Julie Jurgan – About Prayer
A prayer is a really powerful, spiritual practice. Unfortunately more and more people are stepping back from that kind of connection with the Universal Life Force as it is so close associated with religion.
“A religion is an organized collection of beliefs, cultural systems, and world views that relate humanity to an order of existence. Many religions have narratives, symbols, and sacred histories that aim to explain the meaning of life, the origin of life, or the Universe.”
– Wikipedia 2015
Over the centuries the missuse of religious practice has caused deep wounds in our own belief systems, hearts and souls. But the denial of the longing for a deep connection with the universe does not bring us any further. Its time to heal the wounds by stepping into a new form of connection. Walking away from blind belief systems but exploring what is all about by paving our own path. Our very personal connection with all that is. You don´t need to belief in any religion to practice spirituality or prayer. Furthermore finding your own words, truth and expression is the most powerful gift you can give to yourself and the world. As your soul is the unique expression of the Life force.
Somehow I have the feeling that we are just at the turning point to step into the next ignorance if we turn our back against spiritual practice no matter if its religiously based or personally. By saying that I mean, that we closing ourselves up to any kind of connection with the universe and its expressions. But I do think its even the very most time to step into the power that lies within and without as these can´t be seperated. It is time to realize how powerful we really are, if we allow life to work through us.
There is a deep longing inside all of us, the longing to connect with all that is. The Whole, the One, the Source. Prayer can be a way to step into that power of the soul to remind us that we are always connected and have always been. Seperation is an illusion.
I am just in the process myself to open up to a new form of thinking and practicing prayers to allow them being part of my daily spiritual practice. From my own experience I can say, that miracles do happen..to those you do allow them to happen. To those who allow to be moved by life, God, the source, universal mind..whatever you call it.
At the moment I do read a very intersting book by Ernest Holmes – therefor I would like to share a prayer with you, I have been practicing today. It might inspires you…it might resonates with you…it might not. You can meditate on prayer, read them, speak them out loud. Let them become a daily practice to remind yourself how powerful and beautiful you really are. Because you are all that is and all that is is You!
The prayer for today from Ernest Holmes is called: I keep the promise
“I shall keep the promise that I have made to myself.
I shall never again tell myself that I am poor, sick, weak nor unhappy.
I shall not lie to myself any more, but shall daily speak the truth to my inner Soul, telling It that It is wonderful and marvelous; that It is One with the Great Cause of all Life; Truth, Power and Action.
I shall whisper these things into my Soul until it breaks forth into songs of joy with the realization of Its Limitless possibilites.
I shall assure my Soul”
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