I prayed a lot as a child. I was taught to pray to God so he would not be angry with me. I thought God was a giant person with super powers who lived on another planet with a scorecard. I also was taught to believe that God easily angered if I did not recite my prayers to him several times a day.
Things have changed with me since then. I now affirm my dreams and aspirations several times a day. However, the attitude and mood is very different than when I prayed; I’m enthusiastic and joyful when I affirm my aspirations, as opposed to being mechanical and fearful when I’d pray to a God whom I assumed was temperamental.
I now believe that prayers (spoken rightly) are one and the same as affirmations spoken enthusiastically. I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, “Believe that ye receive what you are praying for (believe that you receive what you are affirming), and the odds increase exponentially that you will receive it.” How many times is that advice written in dozens of different ways in ancient text? I also believe the word “prayer” and “affirmation” mean the same thing. The word “affirmation” simply didn’t exist back then.
When one prays to God, who is omnipresent (everywhere), is one not praying to oneself? If God is everywhere, is God not in every cell of your body, in your mind, in your heart and soul? So, if that’s true, then if I pray (affirm an aspiration), in order to realize a vision in my experience, am I not speaking to God when I speak to myself? Is it possible that I must have faith in myself in order to have faith in God? You can’t have one without the other; I think.
The premise upon which I live my spiritual life is that when I affirm something with an attitude of certainty, I am making conscious contact with the infinite intelligence (God) that dwells deep in my subconscious. I believe that effective affirming (which is the same as effective prayer), is based on the fact that there is a supreme intelligence of which we all have access. Accepting this premise, of a supreme intelligence being part of me, makes it easy to believe, without a shadow of doubt, that I can receive what I am affirming (praying for). And this this feeling of unwavering certainty that my affirmation will manifest in my life results in a deep conviction to do whatever I have to do to make my prayer (affirmation) come true.
Believe now that the subconscious wisdom of the ages is already yours; it resides deep in your subconscious. Accept right now that this wisdom of the ages is available to guide you toward the manifestation of your affirmations (prayers). Accept and assume and suppose what I have said is so, and doors will open – you shall receive what you are praying for (your affirmations shall manifest in your reality).
I believe what I have shared here with you. Do You?
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