In the 20th Century there were many teachers of spiritual practices
who taught that denials could eliminate deep negative beliefs that
caused a negation of good in our lives; i.e. poverty, failure, lack of
good health, shame and guilt just to name some of the most common
effects. Their intentions were good and sincere but
erroneous. That which negates our good is our own attention to
the seeming problem or negative condition. When we take our
attention away from the problem; i.e. the Master Mind Jesus said to "look
up and not down" ...
in other words, look up from the problem or negative condition and see
the powerlessness of it as you accept in your mind that the condition
changes as your attention changes.
In the ancient wisdom
of Isaiah 26:3 we can read: "Thou
wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee ; because
he trusteth in thee."
And if our mind is stayed on G-d and the Good, we have no time to
think of the negative or the evil (condition) for we can't think of
two things at the same time. Does this mean our mind must be
focused on G-d or the Good 24/7? No, but it does mean that we must
take the time every day, and for some more than once a day, to
mentally see beyond the physical or material condition to the good
results that we desire to experience.
The term "prayer warrior" is only about 100 years
old. It was certainly not the practice of the Master Mind Jesus,
the Buddha or Krishna. It contradicts affirmation and is in
reality an affirmation of the negative. It does not affirm peace
or satisfaction but draws into the mind the very negative condition
that must be "displaced" in order for a healing or a
blessing to be realized.
The American mystic Ernest Holmes explains in his book "This
Thing Called You": "Through
the manifestation of the power that is within you, you can project any
objective experience which you may legitimately desire. Be
certain that you are accepting this, that you are living in joyous
expectation of good, that you are accepting abundance. Be sure
that you are animating your experience with thoughts of plenty, that
you are affirming that Divine Substance is forever flowing to you as
supply. Did not the wise one say, "What things soever ye
desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have
SO IT IS!
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