Category Archives: Journey of the Ascended Prayer

Blessed Be

Blessed art Thou, Father,

And all of those who come and go in Thy name,

For my true name for Thee,

Is Thy true name for me.

Hush now,

Fear not the silence and stillness that knows.

My thy name be praised upon this heart,

And shine about this crown,

In the depths of every now.

Ocean of Love

The invisible ocean of love condenses crystalline as each identity of humanity.

The ocean of love is here & now. What do the great waters rest upon?

Behind the greatness & vastness of love lives the One who sent it. Who is in the water? And who sent the love?

Eye to an eye, hearts within hearts, the collective consciousness pulses as a greater Beingness beneath surface tides.

Breathe, for the waters of heaven fill the sky all around, submersing us in its depths.

In the light of the Sun, ice melts, water rises to heaven. Then the great hammer smelts water to form again.

This is my love, my heaven, my hammer, my sea, yet within it all lives a little me, seeing its reflection in every way to Be.

May this little form love all & judge not, honoring the Divine heart by effortlessly integrating all perspectives.

Smile (Performed Live at the Dome)

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Performed with Keith Anderson (harmonica), Michael Gaeta (Udu Drum), Patrick Padden (Fiddle), and had a bunch of kids dancing on stage with me.

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D, C#m (Verses) | Em, Bm, Em, Bm, D, Amaj, Bm (Chorus)

Something in the breeze that’s warmed by sunlight makes me smile, the light of love upon you blowing. Something in the trees that dance and sway upon your kiss, the winds of love lift our wings up in the sky. Something in the ocean rolling softly makes me smile, mother earth rocks you gently. Something in the sunlight sparkling dancing on your waves, sliding down a mountain of water onto shore.

Smile and rejoice in the day that the day that the Lord has made. Hear the laughter of the children dancing, helping me singing. Something’s glowing, one thing knowing.

Something in the soft strong warmth of your hug makes me smile, the light of love surrounds you gently. A cold wet nose panting puppy kisses on their faces, the joy of love toss a ball and watch in wonder. Something in the melting of moist chocolate on my lips, sweetness of love fills you tingling. Something in the sparkling shining eyes of a child, angelic innocence reminds us who we are.

Smile and rejoice in the day that the day that the Lord has made. Hear the laughter of the children dancing, helping me singing. Something’s glowing, one thing knowing.

Devotional: Faith and Intention

Shema Israel, adonai eloheinu, adonai ehad. V’ahavta et adonai eloheicha v’col levcha, v’col nufshecha, v’col modecha.

Heavenly Father, I come before you on this chilly afternoon full of love, full of life, full of the enduring promise of uniting with that which is highest within. I read this morning some words of Uranda that said centering in the highest spirit is the beginning and it is the opportunity to do the work. It makes possible the work that needs to be done, and yet by abandoning unity with the highest within, faith is actually broken no matter how sincere outwardly a person may be. These are powerful words. These truly are powerful words.

Heavenly Father, I am deeply reflecting upon the meaning of prayer and whether it is possible to change one’s prayer, specifically by becoming clear about the intention behind the prayer. This seems to be a never-ending practice because any prayer that can be put into words or crystallized as thoughts has come into form in some way, whether it is here or there and what it looks like and what it feels like. It has come in into form, and yet the intention behind that form is actually the most important thing. If the intention behind one’s prayer can be met in another way, then the prayer will still be fulfilled.

Please allow me to fill every moment glorifying thy name in my inner temple. How wonderful to live in unity with thee, Father. How wonderful to be coming into alignment with life, with truth, with thought and emotion, and creating a space in which love – the true presence of the divine one – can descend. Please descend upon me, father. Find me worthy of thy love, find me worthy to awaken truly to what it means to be a son of the father.

Please go before me, father, into the hearts of all those around me. Create a space of safety, protection and deep penetration of holy presence that precedes me in every respect. May the bonds of faith be strong, may their energy be pure and clear that I may begin to do the work that is being called of me.

I am always open to dream a new dream and visualizing the work being achieved in any particular mental form as long as I’m clear about the intention behind the prayer. I am loving you father with all of my heart. Thy joy brings smiles to my lips, shining round about. I love you with all my heart, father, with all my soul, with all my strength. Amen.

26. Receiving

  1. Blessed is the one who takes not one thing unless clearly from the hand of God.

  2. Higher than prayer is intention; higher than intention is devotion; higher than devotion is union; higher than union is action.

Living with Love

Traveler, your footsteps are the road and nothing else
Traveler, there is no path, it is made by walking
When walking, the path is made, and when looking back
You see the path that you will never walk again
Traveler, there is no path, just the glistening of the sea

~Joan Manuel Serrat



What does it mean to be living with love? Is it possible to be both living with love and making choices rooted in past conditioning? When something happens not in your favor, is it possible to love when acting out in reactivity? What is the true cause of reactivity? What would it be like to live with a kind of love, as said in this beautiful song, that is made new with every choice, every decision and every word? The steps towards love are spelled out by the acronym of its holy name: “L”et go of the past; “O”pen your heart; “V”ibrate with God, not people; and finally, entering the temple of light, “E”nergize the soul of humanity.

To live with love means firstly to let go of the past and be conscious. The past is gone. It is dead, and so are decisions rooted in conditioning alone. Just as one can wake up in a sweat in the night from nightmares, we can also force ourselves to wake up from reactive patterns of living. When we let go of the past, who we thought we were also passes away, the remains of which is a glorious being rooted in the spirit of life. We know we have taken the first step towards love when the winds of life are strong within our inner being. Thus, we are in each moment born anew and forced to get to know ourselves all over again.

The winds of life are fully present, purifying the world and magnifying the name of love by obeying their master, the diamond heart within you. These winds can be thought of a spiritual pressure. They could be thought of as energy. They could be thought of as love. They could be thought of as enthusiasm – but in any case all of these expressions point to the same spirit of life within. When you open your heart and command the spirit of life with fearless abandon, a great energy is known. This energy fills the body temple with strength and willpower and fills the mind with true thoughts.

Thus, the third step towards love is to vibrate with God, and master our thoughts. The opposite is to resonate with, react to, and thus take upon ourselves the judgments of other people. The spirit of truth can only be known in radiant and wise, holy thinking. Our thoughts in many ways are like our children: How is our relationship with these children? Do we allow them to cause havoc and drag us around? Do we allow our thoughts to blame the world for our suffering? Do we repress such thoughts with firmness and judgment? Living with Love means to live with blessing for all of humanity. How can we simultaneously love and blame humanity for our own suffering?

We enter the threshold of the temple of light when the heart is open and we begin to vibrate at a higher rate. To energize the soul of humanity, we must first learn to energize our own thoughts. This is an ongoing practice, and I encourage you to try it now. Surely there is a voice in your head responding to at least some of these words. If you are wondering, “What voice?” Then, as Ben Zander says: “That is precisely the voice I am talking about!” What are you thinking at this very moment? Are you even aware of it? Let your thought condense into a single phrase. What is it? Don’t judge the thought as positive or negative. It just is: and, the ones that are “negative” ultimately contain more wisdom in their true state.

Do you have the thought? Perhaps written down on a paper? Now: energize it! What does it mean to energize a thought? Energizing a thought means to accelerate the rate of energy present in that thought form. It means the thought is ascending into heaven. It means the thought is getting both louder and softer and more powerful at the same time, and now it is becoming golden. Your thought has become holy, filled with the power of life. Filled with the power of true beingness, it has now joined the ranks of love steadily marching, like the glistening of the sea, for the upliftment of all humanity.

24. Opposing Prayer

  1. When my prayer & the will of my Father are one, the scorn of 1000 & the armies of 100 nations cannot oppose it.

  2. Woe unto he who agrees with naysayers & abandons his prayer, for its power has nothing left to consume except himself.

  3. Abraham’s Ur, Nazareth & Noah’s little village all had to transform in welcome or be departed of a true Man of God.

  4. Let bones be bones holding up the body, heart & mind. Thus, let prayer be prayer, upholding our dreams, voices & choices.

23. Sovereignty

  1. Free & unbound, precious & wonderous is irrevocable power to hear, see, dream, pray, think & choose.

  2. Surfing the waves of prayer, thoughts, words & actions are anointed with enthusiasm.

  3. The ascended prayer serves all that is resonant & especially the frequency & magnitude greater than oneself.

  4. No one is free without the right to clearly & decisively articulate yes or no without coercion.

Smile (song)

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D, C#m (Verses) | Em, Bm, Em, Bm, D, Amaj, Bm (Chorus)

Something in the breeze that’s warmed by sunlight makes me smile, the light of love upon you blowing. Something in the trees that dance and sway upon your kiss, the winds of love lift our wings up in the sky. Something in the ocean vibing softly makes me smile, mother earth rocks you gently. Something in the sunlight sparkling dancing on your waves, sliding down a mountain of water onto shore.

Smile and rejoice in the day that the day that the Lord has made. Hear the laughter of the children dancing, helping me singing. Something’s glowing, one thing knowing.

Something in the soft strong warmth of your hug makes me smile, the light of love surrounds you gently. A cold wet nose panting puppy kisses on their faces, the joy of love toss a ball and watch in wonder. Something in the melting of moist chocolate on my lips, sweetness of love fills you tingling. Something in the sparkling shining eyes of a child, angelic innocence reminds us who we are.

Smile and rejoice in the day that the day that the Lord has made. Hear the laughter of the children dancing, helping me singing. Something’s glowing, one thing knowing.

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My best friend asked me if I had to pay the owl from Clash of the Titans to sing backup on this recording.  Actually the owl didn’t charge me much, just a spot of oil for his wings!

21. Coloring Darkly

  1. Expect nothing from either yourself or anyone else, allowing the truth to emerge effortlessly of its own accord.

  2. Prayer manifests always in the manner best for the largest picture, pride of persistence often destroys the dreams of others.

  3. Illusion is illusion. The power of life circumstance is the first aspect of truth arriving to set you free from the dream & awaken.

  4. Sanity has its root meaning in sanitation. Pride, expectation or any thought held apart from the river of life soon starts to fester.

  5. Color not your achievements with brightness but with darkness. Draw no attention & the eye of evil cannot interfere with the results.

  6. Continuously strive for failures as the seeds for future victory. Beware of “solutions” as the seeds for future problems.