Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Why Pray?

I just had a very wonderful conversation with my Dad. Especially considering I rarely see him, which means that most of our conversations are short and to the point, or solving a problem. (PS I like our problem solving conversations, they are usually about how to make a dream come true. :)

I mentioned a goal I have, and "if I can make this work, then...".

He right away said he wanted to share some things he has learned with me.

1. Believe in it
2. Think about it 
3. Don't be too specific
4. Talk about it
5. The more people thinking it the better
6. Be happy
7. Write down goals

You've heard of the Law of Attraction, right?
The law of attraction is a pseudoscientific belief or theory,
that "like attracts like," and that by focusing on positive or negative thoughts,
one can bring about positive or negative results.

So think about the things you want and believe in! Don't stop thinking about them. Keep them constantly on your mind and you are putting those wavelengths out there into the universe. Now, is that not like faith? Perhaps that is how prayer works. We visualize, vocalize, and constantly think about (pray always) the things we are striving for, and the things that mean the most to us. That can potentially be a lot of positive energy we are sending into the universe! (Or towards God, however you like to think about it).
Now imagine lots of people doing the same thing about one same issue- a family member, a buisness deal, a sickly friend. Let the positive energy flow!

Thinking about it is good (something tangeable, visualizing something real). Saying it out loud means at the same time visualizing it. Both things send out positive energy. This is why mindless repetitive prayers don't work- you're not sending out anything, not creating any images. And if this principle holds true, then the more people sending out that positive energy the more power it has.That is how group prayer and fasting works.

Pretty cool stuff, if you ask me. Thanks for the great conversation, Dad!

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