When do you pray? When you are in need of something from life? Or do you maintain a daily prayer practice? And how do you usually feel in the moment you are praying? Do you feel sad and desperate? Do you enter your prayer knowing it will be answered?
If you pray when you’re feeling sad and desperate, then read on… This newsletter is for you.
Let me start by telling you to feel sad and desperate is not an effective way to pray.
When we enter a state of prayer, we enter into a conversation with Life. We ask, in hopes that our desire will be answered. And how we ask is key.
We have to align our energy to that of the Universe. And the energy of the Universe is expansive; it is not contracting. So to be in a state of sadness, desperation, fear, anger or worry will not align us to the Universe because these states are contracting.
Before you dedicate time to pray, make sure you’re not feeling bad. Place yourself in a state of hope and vulnerability. The energies of hope and vulnerability are expansive. And you want to be in an expansive state of mind during your prayer.
It is in a state of expansion that we open ourselves up to receive.
And when you envision the outcome you’d like during your prayer, make sure you maintain that vision, that feeling of receiving, when you open your eyes and go about your day. This will be the tricky part. This is when faith needs to step in.
If you spend a few minutes praying, and envisioning, then open your eyes, and doubt creeps in as to if and how your prayer will be answered, you will delete the prayer. Make sure doubt does not creep in.
The energy of doubt is contracting. The energy of belief is expansive.
In A Course in Miracles, we’re taught that miracles happen when we shift our perception. We have to shift our perception from fear to love. Within the energy of love is where the miracle resides.
The energy of fear is contracting. The energy of love is expansive.
And I want to stress the importance of maintaining a daily ritual of prayer. This way, you’ll gradually build a relationship with Life.
Think of it this way: Would you feel inclined to give gifts to someone who only came to you when they needed something?
Treat your relationship with Life the way you’d treat a good friend.
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