Prayer is a heartfelt intention that has no words, but expresses itself through your journey. The journey is the prayer unfolding in its meandering ways. The shift seems to be when the prayer become conscious. For most it is unconscious. But all rivers prayer to go to the ocean. When the prayer come conscious, you can hurry it along, or straighten out the river, so as you get closer to the ocean the meandering of the river straightens out.
For some reason, maybe the emotional abuse by a distant or absent father, I had a powerful hearing to be whole, to be atonement with my experience instead of feeling on the outside looking in, not only in on life but in on myself. This yearning creates the journey and its byways. This is the river journey of all our lives, and each finds its own way over the land to the ocean of unity or Oneness. The journey goes to a new level, like a ship going through canals to a higher level of water, when you see the this journey in the material world is going in circles and that you can’t find completion in the possession of form, or things both mental and physical. However, though spiritual, the joined ties place in form, but form takes on a metaphorical meaning, pointing to the fragmented physical world of form and at the transcendent Oneness you year for at the same time.
There is no established path to truth and wholeness; we create the path, but only does the path open up when we step out in faith that there is as path under our foot when we see no path. Indiana Jones in the Last Crusade when he steps out over the abyss. One trust your heartfelt yearning to create the path…because we are the creator of our world, not merely the created.
My breakthrough experience was in 1968 after a decade of psychic drama and study of religion and philosophy, to no avail, I went to sleep listening to J. Krishnamurt, and woke up in a full blown Zen Satori. I looked in the mirror and broke out laughing. I SEE YOU! (just like in Avatar) and I was in my body and the world just like Jake Sully was in his new body and the wonder of Pandora. This lasted a week of intense realization, with the knowledge that I had to find a master to guid me. But my sky mind came back, and I spend the rest of my life reconciling Pandora with the Sky Mind, the mind and the body, all that duality.
There is mind prayer and heart prayer. Mind uses words and objective. Heart prayer uses your whole life, for the Heart is unity. The mind is duality, me versus the world. Follow your heart prayer to unity, let the mind follow.Most lead with the mind, and discount the heart.
Mind prayer is a means to an end. Heart prayer is the means and the end. Heart prayer unfolds your perfection; mind prayer seeks it. Both a useful but most effective when used both at the same time.
Life is a prayer to God…realization is when you realize this and there is no longer any conflict between the mind’s prayer and the heart’s. Thy Will be done….finis.