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WanderingTiger

An Artist (or writer's) Prayer

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I came across this prayer this morning and it made me think of you all and the community you have built here, so I wanted to share it with you. I found it in Scott McElroy's Finding Divine Inspiration but he quotes it as being from Julia Cameron's The Artists Way.

 

O Great Creator

We are gathered together in your name

That we may be of greater service to you

And to our fellows.

We offer ourselves to you as instruments.

We open ourselves to your creativity in our lives.

We surrender our old ideas.

We welcome your new and more expansive ideas.

We trust that you will lead us.

We trust that it is safe to follow you.

We know you created us and creativity

Is your nature and our own.

We ask you to unfold our lives

According to your plan, not our low self worth.

Help us to believe that it is not too late

And that we are not too small or too flawed

To be healed -

By you and through each other - and made whole.

Help us to love one another,

To nurture each others unfolding,

To encourage each others growth,

And to understand each others fears. Help us to know that we are not alone,

That we are loved and lovable. 

Help us to create as an act of worship to you.

 

 

 

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A podcaster I follow is doing The Artist's Way. I was thinking it was a bit New Age-y, but I might take a closer look as I reconsider my work/life balance with my approaching retirement.

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Yeah it looked a little bit new age-y to me too, which I thought was strange after reading this prayer. Haven't looked at it in depth though. 

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I apologize, WT. I should have added that we appreciate your sharing the sentiment of this, which has good thoughts in it. Unfortunately, it isn't centered on the holy Trinity. And we know your heart was in the right place. :)

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