By Rev. Karen Tamura
Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed by Thy name Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven Give us this day our daily Bread And forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil For Thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory forever. Amen.
This is the only prayer Jesus taught His disciples. Congratulations for having read this far! There is a tremendous amount of energy in this prayer. Can you stand to read it again? You may have trouble because you are sensitive to the energy many regions have put around this prayer for 2,000 years. It’s almost impossible for most people to read it and not bring back all those memories from Catholic, Methodist and other churches where the prayer was spoken silently and/or in unison.
What were you really taught by this prayer? When we learn the words, we learn the energy. What is the energy in church that goes with this prayer? Sit still! Don’t pinch your brother, say the words right. And the feeling of the words of the prayer itself? As a child I remember that what I really heard was something to the effect of – Our Father Who Art in Heaven – Oh, I am supposed to give up my freedom to this powerful God to the minister up front who talks with God, because he obviously doesn’t squirm at the mere mention of God like I do, and obviously doesn’t pinch his brother in Church. And then I am supposed to give up my freedom to my parents who only pinch me “for my own good.” Right? The alternative, of course, is being bad in church, which can only lead to Hell or juvenile delinquency.
Th Our Father is the only prayer Jesus taught His disciples. It is the way Jesus set up communication between you the being and the body and the God of your own heart. It also validates your own knowingness and certainty, and allows that part of you to awaken.
Our Father which art in heaven, hollowed be thy name– this opens that communication between you and the God of your own heart. The power of the word cleans out that channel between you and your God.
Many psychics have found that as they begin to become aware of energy, and begin to use their healing energy, this prayer is a wonderful way to validate themselves. Each line as you read it, can validate a different aspect of yourself.
Thy kingdom come – The kingdom of heaven is found within; Jesus is always telling His disciples and the people He taught that if you want to know the kingdom of heaven, “man know thyself.” What is Jesus saying? Perhaps He is saying you don’t need to give your freedom to anyone, you have it all inside you; you can have your own space!
Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven – What are the dreams you have in this body? Let them Come true!
Give us this day our daily bread– on a no effort level you can create for yourself everything you need for your body’s survival. Bread is energy, give us back our energy.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive or debtors – don’t get stuck in judging for as you forgive others so shall you forgive yourself!
And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil– evil is a good word to laugh at. What is evil really but the times when you no longer have all your truths, when somehow you lose your space?
For thine is the kingdom the power and the glory forever – have your own power and glory and humor, and you can use your own space to create whatever you want! You can even squirm in church if you want.