Set Us Free

A Poem by Jane Tawel

“Monarchs in motion” by farflungphotos is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

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Set Us Free

By Jane Tawel

September 3, 2022

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Set me free from the future.

Set me free from the past.

Set me free to live into

The Truth that will last.

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Set me free from stagnation.

Set me free from my needs.

Set me free to change wholly,

and to set new dreams free.

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Set me free by forgiveness

of the great and the small,

and as I forgive others,

may I forgive myself, all.

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Set me free from the prison

that only I can create,

by attachment to anger

and fear, grief, and hate.

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Let me open the prison doors

and free memories’ hostages.

Give me strength to release,

tomorrow from bondages.

And when I would put

heart or mind back in jail,

May The Spirit of Love for All Life,

fast prevail.

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Freedom is not a longing

for nothing to lose,

Nor is being free, gain

for the ego to use.

Freedom is never greedy,

nor self-serving, nor fearful.

Freedom is never needy,

but in needlessness, cheerful.

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Freedom is the soul’s seeking

of Love’s peace that will still

any hurt, fear, or longing

and by Grace, all is healed.

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Oh Creator, of heaven and earth and of All,

May my spirit be freed from the sins of The Fall.

Let me claim my true power that by You, I’m designed,

to be free to create in me, new life divine.

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May I free those who’ve hurt me

and forgive once — and all.

May resentment and bitter seed,

take no root in my soul.

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Daily let me forgive

those I know and in general.

And as I forgive freely,

make my joy and love plentiful.

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Oh, True Life is just waiting!

Our souls long to be free!

When I loose bonds of judgement,

I free God in you and in me.

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May I use my soul’s freedom

for true care to employ.

And God, moment by moment

set my soul free for joy.

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May my soul find true freedom

in The God who is One.

May our souls be united,

in only Truth, which is Love.

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May I trust in The Word

that brings Heaven to Now.

And though I don’t know how,

let my faith become strong,

that I live now, in God’s freedom,

and for all my days long.

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Let my daily prayer be:

Set me free.

Set him free.

Set her free.

Set them free.

Set us free,

Dear Creator,

Oh, Dear God,

set us free.

© Jane Tawel, 2022