The Inclusivity Prayer


Spirituality and religion seem to be at opposite poles. Spirituality is about inclusivity; religions are the institutions we invent to separate ourselves from each other, separate the "true believers" from "heathens", separate "us" from "them".

I have included the following prayer into my daily ritual for years. It is my personal reminder and affirmation of our oneness, our inclusivity. If you pray for all beings, ultimately you are praying for yourself.

I invite you to include this in your own prayers and meditations.



THE INCLUSIVITY PRAYER

I honor and pray for all beings.

I honor all beings, regardless of form.

I honor all beings who have my form.
I honor all beings who have all other forms.
I honor all beings who are beyond form.

I honor all beings, regardless of place.
I honor all beings of this place.
I honor all beings in all other places.
I honor all beings who are beyond place.

I honor all beings, regardless of time.
I honor all beings of this time.
I honor all beings of all other times.
I honor all beings who are beyond time.

I honor all beings, regardless of consciousness.
I honor all beings who share this consciousness.
I honor all beings with all other forms of consciousness.
I honor all beings despite any limitations of consciousness.

I honor all beings as I honor myself.

I honor myself as I honor all beings.

All energy, every molecule of the Universe, has consciousness.


MAY ALL BEINGS BE WELL.

MAY ALL BEINGS BE SECURE.

MAY ALL BEINGS BE HAPPY.

And so it is.

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