe deeply; in and out, in and out. Relax all the parts of your body; let your hands and your feet rest. Allow your love to radiate out and give it to the person sitting next to you, on your left. See now, in your mind, a warm white light coming towards you, it now wraps all around you and gently is taking you higher and higher.
You find yourself now in front of a beautiful garden. Your loving Guide is waiting for you there. He asks for your hand and hand in hand he is taking you through this magnificent garden. He stops in front of a tree of Holly. He asks you to touch its leaves and its red berries. He points out to you that the energy of its berries helps in restoring the health of the Root and Sacral Chakras.
Then he asks you to follow him through the garden. He stops in front of some very pretty flowers. They have six pale yellow petals and a distinctive golden tubular centre containing the stamens. In the physical world these flowers are called daffodils. The flowers have a sweet primrose like smell. You are now asked to touch them and feel their energy. The yellow colour of the daffodils will restore the Solar Plexus chakra. All negative energies will go away and feelings for good deeds will come back to you.
Your Guide now asks you to walk a bit further down the path and to sit with him on the ground under a proud tree. Its branches are flexible and bend back towards the ground. This very proud tree, your guide informs you, you recognise it as the “weeping willow”. You are asked to touch its green branches and leaves. Immediately a feeling of warmth and beauty is coming to you. Love is growing again in your heart; a feeling of calm and peace is all around you.
Not very far from the willow tree you see a field full of forget-me-not flowers. It is a sea of beautiful blues. Your guide tells you that it is ok for you to lie over these flowers. As soon as you lie over them a strong feeling comes over you, you feel that you need to praise the Great Spirit for the life He is giving you, for the beauty which is all around you and you cannot recognise as you are blinded by your materialistic life. You ask God to help you open your eyes and enjoy the beauty that was created for you.
In a neighbouring bed the Guide shows you another beautiful flower. Its petals are blue-purple. You recognise them as the sweet violets. You feel very happy and very privileged to be sitting near these beautiful flowers. Their energy makes you feel free, you know that part of the Great Spirit is inside you; you know you are a child of God and for that you are very grateful.
Your Guide now reminds that you must always respect all life forms in your world as their energies contribute greatly in your wellbeing. Your thoughts now go to your dear ones, family and friends who need help, support and healing, and whose names appear in our healing book; you want to help them experience the healing energies you have just experienced. You present them to the Guides and you ask that they extend to them too these healing energies. Bring these friends in your mind now and send them your love and healing…..
We thank you Great Spirit, for extending these healing energies to all of us. Help us recognise the important missions in our lives and let this healing restore our health and fill us with Peace and Harmony.
Your Guide now is asking to continue walking the path through this beautiful garden. The path turns around and once more takes you through the fields of Violets and Forget me nots, the Weeping Willow tree, the Daffodils and the Holly. At the end of the path a ball of white light is waiting for you. You thank your Guide with all your love for the beautiful experience he arranged for you and you enter the white light ball. This ball slowly, slowly brings you back to this environment, to the place where you have started from. You find yourself back in the chair you are sitting.
Feel your feet touching the ground, feel your hands resting on our laps, move your fingers and your toes and when you are ready open your eyes.
What did I do to Deserve This?
Sometimes we wonder, “What did I do to deserve this?” or “Why did God have to do this to me?
”Here is a wonderful explanation!
A daughter is telling her Mother how everything is going wrong, she’s failing algebra, her best friend broke up with her and her cousin is moving away.
Meanwhile, her Mother is baking a cake and asks her daughter if she would like a snack, and the daughter says, “Absolutely Mom, I love your cake.”
“Here, have some cooking oil,” her Mother offers. “Yuck” says her daughter.
“How about a couple raw eggs?” “Gross, Mom!”
“Would you like some flour then? Or maybe baking soda?”
“Mom, those are all yucky!”
To which the mother replies: “Yes, all those things seem bad all by themselves. But when they are put together in the right way, they make a wonderfully delicious cake!
God’s ways are unique. Many times, we wonder why He would let us go through such bad and difficult times. But God knows that when He puts these things all in His order, they always work for good! We just have to trust Him and, eventually, they will all make something wonderful!
In a trial, a small-town prosecuting attorney called his first witness, a grandmotherly, elderly woman to the stand. He approached her and asked, "Mrs Jones, do you know me?" She responded,
"Why, yes, I do know you, Mr Williams. I've known you since you were a boy, and frankly, you've been a big disappointment to me. You lie, you cheat on your wife, and you manipulate people and talk about them behind their backs. You think you're a big shot when you haven't the brains to realise, you'll never amount to anything more than a two-bit paper pusher. Yes, I know you."
The lawyer was stunned. Not knowing what else to do, he pointed across the room and asked, "Mrs Jones, do you know the defence attorney?"
She again replied,
"Why, yes, I do. I've known Mr Bradley since he was a youngster, too. He's lazy, bigoted, and he has a drinking problem. He can't build a normal relationship with anyone, and his law practice is one of the worst in the entire state. Not to mention he cheated on his wife with three different women - one of whom was your wife. Yes, I know him."
The defence attorney nearly died.
The judge asked both counsellors to approach the bench and, in a very quiet voice, said,
"If either of you idiots asks her if she knows me, I'll send you both to jail!"
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