I consider it inappropriate, immoral, and unnecessary to be intentionally harmful to another being in the course of expressing one’s spirituality but as far as the “right” way to express spiritualism, whether this expression involve prayer or something else, that is for the individual to decide as far as I’m concerned. I’m not at all inclined to put myself between another and how they connect with their divine presence of choice.
Now if the discussion has to do with getting desired results from spiritual expression, prayer specifically, then that is an issue I will offer some opinion on. So if we are praying for a desire to be fulfilled, how should we go about it?
I will answer the question first by saying that my outlook on the relationship between Divinity and humans is different, considerably so, from the outlook of some — and even many — others. There seems to be a generally accepted outlook that a separation exists between us and God. We are here and God is out there. We are below and God is above. We are unworthy and God is supreme.
And so on.
Well, I don’t subscribe to this outlook — not any of it. I disagree with it fundamentally in fact because I do not consider God and us to be separate at all. I believe that we are God, and God is us. Some would call this blasphemy but consider some of the Biblical scripture. In speaking to Moses from the burning bush God reveals his name as I Am.
And God said unto Moses, I Am That I Am: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I Am hath sent me unto you.
Then Jesus clearly says not to look external as the kingdom of God is within.
And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.
If you should wonder why so many of your pleas directed to some entity outside of you have gone unanswered perhaps this is why. You have been denying your own Divninty; you’ve missed the true source through looking “out there”. The one you want is not simply within you it is you.
And here’s something to consider: You, as the true source of Divnity, have been answering your own prayers all along.
Some will call this absurd, and say that they haven’t been asking for this poverty, loneliness, poor health that they’ve been experiencing. You haven’t asked? Are you sure?
Spiritualist Neville Goddard, and others, claim that prayer — or the desire to manifest something into the physical world — happens through mental focus and taking on the reality of some experience. What have you spent your time focusing upon? Have you been focused upon feeling wealthy or focused on an experience of poverty? Have you been focused upon being in a fulfilling intimate relationship or focused on an experience of loneliness? Have you been focused upon good health or bad?
What is your life reality, as you see it? When you go to sleep at night what is your disposition? Look closely, listen closely, be entirely honest with yourself and then answer this question: Does your external world match well with your predominant states of mental focus?
Most people subscribe to a notion of see to believe. Neville, and others, say this is a falsehood — you do not see to believe, you believe and then you see. Do you agree with this, after your honest internal evaluation?
Neville, and others, say the following is the proper way to pray (to manifest something into the physical world): Consider what it is, exactly, that you want. Mentally consider this desire as already in place, right now: see it, feel it, embrace it. Go forward in the feeling that your desire is a present reality and close the door on anything that denies this, including your five senses, your rational mind, other people, and any external evidence. Be completely obstinate that your desire is already in place. Go to bed each night in the feeling that your desire is a reality.
This is how to pray, so says Neville Goddard, who also says beliefs that are maintained will eventually harden into facts. What sort of prayer is this? It is you, as God, directing your will.
(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.
What things have you been calling up to now? What things will you call from this moment forward? It’s your choice entirely.
Find teachings from Neville Goddard Here.