Saturday, September 15, 2012
When we pray who are we praying to? Most will say that we are praying to God for help, guidance and abilities. Over the centuries organized religion has confused the concept of prayer due a confused concept of God. Wars are still being fought to prove whose God is the greatest. Man’s interpretation of God has all too often been used to determine when and how one prays. Many have moved from a religious interpretation of God to a spiritual interpretation of God; making prayer therapy more of an act of faith then a religious act.
A spiritual interpretation of God allows one to understand that God is no different than gravity there is no discrimination; if a Jew, a Muslim and a Christen jump off a roof the universal law of gravity will apply to each one. The ancient Egyptians considered God to be energy or The All. Modern science has proven that all things are energy and that energy is all things. Ancient profits considered the human body to be the Temple of God. Most where put to death and temples were built to worship them.
In prayer therapy the subconscious mind is considered to be the human connection to God or the mind of the universe. Joseph Murphy describes prayer therapy in has book The Power of Your Subconscious Mind, this way: “Prayer therapy is the synchronized, harmonious, and intelligent function of the conscious and subconscious levels of mind specifically directed for a definite purpose”.
Murphy goes on to say “In prayer therapy you consciously choose a certain idea, mental picture, or plan which you desire to experience. You realize your capacity to convey this idea or mental image to your subconscious by feeling the reality of the state assumed. As you remain faithful in your mental attitude, your prayer will be answered”. The key word is faith.
In prayer therapy which is also called scientific prayer one must have faith that humans were created with a gift of thought manifestation. If you can allow yourself to believe that you have this ability your concept of prayer will change. The most important thing to understand is that you have used this ability all your life. The mental pictures that you convey to your subconscious based on your beliefs have often manifested in your life. All too often many of our mental pictures have been based on fear and doubt rather than faith and compassion.
Prayer therapy is an important self-healing tool. Murphy states that “Any method which causes you to move from fear and worry to faith and expectancy will heal”. I find that when working with people who come to our Ki Energy wellness center in Harlem that the Taoist method of prayer therapy plays an important part in the long term journey of understanding how to self-heal.
I invite you to call me at 646 329-6727 to schedule an appointment to visit our wellness center to learn more about this subject. You can also visit my blog at www.theartofwarogers.com