Sacred Space and Prayer

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Thought for the Day
 
Many times people do not hear what we say because they see what we do.

Do you really believe and apply what you tell other people to do.  If you tell people to trust Creator, do you do it?  If you tell other people to pray every day, do you do it?  If you tell people to start every morning with prayer, do you do it?  Do you walk what you speak.  Remember many time people can not hear what we say because they are seeing what we do.

Do you live what you speak?  If not is it time to change that?

Sacred Space

Now here is the important part of praying in Sacred Space.  Anytime you pray for someone else’s need you have to pray for one need of your own.  It is very easy to get caught up praying for others and to forget to ask for help on your journey.  When people first start doing that they struggle with coming up with something to pray about for themselves.  Over time it gets easier to admit that we have things we need to pray for.

Remember we are not perfect, and if we are not perfect there is always plenty to pray about.  It is just hard to get into the habit of praying for our selves. The important thing to remember is that for things to change in your life you have to change.  If you do not change, the circumstances in your life will not change.  So it is important to pray for change within ourselves so that change takes place around us

Plant People

So now you should have taken the pieces we put in each Firebear’s Ramblings and should have a document on Sage and one on Cedar.  Tomorrow we will start talking about Juniper.

Juniper is used to replace Cedar in the southwest where I grew up.  Juniper is also what they make gin from.  Even though Juniper is part of the Cedar family I am going to spend time talking about it because it is one of my favorite plants.

Stone People

Amethyst

Amethyst is the purple version of quartz.  Amethyst has a long history of use by many different cultures.

Until the mines in Brazil were discovered it was a very expensive stone comparable to sapphires and rubies.   An example of that is the Queen Charlotte of England had an amethyst bracelet that in the 18th century was worth 2000 pounds sterling.  About 200 years later after the find of Amethyst in South America the same bracelet was only worth 100 pounds.

One of the main things that Amethyst is said to do is to increase physic awareness.  It has also been used while meditating for centuries by Buddhist monks.  They believe it increases their connection to Mother Earth and allows them to connect to the deeper meaning of things.

We will continue talking about Amethyst tomorrow meanwhile here are a couple of pictures of amethyst.

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The Wind is my Mother

You should be starting on Chapter four now.  In the coming chapters we will be talking more about what he teaches.  At the beginning of the fourth chapter he talks about complicating things.  Make sure you read and understand what he is saying.  Remember his formal training was in psychology.

About Fire Bear

I am a professional storyteller, Native American Flute Player, herbalist and a seeker of knowledge and sharer of what I have learned. My wife and I run Acorn Haven Spiritual Center in Kentucky. I have been a Rodeo Clown, Deputy Sheriff, Newspaper Editor, Business Owner, Truck Driver, Part-time College Professor, spiritual counselor, teacher, alternative healer and much more. My wife and I have been helping people with addictions for over 20 years. We help by helping them find the spiritual tools they need to make changes in their lives. I believe this gives me the ability to write about diverse subjects. My writing is always sprinkled with a unique point of view and humor.
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One Response to Sacred Space and Prayer

  1. Annie Marie Peters says:

    Absolutely! It’s so easy to get caught up in wanting to help others that we forget to help ourselves. I’ve caught myself giving great advice to others, and then failing to do the exact same thing. Life is a learning experience. We must continue to grow!

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