Rev. Claud's Corner
|Posted by [email protected] on December 6, 2014 at 12:05 AM|
I often get asked by people to pray for them... and what that usually translates to is, please pray for a certain intention, like... a cure for an illness or a new job or a new car. People ask for these things as they believe that is what will make them happy or make their present pain go away. But I have come to understand that these things are not typically what bring about long lasting happiness. These things are all at the level of effect. If we want to be happy or have long-lasting peace or other things we would label as good, we must tap into the source. To do this effectively, we must examine what we believe about source, divine creation, god or whatever we each call it. Do you believe that source is power, love, knowledge and all things good? If you do, maybe you trust that source is always pushing these things your way, because there is nothing but good to push or radiate or deliver. If this is true, than the only thing we ever need to pray about (or think about, since each thought is in fact a pray) is the divine, god, the creator. If we focus on the divine via prayer and meditation and daydreaming, visualization, etc., then as a consequence we are focused on the realm of cause ( the divine and all things good.) The more we focus on that realm, the more we are calling into being (and by this I mean allowing, because it is always pushing to us the good, its all around us, in us and through us, but we are not always open to that) those things; wholeness, love, peace, abundance and more. We don't need to try and control it by being prescriptive about it, we could leave that to higher intelligence and trust that the best possible outcome will be formed as we do our part. So what's out part? What do we do? All we need to do is not block our good, by focusing on whatever the "problem" or perceived lack is. And how is that we focus on lack? through speaking about it, thinking about it, buying into it with fear or nervousness or desperation and more then this in acting on this fear in anyway, (trying to control or direct it, fighting it off, etc). If we believe in the power of the divine realm (cause), there is no need to do anything but trust. All we are ever called to do is trust and allow and put our focus in whatever is good, brings us peace, Joy and a sense of love and connection. Sounds too simple to be true... try it for a period of time and get back to me....