...MANIFESTATION, WILLINGNESS, AND BELIEF….
Several years ago I found myself in a financial position where need seemed to far outpace earning and I was feeling desperate to find more income. For days I worried and struggled to find a solution as a deadline to pay certain bills came nearer. I was already holding down a full time position that took all my energy and focus so I couldn’t even go out and quickly find another job.
One day I just gave up. I was home sick from work and decided to take a nap. Before going to sleep I said, “Look, God, I have thought about this from every angle and I am worn out. There is no solution here to my financial problem. So, here, I’m giving this to You. Solve it!” Then I went to sleep.
When I woke up from that nap I felt peaceful for the first time in many days and I had a niggling of a thought, like an intuitive nudge, that I should ask a certain person for a loan. I had never thought of this person before, even though he was in my life almost every day.
I followed through on that idea and he was more than happy to loan me the money. We made the agreement; my problem was solved for the immediate need, and I had time then to make some changes that were in how I was using my income.
This happened long before I found what I now refer to in my work as “The Prayer of Quantum Consciousness.” It is five words that have the power to shift thinking, to heal relationships and situations, to solve problems and challenges, to illumine the mind with clarity, and to bring a profound sense of peace. They can do all this because they invite a letting go and a release of worry and stress.
· They help one see beyond the limits of what is presently perceived as “fact”
· They let one see beyond any pre-conceived ideas, beliefs, opinions, biases, prejudices and judgments.
· They invite one to see a situation from all possible vantage points.
When scientists and researches make a breakthrough to some discovery, it is often after they have just walked away from their project and RELAXED the mind.
They walk away from a sense of urgency.
I’d like to explore this a little further before I actually share the words of the prayer with you.
In his book, The Divine Matrix, Gregg Braden says:
”MANISFESTATION BEGINS WITH THE WILLINGNESS TO MAKE ROOM IN OUR BELIEFS FOR SOMETHING THAT SUPPOSEDLY DOESN’T EXIT.”
The keys words here are
MANIFESTATION, WILLINGNESS, AND BELIEF
If I want to manifest or bring forth something new in my life – a more loving and supportive relationship, a career advancement, higher income, a financial windfall, healing in the family – anything, I have to be WILLING to suspend old beliefs that may be limiting me, or as Gregg Braden put it – “make room in my beliefs”.
How do we even come to this kind of willingness when we feel overwhelmed or paralyzed in worry and fear, or when we feel awash in a sea of doubt about our own ability to change anything in our lives.
We give it all over to a Higher Power, to inner wisdom, to God Within, to Holy Spirit, whatever we hold as something wiser than ourselves.
The five words I share with you now are from A Course In Miracles. You do not have to ascribe to the teachings of this Course for these words to have a miraculous effect in your life. You simply need to be WILLING to have a shift in thinking.
The five words are:
It is in the simplicity of these words and in the gentle release into greater wisdom they invite that room is made in our mind to receive a new answer.
This is a prayer of power, not of supplication.
It is a prayer of conscious choice, not of victim hood.
These words calm us down, they acknowledge that there is something we are not yet seeing, and allow room for a NEW THOUGHT, new perspective to enter.
Answers often come more easily when we invite the mind to dream and play than when we press it into urgent service, demanding something immediately.
This prayer, HELP ME SEE THIS DIFFERENTLY, asks us to suspend our judgment of what we think is the best answer for us. The truth is that, in any situation on this planet, by ourselves, we simply cannot know enough – we only see what we are ready to see and that is usually very limited.
David Hawkins in POWER VS. FORCE puts it this way:
“What we think is ‘good’ or ‘bad’ for us is merely subjective; what the universe ‘thinks’ about it may be something else entirely…..The facts may be quite different from what you currently believe.”
It is this willingness to see beyond all limitation that allows a higher vision to provide our answers. In the Course we hear it as ‘seeing with the eyes of Christ’ – the eyes of Love.
I have found this prayer to be especially effective when dealing with difficult people. I’m sure we have all experienced times when a person has angered us or we feel hurt or in contention with them, and we can sense our mind shutting down! Nothing opens our mind to see a possible solution and to open a healing pathway with this person as quickly as a simple WILLINGNESS to see him or her in a new light.
With willingness TRUTH can enter into our reasoning.
David Hawkins said: “Facts are accumulated by effort, but truth reveals itself effortlessly.”
Now the reason I like to refer to these five words as a PRAYER OF QUANTUM CONSCIOUSNESS, is because AT THE QUANTUM LEVEL, DIFFERENT ALTERNATIVES CAN COEXIST. And at the QUANTUM LEVEL THOSE ALTERNATIVES CAN BE KNOWN BY ANYONE, ANYWHERE.
Louise became a student of the Course In Miracles in the late 1980's. She started facilitating classes, retreats and discussion groups on Course teachings almost immediately, as a way to immerse herself and others in the life-changing principles of this beautiful and practical spiritual path. From there, her work blossomed into serving as a minister, life coach, retreat facilitator, author and presenter. Louise engages her students in deep spiritual dialogue that supports complete miracle-mindedness.