As we bring this year to a close, I reflect on what a ride life has given me the past 12 months! Through it all, the unwavering support, love and encouragement of my family, friends and acquaintances brought out the best in me. With belief that all would be well, acceptance of my diagnosis, and trusting the process through prayer and wrapped in the name of love it indeed prevailed for the greater good for me.
Prayer is essential to well being and happiness. Through prayer we recognize a spiritual law that has always existed, and we put ourselves in alignment with it. Prayer has stimulated countless millions of people to higher thoughts and nobler deeds. That which tends to connect our minds with the Universal Mind lets in a flood of It’s consciousness.
Ernest Holmes, the illustrious founder of Science of Mind, states that with prayer we learn to go deeply within ourselves, and speak as though there were a Presence there that knows; and we should take the time to unearth this hidden cause, to penetrate this inner chamber of conscious intelligence. Whatever intelligence we have is this Spirit in us. Prayer is its own answer. As we consciously pray that our good is at hand, we impress this truth onto the Universal Law that says, “Your wish is my command.” This is the meaning behind Jesus’ words, “Pray believing that you have, so that you may receive.” In another instance, we read, “It is done unto you as you believe.” Pray with authority, knowing that what you say must be manifested. This is the Law.
Marianne Williamson, author, lecturer and voted by Newsweek as one of the most influential baby boomers; defines prayer as a conscious request that our thoughts be shifted by a power greater than our own. She adds “The universe is like a house wired for electricity, but too often we’re like unplugged lamps. Prayer is the way we plug in to the divine, aligning our thinking with the love that infuses all things.”
Prayer is the medium of miracles. A miracle is not magic, nor is it the suspension of natural law. Rather, it is the operation of a higher law when faith is unwavering. Marianne also adds that “faith is not just a theological principle; it is a mental and emotional muscle. When faith in love and and its miraculous authority becomes a thought form that guides our thinking, it turns into an extraordinary power that transforms our lives.”
Now, in this moment, standing in the field of miraculous possibility, you can disenthrall yourself from the limits of your past. Nothing binds you except your thoughts; nothing limits you except your fear; and nothing controls you except your beliefs. Think God, think Jesus, think Love, think whatever form of divinity calls to you. And all else will fall away.
Happy New Year!
-Prayer is the formulation of an idea concerning something we wish to accomplish.
-I am the captain of my fate: I am the master of my soul.
William Ernest Henley