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Imagine If Everybody Prayed...,
This review is from: Illuminata Thoughts, Prayers, Rites of Passage (Hardcover)
...then we all will see the world as heaven.
I don't necessarily consider myself deeply religious, but I find that I can't do without some kind of spirituality in my life. In my searching and my reaching I have come to the conclusion that one of our biggest errors is in thinking that the universe owes us something...something big, something tremendous and representing the greatest degree of wealth. In my opinion, in actuality, it is the other way around....we owe the universe a great deal and all we owe will take a lifetime or two to even consider repaying . It is because of all these debts that the world (and our 'personal accounts') is so messed up. There's no easy way to even the score so to speak because the way we live seems to award the biggest exploiters and we choose to carry about in a way that the exploiters will benefit, and we become just like the exploiters....and to our chagrin, even with riches, power and respect (even if they feel good, initially) we feel empty.
We can try to honor the ways of the universe by the giving of some our services, our money, our time, our talent and our strenght without looking for any payment in return, and we can tap into the energy of the universe by prayer. Because the true ways of the universe is giving and loving and brilliant of light.
So, in Illuminata, Williamson begins with an eloquent and stirring 'fin de siecle with the moons and the love soldiers lining up' to take the world to a spiritual renaissance. My opinion about that is the world has always been on the brink of a spiritual upheaval and renewal, if you think about it. Williamson, though quite passionate and persuasive, brings nothing new to the table in her introductory chapter....but I am quite fond of her retelling of a tale often told. And although her star quality has faded throughout the years, she is still a force to be reckoned with. In Illuminata, she puts in plain spoken terms what the people of earth need to do to survive another millenium. Pray. Pray because you are part of a great moment in time. Pray for your work relationships, your family relationships, your enemies and the people who you don't see who brings the electricity to your fingertips and the brass on your doorknob. Pray for the nation, pray for happiness, pray for the elders, the children, pray for the universe.
Pray for the universe.
"Read my prayers or someone else's", Williamson asserts.
I say, (and, here, I'm only seconding Williamsons' motion) "Imagine if everybody prayed..."
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Initial post: Nov 14, 2008 8:21:49 PM PST
If the universe is in control, why pray for it. God is in control - pray to him.
Posted on Jan 29, 2013 6:58:06 PM PST
rachel piatczyc says:
<3 I relate a lot to your reason for picking up this book. I hope it inspires me to pray for all the things that you do as well.
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