A Soulful Resource: Affirmative Prayer
Affirmative Prayer is praying from an internal state of Oneness with The Great Love and praying from the State which is desired, instead praying about the something desired. It is embodying the end result energetically and then knowing it for yourself or another.
The philosopher and spiritual teacher Ernest Holmes created an easy five step process for praying affirmatively.
1. Recognizing The Creator. Sitting quiet in a contemplative space of knowing there is One Energy from which all Life and forms flow. Connect with that Energy field with an open, grateful heart. The basking in this dimension is often enough.
2. Unifying with The Creator. Once the contemplation is set, then allow yourself to realize It lives within YOU. The State is coming forth through communion within your very being.
3. Claim what it is your heart desires. This is done “affirmatively” meaning in the present tense as though it is so. If the prayer is for health it is speaking the words of well-being for yourself.
4. Give thanks it is done.
5. Release the prayer. Trust the inner shift you experienced and spoke is complete.
Here’s an example of this. I was experiencing some strain and struggle this past week and I realized I had believed that a spiritual life ought to be “full of ease and loaded with lots of grace.” I was frustrated. As I sat down to pray I knew the promise wasn’t about the world being filled with ease and grace, but about me being filled with it. I then sat until I knew the field of ease and grace and realized it was activated from within me. I spoke my desire for traversing the conditions in front of me with this energy as though it were happening, gave thanks and released the prayer.
** The next posting will include an interview on this sacred technology.