My wife is still with me and is changing my life very profoundly. Every so often, she will say something to me in my mind and heart. This material is extremely valuable to me. It has been life-changing and fundamentally enlightening.

I have wondered what to do with it. I’ve thought of continuing her diary but because I cannot prove absolutely and certainly that it comes from her, I am hesitant to do this. When our new website is deployed, there will be a section from both of us, created with the understanding that its core is the question and mystery of human experience.

This gets me to the most powerful and extraordinary thing she has as yet given me. It is an entirely new way of praying that she calls “open prayer.” It is not a way of speaking but a way of being. It is a state of life, an inner posture that is supplicant and open.

We live from our egos, but ego is an illusion. George or Mary or Whitley—these names we were given when we were born—are part of our biology. Of course we fear death. Whitley will die. We all will. But there is someone else inside us who does not die, who is here using the body and all that it offers to gain experience and the self-understanding that comes with it.

In Open Prayer, we live this as our reality. We open the door in ourselves to that which is behind life, the eternal partner that is us. Ego becomes part of the beautiful machine of the body, and we surrender ourselves to the fact that we have a deeper and truer life than the one we live on the surface.

Open Prayer is reached through meditation and the surrender of ego that comes with it. It is not a type of prayer that asks for things, more life, some relief from suffering, whatever we may need. Open Prayer accepts our state.  It unites us with the consciousness that exists beyond intellect and its needs. It is, and when we are in a state of Open Prayer, we are.

It cannot, in the end, be put into words, but when one is there, one knows it. It is as if we have found a place that we always knew was within us, which is where we truly belong.  Open Prayer unites us with all consciousness in the eternal moment that is now.

She gave me this. I am trying to give it to you. I can only hope that I have.

44 Comments

  1. Oh my, how deeply this
    Oh my, how deeply this touches me. . . .

  2. Oh my, how deeply this
    Oh my, how deeply this touches me. . . .

  3. Thank you
    Thank you

  4. Thank you
    Thank you

  5. Thanks Anne & Whitley!!
    Thanks Anne & Whitley!!

  6. Thanks Anne & Whitley!!
    Thanks Anne & Whitley!!

  7. Beautiful! Thank you for the
    Beautiful! Thank you for the reminder!

  8. Beautiful! Thank you for the
    Beautiful! Thank you for the reminder!

  9. Thank you for all you do!
    Thank you for all you do! Looking forward to the new website!!!!

  10. Thank you for all you do!
    Thank you for all you do! Looking forward to the new website!!!!

  11. Thank you both. That is
    Thank you both. That is beautiful and something I need to acknowledge more often.

  12. Thank you both. That is
    Thank you both. That is beautiful and something I need to acknowledge more often.

  13. I do understand this. Thank
    I do understand this. Thank you very much, Anne and Whitley.

  14. I do understand this. Thank
    I do understand this. Thank you very much, Anne and Whitley.

  15. Yes, you have– thank you
    Yes, you have– thank you Whitley and Anne.

  16. Yes, you have– thank you
    Yes, you have– thank you Whitley and Anne.

  17. Thank you
    Thank you

  18. Thank you
    Thank you

  19. Peace.
    Peace.

  20. Peace.
    Peace.

  21. As usual, simple but not
    As usual, simple but not necessarily easy. I am someone who has always struggled to quiet that inner voice, has never been capable of any type of deep meditation. I really need to address this, but there are so many distractions, things which seem so urgent and important, day to day living, emotions, the very things that we all encounter. I am going to need to refocus and apply some serious effort.

    Lou

    1. Lou…….Here is a nice
      Lou…….Here is a nice meditation website. Try to relax into the music and let go of anxious thoughts. If need be, do not even call it a deep meditation, simply an exercise that relaxes the body/mind.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-6B2zyoFsI

  22. As usual, simple but not
    As usual, simple but not necessarily easy. I am someone who has always struggled to quiet that inner voice, has never been capable of any type of deep meditation. I really need to address this, but there are so many distractions, things which seem so urgent and important, day to day living, emotions, the very things that we all encounter. I am going to need to refocus and apply some serious effort.

    Lou

    1. Lou…….Here is a nice
      Lou…….Here is a nice meditation website. Try to relax into the music and let go of anxious thoughts. If need be, do not even call it a deep meditation, simply an exercise that relaxes the body/mind.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-6B2zyoFsI

  23. From the glossary of The Book
    From the glossary of The Book of Knowledge: The Keys of Enoch by JJ Hurtak

    Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh
    Heb. “I Am That I Am”

    1) The Divine code of mutual polarization and communication that takes place (between soul-intelligences) when the “I Am” consciousness of individual/-planetary intelligence is attached to the “I Am” of advanced higher evolutionary orders and Brotherhoods occupying a galactic dimension.

    2) The highest statement that a mortal can use in this world. It expresses the “covenant” between the human self and the Christed Overself, and a knowing of one’s true identity, one’s destiny, and the keys to the higher thresholds.

    3)The recognition of the absorption/fusion of the individual identity into divine identity, or vice versa, bringing a balance between the human/God partnership.

    4) A holy mantra/salutation working with the Brotherhoods and Hierarchy of YHWH.

  24. From the glossary of The Book
    From the glossary of The Book of Knowledge: The Keys of Enoch by JJ Hurtak

    Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh
    Heb. “I Am That I Am”

    1) The Divine code of mutual polarization and communication that takes place (between soul-intelligences) when the “I Am” consciousness of individual/-planetary intelligence is attached to the “I Am” of advanced higher evolutionary orders and Brotherhoods occupying a galactic dimension.

    2) The highest statement that a mortal can use in this world. It expresses the “covenant” between the human self and the Christed Overself, and a knowing of one’s true identity, one’s destiny, and the keys to the higher thresholds.

    3)The recognition of the absorption/fusion of the individual identity into divine identity, or vice versa, bringing a balance between the human/God partnership.

    4) A holy mantra/salutation working with the Brotherhoods and Hierarchy of YHWH.

  25. Beautiful and true – thank
    Beautiful and true – thank you.

  26. Beautiful and true – thank
    Beautiful and true – thank you.

  27. We are to become living
    We are to become living prayer. There will not be a moment of our existence that will not be expressed as a prayer. All our desires, needs, observations of beauty, each of our tiny amalgamations of experience vivify the flesh of God as a concert of unified Joy.

    We learn to do this, or we exist forever in want of ecstasy knowing we missed our mark.

    In Anne’s words “Have Joy!”.

  28. We are to become living
    We are to become living prayer. There will not be a moment of our existence that will not be expressed as a prayer. All our desires, needs, observations of beauty, each of our tiny amalgamations of experience vivify the flesh of God as a concert of unified Joy.

    We learn to do this, or we exist forever in want of ecstasy knowing we missed our mark.

    In Anne’s words “Have Joy!”.

  29. Whitley you said, “She gave
    Whitley you said, “She gave me this. I am trying to give it to you. I can only hope that I have.”

    “It unites us with the consciousness that exists beyond intellect and its needs. It is, and when we are in a state of Open Prayer, we are.

    Thank you for this Whitley and for reaching out to the many people reading it; it feels like a different way to live a life, “beyond intellect.” A way to BE…….

    “The Prayer.”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDsyvKJZz7g

  30. Whitley you said, “She gave
    Whitley you said, “She gave me this. I am trying to give it to you. I can only hope that I have.”

    “It unites us with the consciousness that exists beyond intellect and its needs. It is, and when we are in a state of Open Prayer, we are.

    Thank you for this Whitley and for reaching out to the many people reading it; it feels like a different way to live a life, “beyond intellect.” A way to BE…….

    “The Prayer.”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDsyvKJZz7g

  31. Wonderful. I seem to
    Wonderful. I seem to remember that years ago Whitley mentioned somewhere that he was possibly going to write about “Constant Prayer”. It may have been another term than “constant” but it would have had the same meaning. Wonderful!

  32. Wonderful. I seem to
    Wonderful. I seem to remember that years ago Whitley mentioned somewhere that he was possibly going to write about “Constant Prayer”. It may have been another term than “constant” but it would have had the same meaning. Wonderful!

  33. The song “Saturn” by Sleeping
    The song “Saturn” by Sleeping at Last expresses thoughts suggestive of Whitley’s post and Anne’s message to us.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzNvk80XY9s

    Warning of sorts; the song has a very long, almost 2 1/2 minute, instrumental opening, before the evocative lyrics begin.

    1. syzygy2,
      That video and its

      syzygy2,

      That video and its music was touching, and I feel it expressed Whitley’s post beautifully. Thank you!

  34. The song “Saturn” by Sleeping
    The song “Saturn” by Sleeping at Last expresses thoughts suggestive of Whitley’s post and Anne’s message to us.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzNvk80XY9s

    Warning of sorts; the song has a very long, almost 2 1/2 minute, instrumental opening, before the evocative lyrics begin.

    1. syzygy2,
      That video and its

      syzygy2,

      That video and its music was touching, and I feel it expressed Whitley’s post beautifully. Thank you!

  35. I found the source I
    I found the source I mentioned above:

    Whitleys Journal – Meditation and the Dark Side
    Posted: September 20, 2012 (last update: September 20, 2012)
    … for it. In another journal, I will discuss the state of constant prayer, which is very little known or understood, but which is both …
    http://www.unknowncountry.com/journal/meditation-and-dark-side

  36. I found the source I
    I found the source I mentioned above:

    Whitleys Journal – Meditation and the Dark Side
    Posted: September 20, 2012 (last update: September 20, 2012)
    … for it. In another journal, I will discuss the state of constant prayer, which is very little known or understood, but which is both …
    http://www.unknowncountry.com/journal/meditation-and-dark-side

  37. Gregg Braden also recorded a
    Gregg Braden also recorded a very powerful talk about ‘The Lost Mode of Prayer’. I still have my copy of this talk, and it resonates with this post. I may need to give it another listen…

  38. Gregg Braden also recorded a
    Gregg Braden also recorded a very powerful talk about ‘The Lost Mode of Prayer’. I still have my copy of this talk, and it resonates with this post. I may need to give it another listen…

  39. This is lovely, thank you.
    This is lovely, thank you.

  40. This is lovely, thank you.
    This is lovely, thank you.

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