Sometimes, when the world is revolting and your daily life is held together by an invisible thread of mercy and you feel your horse standing still in the swamp of sadness … you turn to inspiration, affirmation, and spirituality applications for your android and facebook.
Because, you know what, why-the-feck-not lick the clouds if you can reach them and it makes you feel good? As a friend of mine reminded me yesterday:
You can’t be a grown up all the time. You have to let your little child inside play.
Play? But I haven’t earned it yet. I haven’t done ENOUGH yet. I’ve done much, but not enough. I don’t get to relax, be, and release yet.
Or do I?
I’ve decided to brainwash myself into new more childlike forms of thought a.k.a. positive perception and have thus turned to technology for help.
According to the facebook “On this day, God wants you to know” application, she/he/it wants me to know that:
It’s time you let go. Yes, of course, you want to control so everything happens in just the way you want it. But at the end of the day, we control nothing, – it’s all in God’s hands, – has always been, and will always be. So, do what you can, and then let go, and let God handle the rest.
According to my android inspirational quote applications:
We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Be Content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. –Lao Tzu
According to my android affirmation applications:
I can pick and choose what I want to do.
I am healing.
I am beautiful.
The past has no power over me, I forgive all those that need my forgiveness and I forgive myself.
Abundance and good fortune is coming into my life at the present moment.
Sounds good. Wrap it up Miss, I’ll take it. Now onto prayer and meditation. 2 of my favorite prayers go as follows:
(Prayer of St Francis of Assisi) — “Lord, make me a channel of thy peace – that where there is hatred, I may bring love – that where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness – that where there is discord, I may bring harmony – that where there is error, I may bring truth – that where there is doubt, I may bring faith – that where there is despair, I may bring hope – that where there are shadows, I may bring light – that where there is sadness, I may bring joy. Lord, grant that I may seek rather to comfort than to be comforted – to understand, than to be understood – to love, than to be loved. For it is by self-forgetting that one finds. It is by forgiving that one is forgiven. It is by dying that one awakens to Eternal Life. Amen.”
“Dear God, I am no longer running the show. Thy will not mine be done.”
I have many others — “a ritual” of prayers if you will — that help clear the head, heart, and nostrils. One I’ve recently come across that I’d like to incorporate:
“God, I’m agitated and doubtful right now. Help me to stop and remember that I’ve made a decision to let You be my God. Give me the right thoughts and actions. God save me from fear, anger, worry, self-pity or foolish decisions that Your will not mine be done. AMEN”
By God, of course I mean (as stated in a previous post):
God: The name I give the unifying Life Force we all form part of — The sum of all our parts. The vast infinity of endless possibility fully realized. Ya know! I see it like this: We’re blood swimming through the veins of a whole body. Others may call this body: “Wholeness,” “Perfection,” “Allah,” “My Higher Self,” “The Universe,” “Universal Order,” “Baby Jesus in Da Manger,” and “Rodney Dangerfield.”
I actually tend to call It “Baby Jesus in Da Manger” and “Rodney Dangerfield” most of the time.
My spirituality has no definitive religious affiliations just like my politics have no identification with or loyalties to political parties.
Free as a stone rolling about the desert ground.