Dr. Michael Ryce – Prayer – An Ancient Definition

Dr. Michael Ryce is the director of an institute which is charged with the translation of the oldest known copy of the New Testament, directly from the ancient Aramaic into English. One of the most powerful concepts I have heard him speak about is the definition of the word prayer. From the ancient Aramaic one interpretation of the meaning of “prayer” is, “to set a trap for God”. This does not make much sense in our western way of looking at things, but in the ancient world, God was understood to be the energy of creation, or Love. If God is thought of as energy then it makes sense for me to “tune” myself to be able to receive and express that energy.

In this way I may think of myself as having the ability to tune myself to certain thoughts and energies, much like a radio can be tuned to different frequencies of radio waves which are always there and available for reception. In my mind/body energy system I can think of my spiritual faculty of Choice as the tuning mechanism. I can make conscious choices to “tune” my thoughts to Love, and the thoughts and behaviors which are compatible with that energy of Love. I can choose to engage in behaviors and interactions with people that express that energy of Love and extend that Love in every relationship I have with every person and everything in my life. When I choose to do this, I set myself up to receive the energy of Love, or God, much the same way that I would tune a radio to receive the signal of my favorite station.

I would like to echo Dr. Ryce’s call to all of us to make a choice for Love, to choose the thoughts and behaviors which reflect and extend the energy of Love that we are made of. In this way it is possible to make one’s life a prayer, by choosing to “tune” ourselves to the energy of Love and God and in that way, to “set a trap for God”.

We come from Love, we are made of Love, we are Love. Everything else is false.

A Course In Miracles – A New Beginning

Last Tuesday night the Mindshifters group watched the Dr. Michael Ryce lecture, A New Beginning. It was very well received and sparked a lot of conversation and introspection as all these lectures do. Today I received an email from one of our regular Mindshifters attendees and I was so moved by it that I asked her permission to share it on this blog. She graciously agreed. She begins with the core idea of the lecture which resonated with her the most deeply.

If I really want a day of Love, Gentleness & Respect I must give that day away!! I must give that day away with My Actions, My Words (keep words positive) and with My Thoughts (mind energy).

This has been going through my head over and over again since last week. Since I heard it from Michael Ryce on Tuesday, Feb. 15th.

Would not everyone want their day to be a day of gentleness, of love and one of respect? What would that day look like? The people I would encounter would treat me with kindness & helpfulness. People would treat me, my feelings & ideas with respect, which doesn’t mean they would always agree with me, just respect my differences without judgment. I would feel the love and respect of the Universe in a quiet & gentle way. In the way of oneness.

Now, how would I give that day away? How would I treat the people I meet? How would I be loving, gentle & respectful to everyone, everything, every creature, every situation and occurrence of my day? The same way I would want to be treated of course is the easy answer. I keep rolling this around in my head and in my heart & soul. It feels right…it feels good…it feels loving & gentle & respectful of myself & of the universe. Ahhh, the ego tries to tell me that this will be too hard to do for one whole day let alone every day and with everyone in every situation. After all, others won’t treat me that way so why should I treat them gently & lovingly, treat them with respect when they will not respect me back and after all I am RIGHT!! But…my heart & soul still like this idea. The softness of it. The way it makes me feel, all warm and safe inside. Yes, it makes me feel safe, like being home after a long, hard day. Like being in the arms of Spirit…Mother Earth. Here is the other thing I realize. If I treat others with love, gentleness & respect that means I must also treat myself with love, gentleness & respect, and I deserve it, I need it & I want it. Everyone of us deserves it, needs it and wants it. No matter who or what they believe about themselves or others.

I heard this in a lecture on the same evening I had some huge challenges come up. Isn’t that the way it often seems to work? When we need something the most, If we are listening, paying attention we will hear what we need to hear to grow, to learn, to change & hopefully become more then what we were before. When all of life seemed to be falling around me (once again) I just kept repeating it to myself and while it wasn’t always easy and I didn’t remember it every time or seem able to use it or implement it every time, to keep the love & gentleness, much less the respect present I did my best and it felt easier & I felt calmer and I think I made better decisions and behaved more lovingly, less judgmentally. Even after the waters have calmed, I still keep repeating this to myself because it just feels so right, it feels so good and I feel myself soften. I feel myself become more accepting, less judgmental of others and myself. I feel myself open a little and the universe open a little more for me. I just wanted to share this with you because it feels so important to me and I believe we all could be a little more loving, gentle & respectful of each other, the world and ourselves.


Kris Blum

We come from Love, we are made of Love, we are Love. Everything else is false.

Dr. Michael Ryce on the Radio Today at 1:00 PM Central Time

Today, live on the radio and internet, from Florida, Dr. Ryce will work through the latest version of his Reality Management Worksheet, with a woman who has volunteered to work through an issue.

There is a live link on his website at www.whyagain.com which will allow you to listen into the show through the internet. http://www.whyagain.com/mindshifterradio.php
or directly on the radio station’s online feed at: http://radio.securenetsystems.net/radio_player_large.cfm?stationCallSign=WWNN

Dr. Michael Ryce on Blog Talk Radio

Dr. Michael Ryce is beginning a radio show everyday 1:00-2:00PM EST and the link is:


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We come from Love, we are made of Love, we are Love. Everything else is false.

A Wonderful Documentary on the Mystery of Water

I have now watched this twice and probably will watch it again soon.

The implications for daily life practice are many and varied. For instance, I now try to remember to bless my water before I drink it. It does not change the chemical make-up of the water, but it changes the structure of the molecules and imparts and energy which was been “driven” from the water by all the processing it goes through before it gets to me.