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Something Scary

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Did you ever notice how the things we are the most frightened of almost always turn out to be impermanent constructions of our own imagination? Like this sand sculpture?


It looks so real.. and then time goes by, the tide comes in, maybe it rains, and our carefully created masterpiece of disaster disintegrates into oblivion .. and we look around and everything really is OK.

Of course, sometimes there is a typhoon, or a tsunami, or a volcanic eruption, or an earthquake. But in my experience, those types of things almost inevitably happen on a really nice day with no warning, and no worrying at all. Suddenly KABAM!!! disaster strikes out of no where.

At any rate, it's something to think about.

Today I am planning to step out of my box a little bit and make at least one call to some place scary and out of my box. Actually talk to an actual person, share a moment of prayer with a totally sincere individual who totally disagrees with my version of reality. If any of you want to share the adventure with me, that would be great.

Here are some numbers to choose from if you decide to make a really scary call:

Guide Posts: If you would like to pray "live" with a prayer volunteer, please call our Prayer Line at: 1-800-204-3772 - Monday through Friday from 7:00 am-10:00 pm EST.

A.R.E. Prayer Services department continues a tradition begun by the original Glad Helpers Prayer Group started by Edgar Cayce back in 1931. This might be interesting, too bad it's not an 800 number. Prayer Request Line (757) 428-3588, (ext. 7551). There was no mention of their hours of operation, but I would assume that it is NOT 24/7.

The Upper Room Living Prayer Center is a 24-hour, 7-day-a-week intercessory prayer ministry staffed by Christian volunteers. When you call, a person will answer the phone, receive your prayer request, and pray with you. After your call, your prayer concern will be forwarded to one of 300 Upper Room Covenant Prayer Groups located all over the world, who will pray for your request for an additional 30 days. Number to call is: 1-800-251-2468

Words of wisdom

Monday, October 30, 2006

Michelle found a really great site by the Yunsai Society. Take a look at their One Heart Song Prayer Circle. Their newsletter has some incredible stuff in it - here is an exerpt:

On the medicine wheel our animal representative of the east direction is the eagle. The eagle lets us rise above the situation and look at things from a greater perspective. Go outside and look up at the great expansiveness, the direction of above, the heavens, the universe. Realize that since you breath, your existence in every moment is verified and sanctified as integral to the whole of the workings of the universe.

In other words Creator has given you the gift of life because he trusts you and knows you are fulfilling a purpose. Just like Creator remains creator however you describe it, your Sacredness does not depend on your opinion of yourself. You are sacred, know it or not.You are an unlimited being of spirit that is experiencing itself within a limited form. This sometimes makes us feel like we don't belong here in this body or are limited.

Life is a cycle, a cycle is a circle and in a circle everything returns to where it began. Thus we will return to where we came from before we began to experience the form of this body. We can not be lost forever in illusion. All must be counted, no one will be lost. It was set up this way since the beginning. We have been exploring the extremes of our potential as human. This means it can get very dark at times. The ancients were very wise and foresaw the darkness we would enter. There were things put in motion that ensure our way home.

The earth herself will ensure that she will survive and those who stand on her as her children will have solid ground under their feet. We call the earth mother Ela in our way. She is our mother because our form is of hers. The atoms and matter we are composed of, we are borrowing until our work is done here. Since you are of the mother and the mother knows how to balance herself, she can balance you. Lie on the mother and ask her to balance you, give your anger and despair to her, she knows to convert it to something that gives life.


For the rest of that amazing article go to the Prayer Circle page and click on the link in the left margin that says Newsletter. WOW!

Getting centered

Saturday, October 28, 2006

For our viewing and listening pleasure, today I am sharing this little site:


This site is about prayers to God. It includes favorite bhajans from Hindu religion, mantras and prayers. It features online indian temple bhajans such as Radhe Krishna temple bhajans, Ganesha temple bhajans, Vaishno mata temple bhajans, Hanumana tample bhajans, Parvati Shiva temple bhajans and Sita Rama temple bhajans.


What does all that mean? Well it means that they have these wonderful prayerful mantras and songs. I played the Hare Krishna mantra when I went there, and it felt so good. The music went straight into my heart and actually brought tears to my eyes.

As I was surfing for new and different prayer sites, one thing was constant, no matter what the content, or the intent, or the consciousness, or the religious affiliation - the concept of getting still, and finding a place of alignment or closeness to God was mentioned almost every time. And so I think it must be important. That's what these hindu prayers did for me - so that's why I am sharing them here.

To listen to these prayers you will need Windows Media Player.
You can get this free plug-in from the Microsoft web site

There are different pages, with different prayers and mantras, the page I went to was the Radhe Krishna Temple Prayers, and if you scroll down the page you will see various links to various mantras, bhajans, and even some talks given by the Swami.

Note: Looks like these links no longer take you to the right pages. But hey, I've got something better! It's a video. George Harrison and the Radha Krishna temple singing Hare Krishna. Enjoy!

A sense of adventure

Feeling adventurous today? How about this? I found the official website of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. And they accept prayer requests. Isn't that cool? Here is a direct link to the prayer request page.

If you want to browse the site first, you can go to www.nationalshrine.com The easiest way to get to the prayer request page, is to scroll down to the bottom of the page, find the site map and look for the submit prayer request link there.

This is what they have to say about prayer requests. "Mary's maternal intercession is very powerful. We welcome your prayer requests at her National Shrine. Prayer requests are received here at the Shrine to be remembered in our daily Masses and devotions through the intercession of the Immaculate Virgin Mary. May God bless you."

So I thought this would be a little different.. Mary, the mother of Jesus, will do the praying for us. Nifty huh?

Shaking things up

Friday, October 27, 2006

Hi guys.

It seems to me that we are slowly losing our enthusiasm for the project. And I was thinking that maybe 30 days of doing the same thing every single day is really too many days of the same old same old. So I am suggesting that we shake things up a bit.

It occured to me that it might be good to explore other avenues of prayer. Become adventurers in the prayers for prosperity.. brave souls venturing out into new territories.. ferreting out new places and people to pray with.

And so, it is with this in mind, that I have come up with the idea of providing tasks and ideas for us to all try, and then report on. New and different things to do to further our prosperity through prayer.

I thought it might be a good idea to start out with something relatively easy and not too scary.. so.. here it is. Why don't we all trot on down to www.prayer.la and post a prayer request of our own, and then scroll through the prayer requests and pray for whomever we feel guided to pray for. I think this might be interesting and worthwhile.

If you have any other suggestions or ideas - post them and we'll try them out.

We are all in this together

Thursday, October 26, 2006

I was reading The Onion this morning and I came across this article. I thought it was just hilarious. It seemed appropriate to our blog, and so here it is: (to read the entire article - click on the banner, it's a link)

....So sorry to do this, but this project has been moved and can be found in its new home Praying For Prosperity at the new and improved Prosperity Project hosted at shirleytwofeathers.com. And can be found in its entirety here: We're All In This Together

Youre All In This Together

The Onion

You're All In This Together

No doubt about it, these are tough times for everyone. More and more, it seems like each of us is struggling on a daily basis, wondering whether...


Exploring the concept

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

I went on an online search this morning to see if I could discover anything profound or interesting about prayer. I put "pray for me" into my yahoo search bar, and this is what I came up with.

I found a really beautifully crafted website that offers (for a small fee) to put your prayer as close to God's ear as possible. The website url is: www.letter2god.com in case any of you want to go and see what that is all about.

I also found a site www.greatercalling.org They set up conference calls for people who want to pray together, and I thought that was interesting too. Especially if you have a group scattered all over the place and you want to pray together.....

....So sorry to do this, but this project has been moved and can be found in its new home Praying For Prosperity at the new and improved Prosperity Project hosted at shirleytwofeathers.com. And can be found in its entirety here: Exploring The Concept

The Inner Dad

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

I was sitting here, wondering what to post, when I noticed this postcard. It came to me a long time ago, and the image of this very intense man looked so familiar to me that I put him on my desk.

He is now the "master" of my bills.. and frowns at me when I don't pay them. This morning I realized that he very much resembles my "inner dad", and might even be a portrait of who "god" is to me.

....So sorry to do this, but this project has been moved and can be found in its new home Praying For Prosperity at the new and improved Prosperity Project hosted at shirleytwofeathers.com. And can be found in its entirety here: The Inner Dad

A work in progress

Monday, October 23, 2006

Hi.. this post is still a work in progress. And I am not sure that I will ever get it "done".

....So sorry to do this, but this project has been moved and can be found in its new home Praying For Prosperity at the new and improved Prosperity Project hosted at shirleytwofeathers.com. And can be found in its entirety here: A work in progress


So.. our project is a work in progress, our site is a work in progress, and each one of us is a work in progress.. and I like that because it shows a sort of continuity.. an "integrity" of sorts.

The Unexpected

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Here is a prayer for unexpected income:

We dwell in the midst of infinite abundance.
The abundance of God is our infinite source.
The river of life is always flowing.
It flows through us into lavish expression....


....So sorry to do this, but this project has been moved and can be found in its new home Praying For Prosperity at the new and improved Prosperity Project hosted at shirleytwofeathers.com. And can be found in its entirety here: The Unexpected

Sprouting seeds

Saturday, October 21, 2006

I found this incredible poem by Hafiz. It may, or may not have much to do with our project, but I love it so much that I am wanting to share it with you guys.

ELEPHANT WONDERING


A seed
Has sprouted beneath a golden leaf
In a dark forest.


This seed is seriously contemplating
Seriously wondering about
The moseying habits
Of the Elephant.


Why?

....So sorry to do this, but this project has been moved and can be found in its new home Praying For Prosperity at the new and improved Prosperity Project hosted at shirleytwofeathers.com. And can be found in its entirety here: Sprouting Seeds

Getting it right

Friday, October 20, 2006

Hi everyone,

So I paid no attention to the time zones when I set up the blog. And since I posted in the wee hours of the morning on Thursday, the post showed a "time stamp" of Wednesday.. Hence the confusion. So I figured out how to fix it, and the time showing with each post will from now on be correct. I am really sorry for that, and I can see how it could really throw you off, especially if you had missed a day or two.

Cindy posted some great comments and brought up something for discussion  

....So sorry to do this, but this project has been moved and can be found in its new home Praying For Prosperity at the new and improved Prosperity Project hosted at shirleytwofeathers.com. And can be found in its entirety here: Getting It Right

Anything worth doing is worth doing slow.
-Mae West

The Prosperity Puzzle

Thursday, October 19, 2006



This awesome picture is by Rob Gonsalves.

It seems to me that putting the pieces together and creating a "whole" life.. something that feels complete and comfortable requires inner work as well as outer help.

....So sorry to do this, but this project has been moved and can be found in its new home Praying For Prosperity at the new and improved Prosperity Project hosted at shirleytwofeathers.com. And can be found in its entirety here: The Prosperity Puzzle

Prosperity Updates

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Our progress so far is as follows:

  • Melissa won a sweepstakes and is waiting to see how much she won.
  • Saskia and her husband have been enjoying unexpected gifts from strangers.
  • Daniel had an enjoyable day shopping even though he has yet to see any returns on his "prayer investments".
  • Michelle has had an abundance of ... well.. read her post from yesterday.. She is now praying for "financial" abundance.
  • Shirley found some money.
  • And Cindy has yet to check in.
So far so good, I think....

....So sorry to do this, but this project has been moved and can be found in its new home Praying For Prosperity at the new and improved Prosperity Project hosted at shirleytwofeathers.com. And can be found in its entirety here: Prosperity Updates


Wealth can not exist in the wrong place.
Growth can not exist where no foundation is established.
Prosperity occurs where good foundation is set at the right place.

Still praying for prosperity

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Welcome to day three of the prosperity project. Melissa has a travel store, and her link has been added to the side bar. If anyone else has something they want me to post there, just let me know.

Anyway..

....So sorry to do this, but this project has been moved and can be found in its new home Praying For Prosperity at the new and improved Prosperity Project hosted at shirleytwofeathers.com. And can be found in its entirety here: Still Praying For Prosperity

.. and the best I could come up with was this!

Praying for prosperity

Monday, October 16, 2006

Hi guys. I am not quite sure what to post for today, since the process is pretty simple. It looks like we are off to a good start. We have 5 participants in the project so far. No big news of success yet, no big news of financial disaster, so nothing big to report.

Daniel had an "interesting" prayer experience this morning....So sorry to do this, but this project has been moved and can be found in its new home Praying For Prosperity at the new and improved Prosperity Project hosted at shirleytwofeathers.com. And can be found in its entirety here: A Good Start

Bright blessings. I hope to see you there!

Here is a quote for today:

Whenever cannibals are on the brink of starvation, Heaven, in its infinite mercy, sends them a nice plump missionary.
-Oscar Wilde

Getting Started

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Setting Goals and making that first call.

Setting clear and specific goals will enable you to determine just how successful the prayers have been. After making your first call to Silent Unity, log on, post your name, your goals, and share your first prosperity prayer experience.

The number to call is 1-800-669-7729 or 816-969-2000.

Logging on and sharing your goals and experiences is easy...

So sorry to do this, but this project has been moved and can be found in its new home Praying For Prosperity at the new and improved Prosperity Project hosted at shirleytwofeathers.com. And can be found in its entirety here: Getting Started

Bright blessings. I hope to see you there!

Does prayer really work?

Does prayer really work? Let's find out. Every day for the next 30 days we will each call the Silent Unity prayer line to request prayers for prosperity.

We are using Silent Unity because they pray with people of all faiths in a positive non-judgmental way. Their phone number is 1-800-669-7729 or 816-969-2000. If you want to find out more about them, their web address is www.silentunity.org.

So sorry to do this, but this project has been moved and can be found in its new home Praying For Prosperity at the new and improved Prosperity Project hosted at shirleytwofeathers.com. And can be found in its entirety here: Does Prayer Really Work?

Bright blessings. I hope to see you there!

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