The Lord’s Prayer
Well the Lord’s prayer… what’s it about?
First though. Rupert Sheldrake (again) says it’s probable that we have a kind of common memory (Morphic Resonance -(what is morphic resonace), and things are connected through time. And so with this great connectiveness like an Internet of the World, where all people and all things are connected in some way, may well go some way to explain to some degree how our subconscious minds work and give us a better view of what our consciousness is.
All this seems a little all embracing and all explaining, and vague I know, but don’t worry, the good thing is, that I’m using this as a logic of how what I’m talking about works, it’s not necessary that you believe it, nor understand it. All you need do is follow the instructions and wait for the results!
Anyway back to the Lord’s Prayer. This connectiveness (common memory), our person-internet-network which connects us to all things, we can perhaps call ‘God’, for want for a better word: After all, the word ‘God’ is just that; a word! Furthermore, I would argue, from my lowly position of plebeian hick, that few people today think of God as being a little man with a long beard sitting in a cloud looking down upon us sinners, but rather a phenomena of a greater power or energy. So, after all we’re probably not far off the mark, and wouldn’t even disagree completely.
Our Father, who art in heaven,
Our Father is then… God, so is our magic internet, is in our dreams and imagination.
hallowed be thy name;
Have respect for this ‘thing’ of our super internet connection with the universe. Perhaps meaning, ‘do things right’; remember Karma!
thy kingdom come; thy will be done; on earth as it is in heaven.
I would argue here that the closest we, as humans, come to this phenomena of magic supersonic energy or God, is in our imagination or dreams. So, what we can connect to in our dreams (his kingdom) will become true in our reality. ‘On earth’; our real world that we know and can touch and experience, is the same as ‘In Heaven’; our dreams.
Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, for ever and ever.
The rest is basically telling us to trust that every is okay, be cool when things go wrong, and be good people.
This is I know a wacky explication, and I will undoubtedly offend many, but for me it strikes a happy mix which seems to ring true to what many religious people have been saying for centuries, but could justify modern thinking. Bringing closer atheists, and modern thinkers such as Rupert Sheldrake and religion, and wacky people of the Law of Attraction and magic!
A quick summary then. What we can imagine in our dreams, we can materialise in the real world. I’m suggesting it isn’t wacky at all, and fits into a greater picture of the universe of how things really work!
So… what was my magic ritual? And did anything happen?
If nothing happened, perhaps I wouldn’t be telling you this story; and perhaps I would be following Richard Dawkins and the science brigade, rather than Rupert Sheldrake, and those who respectfully see that there are some gaps in the story!