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Ask for forgiveness, forgive others, forgive ourselves. Move on. Strive to be better. Failing, forgive again and strive again.

The prayer in the poster is Buddhist but forgiveness is pretty much the essence of Christianity. In the Gospels Jesus drives this message home time after time:

“Forgive us trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.”

“And to him who strikes you on your cheek, offer the other, and from whoever takes away your cloak, withhold not your coat also.”

“Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.”

“Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgement ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you.”

“Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.”

Then Peter came and said to Him, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.

Who is Mooji

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I had no idea who Mooji is before seeing a Facebook post with this passage but I find his insight here to be very profound and beautifully put:

Relax without laziness
Focus without tension
Perceive without projecting
Witness without judging
Enjoy without craving
Reflect without imagining
Love without condition
Give without demanding
Receive without possessing
Serve without self-seeking
Challenge without dominating
Meditate without identity
Correct without blaming
Overcome without pride
Laugh without cynicism
Cry without pity
Confront without hatred
Guide without superiority
Be without self-defining
Live without arrogance
Enter without self-importance
Depart without regret
Be one with God

~ Mooji

At first this seems like an unattainable aspiration but then I realise that:

Where there is laziness there is not true relaxation
Projecting distorts perception
And the witness that judges tampers with his own witnessing
We do not fully enjoy a moment if there is craving that it be better or other or that it last forever.

And so on. There is a lot here to reflect upon.

Prayer

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Abwoon d’bwashmaya (Our Father which art in heaven)

Father-Mother of the Universe. Source of All that Is,

Nethqadash shmakh (Hallowed be thy name)

May we within our inner shrines of prayer and meditation honour the sacred resonance of your Name.

Teytey malkuthakh (Thy kingdom come)

May we come to live in full awareness of your Presence.

Nehwey tzevyanach aykanna d’bwahmaya aph b’arha (Thy Will be done in earth, as it is in heaven)

May this realm of the physical become imbued with Consciousness and Light.

Hawvlan lachma d’sunqanan yaomana (Give us this day our daily bread)

May we receive that which we need so that Life and Light and Love persist and grow within us.

Wahboqlan khaubayn (wakhtahayn) aykanna daph khnan shbwoqan
l’khayyabayn (And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors)

May we be released from the guilt and shame that we suffer for past misdeeds even as we release others from our condemnation of their misdeeds.

Wela tahlan l’nesyuna
Ela patzan min bisha (And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil)

May we be led from worlds of delusion, darkness and despair to the paths of life and light and love.

Metol dilakhie malkutha wahayla wateshbukhta l’ahlam almin.
Ameyn. (For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.)

Ground of our Being. The Particular and All. The Beginning, Middle and End. Sacred, Sacred, Sacred.

Amen. Amen. Amen.

I found this meditation on the Lord’s Prayer here. It is from Prayers of the Cosmos: Meditations on the Aramaic Words of Jesus by Neil Douglas-Klotz.

I was inspired to do my own meditation/variant on the words:

Father-Mother of the Universe. Source of All that Is,
May we within our inner shrines of prayer and meditation honour the sacred resonance of your Name.
May we come to live in full awareness of your Presence.
May this realm of the physical become imbued with Consciousness and Light.
May we receive that which we need so that Life and Light and Love persist and grow within us.
May we be released from the guilt and shame and fear we suffer for past misdeeds even as we release our condemnation of others.
May we be led from worlds of delusion, darkness and despair to the paths of life and light and love.
Ground of our Being. The Particular and All. The Beginning, Middle and End. Sacred, Sacred, Sacred.

Amen. Amen. Amen.

Mabon

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The Autumn Equinox, “Mabon”, marks the middle of harvest, it is a time of equal day and equal night, and for the moment nature is in balance. It is a time to reap what you have sown, of giving thanks for the harvest and the bounty the Earth provides. For finishing up old projects and plans and planting the seeds for new enterprises or a change in lifestyle. Mabon is a time of celebration and balance.

This is the time to look back not just on the past year, but also your life, and to plan for the future. In the rhythm of the year, Mabon is a time of rest and celebration, after the hard work of gathering the crops. Warm autumn days are followed by chill nights, as the Old Sun God returns to the embrace of the Goddess.

The passing of Mabon is inevitable and The Sun God should be mourned. We too, must remember that all things must come to an end. So the Sun God journeys into the lands of winter and into the Goddess’ loving arms, but endings are a good time to celebrate our successes, thank our selves and those who helped us, and take part in the balance of life!

Source: www.thewhitegoddess.co.uk

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