Blessing must arise from within your own mind. It is not something that comes from outside. When the positive qualities of your mind increase and the negativities decrease, that is what blessing means. The Tibetan word for blessing … means transforming into magnificent potential. Therefore, blessing refers to the development of virtuous qualities you did not previously have and the improvement of those good qualities you have already developed.
― Dalai Lama XIV
Sunday, June 4, 2017
AFFIRMATIVE PRAYER by Ernest Holmes (Science of Mind)
What is Affirmative Prayer? It is a prayer that declares a spiritual Truth. For example, when Jesus the Christ spoke the Word, his healing statement was declared with great power and conviction. He didn’t say, “Oh please, God, let Lazarus be healed.” He said, “Lazarus, come forth!” (John 11:43).
Affirmative Prayer is “a recognition of Spirit’s Omniscience, Omnipotence, and Omnipresence, and a realization of humanity’s unity with Spirit…” (Ernest Holmes, Science of Mind textbook, pg. 149).
Affirmative Prayer is a powerful method for setting the Creative Process into motion. It is a direct, focused, and organized method using five steps to get to your desired outcome.
The five steps are:
1. Recognition (God Is) 2. Unification ( I am) 3. Realization (Speaking into reality your desired good) 4. Thanksgiving (Grateful Acceptance) and 5. Release (Letting go, let God)
By writing your own Affirmative Prayer you make it yours. The main thing is to feel into every one of the five steps. It is not the words that you use that make the prayer powerful, it is the feeling tone behind the words.