It is a common belief, that to pray one needs to speak out lots of words to beg to God , to ask or to worship. It is believed that to pray one needs to take a special position to show respect, or devotion. Or one needs to shut the eyes and ask for anything. Or that one needs to beg with tears in the eyes for the prayer to be considered. All that maybe true for ordinary people, but not necessarily true for an initiate. In a series of few articles, I’ll speak the initiates view about prayers.
What is a prayer
A prayer as seen by the initiates, is a mean of communication with the invisible world. The act of praying is meant to put the believer in contact with the object of his prayer. The object can be a known or an unknown entity, a saint, a spiritual master, spiritual beings, our own higher self or God. Along with that contact, a change of emotional/mind state (inner vibrations) happens in our human soul, before even the prayer (or the request) is accepted or rejected by the entity.
Because a prayer is first a communication method. It is not compulsory to ask for things. Just like in normal life, when we meet and communicate, we don’t always ask each other things: “Give me your car, give me money, give me this, give me that”. But if you listen to most prayers in churches today, a prayer seems to have become nothing else but the opportunity to ask God for stuff. For most religious, God and the angels have become their servants. God and all his spiritual beings must supply them with stuff.
Whatever they need and ask, God must give them, while they give nothing. That’s so inappropriate. And when they notice that God hasn’t fulfilled their prayer, they go mad, angry against God. Many of them (if not all ) are encouraged by the bible for reading in it the master Jesus say “” . Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened ” . Until that law of life is understood in its mystic sense, they will use that saying of master Jesus as an excuse to bother the spiritual world with all kinds of requests.
The ask, seek and knock is part of universal law. And like any law of life, one needs to know when it is applicable. There are conditions where that law is not applicable any more. For instance, does a baby always ask for what it needs? His parents can read him and know what he wants and they give to him. You can imagine how much more this law is applicable between spiritual humans and their spiritual parents. Our spiritual parents (God) can see each beings (his babies) thoughts and desires. They (I mean God) can either fulfill our wishes, or let us struggle a little to teach us something.
In the laws of life, there is an absolute link between the beginning and the end. The first and the last. The past and the future. Both have something in common and are treated alike. Let’s take a baby(a child) and an old person as a concrete example. They both almost act the same, and are treated almost equally in terms of care. At the beginning you were helped without even asking, and in the end you will also be helped without even asking or begging. What I am trying to say is that, comes a spiritual level when we don’t need to ask and beg, and we will still receive from the spiritual world or God. Because like explained, there is no thought or desire invisible, unknown to God. In other words, the spiritual world already knows what we need, even before we open our mouth to pray.
Prayer is a necessity, not a obligation.
From all said above, do I mean to no longer ask or beg God to supply us with the things we need? No! in fact it is impossible to not pray. Because we all pray unconsciously. Yes even the non-believer does it without knowing it. And apparently those kind of natural prayers are the most fulfilled because they generally speak from the heart. Before it is seen as a ritual, a prayer is something all humans of all kinds naturally do, when they are in danger, in pain and in joy. Yes, a prayer is also that wish you make in a giving situation. So we all pray every now and then, otherwise who doesn’t wish or appreciate things from the bottom of the heart. It is just the ritual aspect of prayer which is not compulsory.
It is not compulsory to open your mouth and cry for God in order for him to help you. Because God is always aware of our problems, even before problems happens. This is more true for those who have a very good relationship with God, for those who have established a clear contact with the spiritual world. They don’t really need to say anything, but they still will be supplied. But although it is not compulsory to pray (in a ritual format) for God to hear us. It is however necessary to pray. I tell you why.
God doesn’t depend on our prayers, none of our prayers keep God alive. And he certainly will not curse you or punish you for having not prayed. He doesn’t need help to know about our wishes, or to know by words how much we love him. He already knows all that, even when we pretend by saying things we don’t really mean during the prayer , he already knows we are saying all those praises so he can give us food and drinks and cars and money. ..
The benefits of a prayer is not for God, but for us. Natural laws positively react upon whoever prays. Because the simple act of praying to God, changes our state of being.
During prayer, a contact, a link is established between us and the spiritual world. As if an electrical wire was plugged at both ends: at our human soul socket and at the spiritual world (or entity) socket. And through that wire is passed the spiritual energy, which modifies the vibrations of our human soul. The process gives us great spiritual feelings of devotions. It makes us feel God being nearer. And that happens regardless to whether our prayer deserves to be fulfilled or not. Yes, even when the entity you are addressing to through a prayer doesn’t approve your request, a transfer of energies still happens. So you still benefit a change of state for simply having gotten in contact with God.
That is how prayers are first considered by initiates. As ways of getting in contact with the spiritual world. Initiates are aware that, not all their prayers can be granted, but it doesn’t matter. At least they get to experience that religious feeling, which gets established during the act ( the contact) . This is even the reason why we worship God. For during worshiping, we create that contact, that relationship. Which is the most important aspect of a prayer.
But please don’t get me wrong. I’m not suggesting to not make prayer rituals no more. I’m just saying that prayers in a form of rituals are not compulsory, rather just necessary. I thought that was good to mention so we can view those who don’t make prayer rituals through a different eye. Because even if they don’t pray regularly like we maybe doing, they still pray in their own way, even unwillingly. And they do get results sometimes . Let’s not judge by the look (the rituals) but by the content.
We should not flatter ourselves and fell so privileged to be fulfilled simply because we belong to a spiritual school or spiritual community or have a master. Sometimes we just complicate things so much, that we miss the purpose and get no result from prayers. While the non spiritual person sometimes will say a similar prayer and get results.
Spiritualists and esoteric people have some advantages. That is true. They learned the techniques on how to pray. But now look how they sometimes go about it. They memorize a whole page of mystic prayer and go on repeating it mechanically without feeling and understanding what they are saying. No surprise there, if they get no results.
It is one thing to learn the techniques, and another to know how to get results from those techniques. Religious people are no better neither. Maybe worse. Not only they do prayers mechanically but they don’t know who they are addressing their prayers. And this shows in the content of their prayers, it shows in the things they ask for. Certain people in the world should not make prayers, but stick to the natural good instinct prayers from the heart, until their lower self is shut down, because without knowing it, many address their prayers to some evil entities. I will get back to that point later in this post.
In general, we don’t need to shout loud to get our prayers across. This is why I kept saying it is not compulsory to pray in the traditional ritual way. A prayer made mentally also works. But here is something important to consider. If you are expecting the result of your prayer to manifest inside of you, a mental prayer is enough. But if you are expecting some physical result out of your prayer, then a verbal prayer is absolutely required. Because the physical voice has the property of conveying spiritual energies into the physical world.
Love and light to you.