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A Quote by Kaya McLaren on gardening, gardeners, growth, timing, prayer, awareness, rebirth, spring, flowers, plants, winter, planning, planting, compost, seeds, divine timing, affirmation, kairos, right timing, seasons, kaya mclaren, and church of the d

For me, gardening is a form of prayer. Most people have an awareness of life and death, but few have an an awareness of life, death, and life again. Gardeners do though.

Bulbs come up every spring. Then in winter, it looks like there's nothing there, no hope for life ever again. Then, Hallelujah! Next spring they're back even fuller. Perennials - same thing.

Annuals have a slightly different lesson. Annuals really do die, but they broadcast seeds before they go. Where there was only one calendula the year before, there will be ten this year, and one day, they will fill every empty space in your garden. Annuals are a lesson in the difference one living thing, plant or person, can make, and how their presence resonates long after they're gone. There again, the effects are not immediate. There is always the winter. And when you consider the garden as a whole, well, winter is a time to reflect, a time to dream. It gives you time to ask the big questions...

Gardening is an affirmation of divine timing. Some years, in early spring, my enthusiasm takes an ugly turn, and I seemingly believe I can make spring happen earlier than it normally would, if I just work hard enough, if I till enough, compost enough, harden off seedlings earlier than I normally would. In the end, I wind up with twelve flats of dead seedlings. Then I direct seed a couple months later, and with much less effort, everything grows into the full glory it was destined to encompass. To everything there is a season. Amen.

Kaya McLaren

Source: Church of the Dog, Pages: 136-137

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by balwant aulck on prayer

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Prayer has no words. actualy prayer gets completed  before prayer is performed. 

balwant aulck

Source: god giving

Contributed by: balwant

A Quote by unknown on prayer, childlike, and intuitive wisdom

If you talk to God, it´s prayer. If He answers, you´re insane.

unknown

Source: not aware of

Contributed by: Brown Rose

A Quote by Hugh Black on worship, prayer, communication, and god

"Prayer is not an act of worship merely, the bending of the knee on set occasions, and offering petitions in need. It is an attitude of soul, opening the life on the Godward side, and keeping free communication with the world of spirit."

Hugh Black

Contributed by: Marcella

A Quote by James Redfield on higher levels of energy, prayer, love, and divine

"You will learn that at higher levels of energy, our fields of prayer act very quickly to bring us exactly what we expect. If we fear, it brings to us what we fear. If we hate, it brings us more of what we hate. Thankfully when we go into these negative expectation, our prayer-fields collapse rather quickly because we lose our connection with the divine and are no longer outflowing love. But a fear expectation can still be powerful. That is why you must monitor your expectations carefully and set you field consciously."

James Redfield

Source: The Secret of Shambhala : In Search of the Eleventh Insight, Pages: 76

Contributed by: Nara-Narayana

A Quote by James Redfield on sychronicity, prayer, conscious alertness, and coincidences

"Setting a field for synchronicity is a matter of putting yourself in a particular state of mind. It is easy to think about synchronicity intellectually, but unless you enter the state of mind where your prayer-field will help, all you will do is glimpse the coincidences every once in a while. In some situations that is enough and you will b led forward for a time, but eventually you will lose your direction. The only way to establish a constant flow of synchronicity is to stay in a state where your prayer field keeps this blow moving toward you--a state of conscious alertness."

James Redfield

Source: The Secret of Shambhala : In Search of the Eleventh Insight, Pages: 87

Contributed by: Nara-Narayana

A Quote by Mother Teresa on mother, teresa, a simple path, silence, prayer, god, and listening

I always begin my prayer in silence, for it is in the silence of the
heart that God speaks. God is the friend of silence—we need to
listen to God because it's not what we say but what He says to us and
through us that matters.

Mother Teresa (1910 - 1998)

Source: (Mother Teresa, `Mother Teresa, A Simple Path'

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Salvador Bernal on prayer

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"...personal prayer truly was "the conversation of people in love: a conversation in which there is no place for boredom or distraction; a heart-to-heart talk to which we lok dorward impatiently, to which we go with a hugher to get to know Jesus better and really relaete to him; a conversation whtat is conducted with the delicacy of a soul in love, and which ends with a renewed desire to live and work only for the Lord.""

Salvador Bernal

Source: Alvaro del Portillo: Bishop Prelate of Opus Dei, Pages: 294

Contributed by: clang

A Quote by Ken Kesey on prayer

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Though he'd come pretty close, he'd never come to the point of Sending Out yet. Oh, he'd prayed for things, but that's different - that ain't like Sending Out. You can pray for just about anything, but Sending Out for Divine Help!  - Well, it ain't ordering from Monkey Ward.

Ken Kesey (1935 -)

Source: Sometimes A Great Notion

Contributed by: Marcus Surrealist

A Quote by Lao Tzu on chanting, holy, listening, spiritual, superficialities, murmur, stream, prayer, tao, beads, sacred, oneness, breathing, and

Chanting is no more holy than listening to the murmur of a stream, counting prayer beads no more sacred than simply breathing. . . . If you wish to attain oneness with the Tao, don't get caught up in spiritual superficialities.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Contributed by: Ookami san

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