Prayer can be a way to open and connect to the Divine. It is like a phone call to the Universe asking for what we desire in our lives. Prayers can be a fun way to start your day. To pray is an opening of our own hearts to the All That Is.
Be creative and experiment with your prayers every morning and see how it feels by changing who or what you pray to. There is no right or wrong as long as you have loving intentions. Sometimes I pray to Buddha when I am wanting to detach from an emotional situation. Sometimes I pray to the redwood trees to help me ground and connect to the Earth, or I might pray to the Sun above to light my way and shine light into my confused brain!
Then I wait to see how Buddha shows up for me, or how the redwood trees help or how asking sunlight to fill my mind shifts my thoughts. Maybe in my prayer Buddha helps me to remember we are all suffering in some way and to have compassion for myself and the other person. Just by doing the prayer I have shifted my attention away from the upsetting situation and invited new possibilities to happen.
If you pray to the Goddess, God, Universe or whatever feels good to you, this is a wonderful way to allow creativity into your prayers and not see it as a chore. It is an invitation to the Universe to come into our lives and help us to bring a better way that we are not able to see. It is an opportunity to remember we do not need to do everything all alone. That we are in fact, connected to the Universe and the Universe is connected to us.
Every morning when you awake say your prayers with joy that we are a part of the Universe of possibilities. Pray for three things you would like to bring into your life, and then give gratitude for three things you already have. Be ready for the Universe to show up for you in many surprising ways.
Maybe the Mother Earth will bring you a beautiful butterfly to remind you that you are loved. She did for me this morning and the picture is here!
Blessings of Joy!
©Shekhina von Recklinghausen 2014