Finally, one thing that was uppermost in my mind was this: "Seek ye first the kingdom of heaven and all else will be added unto you."
If you understand the "kingdom of heaven" as knowledge/awareness/being then you will see that the prayer deals with exactly that. I am also reminded of a story in 1 Kings 3:5 where God appears to Solomon and says: “Ask for whatever you want and I will give it to you.” Solomon thought about this and finally asked God to give him an "understanding heart." In other words, he asked for wisdom/knowledge, the ability to see and hear truth so that he could be a good king.
So God gave Solomon an understanding heart AND all the things he did not ask for… riches, power and honor and so on.
When we have true knowledge and awareness, when we have BEing, we are allowing the Universe to express itself through us in its mode of knowledge, awareness and BEing. If you think about this for a moment, knowledge and awareness and BEing include, by default, being in synch with life and creativity and creation itself.
If you have knowledge and awareness and BEing, no matter where you are or what is happening, you are in the right place at the right time; you will see what you need to see, hear what you need to hear, meet who you need to meet, and have what you need to have. All of that is included in "seek ye first the kingdom of heaven."
Seeking knowledge of all creation is learning to express the Universe in it's aspect of knowledge and when you do that, you are expressing unlimited potential.
This is what you receive when you ask for an "understanding heart."
With an understanding heart we also experience compassion and love. We also experience gratitude and inspiration and most important of all, trust in the Universe to know what it is doing and to submit ourselves to our true, higher nature - that which can be born in us if we die to the personal wants, needs, assumptions, expectations, and so on.
So, again, go over that prayer and explain to me ONE thing that you would lack in your life if all that prayer asks was granted to you.
So well said--it goes straight to my heart/mind/soul. Meditating our non-anticipatory vision as a group, while gazing at our crystals or after saying the POTS, or while moving, is what I think about after reading the last sentence above, "So, again, go over that prayer and explain to me ONE thing that you would lack in your life if all that prayer asks was granted to you."
Just want to add that POTS is the most powerful prayer I have ever heard/said/felt. The very first time I heard it was listening to Laura say it on the CD and my visceral reaction was to cry tears of joy and gratitude! For me "The Lord's Prayer" was so encrusted with patriarchal sediment, that I felt it was an inversion of an original prayer of some kind--something about the Mother, for instance. With saying "the Divine Cosmic Mind" instead, it becomes a kind of prayer about the Mother and the Father=Androgenous.
The first time I heard the prayer, it hit me that the "ruler" of the mind is the heart. And the Divine Cosmic mind IS carried in the heart. And the mind inspired by the Mind is the saviour of the soul.