This entry needs a little introduction and although it stands alone, it is part of a longer poem called “Itheshe and the ‘Absolute’ Truth”.
It is one of two poems, along with “The Planet of Peace”, which I most wanted to share when I first began thinking about sharing some of my work. I hope that it can be seen as an expression of moving beyond religious thinking into “true” spirituality. This is my humble attempt at such.
It obviously takes its form from “The Lord’s Prayer” which remains one of the world’s treasured prayers. I know many people who use it as part of their religious and healing practices, and for protection.
Whilst I do not want to diminish the pleasure and/or the solace that “The Lord’s Prayer” affords, I offer this as a prayer for a new age and a “new” way of thinking. This new poem comes from seeing the divine differently, in that God is perceived not as a separate being to be appeased, but as the omnipresent force that creates all beings and all things, and is our true essence.
I am a little uncomfortable with the title “The Creator’s Prayer” because it really is a prayer for, or to, “The Creator” rather than a prayer supplied by a divine being (cf. “The Lord’s Prayer”). However, I decided not to change the title to maintain its “power” and to keep its allusion to its “source”.
This poem stands on its own and to avoid distractions in its consideration I have removed the facility to comment on it on this page. Sorry.
The Creator’s Prayer
whose nature… is Love…
Hallowed be thy name.
Thy realm exists.
Thy power and Love manifest on Earth,
as elsewhere in heaven.
Thank you for our daily bread,
and all the bounties of creation.
Help us to let go of all condemnation,
and to love all beings,
just as you love us.
Lead us into Divine awareness,
and welcome us into bliss.
For ours is the kingdom,
filled with your love and compassion.
For ever and ever,
The third and final part of “Itheshe and the ‘Absolute’ Truth” concludes with the words:
Thank you Itheshe.
At some time in the near future I will post the original poem in its entirety so that it may be placed into a proper context.
Similarly I will explain (again?) the use of “Itheshe”. I have constructed this word to counterbalance the common misrepresentations of God as “male” or “female” and to prevent using the word “it” as an alternative, since “it” is used to describe any inanimate or non-gendered object.
I felt the need to use a different word since God is all-embracing and Itheshe is found in all beings, whether female, male, or non-gendered, and in all other things. I have attempted to recognize this all-encompassing nature of the divine with this “new” word. Since God embraces all neutral, male, and female beings and things, it seems appropriate (or at least I hope tolerable) that a word for God should be formed from “It”, “He”, and “She”.
[While it is true that I have “created” this word, I am sure that others have used the same or similar expressions. It is remarkable how many people think (independently) of the same “new” ideas.]
Thanks for reading. I hope you have derived some benefit even if it is only how some other “crazy” person sees the world.
If “The Creator’s Prayer” resonates with you please feel free to use it and share it with all your loved ones.
May the divine (Itheshe) be with you always and keep you safe.