The inner and outer worlds, macrocosm and microcosm, are an intimate all encompassing aspect of our reality on earth. We, as spiritual beings, cannot escape this dynamic yet how many of us acknowledge the inner universe with respect to the things they do in the outward world?
As an exercise spend a day going within and looking deeply into what is going on as you act in the world. For example, when saying the word ‘thank you’ to someone in a genuine way (like after buying a something from a shop) what effect does that have internally? When someone bumps into you or cuts you off in traffic, how does that make you feel inside; especially if you react with anger? The point is our outward world is representative of our inner world, the 2 are intimately connected. And the choices we make within are so powerful for creating deep effects in our lives. For example the inner effect of getting angry in traffic alters your consciousness, changing your perspective so you are more irritable and quicker to react, unless you dispel this and heal it from within.
What escapes the vast majority of us on earth is that this inner world is usually sacrificed for the outward one. For example, how often do you do something at your job that you may not agree with, but you do anyway because of the external need to stay at the job? I remember having to constantly do this in my previous work at a call center, compromising what felt was moral or even a better way.
KEY UNDERSTANDING: The inner world is the only one we can be masters of, the external world is something we must be in harmony with.
When we fully comprehend this truth, we understand what natural law, sovereignty, and the founding fathers meant. Our task, is to fully understand this inner world, be fully conscious and aware of it and develop a deep and profound process for inner work. Every thing in your life that you regard as good, successful, productive etc, uses an inner process. We are all, already masters in a certain way, but we can expand on this GREATLY.
Prayer, like meditation, creates a powerful healing effect within. Just like hitting your child in a rage, usually causes serious regret and depression, the prayer experience, configures your consciousness for deep inner harmonization.
Even when praying to an ‘outward’ god, or aspect of Deity, you are actually creating within yourself a reflection of that deity which exists within your knowledge base. Exploring your experience of the creator, with respect to yourself, and infusing new and expanding perspectives into that experience. In truth there is no outward Deity, you energize what ever consciousness of Deity you have within you, and this is why the elite spend so much effort destroying organic spirituality and pushing major religions.
This post further explores these concepts.
From a personal level, once I started to acknowledge what was really going in during prayer, worship and meditation, it became less dogmatic for me. When I first started praying, I was trying to emulate what others were doing, so it was an external process I was trying to make internal. I wasn’t getting a lot out of the experience, feeling like I was going through the motions. It was when I started to use my mind to analyze the experience, and understand the mechanics of it, that I started to create a true prayer experience. This was my process, I am an intellectual person as a base, not everyone need do that. But what was important from that process was developing a personal understanding for what was happening. The intrinsic understanding, making it my own, instead of doing what others told me was the ‘correct’ way. Which has helped me so much in my life.
Prayer means many different things to many different people. It is something that is so pervasive in our lives that it permeates fully through our societies and cultures. All cultures and religious traditions have their own practices when it comes to prayer, but let us acknowledge the similar theme. People all over the world right now are praying, to influence their world and the universe in myriad ways. But what factors determine the effectiveness of prayer, what is the fundamental basis of its function? How does it work to influence our daily lives and shape our world?
Prayer is our divine and innate connection with the fabric of reality, the way that we write our free will upon the world. To completely examine the nature of prayer we must look at it through various lenses and perspectives, involving spirituality and science, to find the common factors that describe this ancient tradition.
To better understand the mechanics of prayer, let us view it through the Quantum lens. A crucial part of Quantum physics, Warner Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle dictates that we can only measure where a particle is, or how fast it is moving. The act of measuring one of these quantities actually increases uncertainty in the other. What this means is that energy exists as a wave when unobserved, and as a particle when we measure observe it in a location. Observation is the action that separates a particle into either state. But what is the particle when it is not being observed?
Waves in Quantum are actually waves of probability, where everything exists as a formless potentia throughout which any possible outcome can arise. Consciousness interacts with the infinite potentia to create and collapse the world around us into what we call our reality. But our true reality lies within the infinite, as parts of the all connected unitive consciousness of energy. Every particle and atom in the universe is born from the same infinite miasma, and as such, absolutely everything in the universe is one.
The focus of prayer does not need to be directed outward to an external source, it needs to be directed inwards, into our own personal connection with the source. By actively focusing our consciousness, we collapse the wave function of energies, and we consciously create the universe around us. We have stumbled through Quantum theory to finally come to the conclusion that its fundamental function works exactly as prayer does. But with this new foundation in mind, let us examine prayer in its current state.
But to focus our energy is more than just naming the new reality or possibility, it requires complementing it with thought, feeling, and belief. To influence the fabric of existence, we must consciously create with our intent. Prayers are more than just reciting words and chants, it is to be done with feeling, with purpose, and with intent. The combination and arrangement of words isn’t what makes prayer powerful, but what comes from our hearts. By feeling and making a vibration, we send that wave out to influence the infinite probabilities and possibilities in the universe.
Intent and strong feeling are the ways that we create our vibration, and manage the frequency of our wave. Every feeling, mindset, emotion, and thought has a corresponding coherent wave pattern that propagates outward into the fabric of the universe. As it moves through the infinite potential energy, it creates further waves and ripples, and influences all of the energy it comes into contact with. When praying, our intent and pure emotion are the catalysts that actually shape the universe around us, that collapse all of the waves into existence, into reality. We create and shape the world around us with simple, natural, human feelings.
But the caveat from Heisenberg again is that we can influence the wave with our energy, but when we observe it collapses. In prayer, if we are so tied up and entangled with our intent, trying to observe our reality and call it into existence at the same time, we make the energy collapse. Intent fails if we are attached to the outcome of our prayers, for the energy cannot occupy both states; we can know it as wave/vibration or as particle/location due to uncertainty. The most important part of effective prayer and manifesting is to be free of attachment to the outcomes, so that your vibration and intent are not interfered with by observation.
The ego mind plays the biggest role in attaching to the outcomes, as it is focused upon controlling the ‘how’ of the universe, or the particular way and pattern the energy expresses itself. But we cannot bend the universe to our will; we can work with it to influence and shape the expression of its energy. Instead of wishing, hoping for something to come to pass, we must instead be and feel the vibration that we wish to experience, that we wish to send out and influence the rest of the universe. One must feel, completely and wholly, that an intent or outcome already exists in the universe, is already happening. By surrounding ourselves with our new reality, our present reality grows to encompass the new vibration.
With this new glimpse at the mechanics of prayer, we see people all around the world, whether knowingly or unknowingly, constantly shape their daily existence. The universe is made of energy, and to better understand and interact with it, we need to only speak in its language; emotion. Prayer molds the medium, and paints the picture of the world around us. We simply need to be the vibration, be the wave, and be the change in the world that we want to see. We aren’t waiting for the world to change, it is already happening, right now, in each moment. As we all consciously focus our awareness, intent, and emotion to call forth the vibrations and the energy we wish to experience in our universe.