Prayer Chaplain Corner
Greetings from your prayer chaplain team.
Eric Butterworth, in his book, The Universe is Calling, reminds us that we are some of the most highly concentrated energy beings in the universe. Actually, are a cosmic being in which the entire universe is concentrated. When you send out this energy that is in you, as you, you are Universal Spirit in motion. There is always plenty of power and spiritual energy within you to do whatever is meant to be done by you if you apply that energy in a deliberate and useful way.
We have the capability to use prayer, silence, and/or meditation to dip deep into the well of the cosmic stream of consciousness. This allows us to pray not TO a Universal Power but FROM a Universal Power. Getting into that cosmic stream of consciousness, and feeling that place of total and complete connection is vital to the effectiveness of our prayers. Once fully aware of our right and proper place in the cosmic stream, we have the capacity to project a prayer towards our needs and concerns with tremendous power.
Getting into that stream of cosmic consciousness before we pray creates for us a place and space of freedom from anxiety and concern. We then can simply take the words of truth that we feel, and the true reality of the situation, and let that truth fly high, effortlessly and with great joy and gratitude for the good that has been revealed to us.
When we are able to offer up prayers from the point of view of the cosmic stream, FROM God and not TO god, we develop a stronger ongoing and sustained consciousness of God’s presence. From there, Butterworth reminds us, we realize that we are no longer attempting to overcome a reluctance of God’s part to respond to our prayers, but instead we have put ourselves in alignment with God’s willingness to give us our heart’s desire.
So, this month, I encourage you to spend time deliberately seeking that connection before you enter into your prayer. Then watch your prayer soar forth to change your life.
Namaste! Dana Martin