If meditation is the technique of listening to finer spiritual minds, prayer is the art of talking to them. Both techniques can raise our spiritual vibration to make our lives on Earth blissful and to carry us home to paradise after we die.
Prayer is sometimes described as focused intention and a request for help. When we relax, focus our mind, set an intention, and state it in words, we send out streams of consciousness that mobilize powerful forces in light, lovely worlds. Our focused thoughts actually help shape subtle realities beyond our physical world. The realities we create and the forces we mobilize in those in-beyond realms then feed back onto our world to affect our lives. Prayer can help this process unfold in a most beautiful way when done from the heart with a clear, focused mind.
Throughout our lives we can always ask for help from the many Ethereal beings (angels) who provide guidance and protection to Earth and its inhabitants. As we align to those brilliant beings, we raise our spiritual vibration, which strengthens our noble side and weakens that savage voice inside that compels us to make bad choices.
We can pray directly to God, even though God is the Principle and as such cannot talk to individual beings.* There are countless powerful intercessors who CAN help anyone, anytime. All we have to do is ask . . . especially through prayer.
This picture was taken by my friend Bill Stansmore, who accompanied the Dalai Lama on a visit to New York City in the late 90s. The Tibetan holy man was issuing a short prayer while visiting a cathedral, and his hands were alight with energy visible only to Bill’s 35-mm camera.
Other posts on health and well-being:
Spiritual Growth: Embrace the divine; it’s where we shine – Go to the light – Healing and the human spirit – Love and good will… but what about trust? – The carnal line between noble and savage – An apology can lift the spirit