Archive for prayer

The Our Father in Original Aramaic – a wow sensation

Unexpectedly during a group meditation, I heard The Our Father in original Aramaic, and it resonated in my body like a deep, physical blessing. I wondered, is this is how it sounded from Jesus’s lips 2,000 years ago?  An English translation was given that barely resembled The Lord’s Prayer we know today.  I had to […]

Healing the unsaid with the dead

[Photo taken in 1973 of Suzette and her father, Steve Martinez, who passed away in 1982.] Lately memories of loved ones, now gone, are tinged with “I wish I told them [fill in the blank].”  Recently, I had the chance. A meditative exercise is designed to heal the unsaid with direct conversation. I tried it […]

Prayer is spiritual valium

It’s not death.  It’s not dismemberment, but it was black despair when I lost my website. No access, lost files. I thought that email from my provider was an ad, not a renewal notice! Now my website went poof! No crimes involved, just felony stupidity on my part. Being a technosaur, I believed the guy […]

Saying Grace: The Power of Intention

Nationally, Thanksgiving is a collective mindset of gratitude to forces greater than ourselves. Like a Norman Rockwell painting, heads bow over grace when families gather, everyone primed for thanks. Yet for many, saying grace is the holiday exception, not the daily rule.  Many might ask, “Well, isn’t a group blessing just the official signal to […]