Photo entitled “Cold Spring Harbor: Rising 2022” by Katheryn Laible
I remember the wisest, sweetest, most incredible woman I know saying,
“People pray for power. It is better that they will Love,
for Love is the greatest power of All.”
I pray: May I remember her teachings well. May I understand them at least enough.
May we together channel more than ourselves;
Manifest Love and Light.
Pray for Love. Pray for Truth. Truth and Love in equal measure
For as many before and after have somehow said, “Truth without Love is brutal, and Love without Truth is false.”
This has long made sense to me. I am still learning that it takes a third leg: Faith.
To make a sturdy table, we need Faith.
Faith, Faith, Faith
…to cast away fear, have faith…
“Nothing boils in lukewarm water,” she says.
Remember to command, to commune, to comfort; to will harmony in thy multifaceted being
…Truth, Love, Faith…
Faith in the Greater.
Faith in each other.
Faith that as we will it already is.
Faith that this Flame I feel deep within is far from mine alone.
Faith that you feel this, too.
Humble before God, equal before man, recognizing the God within and the human as well, each manifesting in its own way.
May we will and channel Strength and Dexterity, Grace and Mercy. Healing Light.
Open to the Greater Good without and within, in places that we do not know.
She reminds me:
“There is no saint without a past and no sinner without a future,”
“He loves you not for what you are but for what you are becoming.”
“Ho’oponopono. Ho’oponopono. Ho’oponopono,”
I hear other voices say.
She speaks to me of Lady Quan Yin.
They remind me to start on a path to Forgiveness,
to Uplift, to Enlightenment with myself;
to be grateful for every blessing and each accomplishment no matter how small,
For the smallest is the greatest.
For so little do we know, For we all know a little.
May we appreciate all that is Good, Humble and Grateful to be so blessed.
She advises Joyful Anticipation.
Discerning and Healing. Flexible and Strong. Reconciling.
Forgiving. Transcending. Overcoming.
Calling all who Will to Transmute the lesser, To Receive, Accelerate and Amplify the Greater.
Manifest Love. Be the Light. Keep the Faith.
Honor the Divine within and without.
This indigenous wise-woman who communes with All reminds me of St. Francis’ Prayer. “Let me be an Instrument of Thy Peace.”
Faithfully. Humbly. Gratefully. Evermore.
This I Pray. Namaste. Amem.
This piece was updated 6/9/23