Rev. Claud's Corner
|Posted by [email protected] on April 2, 2015 at 7:05 AM|
Well happy spring dear ones!
I often get prayer requests from people around petitioning God for something specific. Theses are often material things like a new job, a new car, new home, a relationship, a specific healing outcome, etc. I must admit this is about right in line with the way I used to pray in years past too; that was until I realized who I am and what I'm entitled to. I am a Divine being having a Divine experience and anything on this physical plane to the contrary or less than a divine experience, is nothing more then an illusion, like a nightmare. It's nothing more then a passing cloud covering up the warmth and light of the sun (or in our cases the Divine). It does not so much need to be prayed about or over as it needs to be seen for what it is (an illusion) and transcended. And it is the vehicle of prayer that does exactly that.
I pray to remind myself of who and what I really am, about how I could be walking through this life instead of how I'm walking in this present moment that is presenting itself as lack on some level. There is no lack. There could never be lack for us. As a Divine being I have inherited the qualities of the Divine such as (but certainly not limited to) joy, peace, love, divine wisdom, abundance, health and wholeness. These things and more are mine (and yours) inherently. These things are in unlimited supply and available to us all the time. They are mine in each moment that I am reminded of this truth. The more I align myself to this good, these things of God, the more of them I tend to manifest on this earthly plane.
So you see it is not about asking for money, but instead claiming the Divine quality of abundance as something that is inherently mine. These are not foxhole prayers of desperation and supplication; they are joyous affirmations and contemplations about what and who I really am. It's not about turning to the things of this world and acting as if they could ever plug the hole of the day, it is really about understanding the true source of supply and seeking that, aligning with that, focusing on that. The more I focus on that, the more all my human needs are satisfied.
So prayer... changing God's mind, asking for some specical favor that he/she/it has been withholding from me up to this point, his beloved child?...I should say not. Prayer is about changing my mind and opening up to all the good (or God) that is just waiting for my invitation.
Bonsai dear friend!