What is your relationship with prayer? I had a discussion with a client this week about prayer and religion. They wanted to work through the negative feelings that come up when they think about prayer. They asked me if I pray and if I could help them get past this block that they had towards it.
We think of religion as a set of rules or guidelines we need to follow in order to be spiritually connected. For some people this is great, but for others, this can cause some serious aversions to want to pray or how to fit inside a box that does not feel right to them. So many of us were brought up with religion and when it doesn’t feel right, it can sometimes take years of social deprogramming to work through those buried emotions.
Do you need to be attached to a religion to pray? NO.
Let’s talk about prayer. Prayer is the conscious decision to put out into the universe what you may need support with or to send out gratitude for what is.
As for praying.... I pray almost every time I meditate...
In my experience, religious institutions too often teach us exactly what to say and how to say it. Patrons are sometimes left feeling as though they are not ‘doing” it right if they don’t follow these guidelines. We put too much pressure on ourselves when in fact, it should be a loving heartfelt conversation with your higher power.
I pray to source, to my guides. I ask them to help me stay open to all that they have to offer. I express my gratitude for all of the guidance they give me. Sometimes, individually to certain guides.
I have a strong connection to Raphael and pray to him when I do healings. I pray to my Spirit Animal when I have a need for wisdom and understanding because he is very wise. To my dad very often when I need day to day help especially with my home, vehicle or my mother. My dad was quite the handyman.
Prayer is not owned by any religious institution. They do not hold rights to prayer or how it should be done. It is communication between you and your higher power. It can be done anywhere and to whatever higher power you choose.
I probably pray/speak to my guides more than I do human beings!
- Celeste (@motheringhealing) 🙏🏻💕🙏🏻