Friday, August 14, 2009

Prayer For You

I'm happy to announce that this is a perfect moment. It's a perfect moment for many reasons, but especially because I have been inspired to say a gigantic prayer for all of you. I've been roused to unleash a divinely greedy, apocalyptically healing prayer for each and every one of you - even those of you who don't believe in the power of prayer...
... and so begins Prayer For You by my favourite philosopher and astrologer, Rob Brezsny. The man is a genius, and funny to boot. If you only buy one book this year (apart from one of mine, ha ha), make it this one

Possibly my favourite line is "And please give them bigger, better, more original sins and wilder, wetter, more interesting problems," although my preference changes regularly. I included a couple more of my favourite verses from Rob's Prayer For You in my newsletter this week, with an invitation to InnerGoddess members to share their favourite line / concept here...
What's your favourite line and why? Which words moved you? Which gutsy prose inspired you to action? Which passionate blurbage bit fired the blood in your veins and a song in your heart?

1 comment:

Shelley said...

One of my favorites in this whole wonderful prayer (one of the best I've ever seen!), is this part:

"Remove, banish, annihilate and laugh into oblivion any jinx that has clung to them, no matter how long they've suffered from it, and even if they've become accustomed or addicted to its ugly companionship.

And please conjure an aura of protection around them so that they will receive an early warning if they are ever about to act in such a way as to bring another hex or plague or voodoo into their lives in the future."

What a great mind annihilate and LAUGH INTO OBLIVION all the baggage and bondage of the past!!! I am soooo ready for that.

Then, after that's accomplished, this is my next favorite part:

"I pray that you provide everyone out there with a license to bend and even break all rules, laws and traditions that keep them apart from the things they love.

Show them how to purge the wishy-washy wishes that distract them from their daring, dramatic, divine desires."

Bring it on!