At Global Wicca we are always trying to find ways in which we can integrate the philosophies of various religions into one single Enlightened perspective.
All over the world people repeat the following Christian prayer to God – addressed as our Father:
Our Father who Art in Heaven, Hallowed Be Thy Name
Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will Be Done, On Earth as is in Heaven
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 and The Power and The Glory
For Ever and Ever, Amen!
The above is a prayer directed to what ordinarily will be assumed as an outside force – a higher force that rules the world address as a ‘father’ God who has created all of us and earth.
However the period of ignorance and rote repetition of prayers is now over. Today people are awakening to see their inner God or Goddess. Many of us today understand that the ‘Father God’ we are referring to is no outer force. There is no ‘man in the sky controlling everything”.
God is nothing but the inner self also called the Highest Self or Nature. It is the inner self therefore that we are always praying to and not some external entity. I prefer to call this our Divine Self. Our Divine Self manifests all over the universe, as Nature or the Goddess. This Divine Self manifests to perfection when invoked – eg. whenever we ‘pray’ or rather cast spells for the benefit of nature and self, thereby making the world a more beautiful place. After all a spell is nothing but a prayer – except it is enlightened – made in the knowledge and awareness that we are manifesting our life.
So here is a version of the above Prayer – which is more of a Spell or Affirmation that will appeal to all of us who are enlightened and self-aware:
I hereby Invoke my Divine Self.
I Align myself with the Will of my Inner Divine to Manifest Divinity on Earth.
I Right Now Channel the Abundance of my Inner Divine.
I Forgive Myself and All Others Now through the Power of my Inner Divine Self.
My Divine Self only Manifests the Good of All and Harms None.
My Divine Self Manifests in All of Nature Now.
My Divine Self is Infinitely Powerful and Glorious.
So Be It!
So, remember – every time you pray to any God or Goddess or higher force, you are actually invoking the inner power within you.
Meditate and raise your inner consciousness. Be aware of the power you have inside. Be aware of your inner Divinity and beauty. Start performing spells now – and remember they are only to be used for the good of all concerned and to harm none – else you are not being your Divine self. Spells made without Divine and positive intent are worthless and un-magical. After all the word God or Goddess stands for Good.
Rev. Swati Prakash