Some people believe that all prayers are answered. Jesus looked up to Heaven and thanked the Heavenly Father before He asked for the miracle of the loaves (Matthew 15:36). He did not pray though for the salvation of an evil system of governance or finance. We do have to be careful about what we pray for.
When faced with a crisis, many people turn to God to help guide them through it. There is nothing more worthwhile then praying to God to communicate and bond with him, or if you lean more to the feminine side, then there is the Goddess. Each religion and faith has their words and prayers and names for the highest forms of beings. The native Indians talk about “the above beings” and my most cherished one is Mary.
There is nothing spiritual or beautiful in judging another’s religious beliefs, though many do just that. One of the reasons we are in the mess we are in as a civilization comes from the messes we make in religious and spiritual terms. Personally I think that the elite classes of ancient times got their dirty hands on religious works and did much to shape religions into forms that come in handy for population control and manipulation.
Though I am very much into Mary, the queen of heaven (who many Catholics embrace), I would not trust the Catholic Church today or even 1800 years ago when they first got together to decide about the Bible and the future direction of the Church. I have an essay I will publish next week entitled Lies, Sex, Priests, Popes and Psychiatrists,and it’s not a pretty picture when even priests abuse our young.
There are so many mind fields it’s a miracle when anyone gets beyond it all and can commune purely and soak themselves with the divine. While there is no magical way to move mountains or receive miracles, conversing with the highest ones can strengthen you and give you a better understanding of the divine will. Thy will be done is one of the highest wisdoms unlearned by man. It is a wisdom that is only attainable with a whole lot of prayer and meditation.
I am publishing these more spiritual writings in what will be a dramatic week for humanity. Yesterday I published about increasing seismic threats to our nuclear plants around the world. No doubt many are having their breaths taken away by the violent downdraft in financial markets and the threat of a great contraction that will end us up in a terrible depression.
Many people are suffering through and dying from violent storms as millions of others are threatened with thirst and starvation. Fire is burning people out of their homes and drought and floods are combining to devastate humanity’s agricultural productivity. I could go on and on but the point here is our feelings and maintaining a positive sense of being.
Remember how Christ wept and prayed to something much bigger than himself? I am sure Moses felt the same when facing the burning bush, and the Moslems in Mecca certainly feel a great presence and power. If you too can feel these explosions in your heart, let love radiate out and pierce you through and through. Warmth will spread like an inner radiance, unfolding like petals, and silent tears will flow down your cheeks without reason.
Through holy moments of communication with our own pure consciousness, with the matrix of the universe or what I call “the Oneness of Being,” we can experience a complete restoration of our original and vulnerable self. We can bathe ourselves in light and renew our faith and strength—something we will need big time in the months and years ahead.
Life and Death
How we come into this life and how we leave it are important. Every time I publish something about birth there is a doctor who reminds me of how OB/GYN practitioners routinely compress women’s sacrum by having the ladies give birth on their backs when they are not busy giving Cesarean sections. This clearly would close the birth canal by about 30 percent making it much harder for us to slip through. You never see on television a natural birth with the woman squatting and that shows you how much Hollywood bought into the medical industrial’s paradigm.
As fetuses there’s not much we can do to abort the terror doctors hold for us, but as adults we certainly are responsible for who and what we are. When faced with dire situations, we do have the choice of rising to the occasion by strengthening our relationship with the divine inside of us.