Sunday, September 16, 2012

Prayer Changes Us

"While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God's creation." --Maya Angelou

What a perfect lesson for these days!   No matter where I go, or who I talk to, the conversation always seems to turn to complaining.  It's about what "they" did or didn't do.

So what do we do as metaphysicians in these situations?

We pray.  We pray to remember who we all are -- Infinite spiritual beings having an experience we're calling 'human'.  

"The Baal Shem Tov says if a person prays and is the same person afterward, it is like they did not pray."   ~ Yehuda Berg

Prayer changes us.  In our faith tradition, (Science of Mind) we say the same thing -- and the thing that changes is our consciousness. 

Jesus say "Pray believing it is so, and it shall be."   "Believing it is so" is consciousness.
Once we believe something -- that something is always possible.

Perhaps you learned how to ride a 2 wheel bicycle when you were young.  Even if you haven't ridden a bicycle in years, if one showed up at your front door right now, you could still get on and ride it.   Granted, you might be a bit rusty, but riding a bicycle is in your consciousness.

This is why we believe affirmative prayer is the best tool in our spiritual toolbox. Prayer changes us.  We're not the same person afterward.    

I have a feeling that if more of us prayed instead of complained, the world would be a different place.

Affirmative Prayer

There is only One Life. This Life is God’s Life. This Life is Pure Love.  This Life is the life we are living right now.    God is Love therefore we are love.
I declare that we start acting like this is our Truth.  I know for myself, that as I move through my days, I shall no longer see the effects of the world as being against anything. I see them for what they are – an old paradigm dying – and a crying out for recognition.  I recognize the chaos as part of a divine process.  Everything is not falling apart, it is falling into its right and perfect places.  I see this personally and globally. 
I know that regardless of appearances, Great Good is being revealed.  I am so grateful to be living in these exciting times.  I am so grateful to the Source of all for my constantly expanding realizations of Spiritual Truth, and the understanding of how to apply it here and now.
I release these words into spiritual law, knowing they are so.  And so it is.

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