Hi friends, it has been a while since my last blog. I am not sure why that is, but I have decided to start a new discussion on prayer, Not the religious kind but more as a process for connecting with your higher power. However you define it.
First I would like to say what I thing prayer is not.
For one thing, the word prayer has the feeling of one entity making a request of another, as if a little guy is asking a big guy sor something, like a peasent begging a king for a crust of bread. This common assumption-hat we’re weak and helpless children in Big Daddy’s house_ infects many peoples thinking and is very symptomatic of Human Childhood. Spiritual Warfare by Jed MeKenna
The first step is to realize that we are not children anymore and that the weakness we feel is coming from our mind. If we change our thoughts we can change this feeling. I have preformed fox hole prayers and they seemed to have worked, however i never really felt that was the way to communicate with my higher power. This feeling of being just a small part of the whole picture has to include the fact that without your part there is no whole picture. Like the ocean is really just a bunch of water drops. And that if all the drops were removed where would the ocean be.
Prayer is not about wishing things were different, but merging with the way things are.
Next time we will continue with another misleading thought about the word prayer. PEACE