Get Some Good Mojo in 4 Easy Steps

Written by Christine Kane

Step 1 - Read this blog post. (Buy hey, you’re already doing that. You’re on your way already!)

Step 2 - Think of some challenge you’re facing, some growth you’re wanting, some area of your life that could use a little energy, light, abundance, peace, or healing.

Step 3 - Write a comment below or send an email entitled, “Prayer List” to christine@christinekane.com. State your intention or your request.

Step 4 - Sit back, let go, and be grateful.

“Huh?”

Here’s the deal:

This coming weekend is the first of four 2008 Great Big Dreams Retreats.

At every retreat, I open the weekend with contemplation and intent. At that time I take the names of everyone who has emailed or commented to this post – along with all of their intentions and requests – and I include them in our circle and in our own prayers and affirmations.

I call it a “Prayer List.”

It’s a powerful part of the retreats – and I’ve had many emails from people saying that lots of things changed in their lives after they did this – and that they could actually feel themselves as part of the circle.

If you want to read some of the other posts I’ve written about this, click here, and here.

Believe it. Don’t believe it. You’ve got nothing to lose. So, why not? Get some good mojo this weekend!

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Marla March 11, 2008 at 8:36 pm

Best wishes to you, Christine, and the Great Big Dreamers! Thank you so much for this opportunity!!! Please include us in this weekend’s vigils as I am asking not only for myself, but our son and daughter as well: For our Daughter ELYSIA – Please pray to guide her with school (college) and to keep her healthy. She has cystic fibrosis. For our Son JUSTIN – Please pray that he finds a suitable place to rent and also guide him in his newspaper internship. For myself – Please pray for me in support of being more active to lose weight – I want my partner to be proud of my appearance again. (I know she loves me, but I want to look good for her!). thank you for including us!

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Nikki March 12, 2008 at 1:25 am

Thank you for including me. I ask for clarity and wisdom and growth, for me and for my son, Harry.

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Andi March 12, 2008 at 9:02 am

The word I am focusing on this year is “persistence”. I have been making so much art that is in literally in piles in my studio and I am running out of room to make more, yet have been afraid to take that first step in sending presentation packets to galleries for representation. I am asking for courage in sending the packages out and for a good reception to my work, resulting in long lasting relationships with galleries that are beneficial to both me and the gallery. Thank you so much for doing this.

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Julie March 12, 2008 at 9:17 am

Christine,
I love the blog and all that you give of yourself.

My word for this year is “discipline”. The biggest part is spending money that
I should not that causes problems in my marriage. I am learning, I think what prompts me to do this, been really good for a while now, but I still have residual money issues from past events. Please add me to your prayer list for a total break through, so I will never have to juggle from bad decisions again.

Have a great time!!!

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Megan March 12, 2008 at 9:37 am

I feel buoyed by reading these candid and humble requests. Like many, I am changing careers and have been out of work several months. Interviews, but only one job offer which I need to decide today if I’m going to accept. I am warring with my practical side which says “money and stability” and another, more modestly ambitious side that says “wait and see, this isn’t a job you will grow in”. I am feeling beat down today from this constant job search and feelings of rejection, but also beat down by my own lack of clarity. I pray for peace with whatever decision I make and I pray for a decision I won’t regret.

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Megan March 12, 2008 at 9:38 am

Oh, and by the way, my word for this year is “investment”.

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Danny March 12, 2008 at 1:10 pm

Christine, my intent is to send positive power and love to a dear friend of mine. She is a fellow singer and all around beautiful person who can relate to many of the problems you had early in your career–relationship problems, eating disorder and associated self-sabotage, ups and downs with family, and then she lost her mother a year ago.

Her mother, a “Mama” to many in the town where we met, had come to help her through a particularly rough time, and my friend found her in her hotel room.

My prayer is for her to have the strength to get her life on the right track, and be motivated to improve a little every day as she finds the power to be the successful, beautiful woman that I know is trapped behind her self-destructive fears.

Thank you for all that you do and for the love that you share so joyously with all of us!

Danny

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Danni March 12, 2008 at 1:43 pm

Christine, thank you! very cool… my thoughts are that I’m grateful that I have so much stability and friendship in my life, I want to find a way to share that with my freinds and family who need solace… let me be courageous enough to reach out in person and through my creative work. Blessings to all of you!

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Molly March 12, 2008 at 2:50 pm

I love this idea! I am working hard on my recovery from anorexia and bulimia. I moved this past year to a small town that doesn’t seem to have a lot of support available although I am grateful to have some wonderful support people, I wish I had a circle. I would appreciate your prayers and good energies toward embracing recovery and life full on! I want to inhabit my life and not loose any more power to this wretched disease. I will be sending love and prayers back your way, especially toward the many who struggle with eating disorders-I believe that the more we come together, the stronger we get. I just haven’t fully figured out how to find my circle. Thank you and have a wonderful retreat time together!

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Maureen March 12, 2008 at 4:00 pm

How wonderful to make us a part of the retreat weekend! My word is “truth” and I am trying to find the truth in my lifestyle to take better care of my aging person. I lack strength to do that. In turn, I will pray for all those who are praying for all of us at your retreat.

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Dianna March 12, 2008 at 5:56 pm

How thoughtful of you, Christine! I would love to be included in your prayer list. I am looking to break my ambivalence and live with confidence and more love. Best wishes to everyone in the Big Dreams workshop!

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Petra March 12, 2008 at 6:19 pm

Thanks for this great invitation, Christine! I believe in this and I wish for all–retreat attendees and commenters here–have their prayers answered. And that includes me :-) I ask for committment–the committment to keep working toward the goals on my vision board. And I am also going to send some of my financial mojo to all who asked for money/wealth–I seem to be a money magnet and I’ve always had more than enough. Even found seven cents on my run today! Anyway, I know there’s more than enough to go around!

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Alison March 12, 2008 at 6:30 pm

At 21, I’m moving out of my parents’ home for the first time to move to the city; I need to find a job where the working environment is good, and I need to pick a major for university, or take a break because I can’t continue to go to school without direction. Major life transitions for me in the coming weeks. So any prayer toward rich opportunities for growth, development and experiences to use toward building myself into the person I’m supposed to be would be much appreciated!

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Laurie March 12, 2008 at 8:34 pm

Christine,
Thank you, thank you, thank you! I have been asking for help and here it is coming to me already. The issue I have been working on is letting go of automatic responses of resistance, opposing, dissatisfaction,and creating obstacles to nearly everything whether it is something that is in my life now, something I want or something I don’t want.

I deeply appreciate your prayers. Many thanks to you and to all who will be attending the retreat and to all who have responded to your offer. You will be in my prayers also.

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Lars March 12, 2008 at 11:26 pm

Christine,
Your blog has been a tremendous source of warmth and light. The prayer that I ask for is not really for me but it will release me. My mother passed away a number of years ago and I came home to care for Dad. He is fine now but cannot seem to take responsibility for his life. Simple things like paying taxes, bills and everyday cleaning remain undone. I would ask that Dad be given the strength, willpower and courage to conquer those tasks that Mom used to do or used to pressure him into doing. Help him to take positive control of his life. I thank you for your prayers and wish all of those at the retreat a wonderful time.

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Tym March 13, 2008 at 3:25 am

Firstly, i think it’s wonderful that there are so many prayer requests, just yet another demonstration of how wonderful you are Christine!
My prayer is a bit serious, i have a condition in my back and one part of it is that the spine is closing in on itself. I am asking for, well…a miracle (ie. a shift in consciousness, in my body and mind), for the knowledge to know what the body needs to be whole and without pain, and for the courage to live with the condition as the body is healing.
Thank you!!

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Heather March 13, 2008 at 7:07 am

First, I want to say thanks! I would love a prayer that I will sell my house, so I can take my family to a better place. And I hope that the prayer will remove any obstacles that I might unconsciously be putting up. And that I will just trust the universe to bring the divine timing in. All is well. Thanks.

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Becca A-S March 13, 2008 at 10:55 am

Thank you for the chance to do this. My prayer is one spoken in faith. Adoption is very close to my heart, as is the country of Guatemala. Right now there is a lot of ugly press concerning Guatemalan adoptions, and there are many people and organizations in power that are stopping adoptions from Guatemala. I pray that every tear that falls from the eyes of the orphans lands on the hearts of the people who are so blatantly turning the blind eye and choosing power and money over innocent children. I pray that every laugh and hug shared between my daughter and I haunts them with the possibilities that they stole from these innocent children. And my prayer in faith is that at your retreat someone will read this and think about what role adoption might play in their life. Thank you.

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Riikka March 13, 2008 at 11:41 am

Greetings from Finland, Christine! I’m trying to find a good summer job. Also, I’ve been lacking motivation with my studies (college, law and marketing) and my life in general and could really use some help in those areas too. So, if I am not too late with this request, please do count me in.

Thank you so much!

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Patricia March 13, 2008 at 5:23 pm

Christine -thank you for making this available to so many who need prayer power…sometimes HUGE prayers.

My immediate prayer needs are two fold. First, it’s been now two years, since my son was murdered in Orlando, FL. The murderer is still ‘out there’-probably a teenager. Keeping my sanity comes through prayer and helping others who are going through these type tragedies. My 29 yr. old son was bringing dinner home to his new bride at 7:30 at night…these past two yrs. are a long story. I pray for justice, pray for others to have faith to come forward with information.

Secondly, my brother in law, Eric, was diagnosed on the ‘anniversary’ of my son’s death, 2/21/08. Eric has a cancerous tumor located near the bottom of his esophagus, and being right next to his aorta, if any Dr. would be willing to do surgery, only 17% survive. Eric is an atheist, which makes it really difficult for all the rest of us. I think that may be rooted in low self esteem. At any rate, his faith lies in the Dr./scientist’s ‘findings’. Eric is nutritionally challenged. So to convince him of holistic approaches may be a daunting task.

This is why I write to ask for a miracle, to ask for BIG PRAYERS, for faith to be strengthened, for mind and heart to open and receive cleansing and the Light of God, the healing touch of God. Our family is experiencing other major things of this magnitude, back to back, and we need and appreciate all the prayers in which we can be included.

I hope to become a part of one of your future seminars, and thank you and all from the bottom of my heart -Patricia

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Caralu March 13, 2008 at 8:42 pm

My word for 2008 was discipline, but has been a less than successful choice….I don’t seem to have the courage for it. So, I think I need courage more than anything else. I’m a skeptic, and a cynic, but if it might help, it’s worth a shot…so, add me to the list and send me courage to live life fully, and not the miserly way I’ve done so far, full of fear and trepidation.

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Christy Bridges March 13, 2008 at 9:14 pm

Thanks for this! I spent last year being treated for breast cancer and I’m now finished with the heavy duty treatment. I am so thankful for the treatment and support I’ve had and my new chance at life, but I’m struggling with the new me-after-cancer. Balancing needs for rest and healing with anxiety about recurrence and adding back hours at my stressful but meaningful work are a big challenge. Also, I feel a little bit lost after my treatment and face some big decisions about relocating across the country. I would appreciate prayers for finding my true inner compass and also for regaining physical energy.

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Heather March 14, 2008 at 2:23 am

Wow. How powerful! Sending positive thoughts to everyone who posted ahead of me.

I’d like to ask for prayers and healing energy for my friend Dawn who was just diagnosed with breast cancer, and support for her family too.

For myself I’m looking for more clarity in my path and more self-confidence to be ME instead of trying to make sure I keep everyone happy through sacrificing my desires or being afraid of what they might think. I want to make a living in a way that is creatively satisfying and sustainable and nourishing to myself and others. I want to be more aware and in my body and take better care of it so it can help me!

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Gene March 14, 2008 at 7:11 am

Great exercise! Briefly, my desire is to complete my book proposal and identify the right publishers to approach with it. This involves creativity, research and time to get it done.

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AA March 14, 2008 at 7:15 am

Peace and many fulfilled blessings to you!

It takes courage to create..that is my word..my life this moment now..Courage to see what I have created, courage to listen to what I truly want and courage to follow Spirit into creating the peaceful, abundant loving wholesome surroundings i desire.

Much love and appreciation for showing and sharing the Light!
AA

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Michelle March 14, 2008 at 7:43 am

OK…I already posted! BUT!!!! LIke a gift from heaven I know what I’d like prayers for. I want to venture out to a new path on my career. Please pray for guidance as I consider the risk. I am thinking of going out on my own and beginning a Writing Center for Kids!!

THANK YOU!

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annie March 14, 2008 at 8:15 am

My intention is to lighten up (my word for the year) and I could use some positive energy to help with letting go. thanks!

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Laura March 14, 2008 at 9:19 am

Thank you for letting us join in this retreat. I’m starting Pilates certification training today and I could use the boost of faith that I can do this and do it well.

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Mary Miller March 14, 2008 at 10:08 am

What a blessing this is! So many prayers, and such an infinite loving God/Universe & posting community to hear them. I send my prayers to all who have come before me & all who post after.It is with great gratitude that I ask for your light, love and healing energy to surround me as I heal from breast cancer—shrinking,softening,and completely disolving what’s in my breast and lymph nodes under both arms. Have a blessed retreat, and embrace the Divine inspirations coming to you during this time of reflection. ENJOY!

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Christine Kane March 14, 2008 at 12:30 pm

Thank you Everyone! I’m heading over to the retreat center now. You hopefully have received an email from me about your requests! Anyone who writes a comment after this one – just know that your intention will be there too – by virtue of the fact that you wrote it down and joined in the circle!

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Pam March 14, 2008 at 7:57 pm

I know I’m late, but I’m posting this anyway and sending it out to the universe as affirmation that my intentions are proclaimed.

Four months ago I changed my life by having gastric bypass surgery with the intention of improving my health and making the changes in my life I wanted to see. To me this surgery is more than just a way to lose weight, it’s about finding a healthy balance in my life where I can become the person I want to be. I am actively working on all areas of my life – not just my physical health, but also my spiritual health, emotional health, relationship health, vocational health, financial health, intellectual health and more. Many days are a struggle. But I have made the commitment to focus all my energy on myself and my own well being for the next 12 months. Working on all those little flaws that annoy me, but also learning to love myself as the masterpiece that I am despite my flaws. I am a masterpiece.

~Pam

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rebecca March 15, 2008 at 9:24 am

Christine, this is so wonderful, love and peace to you and all the dreamers!

My wish is for prayers to help me through my graduate MFA show. I’m having a lot of success with the work I’m doing and I’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback but have hit the proverbial wall in getting it all completed. To finish it and embrace that I AM an artist and WILL be successful is something that i’ve struggled with my whole life. I don’t want to sabotage myself yet again!

Thank you for this lovely offer and my wish is for a wonderful weekend for everyone.

Rebecca

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Linda March 15, 2008 at 12:05 pm

I turned 50 in February. I am working with my doctor to lose some weight and get my physical and mental self in peak condition to enjoy the rest of my life. I have done very well (lost 40 lbs and reduced my body fat index about 20 points), but now I have hit a plateau. I need some positive energy to lift me over this hill and jumpstart my journey again. Thank you for offering this to those of us who cannot attend.

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Eleanor March 15, 2008 at 5:27 pm

Hi! I wish I’d left this note sooner. I’m at a career crossroads, and am committed to crafting a life for myself that fulfills me on all levels. I want to quickly draw the right opportunity to me, but want to be ready for it. I also want to pursue another line of work in addition to the one I am in now (to start), and want to have the time and resources to make it a success. Please send me some light so that I can make the best moves at the best time.

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Marie March 15, 2008 at 11:07 pm

Hi Christine! I just want to tell you how much I’ve been enjoying your blog. I’m not quite sure how I found it, but I’ve LOVED every post. Thank you for being such an inspiration and for putting out such fantastic stuff. Your music and writing (song/blog) is superb. Rock on sista!

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edie March 16, 2008 at 1:27 am

If it is not too late…. I am direly in need of elasticity and energy. I believe I keep growing and changing and adapting to the challenges of my life, and I have done and am doing things I never thought I would be capable of, and never really wanted to do, but with each evolution, yet more is required. I feel like I’m slogging through life, empty. To keep on keepin’ on is the Right Thing to Do, but I miss my dreams.

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lorraine March 16, 2008 at 2:27 pm

I just read this as well and want to offer blessings and fulfillment to all on the retreat. I have made life changing decisions in relationships of late. I am now nearing fifty and finding myself far from those I love and physically solitary. I ask for prayers of faith in my choices and belief in the inner voice that prompted my decision. So many of the prayers above mirror each other. I hope that my willingness to trust what the universe has planned for me will begin to fill me with peace. Thank you.

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kathy March 16, 2008 at 8:53 pm

I could use some help in getting “out of my own way”. I seem to be my own worst enemy in helping myself.

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Gina Spadoni March 18, 2008 at 10:42 pm

I am looking to become balanced and healthy and find a way to make a living via creative pursuits — writing, crafting, designing, collecting & selling — anything that celebrates freedom and delight. Thank you all and best wishes for you!!!

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jelloeater March 25, 2008 at 8:45 pm

i’ll go from small to big i guess
1) health…releasing those last 15-20 pounds that have been weighing me down all these years. eat healthy foods that my body wants and in the amounts it wants. respect and love my body completely.
2) get over my writer’s block this week. find it easier to be creative, innovative, imaginative, productive with my work. be wittier/funnier/smarter in my work. to make art that makes people smile and laugh
3) have my creative career/website take off to be respected and successful in my field
4) have a job (or some other way) that would allow me to work for around 6 months in new york city so that i can start being bicoastal
5) love and believe in myself on this journey so that i can love all the people who have supported me on my way

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Karen March 30, 2008 at 11:38 am

I need prayers to help me get rid of anger and resentment toward my “ex”. It is unhealthy for me and not good for our children, and while I know this in my heart, it is one of the hardest things I have ever tried to do. I recently had someone put it in words that made me want to put all of this behind me and now I want to make a concerted effort to truly move past the bitterness for myself and my children. Thank you for your prayers as I embark on this journey.

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Danni April 11, 2008 at 1:43 am

I love this blog, love this post and I’ve been inspired to return to my girlhood roots and seek solace (from heartbreak) in a Catholic ritual, a novena…. I found what I thought was the saint (saints are blessed souls who have God’s ear) to find (blush!) a true love…. and the joy of family, but I found out he is the saint of miracles, known for them in his lifetime….

So over these nine days of bedtime prayer I have found peace, more self understanding, gratitude and hope- I take it as a sign that one night I left a show on TV while working and it told the story of St Anthony of Padua and showed people praying at his tomb…. and as is the tradition, I am ‘publishing’ the novena here with affection for this site.

Once a day for nine days:
Novena to
St. Anthony of Padua
O Holy St. Anthony, gentlest of Saints, your love for God and Charity for His creatures made you worthy, when on earth, to possess miraculous powers.

Miracles waited on your word, which you were ever ready to speak for those in trouble or anxiety. Encouraged by this thought, I implore of you to obtain for me (mention your request). The answer to my prayer may require a miracle, even so, you are the Saint of Miracles.

O gentle and loving St. Anthony, whose heart was ever full of human sympathy, whisper my petition into the ears of the Sweet Infant Jesus, who loved to be folded in your arms, and the gratitude of my heart will ever be yours. Amen.

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