The Power of Prayer, Mantra and Affirmations
April 26, 2011 7 Comments
A wonderful message from Sri Vasudeva today. Here is a small excerpt:
In the soul’s feeling of separation from its Higher (or Spiritual) Self, prayer is a natural response, seeking help. But we also need to see the Universe’s response to our prayer and to use it effectively. Prayer can take on many stages. In ignorance, thinking that happiness is outside, we pray for material things. After achieving these from good deeds and by grace, we realise that the material things are not all, on the journey to happiness. Then we begin to pray for other things: pray to understand more; for peace of mind, and; for freedom inside. When there is spiritual awakening – when the soul begins to feel a little more – the prayer changes to a certain extent; to praise; to thanksgiving; to gratitude.
Ultimately, when prayer reaches its highest point, it becomes just staying in the Presence; acknowledging the Presence, and; knowing that all things will come in the perfect way. The ultimate prayer is: “I stay centred in You. I stay centred in your Great Power, knowing that You will guide me perfectly, and that all things will come to me in the perfect way. I give thanks.” Prayer takes you to union with that Great Power, and giving thanks. A natural follow up will be: “May I be the perfect instrument of your Divine Will in this human experience.” When we reach such a level, it is natural just to want to give.
Affirmations centre us in a certain awareness and as we repeat them, they holds us there, keeping our minds strong on the journey. They align us to our vision and as we keep on repeating them, they energise us, helping us towards our goal. When you repeat an affirmation, it is a powerful tool to energise us; to centre us in that consciousness; to give the power to attract positive responses from our Universe, co-creating that path to freedom. There are affirmations of all kinds: healing affirmations; affirmations for success; affirmations for creating harmony in a space. The common thread of all of these (prayer, mantras, affirmations) is to hold the mind in a positive space and to energise us on the journey.