When we pray, we become vulnerable. It is as if we are spilling out our every bits…. like emptying our purse or backpack. Whatever we are carrying in that moment, we can unleash to the Mighty Creator and hand these burdens over. We are not designed to carry worries, fears, pains….these are the things that actually break us down (physically, spiritually and emotionally), so why do we continue to carry them anyhow?
Prayer is a powerful tool. As stated above, it is a time to empty ourselves. What are we harboring that is causing us to disconnect with our TRUE SELVES?
What is our TRUE SELF?
We are created from a spark of light. We are birthed through the friction of the universe and awakened by the glory of Love. Our true identity is that of joy, inspiration, happiness and liberation. If we do no know these things NATURALLY within ourselves, this is a perfect opportunity to take a look at our childhood. What we found to be “normal” when we were younger, creates the conditions for who we are as adults. But, we must remember, that just because it’s “what we are used to”, does not always mean it is alignment with our own inner peace and joy.
Finding our true selves requires safety.
Safety means we are in a place that is comfortable, relaxed and at peace. We might have to go outside of our homes to find this. This can be in nature somewhere or at a best friend’s house who never offers judgment or expectations of or on us. When we are then alone and around those we love, can you feel safe to be YOU? Can you share your feelings, thoughts, dreams….out in the open without concern of what others may say? Creating a safe environment for prayer and spiritual growth is vital. Then, when we know where our safe place is, we can bring that feeling into places that might not offer the same support. Through this experience, we learn to begin to SEE those harmful and/or non supportive parts of our lives, and can slowly begin to step out of them.
May we all feel SAFE in our skin, to pray, love, dream and do!