As this is to be the final blog post for the January monthly theme combining the Life Metaphor “Life Is What You Make It” with the Elder Leader archetype, I feel it is appropriate to refer to the highest archetype of the Elder Leader, which is God Itself, or Higher Power, the Creator (Great Spirit, God, Allah, SUGMAD, Jehovah, First Cause, Intelligent Design, Nature, or whatever you choose to Name divinity.)
Not a day goes by that I do not find it helpful to appeal to Higher Wisdom for the grace and humility to make decisions and to understand and respond as well as I can to life’s challenges. A poetic prayer I use many times on a daily basis is one I know from my spiritual belief system of Eckankar as “Lai Tsi’s Prayer”. It is very similar to and is in fact a modification of one of the Psalms (25.4), as well.
Lai Tsi’s Prayer
Show me thy ways, Oh Beloved (God),
Teach me thy path.
Lead me in thy truth, and teach me;
On Thee do I wait all day.
Remember, Oh Beloved, thy guiding light
And thy loving care,
For it has been ever thy will
To lead the least of thy servants to Thee.
(from The Shariyat-Ki-SUGMAD, Bk.I, by Paul Twitchell)
This prayer song or psalm reminds me to be grateful for all good things. It helps me to keep my heart open to receive wisdom with patience. It lifts my Spirit to the realization that the ways of the divine are always in good order, Here and Now. It shows the way, thereby, to Acceptance and to right discernment. It expresses the willingness to wait on the will of Heaven.