Tuesday, May 26, 2015


One thing people ask me is if I pray, and if so, to whom.  Prayer wasn't always something I participated in but  over the past few years I slowly made it a regular thing.  In my opinion, the term prayer isn't just reserved for Christians.  Anyone can pray to any deity they want.  Did you know that certain forms of meditation are considered praying?  I always loved that.  I figured today I would talk about how I pray and how anyone can incorporate their own version of prayer into their daily lives.

First and foremost, I pray to a few people.  When I begin any prayer I address Spirit (or my version of God), my spirit guides, my angels, and my ancestors.  The reason I do that is because I like to acknowledge the fact that it isn't just Spirit that has my back.  There are so many helpers out there taking care of each and every one of us.  It sort of takes an army and I believe that it's only right to give credit where credit is due.

When I open my prayers I address all of my "helpers" and then start thanking them.  Repeatedly.  Showing gratitude and humility is part of our spiritual journey and I believe it's a great way to show how much we appreciate all that they do for us.  I am comfortable saying that without my helpers I wouldn't be where I am today and I thank them every single day for the many blessings (big and small) that I have in my life.  I sometimes even thank them for a hard lesson that I recently learned because it allowed room for growth and more.

The next thing I do during prayer is address some of my concerns, worries, and hopes.  I may be worrying about money or my son and I simply ask them to help keep us protected.  I may ask to be shown some insight into a difficult situation or something I'm struggling with.  I may ask for guidance on any issue in life.  The one thing I don't do is address trivial things that aren't really important to my well being or something I could easily take the reigns on.  That means no asking for a million dollars, a skinny body, or beautiful skin.  My theory is to keep it simple, humble, and only address the bigger issues.  After all, they all love us unconditionally and they do the best they can to help us any way in their power.

The last thing I do is end my prayers with three heart felt thank you's.  I know there's a significance to the number three in many religions and I also like to just say that one thank you is never enough.  Like I said, gratitude is so important in every part of our lives.

So, when do I pray?  I pray ALL THE TIME.  I pray during meditation.  I pray when I'm hiking in the woods alone.  I pray before my son's bedtime and again before my own.  I even pray before each and every reading I perform for my clients.  I sometimes pray during other times, especially when I'm having a bad day.  I wouldn't classify myself as a religious person but I would say that I am deeply spiritual.  And for most people that are either of those things prayer is a part of their lives.

What if you don't have a deity to pray to, you might ask?  That's so easy!  Pray to your deceased family members and spirit guides.  They're always there to listen and to help.  You don't have to have a specific religion to talk to the spirits around you.  Just start the conversation ball rolling and you will be amazed at how much better you feel.  The power of prayer is real.  You just simply have to tap into it.  Pretty cool, huh?

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