For Father’s Day last year, SynergyTV Network, approached me about a crowd sourcing project for one of the tiny books of poems and affirmations I wrote called I am a Great Man. Not even understanding the full nature of what crowd sourcing was I agreed to participate, the call went out for photographs of the great men in our lives that deserved celebration, that by their presence in our lives fill our days with love.
Because the turnaround time for the project was so quick a few responses and shared photographs came in after the edit. Each submission made was a gift to the Team working on this project as it shared the connection we all have to our loved ones and the messages they deliver and the ways in which we long for the connection, free and clear, that lives and breathes in our memories as we achieve new pathways to open loving hearts in our present.
For this Father’s Day wanted to share one of the submissions that touched me deeply, because it contained a wish and a prayer for something I hear expressed in a lot of the sharing circles I encounter as a writer, lecturer, facilitator and teacher of how love liberates.
“Please bring me a love that honors who I am, that celebrates my uniqueness, that gets the reason why I am here.”
This resonated for me as the cry of the heart for that soul mate to meet our hearts, allowing the universe to do what it does in delivering that other, that person who fulfills the deepest truth of love’s unconditional power. It isn’t “complete me,” it is, “allow our open sacred connection to work for the highest good of each, in our fullest expression of who we are, living from the deepest truth of love as interdependence in mutuality and understanding, compassion and always grace, for the other and for ourselves.”
The first prayer to ignite possibilities is “bring me a love that is worthy of my being beyond category. Allow me to experience the grace and flight of true love born of the highest expression of my most excellent self of all that I am and all that I hold dear, allow me to love all the ways I am and let that resting place become the birthplace of my truest love, my dearest beloved, the most loving holiest soulful expression of paring in oneness with my beloved. Remove the obstacles that might hamper my seeing, allow me to enact the journey of flight into all that will be, allow me to release into the fullest trusting of my heart to lead me where I need to go, to receive the gifts I am here to receive, whatever happens, allow the dance of destiny to my hearts content to continue allow the waltz to take flight as happiness surrounds our days and be a blessing to all who interact with my union built in love, with love and through love.”
Do not get caught up in the dream, open up to the reality of love and all its wondrous powers to heal, expand, grow and cherish each and every part of ourselves.
I used to think that I could not go on. That life was nothing but an awful song
Now I know the meaning of true love, a meeting of the everlasting arms
If I can see it I can do it, If i just believe it then there’s nothing to it.
I believe I can fly.
From Lorelei Shellist in gratitude and recognition of the first Great Man in her life.
“My Dad, Bernie Shellist – he taught me to dance… I’ve been looking for a dance partner as good ever since.”
My Dad Bernie Shellist at Padres Game 2004 – 90 years old.
I loved to dance with my dad…when I was in my 20’s he was in his 60’s
Here I am dancing with dad again …in my 40’s and he in his 80’s
Dad gives me away the second time
Dad front row…3rd from the left
Dad as a boy after immigrating at the age of 6 in the hull of a ship from the Ukraine.
Dad giving me away the first time when I was 18 – he must’ve been 50
A Prayer for All looking to experience more love, more joy and that eternal satisfaction of experiencing the twin soul of grace in love with another….
Bring me new love in the ways that you know will nourish and support my most loving heart and be a blessing to all who experience our love. Allow this person to fall gently into my life, with no planning, through guidance lovingly planted to lead us to each other, allow my heart to open beautifully in receiving this gift of ease and excitement and true elegant partnership. May I be open to effortless ways of revealing this deep soulful relationship that will flourish with each passing moment in ways that will thrill my spirit.
Lots of Love.
May all your sweetest dreams come true. Many blessings.
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