Tuesday Teachings – thrive | Prayer and Praying #1 : The Prayer of Forgiveness

When you think of “Thrive”, think of the seemingly small things that happened as you were birthed into this life: first you had to breathe, then you needed washing and the protection of warmth, then nurturing, fluids and sleep . . . and very, very significantly you needed your parent/s prayer for your survival and health.



Prayer aligns us with our higher self, our soul and the ultimate mind of Divine Consciousness. Praying aligns us with existence and flow. A daily practice in the simplicity of prayer gives us a simple organising principle through which we can return to peace and balance: significantly, forgiveness makes us more human.


This blog today is going out on Christmas Eve and on the eve of our new moon cycle – with an Eclipse imminent | all of these parts of our human/harmony/humanity experience were extremely auspicious for us in Ancient times. Prayer had a huge and vital part in connecting our Spirit with the Conscious Living Universe.


And here is the Prayer of Forgiveness




“I Forgive Everything that Needs Forgiveness”

What we all seek ultimately is freedom, acceptance to be ourselves, and to be loved for who we are.



Namaste, SuZen


Here’s a Refresher on “thrive” . . .

When you think “thrive”, think of all the seemingly small, but necessary daily elements of life as nourishing the miraculous organ you are as a human being. At our essence we are a living organism, on a living Planet, in a living Universe. So, here’s something else I’ve been teaching this for over 20 years : the miracle of our self as an organism, and how we help it maintain balance [or some kind order in the chaos of living]: silence is essential – the teaching never changes, results of practice are always the same . . .

All we are on a physical level as a human being is air, water and food. And physically, our body’s 10-13 trillion cells replace themselves every 100 days [just over 3 months]. How about that for a “slow flow”? And how do we help our organism to replace and renew?



Why we do what we do to thrive: learning to be “you”

I’m a teacher, so repeating myself goes with the job! Small steps, small changes . . . one day at a time: in 100 days from now you’ll be a new you! I’ve said this to you before, I’m sure there’ll be many tellings again. [ Read more about this in my blog  . . . thrive | Rest and Relaxation #1 ]

And, so, let’s talk about repetition and commitment as well as practicalities and practices: we could take the attitude of  “What’s the point in showering we’re only going to get dirty again?” or  “Why bother washing up when we’re only going have to redo it when we reuse the dishes.” Come to think of it, what’s the point in eating, when we’ll be hungry in a few hours time? And of course, sleeping’s unnecessary, too . . .  we just always end up feeling tired again, don’t we? I don’t think I need to say anymore, do I? Some things in life just need to be repeated: and diligently.


A single change doesn’t always effect a permanent transformation. But taking things one step at a time in your day eventually leads to trillions of new cells of “you-ness”. You could try my very simple program “Steps to Silence” : a 7 day short program in spending more time in silence.



Enjoy! suzen


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Teacher of Zen and Yoga Meditation, Writer and Spoken Word Artist SuZen

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