A Green Prayer

“A Green Prayer” by Muller Davis

 

While walking around the streets of Santa Fe, I glanced over and this piece of art caught my eye.  I was drawn to it.  The simplicity of it.  The colors: green for Life and Nature, a hint of yellow for Happiness.  The prayerful hands, the serene, closed eyes, and the head ever so slightly bowed in prayer.

I flipped it over and read the title:  “A Green Prayer.”  Next, I glanced down at the artist’s name: Muller Davis.  Green — my last name.  Davis — my son’s first name.  What a HAPPY, PEACEFUL feeling.  Sold!

I’ve been wanting to share it with you for several weeks now.  But I haven’t felt moved to write about anything in particular, other than what I’ve already shared.  So, I’ve kept it in my office, looking at it often and with a joyful heart.  I decided when the time was right, I’d know.

During a prayer circle my FAITH Sisters held for me this week, I hit me: now is the time.

The prayer circle was comprised of many rituals.  It was actually more of a ceremony – an elaborate ceremony.  Today I’m only sharing one morsel of the ceremony.

Going around the circle, one at a time, each person offered up a one to two word prayer for me (presented below).  As each person said their prayer, I looked them in the eye, felt their love and sincerity, accepted their profound gift and blessing, and offered gratitude.  As the last person spoke, I realized that their prayers made up “A Green Prayer.”  With their heartfelt words, they had embodied the same simple, beautiful, circular flow the artist had portrayed in the piece of art I’d been so drawn to.  And once again, I felt Happy.  Peaceful.

Here are their one-to-two word prayers:

 

Susan:  Comfort

Christian:  Trust Life

Brady:  Trust

Davis:  Confidence

Anne:  Agape

Kathleen M.:  Happiness

Janna:  Wasah

Robin:  Admiration

Jo:  Bravery

Tracy:  Love

Alice:  Light and Healing

Amy:  No Chemo

Kathleen Z.:  Perfection
Jessica:  Divine Light

Nancy:  Letting Go

Kathy:  In The Moment

Alison:  NOW

 And so it is.  Amen.

 

The Miracle of Flowers

I’m feeling like I could use a little meditation, beautiful imagery, and soothing music right now.  So, for today’s post, I offer you just that (in my humble opinion).

The following is a five minute video I ran across about a book called, The Miracle of Flowers, by Robin Craig Clark.  I’ve never seen or heard of it, but I do like the art, with a mixture of both vibrant and soothing colors, the writing, and the quotes.

If you have the time, and are in the mood to completely relax, take a look and contemplate this: in my last article I mentioned my belief that all of us have the answers to all questions inside.  Throughout the video, the author refers to the garden as I used the word inside.  Specifically, he writes,

“What you are searching for, you already have, in the alchemy of your garden.”

and

“Seek the garden in your own peace.”

Enjoy.