A Pagan Prayer Bead Workshop Project


A Spell/Prayer for Our Communities


Minneapolis, Minnesota

December 6, 2009

A Prayer for Community

Donald L. Engstrom-Reese

(Pagan Prayer Workshop, 12/5/09)





We welcome the possibilities of Community.

(coral jasper rectangle)


We open to Communities of Love.

(red horn long oval)


We open to Communities of Responsibility.

(black lava oval)


We open to Communities of Mystery.

(black & white mosaic magnesite flat oval)


I am choosing right relationship.

(purple glass rectangle)



I twirl as I dance through the Multiverse,

Spinning through the eternally evolving spirals of Change.

(long blue & white glass tube)


I fall deep into my own dreams of Community.

(purple & black magnesite disk)


I notice my breath deepening,

My heart beating solidly to ancient rhythms,

My bones reclaiming the strength of stone and rock.

(blue, brown, white & clear glass disk)


I notice as my senses greet

These emerging communal visionary exhalations

With jubilant confidence and compassion.

(orange & turquoise glass barrel)


I am choosing right relationship

(purple glass rectangle)



Sun moves through the Milky Way.

(yellow, green & grey glass barrel)


Gaia sings her songs to Moon and Star.

(grey-green stone disk)


The symphony of the Galaxies permeates the whole of Beingness.

(brown, blue, white & clear glass disk)


These Communities of Beauty, Balance and Delight

Awaken me from my deepest slumbers

Into the vibrant possibilities, choices and gifts

Of sustainable, thriving Community on the Good Green Earth.

(mother of pearl oval)


I am choosing right relationship.

(purple glass rectangle)



My joy reverberates throughout the cosmos.

(black & white spiral on brown glass disk)


Viriditas sweeps through my blood ways.

(red, gold & clear glass oval)


I dare to join the Mysteries

As we shimmy and shake

Our desires,

Our wonder,

Our glory,

Into full manifestation.

(orange, blue, red & yellow glass urn)


I know that the seedlings of healthy clan, hearth and family

are growing more lush, love-filled, and exuberant

with each cycle of life, death and rebirth.

(pale pink & green glass barrel)


I am choosing right relationship.

(purple glass rectangle)



The riotous and rampant promises of the Wild Weeds of Renewal

Are emerging from water, dirt, flame, wind and spirit.

(died green impression agate)


I feel the hands of my beloved communities

Holding me with luxurious devotion and deep affection.

(brown & white glass oval)


I taste the River of Wonder running through all the realms.

(turquoise, black, red, yellow & white glass oval)


Every step I take

Dances me further into passionate communion

With my cherished hearth-clans.

(fire agate disk)


I am choosing right relationship.

(purple glass rectangle)



I am trusting.

(green & brown glass shell disk)


I am patient.

(blue & brown glass sunburst disk)


I am learning.

(red & green glass shell disk)


I am content.

(dark green glass disk)


I am choosing right relationship.

(purple glass rectangle



We welcome the possibilities of Community.

(coral jasper rectangle)


We open to Communities of Love.

(red horn long oval)


We open to Communities of Responsibility.

(black lava oval)


We open to Communities of Mystery.

(black & white mosaic magnesite flat oval)



Blessing Tail:


Bless the Bees.

(honey glass oval)


Bless the Bears.

(milk glass rectangle)


Bless the Cherry Trees.

(cherry red and pale blue glass oval)

Prayer Beads for Community

Courtney




We welcome the possibilities of Community.

(coral colored rectangle with salmon colored spots)


We open to Communities of Love.

(small red oblong)


We open to Communities of Responsibility.

(black oval lava)


We open to Communities of Mystery.

(black and white spotted oval)


I am choosing right relationship.

(clear purple glass)



I am impeccable with my word.

(Amethyst sphere)


I decline to take things personally.

(square Tiger’s Eye)


I assume nothing, and ask clarifying questions.

(round purple disk)


I will always try my best.

(cylinder with fiery spiral swirls)


I am choosing right relationship.

(clear purple glass)



I am an example with every action I take.

(large round orange amber)


I lovingly hold myself, and others accountable to our actions.

(small oblong Dragon Jasper)


I have compassion for the imperfections and hindrances in my Communities and myself.

(natural shaped Turquoise)


I act with integrity throughout changes in my Communities.

(blue sparkly sphere)


I am choosing right relationship.

(clear purple glass)



I maintain a healthy balance between myself, and my Communities.

(round black and white yin/yang disk)


I dare to embrace differing thoughts, ideas & opinions with humility, and an open heart.

(green African Trade Bead)


I listen to the stories of my Communities, and learn from them.

(Apple Jasper)


I honor the exchange of giving and receiving and participate in it.

(round ceramic sun/moon disk)


I am choosing right relationship.

(clear purple glass)



I am a diligent giver and receiver of love.

(large red oblong)


I will let my gifts and talents be known.

(square gray disk)


I am the key to myself.

(copper colored key charm)


I am choosing right relationship.

(clear purple glass)



We welcome the possibilities of Community.

(coral colored rectangle with salmon colored spots)



Blessing Tail:


I honor the Ancient Ones.

(deep red)


I honor God.

(white sphere)


I honor Goddess.

(black oval with gray specks)


I honor East and Air.

(yellow)


I honor South and Fire.

(red)


I honor West and Water.

(blue)


I honor North and Earth.

(green)


I honor Spirit.

(purple)

Community Prayer Beads

Masha




We welcome the possibilities in the Community

We open to the communities of love

We open to the communities of responsibility

We open to the communities of mystery

I am choosing the right relationship


All of my relationships are healthy

I love what I do and I do what I love

I am love and I attract beings of love

I am strength and I attract beings of strength

I am choosing the right relationship


I honor life and all the live beings

I am fertile dirt that gives birth to thoughts and deeds

My children are creations of beauty and wisdom

and I accept them as I accept myself

I am choosing the right relationship


I am a life force

I am a force of passion

I give birth to worlds with my breath

I create stories and release them

I am choosing the right relationship


I am centered and focused

I am the limitless ocean

I am timeless

I am choosing the right relationship


I honor my body and acknowledge my thoughts and emotions

My house is in order and so are my intentions

I communicate what I want clearly

I am choosing the right relationship

I am present for the world

Donald’s Pagan Prayer Beads

Courtney’s Pagan Prayer Beads

Masha’s Pagan Prayer Beads

Teri’s Pagan Prayer Beads

Katie’s Pagan Prayer Beads

Prayer Created 12/6/09

at Donald Engstom-Reese’s Prayer Beads Workshop

by Teri Parsley Starnes


We welcome the possibilities of Community.

We open to Communities of Love.

We open to Communities of Responsibility.

We open to Communities of Mystery.

In the garden of my heart the flowers of peace bloom beautifully.

Breathing in, I touch my heart.
Breathing out, I open my heart.

I commit to my practice.

I choose to be present.

I honor Ganesha-remover of obstacles

I am choosing right relationship.

I honor my communities.

In the garden of my heart I embrace change.

Both chosen and unchosen-conscious and unconscious.

I honor Shiva-Power of Transformation. Om Namah Shivaya.

I am choosing right relationship.

I honor my communities.

In the garden of my heart I dare to be embodied.

Alive, I celebrate the life force.

I honor Shakti-Blessor of the Body. Om Shakti.

I am choosing right relationship.

I honor my communities.

In the garden of my heart the White Rose opens.

I emanate peace and well-being-purpose and service.

[Gayatri Mantra.]

            o bhūr bhuva sva
            tat savitur vareya

            bhargo devasya dhīmahi

            dhiyo yo na pracodayāt

I am choosing right relationship.

I honor my communities.

In the garden of my heart happiness pervades my home.

May this practice benefit others.

May all beings know joy. (lokah samastha sukhino bhavanthu)

I am choosing right relationship.

I honor my communities.

A Prayer for Our Communities

Katie




We welcome the possibilities of Community

We open to the Communities of Love

We open to the Communities of Responsibility

We open to the Communities of Mystery


I am choosing right relationship


I breathe your breath

You drink my tears

We are held by the Beloved


I am choosing right relationship


I cherish the stories I hear

I share the stories I have

Blessed are the ancestors and the descendants


I am choosing right relationship


I embrace integrity

I honor truths

Blessed are Family and Friends


I am choosing right relationship


I embrace Tolerance

I honor Compassion

Blessed are the All-Beings


I am choosing right relationship


May we all find Balance

May we all be fed

May we all live in Peace


I am choosing right relationship


We ARE Beauty

We ARE Joy


I am choosing right relationship


I honor my communities.