prayer ritual performed by Hindus to host, honour and worship one or more deities, or to spiritually celebrate an event. Sometimes spelled phonetically as Pooja or Poojah, it may honour or celebrate the presence of special guest(s), or their memories after they pass away. The word Pūjā (Devanagari: पूजा) comes from Sanskrit, and means reverence, honour, homage, adoration, and worship.
gathering ourselves around the fire we gave offerings to release the burden that has been placed upon us. throwing all of our troubles into the burning embers... letting go of the hurt, pain and sorrow and envisioning a new chapter... a new vibration into the universe. as the sun set along the eastern horizon... we chanted an hour long prayer asking for our blessings. i released the tension and asked that i receive the voice of the angels. i prayed for my family, good health... i could only see cristoffer in front of me, i wanted him near by... i wanted him by my side. the parallel burning fire that is so important to my survival. he may indeed be a lifelong shaman, so i asked that we stay in love for the rest of our earthly time... and infinitly that we soar together through the stars. holding tight the yellow daisy in my hand until it was time to throw it into the fire... becoming dust once again. the hour had passed and our song had come to an end... we circled the fire nine times to seal the essence and then it was done.
as i dig deeper into the issues of the current state of mind, i am ever so grateful for the shift in graciousness. reading a few scriptures before sleep... this i stumble upon:
now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous, nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.