Don’t be freaked out that I am going to talk to you about prayer. This blog isn’t about religion. It’s about connecting with God, the Universe, Your Higher Power or whatever name you use. It’s about the ‘asking’ that we all do at different times in life for different reasons. For example, I have probably used all or some variation of these prayers:
“Self… I know you know what to do. Please show me what to do next.”
“Okay, Universe, I am ready to take the next step in life, but I don’t know what to do.”
“Heavenly Father, I ask for your guidance in helping me to find the next step.”
Yes, prayers can be based on religious verses from the Bible. You don’t have to use biblical prayers. You can create your own. In saying that, don’t be afraid to check out the verses in the Bible either. These verses can offer confirmation that what you may think is modern day bunk, actually has been around since the beginning of time. It’s true. Look at the Law of Attraction. It may be thought of as ‘new age’ but it is supported in the Bible. The Law of Attraction is based on ‘what you think about, you bring about’. You set an intention that clearly states what you are asking the Universe to bring into your life, then you go about life ‘as if’ it has already come to you. In the Bible, Matthew 11:24 states, “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”
Regardless of what you practice … prayer or Law of Attraction… the outcome is dependent on one thing… ACTION! Once you state your prayer or intention, you must take action every day moving toward the goal or dream (while believing it is already yours). So now you may be asking, “How do I take action when I don’t even know where to start?” This is where meditation comes into play.
When I refer to meditation, I am not talking about the kind of stillness where you sit for hours on end. I am talking about setting aside some time for reflection. Take time to sit quietly and still your mind so you can turn inward and access the answers you already have. That’s right! I am saying that you already know what to do next… you just need to access the information. In this stillness, you may receive images, actually see words, or hear directions. It may not make any sense at the time, but receive the information and let it sit with you. At some point, if you keep your mind and heart open, it will make sense and you will know what to do next. And then… do it! It is in the doing that the next person you need to meet will appear, or the next door that has to open will open, or the next path to take will be revealed. Trust me… and have fun!