|Topic: Improving prayer effectiveness especially in Spiritualist Circles
ED. COPY OF TAPE OF TRANCE CIRCLE MEETING No.643 held 17th October, 2006.
Spirit (Ling): Greetings. A question that many people ask, or state… “I pray frequently – and my prayers are not answered.” Now there are a number of reasons for this, many of which you are no doubt aware. First, praying because it is the thing to do and that happens a lot, praying because you personally, selfishly want something, and praying the prayers that you are taught without you thinking of their meaning.
“To your own self be true”, I think was stated by one of your great poets in a play. This is most important. Also, quoting from one of the ‘Seven Principles’, “You are personally responsible”. And this applies particularly to people who are psychic, mediums, and healers, because without that ability to ‘pray’ (for want of a better word), there is little or no success.
Now prayer relies partly on vibration, the disturbing of the ‘atmosphere’ (for want of a better word), the upliftment of the spirit, which is you, which is connected with your body, that it can uplift itself and move away. Now when I say “Away” I don’t mean over to Australia or anything like that, I merely mean to another dimension, so that you are then able to communicate with spirit.
Now to begin with, you must realise or feel that you can do this. In a circle there is a system of prayer which can work, I think you call it something like ‘Merry go round’ where each individual, and the more the better in this case, perhaps ten people, says a little prayer, one person says a few lines and each person carries it on. Until you become accustomed to this method it can be rather, perhaps disorientating, but if you can adapt to it, it means that every individual spirit that is in that circle, is uplifting themselves, some naturally more than others.
Prayer is very important. It is thought, and thought as you are well aware, can do wonders. The success or failure of many people and many circles, is because of the lack of prayer. The initial upliftment of each individual, is an essential for real success. It can happen that they get help from spirit, to enable, to overcome, that some people don’t allow themselves to feel free. Prayer takes you out of self, so that you are communicating on a different level.
You may not be a psychic, a medium, or a healer but you, with the upliftment, the prayer, if you are ‘sincere’ (and that is the important word), if you are ‘sincere’ in giving, helps build up the atmosphere and set the vibrations ‘intermingling’ for want of a better explanation, so that we in spirit can accept the thought which you in your earthly bodies are sending us. Then that enables us in turn to communicate where possible, with the spirit that needs the help. Now they themselves do not necessarily have to be in a condition of receivership, because everyone at sometime must sleep. That complete relaxation, enables us at that time to communicate, and possibly to heal.
Prayer is a vital part of life, of human life. It is even practised in their own way by many animals, but prayer as taught by many religions, has little or no validity. It would only be the odd person who is completely sincere, that would enable their prayers to be heard, for unfortunately the compassion and sincerity is not always there.
For example, ‘a world day of prayer’… if everyone lifted their spirits up and was completely sincere, it would have a wonderful effect, but it is conducted in more or less a rote fashion, and well, you know the results. It is comfort for those who have been along, they feel that they have done something good, but it really has little or no effect, because at this stage of mankind’s development they haven’t reached God, or the spirit helpers.
I hope I have been able to explain it to you and that you in turn, with the greatest of diplomacy can pass it on, when the opportunity arises.
Are there any questions that you may care to ask that I may be able to help you with?
Sitter: Ling have you any ideas for this circle on how we could do things better?
Spirit: I have one small suggestion. I would suggest that for perhaps just two or three minutes before you greet us, that you spend a time of relaxing and trying upliftment… in other words you think of something beautiful, something of God’s creation, try and do what music can do for you… it sends (some music), great thought and feelings of wonderful beauty through people. Or perhaps it could be the thought of a picture, or something of that type, something of perfection, so that you raise your thinking and your spirits above earthly being. About two or three minutes, so that you come in, you relax your body in a manner like if you are going to sleep, and just think of how wonderful, ‘life’, life eternal is, and think of great beauty, whether music, or arts, or flowers, or birds… think of the wonderful things that you know of that are in God’s world.
Well for tonight I think that is all, and we wish you well in all you do.
God bless you.
The source of this material is Ken Hanson of Waiheke Island, New Zealand, whose Cockney wife is the Medium.
Ken passed to the Higher Life in August, 2009.
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