40 Days, 40 Years, 40 Prayers

Day 40

Wahe Guru!

On this day, 40 years ago, this world pulled me into its vortex, its whirling totality of wisdom, misery, joy, horror, sweetness, anxiety, ecstasy, color, and resonating silence.  I am infinitely grateful for every opportunity to grow my soul.

To celebrate my birthday, I meditated for 40 days using two meditations that, according to the teachings of the Kundalini Yoga tradition, are supposed to make my prayers effective.

Recently, I happened to choose “Mother Mary” from an Oracle Card deck.  The meaning of the card said, “All your prayers answered.”  The explanation promised, without a doubt, that all I prayed for shall come to be.

Really?  Over these 40 days I have prayed for so much.  I have prayed such vast and ambitious prayers.  I have consciously explored beyond any limits to the prayers of the infinite Self that needn’t heed boundaries and limitations.  I have engaged in authentic communication with the unknown parts of my Self.  I have fallen deeply and madly in love with the Unknown.  And this is the beginning!

Whether or not prayers are answered is far less important to me than this relationship I have forged with my Self and with Infinity, a relationship held fast by prayer.

May this loving prayer be with you when you need a friend.  May your prayers be heard and answered and adored and echoed and sung and praised and forgotten and discovered and remembered.  May your prayers be a source of healing, relief, comfort, connection, and strength for all beings.  May your prayers be unafraid to explore the Unknown, engage the Unknown, make love to the Unknown.  May prayer be a constant companion that wells up in your heart when you least expect it.  May your prayer continue to overwhelm you with blissful divine love.  May you be always and ever renewed and aware in your relationship to the One.  And may the pure light within you guide your way on!

Sat Nam!

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