The Truly Healing Prayer
Updated: Sep 22, 2021
What comes to my mind are the ideas of spiritual teacher Joel Goldsmith, who explains that we should understand ourselves as the instruments of Source and any good we can provide for others is in proportion to our ability to receive through open mindedness. We cannot reach the experience of being one with the Spirit through our mind alone. Our emotions, our soul, and our energetic field all must be involved in that realization. When we catch a glimpse of the nature of the Absolute, we begin to know our oneness with it. We realize that there is no one else other than that. Oneness is all there is, and is everywhere.
Now we can begin to relax into that Oneness and stop trying desperately to reach “God” as if he is the old man sitting on the cloud. Being receptive and responsive allows us to experience our unity with the One. If we're looking up to God, wanting God to do something, give us something, fix something, we are approaching from desperation, trying to influence God to do our will. The realization that we are one with all that is, leads us to know that our true needs are understood and our highest good is being taken care of. It is then that we relax and allow ourselves to receive, and to surrender to the divine design. A different way of understanding prayer is not begging and beseeching God, but being in a state of silence in which we feel united with the Spirit and receptive to grace.
Aligning our will with the will of the Divine is, to me, the wisest and healthiest way to live. It leads to peace and to a greater ability to serve and contribute since it offers us the highest point of view and the ultimate support.