How Effective Are Your Prayers?
I live on the Florida coast and have been receiving lots of emails about praying for the Gulf. The empath in me finally reached the point where I couldn't take the 'pleading' nature of these emails any more. It was making me too upset which seemed counter productive to the energy of prayer that I was being asked to do. I sat down to write some thoughts and what I wrote below came out of that inner knowing that we just weren't helping the situation by seeing the devastation. We had to 'see' something better. It also became clear that it would help other areas of my life as well. So the following is what I sent out to everyone on my email list. I feel that I should share it here too because as empaths we often get caught up in the devastation of situations and forget to see beyond it.
How Effective Are Your Prayers?
Many of us pray on a regular basis and with all of thethings happening in the world, it isnt hard to find something topray for. But have you ever wondered if your prayers are actually making adifference? And if so, how much of a difference?
Well, this occurred to me as I was thinking about the many emails Ive been receiving about praying for our Beautiful Gulfof Mexico. Each one begins with either photos of the mess or a very descript,yet negativeway of describing it. I found that my heart would acheas Ireadeach email. I would say the prayers but I still felt the sadness. I askedmyself "Are my prayers really effective if I still feel bad?"
Then I had an Ah ha moment. Most of these emails begin by telling me how bad things are and then they ask me to pray tomake things better. Well, Im no physicist but if I were to look at the just theenergy levels taking place while reading these emails, I could easily see thatmy energy went down with the heart ache and then up with my prayers.
Lets do some math on this for a second. Lets say, non-scientifically, that I am vibrating at 500 hertz before I read one ofthese emails. Then I read the first part, about the devastation, and that takesme down to say 300 hertz and then I pray and it brings me back up to say 500hertz. Have I really just done anything? Other than lower and raise my ownvibration. Did my prayer even reach the gulf or did it only make it to myenergy field and stop? And if my prayer did reach the Gulf, then I have tobelieve my sadness did too. Did they both cancel each other out? Or could myupset of the mess have been stronger than my prayer? I surely didn't want thatto be the case.
So this started me thinking that we do this in many areas of our life. We have a sad or low energy thought about something andthen seek a way to feel better. We can use many ways to feel better too. A phonecall to a friend, journaling, prayer or even chocolate (works well for me!) Imsure you get the idea here. Of course this is going to require us to takeownership of our thoughts and feelings and work more diligently at keeping ourlevels up.
So how do we maximize our prayers and really make a difference? We must learn to see things perfect. The person who is sickand emails or calls us for prayers is perfect in their experience. Its only ourjudgment that says there is something wrong. Its our judgment that lowers ourenergies. We can be much more effective at praying if we dontfocus on theproblem to start with. Then our prayers will soar to heights we have onlydreamed of. I see us doing amazing works once we truly understand thisconcept.
The next email about the Gulf could just say something simple like See our Beautiful Pristine Gulf of Mexico in Perfectcondition So we do just that. We dont need the details. After all, they are anillusion anyway right?
I feel that seeing it all this way, makes it doable. We can start with one thought at a time. When we start to apply ourjudgment about something we need to stop and see that it IS what it IS. Sounds abit cold but it is anything but that. It is loving someone enough to hold themin the highest light. Now that is healing and loving.
So today, would you join me in Loving Our Beautiful Gulf Of Mexico with it's pure, white, sandy beaches, healthy marinelife and all in perfect balance? Somehow I knew you would!
updated by @esah: 01/21/17 11:52:33PM