MKE – #2 – Week 11
Make Me An Instrument Of Your Peace.
Where there is Hatred Let me bring your Love.
Where there is Injury, Pardon and Forgiveness.
Where there is Doubting, let me bring your Faith.
Lord Make me an Instrument of your Peace.
Where there is Despair, Let me bring Hope.
Where there is Darkness, let me bring your Light
Where there is Sadness, let me be your Joy!
Oh Divine Master Grant that i might see,
Not so much to be Consoled, as to Console.
Not so much To be Understood as to Understand.
Not So much to be Loved as to to Love another.
For it is in Giving that we now Receive,
And it is in Pardoning that we are now Pardoned.
And it is in Dying that We Are Now Born Again!
Lord Make me an Instrument of your Peace
Where there is Hatred Let me be your Love.”
– Peace Prayer, Saint Francis of Assisi
Through out my life i have thought of this prayer and these words quite often.
My Mother had an audio tape to music that had these words being sung so beautifully,
i could not help but memorize them before i even knew how to read.
I seems obvious that i favor musical learning due to the way i have always been able to play my musical instrument,
finding it much easier to memorize pieces by hearing and picking up the melody in my mind, playing by ear instead of by sight.
This is how i learned by heart, most of my pieces and musical composition from the start.
I find it interesting that i am now making the connection with this same process as it applies to my life,
fulfilling my greater, desires and being guided by my intuition along the hero’s journey.
Asking my ego what i want, it says things like Safety, being rich, with alot of things to make ME feel secure, gratified, loved and important.
That is all nice but there is another part of me that remembers how temporary all of that is,
this deeper sense of who i am, call it my higher self, true self, future self or just Universal Mind or God in general,
seems to have a different idea of my purpose.
This version has nothing to do with the selfishness of my ego,
but is a softer, kinder and more gentle voice which speaks of only wanting to make a difference and care for OTHERS.
This, i feel is my TRUE purpose,
To this i feel a much stronger pull,
a sense so much more powerful than anything than addiction to negitive habits,
whining voice of my ego,
fear of failure, rejection, ridicule or pain.
This Call to action,
is something that humbles me.
Hushes and Calms the cries of the infant within me
that does not understand
and replaces it with a deep faith and trust,
that something is guiding me beyond what i can fathom.
Something that is has never let me go up to now.
I think that should say something.
If nobody cared, why am i still here?
If i had no purpose here, would i be here?
WOULD I WANT TO BE HERE IF THERE WASN’T SOMETHING I WANTED TO DO HERE?
With all of the many possible ways life could go
what curious encirclement have i been placed in and protected by
all these years,
how blessed am i to realize these revelations right now!
The Gift to realize that Everything is a gift!
Who else Knows this?
Who GETS to know this, or think these wonderful thoughts….
I have been granted the Curiosity, Confidence, Courageousness to face the unknown
to eagerly see what awaits in wonder on a Christmas morning.
With hope, faith and love,
already trusting that everything is good,
life is perfect
and i have something to be grateful for
even if i have NOTHING!
I want to share these beautiful feelings that
i feel only my freedom of thought, and mind has allowed me to accept
or maybe just create.
Maybe another has completely different yet just as miraculously gorgeous
embodiments of Joy that i wont ever feel, unique to them.
If that is so, how marvelous!
I want to give them all a canvas and paints of the best quality, most vibrant color,
the tools to create, change and free their mind if i only dare to try,
And teach them how to use them, encourage them to create
and make up their own way,
that there is not one way
any more than there is one person only in this world.
if i succeed in reaching them
and they allow me to present
and accept these gifts.
That i ache to give,
and have come so far to bring them.
like the wise men in the Nativity story,
I feel this nostalgic season i can relate to,
for there is a beautiful spirit and soul beyond
comprehension and imagination,
inhabiting every molecule of this experience i am
honored to exist in.
And i want to honor it back!
There is a deeper desire in every single fiber of
my glorious being that desires only to love,
for lack of any other better word that can express this idea.
It is happiness, in the form of being so grateful for a chance to see
another happy and excited,
alive with enthusiam,
lit up with delight,
that really brings authentic joy to my heart
i want to be a part of THAT!!
I dont want a piece of the pie without being able to share it with someone
to accept the proud pie from someone else and tell them what a good job they did on making it.
to make them feel that they are the most amazing pie maker in all of existance.
I dont want the credit, i would rather give it away to the one who is the real master.
The MasterMind of All!
I want to Help the world discover their brilliance and genious within them,
that is them.
Be the best version of themselves, whatever that looks like to THEM.
That no one else can ever be, except them.
I want to let them know that THEY are important,
they deserve to be loved, feel beautiful, wonderful and Amazing.
And Believe the TRUTH is that they Are!
Always were, all that they are, all that they’ve been
and will EVER be is a Blessing to the World.
I have heard it said that
“there is no greater honor than
to lay down your life for your friends”,
well, to lay down your life
doesnt mean to take the easy way out,
or die, like always take the bullet
in that sense
sometimes it means to fight it out
and struggle along side
the ones you love most,
to take their Bag of rocks
off their shoulders when you are already
struggling to carry yours,
because if you are blessed enough to
have a mind that allows you to think so
fondly of someone,
the great mind has thought this first of you
and if you think to save another from drowning
when you may be tired of swimming and half drowning yourself
the great spirit will not let you drown
if you have hope and faith and love
and trust that you are being taken care of
than you can forget about the worries attached to yourself,
and focus on the great important purpose
and service in life
which is to BELEIVE in the others
even when they Doubt themselves and
See for them, the Perfection, Success and Power
even when they are blind.
Forgive the fears, brush away the tears
love through the walls they build
have a soft heart to protect as well,
one that has been covered in cement and
material thoughts that will never bring happiness.
You Can Be the Difference.
You Can Be Spark that lights the wick to their Explosion of Change
the passing whisp of wind that knocks down the First Dominoe.
That starts them on the path of
Self directed Adventure,
No Longer a Prisoner,
locked inside a room with
with doors that have always been open,
but they were to scared to open.
All we need is a friend
to Celebrate, Talk and share the journey with.
Ups and Downs.
To Remind us of what we cannot see in ourselves.
That is makes all the difference.
My Greater Purpose ,
to give Kindness, Show Compassion and Love all things,
What i really Want is just to be Real,Honest and True,
To Be A Good Friend.
It Is and isnt simple.
Sometimes that may be more difficult than it seems.
But i Am Here.