What I’m about to write will bother many people and I’m likely not to get any comments and not very many likes, it’s controversial. In fact some people may be so turned off by this entry that they may not follow me anymore on my blog mainly because it will challenge what they have been taught. In earnest, If I wrote for likes then I wouldn’t be writing at all, so all the aforementioned things are okay with me, because in order for me to reach the individuals who truly want to change their lives and get closer to the peace they seek, it requires me to be open and honest about the reality that we exist in and belief in. Very rarely does growth happen when we do not challenge our beliefs, our thinking and quite frankly our existence in relation to what is true and untrue.
Personally, I’ve been thinking about prayer a lot lately and examining where it fits in my life. Through questioning many things and then having a examination of those questions and answers I’ve been able to reach a point in my life where I’m better understanding my place in the universe and have learned to pay attention to actions instead of words and beliefs. (This goes for my human relationships as well). If we examine the actions of THE God, the Universe(also God), Earth (also God), animals(also God) and humans (also God), we will see that the natural action of Gods is not in what we say or believe, it is in our actions.
I’ve likely just rubbed someone the wrong way with the God’s comment, so let me take a quick side step to address this. When we examine the heaven’s “from which our energy comes” and where we “belief God to exist” you will see that we are still connected to God. The molecules, the particles, the dark matter(68% of the universe) at the very least makes sure we are connected. Very much like how we are still connected to our biological mother and father due to their combination of DNA that now exist in us also allows us to be connected to God. We are our mother and father combined/existing in another form, we are an extension of our parents. Therefore, if everything is still connected to God (our mother and father, The I am) then we too are Gods for we cannot not be something that we came from.
If we were created in “his likeness” then we are Gods. Even the bible says this in Psalms 82:6- 6” I said, You are gods, And all of you are sons of the Most High” It is right there, clear as a Caribbean day in spring but we ignore it. but I digress.
God or not, I’ve learned that the actions of all that exist is what brings to fruition the things we desire or need. So it bother’s me slightly when I hear people say things such as “I’m praying for you”, “I prayed to God for” or “I pray for this and I pray for that”. Why does it bother me? Because in essence prayer does not work or shall I say prayer ALONE does not work. When we keep in mind that nature is based in actions why would merely “speaking things into existence” be enough? Why would praying/speaking to God be enough?
It’s not, and while there is “power in the tongue” it does not have more power than what we do. I could speak harm against you and hope that it comes or I can go and cause harm to you and know that it will be done. Speaking is rarely enough, that’s why no one can keep us down by speaking down to us unless we allow them do so.
We can’t just pray and be done, if you are going to pray for me then I also ask you to show me a better action that will help yield me the results to a better me. I’m not going to tell you that God does not answer prayers because there is no way to prove that God does not but we do know that God does not answer ALL prayers. This is proven in the murders and various crimes against humanity, mother nature and the like. If God answered all prayers many things that exist right now, would not. That is not debatable.
Still, people will debate and debating with an open mind is good, it brings forth questions that may not have been asked. Are you a person that prays constantly? Can I help those of you who pray, pray and pray hoping for a change? Do more actions do less praying and if that bothers you then do them both equally. Too many people are doing more praying than they are doing action and are still in the same situation they so badly want out of. Stop praying for people and start doing for people. This is the one PROVEN way to get results. I know this may be uncomfortable to hear but all your prayers aren’t being answered. The old church adage “God may not answer when you want him but he always answers right on time” is false in a sense.
When the outcome that you needed comes to fruition, it is not because of THE God but it is because of A God, you. Remember, you are part of God still, we can not come from something and not be part of it still! We are from which we come. So God IS answering your prayers when you decide to put forth the actions, it’s just that you are giving credit to “the beginning” the majority of the time, instead of yourself.
I know people feel that it’s blasphemy to call ourselves Gods because people like to believe (or have been taught) that we aren’t good enough. That we were cast out of heaven for doing wrong, that we are disconnected from the Source, but it’s all false. We are good enough! You are good enough. You and I may not be the Alpha and omega but we are an extension of the one. What we do, we essentially create which is another action and isn’t it another sign of our mother, father and The I am? Creation= action.
The difficulty in believing more so in actions and less in praying lies in a deep-rooted issue called “deflecting” (verb sense). It is easier to deflect responsibility on to someone or something else rather than to REFLECT, (to absorb). There are too many people (maybe you) who are waiting around for a miracle or prayer to be answered instead of going out and doing the things that could answer the prayer you sent up to the heavens.
I talk to God(which is essentially what prayer is). I ask God to give me clarity in my mind, body and spirit on certain topics and then I go do things that help me get clarity and then I do what I “feel” is being communicated. The question becomes again, is that God answering my prayers or was it because I did things that helped me get the answer? While there is no way to prove that God did “The I am” part, there is proof in the pudding of me doing my part. Maybe it’s in the combination of the two?
What I do know and understand is that if you want to get further along your path to peace, you need to begin with “I”, not in the ego, self-centered type of way but in the sense of
- I am responsible for my actions
- I am to blame for what exist and doesn’t exist in my life
- I am in control of my ego
- I am in control of my being
- I am the reason why…(feel in blank)
- I am a God on Earth (the hardest to understand and believe)
I am thankful for your prayers and you talking to God about me but God might not answer you, so does that mean your concern for me is no longer warranted?Should I continue to suffer merely because God had another prayer to answer? Should you continue to struggle if I have the capability to help you? Can I not answer your prayer by doing an action? Can us God’s not answers prayers?
And if we do, would you not accept it? Sure you would, this happens all the time. People just disguise it as “God sent you to me”. No, I sent me to you and you sent you to me (if that makes sense). If you care enough about me or someone then don’t just talk to God about me, don’t just pray for me friend, do for me friend, show me a way that will lead me out of the struggle and I will do the same for you (hopefully this is one way). Stop praying for people only. It is not enough, it never has been and never will be all that is needed.
Ancient Egyptians, Mayans and Indians all prayed to the God’s for rain when they were in a water drought. For awhile they did actions that were rooted in beliefs to bring forth water. Sacrificing people, animals, resurrecting statutes and doing rain dances. Eventually, the only action that worked was migrating to another area.
Those who stayed rooted in believing in prayer only and stayed behind eventually passed away and those who chose to MOVE (action) survived. That’s all that I’m trying to get you to do as well. I want you to survive beyond the drought that you are currently in. I don’t want to see your years pass away and you still praying that one day God will answer your desires, needs and wants. I’ve learned that things don’t have to be right or wrong, this or that. I’ve learned that we don’t always have to draw lines in the sand. We don’t always have to stand our ground in what we believe.
Like the heavens above us, we must leave room for expansion. Expansion is also an action, choosing is an action and you can choose to either Pray only or you can choose to Pray and Do. It’s possible that both separately work but I can only speak from experience that when you combine them both together that the results come faster than just believing and if we must, than just doing.
I don’t pray a lot for people anymore, I DO for people in the ways that I can. Sure,we can be spiritual beings who believe solely in prayer but if we are also claiming to be intelligent spiritual beings ,do we really believe that prayer alone is enough?
Reflect on your experiences and answer the question for yourself. From my experience? I started praying for change at the age 21 and very little happened, then, when I turned 25 I started doing and my entire world changed….