words falling to the floor

prayer of the heart crossDecember 9, 2014

Maybe what you are praying for is a “placeholder” for how you want to feel, what you want to experience. For example, if you are asking for a partner or marriage, what you probably want is to feel less lonely and more loved, valuable, needed, important or known. Or if you are praying for more money, you may really be asking for peace of mind, release from worry, or the freedom of time and and self-expression. The idea is to drill down to deeper levels in order to identify the heartfelt want or longed-for feeling underneath the perceived “fix.” Then it becomes a more earnest prayer that allows an intelligent, loving God or Universe to deliver the best solution, one you couldn’t have orchestrated or imagined yourself. It’s like letting the words fall to the floor and the feelings of the heart rise like balloons.

Strictly speaking, words play no part at all in healing. What you ask for you receive. But this refers to the prayers of the heart, not to the words you use in praying. Sometimes the words and the prayer are contradictory; sometimes they agree…The prayer of the heart does not really ask for concrete things. It always requests some kind of experience in the opinion of the asker.  -A Course in Miracles

The confusion I’m feelin’
Ain’t no tongue can tell
The words fill my head
And fall to the floor
-Bob Dylan, With God on Our Side

I don’t want just words. If that’s all you have for me, you’d better go.  -F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned

Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart. -Mahatma Gandhi

And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases… for [you] think that [you] will be heard for [your] many words... -Matthew 6:7-8 ESV

Prayer goes where it will. And when the heart gets into the prayer, every beat 
of the heart creates a miracle.Yogi Bhajan

2 thoughts on “words falling to the floor”

  1. DIane
     ·  Reply

    Incredible…yesterday’s too. Not only are they meaningful–and the quotes so profound and inspiring–but the crosses are astoundingly beautiful. Thank you!!

  2. Sera
     ·  Reply

    Beautiful … and so imaginative!! Thank you for the love and wisdom you are imparting through these works of art created with integrity and heart.

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