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Today’s essay is not about the right posture, words, rituals, or atmosphere for praying! These are but externals that have been amply covered by religions, esoteric societies and most importantly, personal experience. Yes! Every person (adult) senses what works for him/her.
It is about how prayers are conveyed to God, the Supreme Intelligence for fulfillment! It is more about the contact point between the prayer or, petition and the avenues of Grace in the Universe!
Avenues of Grace! That says a lot! You see, most religions give the impression that prayers are direct communications with God (or whatever deity they believe in). Thus, the Almighty picks up the communication at the other end and decides John, request granted immediately (miracle), Kasi, wait a while (delayed fulfillment) and Irina, you naughty girl (prayer rejected). Seriously speaking, the Almighty is expected to personally process every prayer and decide whether to grant fulfillment or not; as if nothing happens or exists between the petitioner and the Luminous Realms!
Those who think in this manner grossly under-estimate and belittle the magnitude and perfection of Creation. They do not recognize that Creation is regulated and sustained by perfectly impartial and all-embracing Laws which met out just and well-deserved reward and punishment without the intervention or tinkering by the Almighty who, in any case, is the Origin and Protector of the Laws.
The Mills of Creation grind non-stop and grind exceedingly fine!
The Almighty does not need to intervene every now and then since the perfection of the Laws ensures that all possibilities and eventualities are provided for.
A popular idiom says “nature abhors a vacuum”. This is even truer about conscious forms in the inner realms of Creation! Myriads upon myriads of beings; both spiritual and animistic, male and female, of different sizes and in different fields are active throughout Creation. Working as unbreakable radiation links they are active in receiving from above mediating strengthening as well as, sending back the returning energy waves from below. This results in the well-known Cycle of Radiation in Creation!
In the midst of this magnificent work stands the human spirit! It is as if man lives in a huge workshop of animistic beings, spirit helpers, guides, Light threads, reciprocal/homogeneous radiation waves, etc. some activities stream towards him while others diverge and thereby intertwine, expand, reduce, reinforce, blossom or decay in order to produce new forms.
Man is never alone and never without help!
He is indeed continuously showered with help, grace, enlightenment, invigorating energy and everything he needs for a joyful experiencing in whatever part of Creation he lives! All he needs to do is “Ask” and it shall be given unto him; “Seek” and he shall find. But, he must ask and seek in the right manner! That is the caveat! And one way to ask is by praying!
Let us say you are going through a distressing situation; an illness, accident, family issue, etc. Or, on the bright side, may be you are in a joyous mood; unexpected favor, successful child delivery, miraculous escape from tragedy, etc. As a reaction to any of these negative or positive events, you raise your hands in prayer, beseeching the Almighty for help or, in thanksgiving: for this brief moment, you give yourself completely to the prayer with all the fervor, all the light emotions you can muster. Your soul vibrates with the prayer, remodels it into an intuitive volition (the language of the spirit) and sends it to the ASTRAL BODY…..see our essay “The Astral Body: A Must For Child-birth”.
The astral body begins to glow and connects with the threads of Light it resonates with and thereby transfers the main wish of the prayer to the Universe to act on! This process happens at such an astronomical speed that it appears to be unfolding instantaneously!
Only light pure wishes or prayers can achieve connection with the Light threads; impure prayers simply fizzle out or burden the soul with guilt! Also, this grace is open to everyone who can come up with a pure wish or prayer. It is not reserved for any particular religion, sect, culture or people. You do not need to completely live a pure life (although we should strive to); you only need to attain pure vibrations during the moment of praying. This explains why there are testimonies of miracles and answered prayers in every religion and every walk of life. But, back to the gateway!
The astral body is therefore the true entrance and exit gate of the soul; the point of contact between the soul and the Universe! It is the doorway for prayers and visions! The hand with which we can reach out to the bounties of the Light in Creation and the shield to wade off the Darkness!
This is one great function of the astral body. Next time we shall look at the astral body and Phantom pains!