I prepare my mind for Peace. I prepare my mind to recognize that above all else, I want the Peace that passeth understanding. Today, I offer only this, in humility and gratitude to my Divine Self: I am willing to let the Peace of God be what it is, and I accept myself as I am meant to be.
When it’s rainy, our house becomes more active with unseen energies. I’m not sensitive to it most of the time, but Tam is. Tam hears a child laughing, footsteps; we both smell cigarette or cigar smoke.
This past week was rainy and Tam heard something new–a woman’s voice called out “HANK!?” and then the doorknob to the bedroom rattled.
I decided to smudge the house. Taking my sage and candle, I stood at the foyer–Tam was around the corner in the living room–and began my silent invocation of Divine Love and Light; it was about dusk, and dim in the space.
When I finished the prayer and began to move to light the sage from the candle, Tam said, “Did you just light something?” I said, “Nooooo”. Tam said, “What did you do; I saw a flash of light!?” I said, “I invoked light!” Tam said, “Well, you got it!” and then explained that there was a big burst of light that came in–and Tam’s eyes had been closed.
I was happy to hear that.
I do the spiritual work, and I know that something is happening, but it’s not like I see it. Spiritual work is not like material work–the cause-effect links seem to be neither immediate nor obvious.
Yet, the links and results are immediate, if this recent scenario is any indication (which I choose to think it is).
My prayer practices have taken on a new gusto.
All I have to do is do them. They work. Whether I see it or not, whether I know what the results are or not they work.
The Divine Light of God comes to those who call. Ask and ye shall receive.
I have been asking more. I used to have restricting thoughts about “what I ask for”. Doubts used to plague me about asking for the right things, about doing it right, about how I was doing it generally.
My prayers have become simple–some version of this basic prayer: I am my I Am Presence and I am One with the I Am Presence of all humanity. As one breath, one heartbeat, one voice, one energy, vibration, and consciousness of Pure Divine Love, I invoke Divine Light. I ask for Love and Light to enter and fill the minds and hearts of all people, blessing All. I offer my thoughts, words, feelings and actions to the Divine in gratitude for the opportunity to increase the Light in the world.
I feel as though my communication with the Divine has opened up to new possibilities!