Prayers, Praying, and Please do not Pray for me!
So at Shabbat service last Friday with Jeff, Rabbi Leeder was speaking about the literal meaning of “prayer” the root word from Latin *precare (also source of Italian pregare), from Latin precari " to ask earnestly, to beg. How it is not the way to get anywhere and so disempowering. I so resonate with this and in fact Jeff and I had a conversation about “prayer” and my take on it days earlier. I loved the literal translation Rabbi provided to further my knowledge about something I have felt for so long and in more ways than one.
For years I have encouraged my students and clients to call everything forth from their source from God within, and not from a place of lack, but from a place of empowerment, using thoughtful words from which they choose to manifest desires into being. I encourage that they call forth not only materials things, but the presence of this indwelling source energy and make it conscious, the experience of grace and truth in their lives.
Abracadabra is one of my favorite Hebrew words meaning "as you speak, so it is", Rabbi also brought this information to the congregation and we laughed again recognizing this was also part of our earlier conversation. The one part Rabbi neglected to mention is that it is also why we call words "spelling". Even harmless beliefs we cast on the head of a child is a form of a spell. Ponder this. ..
Jeff and I also discussed how people want to put energy around others or spirits around them to help when not being asked to do so.
We laughed when I told him, I have recently asked a couple of people to please stop praying for me, when I am not asking them to send anything my way. "No, like really don’t and thank you unless I am asking you specifically Thank you".! I do not appreciate their prayers or energy when they are thinking they are doing me a favour based on their perception of me or my perceived situation
This notion is hard for many to understand.
If all we ever did was think lovingly and positively about everyone with thoughts of knowing how loved they truly are, safe they are, whole they are, abundant they are there would never be the "need" for prayer in a begging sense for God to help them.
I encounter funny looks and some resistance when I ask people not to pray for me. The Spiritual Ego can want to take credit for the positive results in one's life, yet it is what the recipient of your good thoughts does to bring it upon themselves or not.
Spiritual people often want to hold others in the light without permission, send them love as if they are not the light already or constantly communicating with their own source in their own way. And did anyone ever stop to think that they may be interfering with what Is already put into place? If you have, that is for sure psychic attack and you will only be binding yourself, so save your mojo. Too many people unknowingly praying for others from their division not their love.
Why do people think God takes lunch breaks? That the aspects of "S"elf (angels) within and around the dying are somehow absent or check out? Do people really believe God has his eyes off of any one of his children even for a millisecond ?
People who send “love” when not being asked for assistance are engaging in a form of manipulation and control and perpetuating division in their perception of someones "need", which says they somehow lacking, disconnected or incapable.
I have even encountered spiritual people who say, “let me know when you are headed this way so we can put energy around you so you make it safely”I understand this is trying to be helpful, but it can be more harmful to interfere unless asked.
It is religious conditioning that says people “need” and to give to them as if they lack instead of empowering their prosperity in the giving.
Seeing anyone in need changes the nature of the giving. So how about we change the language from begging from lack to blessing from abundance, and watch how much more the giver is uplifted in every wonderful expression of helpful giving.
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