Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Carpe Diem Theme Week #4 (4) Latifa Prayer "I hope"

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Welcome at a new episode of our fourth Theme Week about the Latifa Prayer. In this episode we will explore the thrid line "I Hope", but first I have to make an announcement.
A few days ago I got an e-mail by Georgia (a.k.a. Bastet) she told me that her mother's health is worsening fast, so she will not be very often at Carpe Diem in the upcoming weeks. Please remember her and her mother and her family in your prayers. Thank you.

praying hands
seeking the wisdom of the Lord
the cry of an eagle 

© Chèvrefeuille, your host.


Today the third line of the Latifa Prayer "I hope". Hope is the one thing we never have to forget. There is always hope and as we will loose hope than what's than ...?
There are several ways to use the Latifa Prayer, one of course to pray it, but another use is in meditation and that meditation I love to share in the last episode of this Theme Week. The Latifa Prayer Meditation is built around the seven lines of the Latifa Prayer and in that meditation you have to use several gestures. For the third line "I hope" that's the following gesture:

[...] Bring your right hand to your left lung. Always use your left hand to help your right hand. Say to yourself: I hope. Think about all the things you wish and want in life. Because of this you are going to be able to make space in your mind. [...]

My response:

As I was preparing this new episode I ran through several posts here at Carpe Diem and one in particular came in mind. Maybe you can remember our series about the "Divine Tarot" in which we explored the divine in the Tarot. One of the cards of the Great Arcana is The Star and that card came in mind as I was doing my research for this episode. Let me give you a quote from that episode:

[...] "The Star (Jesus) represents a moment, a time, of renewed hope, inspiration and discovery. (The time of Aquarius in which we are living now?) We have escaped The Devil, as we saw in The Devil (XV) and The Tower (XVI) and we are now in calm waters. It's a major breakthrough, a new opportunity to rise to a higher state of consciousness. (In The Tower (XVI) there is a third window. That window means 'super consciousness' which is just granted to a few. It stands for the secret, ancient, deeper knowledge as hidden in the Crown of the Tree of Life, the Kabbalistic glyph, Kether or God Consciousness. And that knowledge is now in reach through the spiritual growth, through this Aquarius era.

gaining insight
re-balancing the Inner Self
the Crown is in reach

The Star (XVII) is the first of three cards of increasing light. A higher pathway will become visible, the way to Calvary. A way we have to go to enter the City of God. The Star is indicating that we are approaching the goal of Enlightenment". [...]

What has this to do with "I Hope"? I think this shows that all religions are connected with each other. All religions are seeking their goals walking upon their own paths, but in the essence of every religion lays Hope ... Hope to create a better world full of peace honoring each other's ideas, honoring our environment. Hope we can only reach by following the light (and I don't mean that Light of Christianity alone, but all light that comes to use by all our different religious and spiritual backgrounds) we need light to see our path ... not only that real path in front of you, but also that Inner Path we all follow with our heart and soul.

Without Hope all will be lost.

This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until May 22nd at noon (CET). Have fun!


  1. Time is tight to participate in these wonderful these posts. Hate missing them!