Thursday, March 5, 2009

Know that wisdom is found in many places … SOFTEN THE GROUND OF YOUR BEING

Language, especially the written form, can be like water. If wisdom can be found in many places it can be found in different forms and translations. Here is a version of one of the most popular prayers in the Christian tradition. I found this version several years ago translated from Aramaic into English rather than from Aramaic To Greek to Latin and then to English. I kept this translation on a typed piece of paper and had it with me when we left Manoa Valley, nearly three years ago. There have been so many events, thousands of miles traversed, and places lived since packing up from Manoa Valley. Yesterday, as part of my `Ole Days routine, I went through a bag of things rescued from our storage unit in Mount Vernon, Washington. Before moving on to new projects, new decisions and new connections I spent time with the things that came from before. Among those rescued memories was this prayer. I've lost the original source that printed this translation, but believe it might have come from the American Society of Dowser's.

The Lord's Prayer
Translated from Aramaic into English

O cosmic Birther of all radiance and vibration
Soften the ground of our being and carve out a space
Wtihin us where Your Presence can abide.
Fill us with your creativity so that we may be empowered
To bear the fruit of Your mission.
Let each of our actions bear fruit in accordance with our desire.
Endow us with the wisdom to produce
And share what each being needs to grow and flourish.

Untie the tangled threads of destiny that bind us.
As we release others from the entgnglement of past mistakes.
Do not let us be seduced by that which would divert us from our true
Purpose, but illuminate the opportunities of the present moment.

For You are the round and the fruitful vision, the birth-power and
Fulfillment, as all is gathered and made whole once agin.

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