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1516Re: How do you *address* the divine in prayer?

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  • medit8ionsociety
    Dec 29, 2002
      Dear Leslie,
      Judi isn't really the Queen of England, and actually doesn't go for
      any pretenders to any thrones. Perhaps the Native American designation
      of Great Spirit might be appropriate. Or, just have her pray for the
      well being of Mommy, her friends, etc., without any designation as to
      who is being prayed to. Sort of a wish for "good". In any event,
      anything is probably better than the "Boogie Man".
      Peace and blessings,
      --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, lesley_j2001
      <no_reply@y...> wrote:
      > Hello again. I want to teach my dd, who is 2.5, a simple prayer to
      > say at bedtime. I plan to teach a prayer of thanksgiving and
      > affirmation. The big issue I have is that I don't know how to tell
      > her to address the divine. I personally steer away from the term
      > because I hear too many people use it to suggest specific things. I
      > think of the divine as the Universal Creator, but I don't want to
      > use Creator because of what that term connotes. (I belong to the
      > camp believing that the Universe was created by a being/something
      > and then we evolved and still evolve today.) Universe alone or the
      > term principle are both a little to unconventional in case she
      > begins talking about it with her friends one day. Divine mother or
      > father are nice, but I don't want her to have a me to him/her
      > concept as I believe in jointness (did that make sense?)
      > How can I define in one or two words a belief in a universal
      > with whom we are one in the ebbing and flowing of spiritual and
      > scientic principle?
      > Any ideas or suggestions?
      > Lesley
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