Aramaic Lord's Prayer - Online Course
ALL who Mourn are Aligned with the One
By Elizabeth Reed
As we encounter human tragedy and suffering in these days, old but familiar words oftentimes come to memory in the search for comfort. Bible verses once memorized as children flow through our memories despite the fact that many have moved beyond conventional understandings of the Christian faith, have moved to other alternate spiritual paths, or perhaps moved to earth-centered or humanist world-views.
The Jewish mystic and prophet Yeshua (Jesus) spoke the words (King James Version): "Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted." In Yeshua's native tongue of Aramaic, the words would be something like: "Tubwayhun lawile d'hinnon netbayun." Aramaic scholar and Sufi spiritual teacher Neil Douglas-Klotz translates these words (in four different ways as the sound meanings of the words point to many levels of translation):
"Blessed are those in emotional turmoil; they shall be united inside by love."
"Healthy are those weak and overextended for their purpose; they shall feel their inner flow of strength return."
"Tuned to the Source are those feeling deeply confused by life, they shall be returned from their wandering."
"Aligned with the One are the mourners, they shall be comforted."
Prayers of the Cosmos
Harper and Row, San Francisco,1990, p. 50.)
Blessed are those in emotional turmoil.
We are blessed in the throes of deep emotional responses to the stark reality we view on television screens, newspapers, and magazines --- a reality that rips and tears through our hearts. We shall be united inside by Love, ultimately returning to Love, even through this pain that must be endured and calls for response.
Healthy are those who have a purpose, even though weak and overextended, healthy are those whose present moment purpose is to actively respond to the tragedy -- relief and recovery workers, social services and FEMA workers, church volunteers, and all who are responding from afar with their donations. It is their birthright to feel inner strength renewed in the day to day pouring out of life energy to heal the broken.
All who are confused by life, whether those who are survivors of the tragedy or those of us who view it from afar, all of us will return from our inner and outer wanderings. As we seek to tune ourselves to the Source of All, we refocus from the external chaos to a centered space that searches for and discovers the reality of Divine Unity in and through the tragedy. We hear those stories daily and rejoice.
All who mourn, ALL who mourn, are aligned with the One. No one stands outside Divine Unity. No one.
Shalom, Salaam, Shlama,
Elizabeth A. Reed
Elizabeth A. Reed is the instructor of the online course
A Healing Journey with the Aramaic Lord's Prayer: Reclaiming the Mysticism of Jesus through His Native Language,
co-created with Neil Douglas-Klotz. Learn more about this course now.
Copyright © 2005 Elizabeth A. Reed. All rights reserved.