I hear many people saying that their prayers are not being answered, however as a student of truth I now recognize all my prayers are answered. You see the hard part for me was letting go and letting God. As a marketing rep for over 30 years I was trained to “take control of the sale”. Many of us were taught we have to control everything. This mantra took over my life and I got really good at it (the control thing) until it became painfully unbearable. especially when things did not go my way. Deep down I wasnt happy. I simply had to find a better way. So I went within, in prayer and meditation, asking how can I do this better. I had to bypass my ego which was Edging God Out. Many of us pray daily and lead a life of luxury on the outside but inside we are miserable. I asked myself, is it the ego thats controlling my life, my thoughts and beliefs? I didnt recognize the symptoms of self sabbatoge.
For example I prayed (as an almost daily thought) what it would be like to win the lottery. To have millions of dollars and what that would look like for me. I built this wonderful life for myself complete with the big house the cars and a housekeeper to do the chores, of course! In all my thoughts of wealth I did not recognize that I am that millionaire right now. Work with me…I have a big house, its big enough for me to maintain and it is quite comfortable. I have a “nice” car. LOL( I know this is a stretch in a Rodeo) however it is reliable and gets me safely from point “A” to point “B”. And it is paid for! I have food, clothing and more material things than most folks need in a lifetime. I AM PROSPEROUS! I now recognize that these material things do not bring me joy. While they make me smile, and they are nice. My joy comes from within.
See the life you are living now, is that of a lottery winner! right at this moment. Be in gratitude for what you have and allow the universe to bless you at the next level.
I used to think happiness came in a new pair of shoes every payday. It was a literally a bandage on a deeper wound. The shopping stopped the proverbial bleeding for a few hours but then it came back. My heart was bleeding for things like love, peace joy and understanding. Things I over looked, or took for granted. I did not nuture my love of self. I did not nurture love! The wound got deeper and wider and I couldnt understand why I wasnt happy. At times I forgot what happiness was. Then I began a practice of daily prayer and meditation. Going within allows me to focus on myself and not get caught up in appearances. You know what I mean so my freind got a new Lexus WOW! He/she must be happy! So if I buy a new Lexus I will be happy? Hey, the people in the commercial are VERY happy. If you can not sleep without an aide, chances are you are not happy. Focus on YOU! Be grateful for what YOU have…I now have a new appreciation for shoes and I enjoy life to its fullest!
See we go as far our understanding will take us. What would you do with a million dollars, can you grasp the concept of being a “responsible” millionaire or will it only serve to elevate your bad habits. Jesus had an understanding and faith that allowed him to walk on water. By learning to be grateful for what I have, I expect and experience everyday miracles. I have faith that everything will work out. The Course in Miracles says that miracles occur naturally. Prayers are answered on the level of our understanding. If I dont believe at a core level I can handle a million dollars I may never live to see it. Therefore I will be happy with what I have right here right now. My thoughts are prayers so I am VERY careful about what I am thinking.
Answers to prayers occur in divine order through divine ideas. Not when and where it is thought it should be.The universe rewards us where we are. If you cannot handle the cards you have been dealt. Depending on the game you may want to request another hand…Let Go and Let God!
It is said prayer is asking the Universe and meditation is how to hear the answers…..take some time to be still and just listen. Your prayers are being answered! Let go of the outcome and allow miracles to happen!
If you can not get out of your own way, it is ok to ask for help! Seek ye the Kingdom and all things shall be added unto you…