“Divine make me a vessel of love. I’m open and willing to receiving unconditional love for myself and for the people in my life.”
I use this prayer for a number of reasons:
1. When things are getting emotionally difficult. Love is usually the solution.
2.When I’m happy and joyful.
3. When I’m struggling to feel heard.
4. On my way to work.
5. Before going to bed.
6. When I wake up.
7. When I’m angry with my relatives/significant other/colleagues/people in general.
8. When I see something that reminds me of what love really is.
9. Just because.
10. My favorite way to use this prayer is when I’m going into a networking event. I’m usually nervous as all hell and I get stuck in my mind. After I say this prayer it reminds me that all I have to do is be my loving self and all the right people will be attracted to me.
Many blessings my loves,
I’ve had many mini spiritual awakenings these past few years but none have been as profound as my most recent experience.
I attended a Bodhi meditation class one evening in September and I didn’t really like it at first. I found it difficult to focus and clear my mind, I found the various meditations to be very weird but something amazing happened within me.
After that first class I sat around waiting to meet up with a friend in the city, and suddenly I began to have flashbacks of my childhood. Memories of good, happy moments flashed before me and it was a pleasant surprise. Up until that evening all of my flashbacks of my childhood were full of sorrow, hurt, anguish and despair. I tried to run from them as best as I could. Remembering pleasant and happy times was novel and a little scary but I went with it.
Then I heard a voice from deep within my gut. Some call it intuition others Holy Spirit or Inner Guide. I call my inner knowing my Holy Essence. It spoke to me, very clearly and said,” You are meant to serve others”. This moved me on a very deep level. Since moving to New York City I’ve struggled to figure out what path my life is meant to take. I did a lot of research into career paths and vocations. I went from wanting to be an esthetician, then a model, then a yoga instructor, then a health coach, then a publicist. Finally I settled on Social Media Marketing. But, sometime was not right with this. Every road I tried to take that led to this career was closed for me. So, shortly before I went to my first energy healing Bodhi meditation class I began to pray. I was reading Spirit Junkie by Gabrielle Bernstein and her earnest desire for healing was very inspiring and I wanted the joy that she has. I started to pray for direction and for my place in this world to be revealed to me. I prayed every single morning and evening for about 2 weeks before that class.
“You are meant to serve others.”
I heard the Divine and I did something a little crazy. I took Gabby’s advice from one of her videos on YouTube and I opened myself to this revelation and claimed it. I said to my Holy Essence, “Yes.” And I wrote down on a piece of scrap paper that I claimed my path as a healer and servant. As soon as I finished writing it, I was overcome with emotion and I just sat and cried. I cried for all of the other little girls out there who are living in fear and being abused in one way or another. I cried for myself. I cried for the people who I would meet and help to heal. I cried mostly because I was relieved. That night, I was freed from my fear and my striving. My chasing after a life I was not meant to live. I allowed myself to accept my truth.
And now I’m here. I’m answering my calling: to serve and to heal.
To learn more about Bodhi meditation go here: http://www.bodhimeditationsociety.org/
To watch Gabrielle Bernstein’s video on manifesting go here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUe6xad-re4