The Power of Prayer
I’ve had an interesting few weeks…and I felt so compelled to share it with whoever will listen because I feel like my faith in humanity has been restored in a major way. In a number of ways I feel like we are all completely overwhelmed by the negative in this world. And while I am not one to turn a blind eye to the ugly truths of reality…I also feel like we don’t hear enough of the positive to counteract all the negativity we are surrounded by.
This has to do something awful to our mindset and our daily attitude towards life and the world. After awhile I believe this affects everything we do and our approach to our own dreams, people around us and where we are going.
So let me get to my point: I have been really honing in on Empire Coaching’s direction and why I feel so compelled to deliver my message with as many people as I can. As a business owner, with everything baring my name, I want to make sure I am true to what I believe and I am delivering valuable information…and not just adding to the overwhelming amount of information already floating around out there. I want to be useful and serve…and I want to use my experience in a major way! To make sure this is happening daily, weekly …consistently…that means I have to be in touch with not only myself, but with my direction and the path I belong on.
Obviously the best way to connect with yourself and your purpose is to pray, meditate…whatever it is that allows you to silence the world around you and just be…just listen. This is so incredibly important to our own well-being for so many reasons!
WE HAVE TO MAKE TIME TO JUST BE.
I know it sounds a bit cheesy…but I can attest to the power of this. Let me share my past few weeks with you:
I decided to take a week “off” for reflection. That meant I stopped all work on projects, writings…stopped the busy motion and swirling of my brain and thought process. I got up each morning with my coffee and filled each hour with every bit of inspiration I could get my hands on. I watched motivational videos, listened to uplifting music…and planned calls with my closest friends who always ignite inspiration! As you can imagine, it was an amazing week. I felt so inspired to send my motivation and uplifted spirit to the world! What happened at the end of that week is only something I can call a miracle.
I began receiving messages from individuals I’d never even met before (And a few I had!) who were looking for answers…or someone to listen…or someone to relate to. Not only did this happen over the weekend…the same thing happened the following week. My energy level shot through the roof, as I excitedly passed my words and experience onto others! I’m sure you can relate to this. When a group of individuals comes together and shares their experience or excitement…it’s an amazing feeling! All of the reflection I had taken the time to enjoy…all of the energy I was putting out into the universe was coming back to me quickly and in the most amazing way!
In life, our direction and path can either be confirmed through reciprocation or challenged. If the challenges are more prevalent than the reciprocation…maybe that’s your sign to reflect and meditate… pray…to find the answers you might not even know you are looking for. The power of this is unmatched.
I wanted to share this with you because I think (especially in the midst of chaos and destruction around us) sometimes we forget about this simple, yet powerful, way of connecting with the world around us. We never know where each day will take us. We have no way of knowing the plan or path in store for us. We only know by our feelings, the events around us and the “coincidences” of life whether we are on the right track. But if we don’t take time to listen, how will we recognize these subtle messages?
I urge you to listen. Pray. Meditate. Pay attention. And pour your positive energy into the universe. What you will find is that it will be matched. The life you desire can be yours…or you can belong to your life and daily routine.
Call To Action:
If you are inspired and ready to take action, here are a few tips to help you along!
1. A week may not be realistic in your life, so instead set aside 10-15 minutes in the morning and evening for prayer or meditation.
2. Make sure you are in a place you can relax, with no distraction.
3. Put on some music! Whatever speaks to you.
4. Turn off your mind (counting helps this!) and just breathe.
5. Focus on what inspires you. Think positive thoughts.
6. Commit! Adding this to your calendar is a great way to stay accountable.
Good luck! I would love to hear how this works for you, so please feel free to share your experience!