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    TeenaSee
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    Having not been raised Catholic myself, and hearing John say that prayer is like music to our loved ones ears, I decided to learn the Rosary. I found a wonderful site called The Virtual Rosary. It’s so helpful and walks you through the whole Rosary. Yes, the Rosary is long (LOL) :lwink: but I feel so much better after I do it. Maybe one day I’ll have it all memorized. Count me guilty for not doing it enough.

    Originally posted by Pam
    I think it’s a good starting place :) Caroyln Myss calls this (paraphrasing) “calling your spirit back from the places you shouldn’t have sent it.” The Catholics call it “going to confession.”

    John Edward refers to the “life review” when we get to the Other Side. Why wait? If we did this more often here on earth, we’d be more appreciative of those in our lives, and we’d live truer to our values.

    Ahhh… the good old life review. We all know it’s coming some day and it can be hard to stay on “The Path”. I too am slowly trying to deal with this while I’m here. This is no easy task as there are plenty of things for me to review :( . I just recently found this little prayer card at the bookstore and keep it with me. I hope this helps me with my own review process and I’ll share it with you all too:

    A Prayer For Forgiveness

    Dear God,

    I most humbly ask for Your forgiveness.

    I know some of my thoughts and actions have caused pain or sorrow to others.

    Guide me to walking more clearly on Your path so that I may be a blessing to others.

    Please help me become more aware of what I say and do.

    Please let me feel Your love so that I may experience peace and be forgiven by those I have hurt.

    Amen

    I realize that prayer alone does not negate the past but I feel it can help to reaffirm and remind us of the life we want to lead.

    #87075
    Silly
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    WOW, I loved where this started, and I love where it has taken us!
    I have been bringing my children up Catholic. My daughter that had said she didn’t pray, after we talked about it, came out with her rosary beads and asked her sister if she was doing it right. I am not a converted Catholic, but have attended for at least 16 years. My daughter had noticed that her prayers were being answered. I was happy for her. I guess for her saying her prayers in a different way made her more aware of the results. I am sure things were being answered before, but now she is aware.
    As for the Life Review, do you think we can possibly accomplish this here? I mean, Sometimes it seems easier to stay on the path after making a bad choice. But, don’t you think that we’ll still have to sit in front of that big screen, and watch ourselves struggle to make those choices? (I feel like that movie with Meril Streep was very close to what it may be like) Not to mention it seems so much easier as we get older, to make the right choice. I know this is a question that we can’t answer, but I still wonder. :confused:

    #87079
    TeenaSee
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    Originally posted by Silly
    As for the Life Review, do you think we can possibly accomplish this here? I mean, Sometimes it seems easier to stay on the path after making a bad choice. But, don’t you think that we’ll still have to sit in front of that big screen, and watch ourselves struggle to make those choices? (I feel like that movie with Meril Streep was very close to what it may be like) Not to mention it seems so much easier as we get older, to make the right choice. I know this is a question that we can’t answer, but I still wonder. :confused:

    I absolutely agree that we’ll still have to “sit in front of that big screen” so that we can “feel” how our actions affected other people involved. There’s really no way out of that. I think we’ll all be judging ourselves at that point since we are our own harshest critics. I could get long-winded here with this topic ;) but I think that would be better suited for another thread. I think by reviewing what we’ve done in the past now helps us learn and grow, so that hopefully we’ll stop repeating those negative cycles and move forward on our spiritual paths.

    Pam, I gotta get crackin on those Carolyn Myss tapes huh? :lwink: She is wonderful! Maybe it should be required reading before our JE Family Get-Together… :bulb:

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