"Heaven has a road, but no one travels it; Hell has no gate, but men will bore through to get there."

Thursday, January 17, 2008

ABWUN, or- The Lord's Prayer Remade

In the previous entries, I have tried to suggestively link the common truth of some great spiritual thinking in an attempt to synthesize what to some might seem contradictory ideas so that we can have tools to analyze the current morass of spiritual confusion, run some truths against it so as to force some analysis of the errors, and set them right (or at least expand our vision of spirituality to encompass more of real life for individuals) so as to illuminate enough Truth to serve as an alternative to our present blindness and ignite Change. And rather than continuing to be so comfortable in a personal and communal state of extreme discomfort, let's
embrace a journey to the Kingdoms Within and abandon the false kingdom without- with it's false churches, arrogant politics, greedy corporatism and deceptive media-made society.

Unity Statement

We welcome you to Unity in Chicago this morning. In the spirit of Unity, we enfold in light and love, people of all churches and spiritual gatherings, of all faiths and all denominations, meeting throughout Chicago and around the world.
In Unity, we bless and embrace people of every race, culture, lifestyle and creed. We honor and celebrate the many paths to God, the many names for God and the many ways in which to experience God, for we know and affirm together that God, as light and love, expresses equally on every path. And especially we give thanks for the presence of God within each of us, for our ever-increasing acceptance and expression of the truth of our Unity.

Intro to Aramaic/Sung Language

New Prayer- "Abwun"- or "Our Father"

Thou, from whom the breath of life comes, focus Your light within us-
Create Your reign of unity now, helping us love beyond our ideals as Your Heavenly Domain approaches, animating the earth within us as we feel the wisdom underneath supporting all.
Let each of our actions bear fruit in accordance with our desires, as Your will comes true in the universe that vibrates and on the solid earth.
Give us wisdom, understanding and assistance for our daily needs.
Untie the tangled threads of destiny within that bind us, and mend our hearts' simple ties to one another.
Do not let surface things delude us, freeing us from what holds us back from our true purpose, illuminating the opportunities of every present moment.
For You are the watered ground and the fruitful vision, the birth, power and fulfillment as all is gathered and made whole again, and from You comes the all-working will, the living strength to act, and
the song that beautifies all as it renews itself from age to age… spinning Your grand circle of eternal love.
Out of You, comes the astonishing Fire,
Returning light and sound to the Cosmos-
Sealed in trust, faith and truth we confirm with gratitude in our entire being.

*read this with Ravel's Daphnis & Chloe as background~*

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