Life Prayer by Kseniya Ostrovska
In the name of the highest good,
and the cohesion and integrity of the
forces that hold the universe together,
in the name of the fresh, flowing rivers
of change and evolution and love,
I ask to be changed.
I swear to use the knowledge given
to serve and not steal,
to spread truth and not illusion,
to lift up and not press into dirt,
to walk more humbly and conscious
of the consequences of my actions,
to step lighter and freer on the lush earth,
embodying more joy and hope
in the face of fear and struggle.
In the name of the energy
spiraling outward into infinity,
creating ever greater complexities—
constructions I cannot understand
with the limitations of this supple
but fragile, physical and ephemeral
human body— I ask to be changed.
I ask that the dark and the light
be melded and refined into a whole
more wholesome to my being—
to the soul that resides within
to the essence ever changing
to the ineffable presence
on the periphery of my faded vision.
©Kseniya Ostrovska 2018