ARE YOU AWARE…
I wanted to start by giving you a foundation you may or may not be aware of. This is how prayer ACTUALLY works:
1). We are ALL (everyone in the entire world) praying 24 hours, 7 days a week, by default. Our thoughts, our words, our actions, and most importantly, our Subconscious thinking (programmed since birth) are unfocused, rambling, non-formal prayers. These prayers NEVER stop and are consistently being answered, even when you’re unaware of it.
2). A formal prayer…where you’re focused on someone or something that you’re asking God for, is when you’re at church (temple, synagogue, etc), or somewhere else. You may be kneeling; you may be putting your hands together or using prayer beads. No matter HOW you choose to do an actual prayer, this is being referred to (by the masses) as ‘praying’, in the FORMAL sense, as we’ve become accustomed to knowing it.
Here lies the problem. When you’re unaware of this, you interpret many prayers, as NOT being answered. However, with the perspective of FORMAL prayer (and not 24/7 prayer), you may be correct, because you don’t understand prayer, in it’s entirety.
Take a SIMPLE, SIMPLE example: Let’s say Jon (age 7) prays for a new bicycle every night before bed. During the day, Jon sees other kids with new bikes and Jon THINKS: “I hate those kids. I’m jealous of those kids. Why are my parents so poor?” (1st issue): He’s already negating/crossing out his formal prayer with extreme negativity. He’s literally diminished his chances of attracting or receiving a new bike, while lowering his vibration and his energy around himself and the bike, at the same time. The rest of the day, Jon is rude to his teachers, mad at his parents and ACTS horribly. (2nd issue): Double negative – Both ACTIONS & THOUGHTS are crossing out his formal prayer for the new bicycle, and lowering his vibration and energy, even more. Jon’s sister tries to make him feel better and brings him a small gift she bought. Jon thinks it’s a stupid gift and yells at this sister and is VERY ungrateful for his sister’s kind gesture. (3rd issue): Jon feels ungrateful, no matter what, because he feels he’s supposed to have what he wants. This is his triple negative, crossing out his opportunity to get the formal prayer answered. So, he thinks the formal prayer didn’t work; yet the actual informal prayer he was sending out, DID work. No bike ever arrives.
So, let’s take Mikey (across town) who has the same prayer, as Jon. however this is how Mikey says his formal prayer: “Thank you God for sending me a new bike, in ONLY the way you know how. I will LOVE, ACCEPT & APPRECIATE my new bike when it arrives and take care of it. I am so grateful and thankful for your gift to me.”
When Mikey sees kids with new bikes, he feels GREAT inside himself and THINKS, “I’m going to be SO happy when I get mine and I’m happy for the kids who got theirs.” (1st inspiration): Mikey is raising his vibration and energy to attract the new bike and sending a message to his Subconscious mind about his ‘heart’s feeling’. The rest of the day, Mikey talks to his family and friends about how happy he’s going to be when he gets his new bike. He also looks up ‘beautiful bikes’ on the internet and imagines what he’s going to be like when his comes. (2nd inspiration): He’s doubly raising his vibration, his tone and his talk, along with his powerful imagination toward manifesting and attracting the new bike. His sis gives him a simple gift. He praises her. He hugs her and is SO thankful and grateful for the gift that she gives him. (3rd inspiration): He’s tripled his vibration to attract and manifest the new bike. Due to his ‘raising his vibration and energy, his bike shows up! His formal prayer and his informal prayer are working (in sync), because his daily informal prayers allowed the vibration, the imagination, the energy, and the means for it to happen.
Does it ALWAYS work like this? Of course not. Yet, in many ways, it does. This is a SIMPLE, yet profound example of how it CAN and DOES work. The more you study and practice these principles and laws of the Universe, the better it works.
What a person has to ask themselves is what are their own THOUGHTS & ACTIONS 75%-90% of the time. What is he or she talking about to themselves? Is a person saying “I despise my job, EVERY day they go to work”, or are they saying they’re grateful to have a job, with so many people out of work? (Trust me, these two experiences are going to be vastly different, based on their thoughts, alone). The daily thoughts and feelings are deeply embedded into your SOUL. Despising a job will bring all the repercussions of THAT thinking. Being grateful for work will bring all the BENEFITS of THAT thinking. You’re dictating the results as you are telling the Universe ‘point blank’ HOW you view the situation and the Universal Spirit (God) responds. You’re receiving what you’re asking for with your THOUGHTS, TALK and ACTIONS, with your informal, non-focused, rambling prayer.
People who attempt to be positive and to think positive thoughts may have OPPOSITE underlying thoughts. ANOTHER EXAMPLE: There are people who smile a lot around other people. They appear happy from other people’s observations; however, their thoughts may be SAD, LONELY, or SELF-DEFEATING. These thoughts RULE, RULE, RULE their results. When people see bad things happen to these kind of people; they erroneously say, “Look at them. They’re positive and happy, so why are so many bad things happening to them? We’ll, the thoughts that RULE, RULE, RULE their results are the 75% – 90% of their thinking and not the outer ‘pretend game’ they’re showing others, 20 – 25% of the time.
Are you catching my drift here? You have a LOT of influence over the good or bad daily experiences coming into your life. In this life, people die, get injured and other negative things happen, that are out of our control. That’s just how it works. On the other hand, we have a MAJOR MAJOR impact over our own personal lives (within the framework of how the Universe operates).
If we complain, complain, complain all the time, what happens with THAT SEED that’s being planted?
If we’re kind and loving and are genuinely sincere about this behavior, in our thoughts and actions, what happens with THAT SEED that’s being planted? You cannot ‘trick’ the subconscious mind. It knows when you’re authentic and when you are not, no matter what you do.
Watch THE SEEDS you plant everyday, especially with your thoughts, speech and actions. Are they HELPING you in your life or are they SABOTAGING you? ONLY you know that answer for yourself.
HOW CAN WE CHANGE
I must say that changing a lifetime of habits is not always easy. It takes SOME work on our part and SOME discipline on our part, and 9 times out of 10 we don’t want to do it.
So, you have to ask yourself, how badly do you need to change?
Is your life in shambles?
Is your relationship on the rocks?
Are things working out like you want them to?
Once again, this is a personal choice. No one else can do this for you. Only you can determine your direction.
Reversing a negative direction requires SELF REFLECTION and SELF DISCOVERY. When you genuinely want to change, you will. You’ll say to yourself, “I don’t like the direction I’m going. I plan to make a DEFINITE commitment to CHANGE.”
It begins with REPROGRAMMING:
1). If you’ve had some negative experiences, trauma or a dysfunctional family structure (which most of us have), when you were 0 – 10 years old, you can start or begin by HEALING your INNER CHILD. (I do personal HEALING your INNER CHILD) sessions when you’re ready to confront past issues and to release them for good. If you’ve never released any of the experiences that hurt you when you were young, the subconscious foundation that was created and developed when you were young, doesn’t know how to move on.
2). After HEALING your INNER CHILD, you can begin to change the way you communicate to yourself and the world. Talk to your inner self in a way that raises you up; that praises you and others and that keeps you humble, thankful and grateful. You must practice this DAILY to make it become a part of who you are.
3). While ‘talking better’ is good, your outer actions must coincide with that, to be authentic and genuine. Practice until these become a true part of you and your lifestyle. It’s a LIFE change, and to make the programming complete, YOU must CHANGE to save the rest of your LIFE!
These beginning steps will show up in ways you’ll RECOGNIZE, FEEL & SEE. Then, you’ll be able to go forward from that point on.
Dr. Joseph Murphy, who was BRILLIANT and PROFICIENT about the Subconscious Mind, and has written several books, gave a powerful speech, about the SECRET of LIFE. Below, I’m highlighting and paraphrasing some of the things he said in his video:
Dr. Murphy says that:
Peace and Pain can’t dwell or live in the same place.
Love and Cancer can’t dwell or live in the same place.
Harmony and Discord can’t dwell or live in the same place.
He says that only Divine Law and Order governs our lives.
Dr. Murphy talked about the fact that
- if you’re broke, if you’re frustrated, if you’re married to the wrong person,
and your car is old and breaks down on the freeway, it is NOT a part of the Laws governing the Universe. Heaven’s 1st Law is based on Divine Law and Order.
He also said that disease and bodily issues emerge, if we are unable to express our gifts into the world, and this is especially true of women, who have been stifled from expressing who they really are, in the world. They tend to stay sick and ill, due to suppressing their greatest abilities.
He says the SEAT of LOVE and EMOTIONS are in your HEART, and this is why so many people have Heart troubles. In Hebrew scripture and symbolism, he said the Subconscious IS the Heart. That’s what the Hebrews meant, and it’s the basis of ALL religions in the world’ no matter which ones.
He says the Psalms, especially 23, 27, the 1st, 91 & 100, 39 and 37 are very comforting and can help people re-live miracles of the past.
In Proverbs, where it says: “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he. So does he become. So does he act. So does he experience. So does he express. Once again, it’s the basis of all religions in the world.
According to Dr. Murphy, it is what you believe in your heart, that is made manifest; not what you believe with your lips. It’s not what you think in your head, it’s what you think in your heart.
He says, “Ideas emotionalized and put on wheels, impressed in your deeper mind, good or bad are made manifest. That’s the ONLY religion in the world. Man is belief expressed. It is done unto you, as you believe. The Law of Life is the Law of Belief. That’s the Whole Law. The only thing you ever experience in this life is what you believe. What is impressed on the Subconscious mind, is expressed, outwardly.”
If you would like to see Dr. Joseph Murphy’s entire speech on YouTube, it’s called The Secret of Life.
Einstein said “imagination is more important than knowledge”, because he understood that when you share and develop your innate gifts and talents, you truly express those in the world. IMAGINATION far surpasses knowledge that is basically considered mediocre, because it cannot begin to compare with your GREATEST GIFTS of MANIFESTATION.
People become ‘sick’ when they have not been able to EXPRESS their true gifts or the way they dreamed their lives would be.
When you pray formally, always pray, as if your wish has been manifested ALREADY, such as,
“Thank you, God, for keeping my child safe and bringing them home, without harm. I am truly grateful for this.”
AS OPPOSED TO:
“Please bring my child home safe.” (This is similar to begging and does not give the prayer the power of FAITH and ACCEPTANCE that God truly has your back).
One of the simple powerful prayers you can ADD to your own prayers, immediately upon awakening and just before closing your eyes at night is the one Dr. Murphy talks about:
Divine Law and Order, govern my life through Divine Love OR Divine Law and Order governs my life.
Praying in these ways, will bring more power, joy, love and happiness into your life, and MORE FORMAL PRAYERS will be visibly answered, as you help out with your newfound THOUGHTS, ACTIONS & WORDS (with your informal prayers) that raise your vibration, and your Divine energy to more Heavenly realms.