I don't think we can be reminded enough that the Universe is unending abundance and is able to offer us the things we seek. I also don't think we can be reminded enough as to how to receive what it is we think we seek.
In his book, Secrets of the Lost Mode of Prayer, Gregg Braden tells a story of how he was invited to a prayer circle in New Mexico to "pray rain". He very deliberately does not say pray for rain as his friend, David, did not pray for anything. He determined what he needed and prayed it as if it was a given...and then he expressed gratitude. His friends' prayer was so quick, Braden's response was, "I thought you were going to pray for rain?" His friend smiled and said, "I said that I would pray rain. If I had prayed for rain, it could never happen."
I am always telling my classes put out what you want or need to the Universe but do it in a positive way as if it has already occurred. This is the same idea as "praying rain" rather than praying for it. Braden writes, "When we ask for something to happen, we give power to what we do not have."
David's explanation is to use all your senses to feel the rain: the muddy texture, the muddy scent, the dripping sound. The goal is to experience the rain (or whatever you are hoping for) as if you already have it. Then be grateful. David expressed to Braden, "Through our thanks, we honor all possibilities, while bringing the ones we choose to this world."
That last quote expresses to us how strong our innate power truly is. You get to choose exactly what you want. In context, if it is a job you are seeking, do not pray for a job; close your eyes and offer thanks for the job as if it is yours and then really feel it; see your desk, the people around you, hear the office sounds, taste your hot coffee, experience what you feel being in that setting. Make it yours.
A lot of it has to do with staying present; a lot of it has to do with the Law of attraction. Roger Miller said, "Some people feel the rain — others just get wet." If you are fully present you should be one of the people really feeling the rain. It's time to stop and ask yourself, which one are you?
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