40 Days, 40 Years, 40 Prayers

Day Twenty Four

Yogi Bhajan said, “When the heart gets into prayer, every beat of the heart creates a miracle.”

Is it possible to sense, perceive, know, and feel intimate with these miracles that the heart creates?


Now.  Feel your pulse.  Sense the miracles occurring at your resting heart rate.  Then dance or run!  Sense the miracles occurring at your “Target Heart Rate.”  Move faster now!  Sense the miracles occurring at your “Maximum Heart Rate.”  Sense miracles pulsing into the cosmos, miracles created by the billions of prayerful hearts on the planet.

Consider every human heart now beating on the planet.  That’s some cosmic syncopation!  Think of the power of every heart as one heart, beating, pumping, repeating and repeating its eternal task of circulating blood flowing through the human body.

Now think of all those hearts getting into prayer. Think of all the miracles!

If you are 20 years old, and you are exercising vigorously while you are praying; say, for instance, you’re running a one-mile sprint at top speed while mentally reciting the Prayer of St. Francis: If, your heart rate exceeds its “Target” and reaches its “Maximum,” you are beating at 200 miracles per minute!

On October 3, 2015, I will turn 40 years old.  According to cardiologists, the “Target Heart Rate Zone” for someone my age is 90-153 beats per minute.  In no way am I to exceed 180 beats per minute.  And why would I?  90 miracles per minute is plenty to be grateful for!

Tell me, Dearest Beloved, what is your heart rate now?  What is God’s target heart rate?  What are the maximum number of miracles this whole collection of prayerful human heart beats can create on this planet?  Could such a quantity ever be known in our consciousness?

May your heart feel at ease in its prayerful expression.  May your heart feel joyful in its prayerful attitude.  May each beat of your heart create a miracle.  May you appreciate every beat of your heart and trust that your Creator’s care for you is as your heart beats–constant, rhythmic, an infinity of electrical impulses, the force, and the flow that always and ever carries you Home.

Sat Nam!



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