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Morning Prayer 15/100. A field beyond

A field beyond

A field beyond

A field beyond all ideas of right and wrong is where we are all meant to be.

Rumi’s 13th Century poem simplifies the beauty of the perfect existence from which we are created and for which we are created. There is the true existence that does not know the opposites of good/bad, light/dark, right/wrong. That existence is the Truth which we may name heaven, eternity, good, joy, peace, oneness.

We may know it as a field beyond except the word “beyond” may suggest it is unreachable. It is not. The entire poem which Rumi scribed is this:

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
there is a field. I’ll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass,
the world is too full to talk about.
Ideas, language, even the phrase “each other” doesn’t make any sense.

We have the power to lie down in the grass of that field. The field is beyond human ideas that things are right and wrong. It is not beyond our grasp, not beyond our awareness, not beyond our consciousness. It is simply beyond our human impositions.

Our power of prayer takes us there. The power of prayer allows us to realize that definitions of right and wrong are human impositions. The power of prayer shows us the meaninglessness of “each other”. We are not “other”; we are One.

Sweet Spirit,
lead us to the field beyond human limitations.
Lead us to awareness that we impose limitations
upon ourselves by seeing through our imposed lenses
of “right” and “wrong”.
Lead us to the consciousness out of this languaged world
full of ideas and perceptions and phrases
that shadow our true vision of Oneness,
of true unity.
Thank you for giving us the prayer vehicle that takes us there,
carries us to the field beyond.
And so it is.
Amen.

Love and blessings,

Tim

07/24/2015

Posted on July 24, 2015 at 10:33 am by Tim · Permalink
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