The Ripple Effect…of Prayer
Humankind has known of the power of prayer since the dawn of human time on earth. But we have lost it as collective humanity and it resides within smaller pockets of faith based communities and individuals.
Chanting, meditation, prayer and invocation, and other means of communicating with and making requests of God is the most sacred and powerful tool we have as spiritual beings. It is our lifeline to the source of life. It is our eternal tie to the eternal source. It is our two way communication means via the Holy Spirit between us, as sons and daughters of God, and God.
There are countless examples in human history of the powerful effect of collective prayer for a common goal or purpose. Priests huddled in a house praying the rosary surviving the atomic bomb, battles won, lives changed, healings, miracles, and simple bequests. Because we, as a “collective soul” of sorts, have regressed as spiritual beings and not progressed as a group (humankind) – we will have to push aside the “clutter” of the material and self-centered world and focus on getting back on track as spiritual beings.
It all starts, as many things do, with the efforts of one – yourself. Through meditative reflection and prayer, by living a selfless and spiritual life, by shining in the eyes of others because of your selfless devotion to God and your inherent goodness, you can and will spread these sacred practices to those around you. To those with eyes to see and with ears to hear. To those receptive to all that is truly important.
Those affected will do the same and it will spread to others who may not have been receptive before but have been impacted in such a way that their mindset, over time, has changed and they become newly receptive. It is truly a powerful ripple effect and it cannot be contained once it has begun to form and take shape. The universe has no choice but to meld and morph based on collective spiritual intent and hardening of the will.
It is never a waste of time or energy and it is always a necessary and productive part of the journey. We are, as mentioned in previous posts, spiritual beings inhabiting physical bodies during this lifetime. What is real and eternal is that which resides within you. What is temporary and what passes in the blink of an eye is that which is physical matter and form. True progression and evolution can only take place from within. And yet, so many of us prioritize and live for the short term and quickly extinguishable clutter of the material world.
I write these words not to be judgmental and not to diminish the accomplishments of persons within the material and physical world here on earth. I only mean to impart the necessity of evolution and prioritization of the spiritual being within all of us. For that is where true eternal peace and fulfillment can be found.
Make a point to develop your inner self. Pray, meditate, focus, make a true effort at perpetual communication with God. Clean off the cobwebs of the material clutter in your life. Become pure in thought and spirit.
One at a time. It all begins with each of us as individuals. It all begins with you.