Prayer Treatments

Here are some prayer treatments written by Raymond Charles Barker; the popular New Thought minister on the topics of faith, health,  prosperity, and guidance. Say them to yourself with feeling and emotion.

Treatment for Faith

I believe in God, the Good, omnipotent. I believe that God is a perfect Mind, Love, Law, Truth, and activity. I believe that I am the creation of God, and that I am the expression of all that Mind is. My world is God’s world, heaven, right here and now.

There is nothing to fear, for I have absolute trust in God, the One Mind, in action in me and through me at every instant. I have no fear, for God is with me, for me and around me. Nothing can hurt me, depress me, impoverish me, or make me ill – there is nothing but God and His manifestation in my life at all times. I have faith in Good. I have faith in Divine Love. I have faith in the Power of Truth that is now working for my eternal good. I trust in the great law of Mind and its perfect operation. I am calm, poised and confident, for God alone rules and governs my life and affairs. I am free, praise God, I am free.

Treatment for Health

God is the health of His people. I believe that I am made in the image and likeness of God. Therefore , this must include perfect health, vitality, strength, and normal activity. There is nothing to fear, for God is the only power and the only presence in my life. There is no fatigue, for the Life of God is my life and it cannot be depleted. It is an ever-renewing, ever revitalizing action of spirit. There is no disease, no sickness, there is only the perfect action of God in me as health. I know this, believe this and give thanks for this. It is true at this instant.

Treatment for Prosperity

God is my unfailing, permanent and perfect supply. I do not work for a living, I work for the glory of God and the good of my fellowman. There is no lack, no limitation. God’s Mind and Its perfect Ideas sustain me in all ways. I live in abundance, I rejoice in plenty, and I am prosperous in all my ways. God’s money is mine to use for good, and I use it now with pleasure and wisdom.

Treatment for Guidance

God is Mind, and this perfect Intelligence is now acting in me, through me, and for me. This perfect God Mind created me, and is the thinking capacity within me. I know that in Divine Mind is the answer to every question and the fulfillment of every need. I am now definitely inspired to right action in my life by the Ideas of the Spirit which are acting in my consciousness. I know what to do, when to do it and how to do it. I am open and receptive to God’s guidance, God’s wisdom and God’s Love. I rejoice in my sure faith in this inner wisdom, and I am successful in all my ways.

 

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How to Heal a Relationship

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I’ve been experimenting lately with the idea that everything is energy and that if I want to create a certain relationship in my life, all I have to do is hold the vibratory frequency of what that relationship would look like. For example, I was dating a woman we’ll call Amanda. Amanda and I got into an argument and I said some stupid things that I wish I hadn’t. This resulted in Amanda telling me that she’ll never speak to me again.

About a week later, I was sitting in bed thinking; “Everything is energy. This frequency that Amanda and I are at is not where I would like us to be. I’m just going to visualize that things are the way I want them to be and feel that for a few minutes.” So I did that. I just sat there and saw us together, happily, talking, kissing, doing what we normally do and felt those feelings. I also visualized me telling Amanda how important she was to me. There is only One Mind; call it Life, God, The Universe, etc… and I believed (and still believe) that if I say something to someone in my mind, it is received and known by that person on some level. I then went to sleep and awoke to find some very nice loving texts from Amanda. Prior to this I hadn’t spoken to her in about a week and the last thing she had told me prior was that she would never speak to me again.

Was this all a coincidence? Having done similar exercises with other people, there is no way this is just a coincidence. When something like this is done, I think things are happening on two levels. The first level is the level of spirit or Universal Mind which everyone is a part of. If I shift things on this level, it effects the relationship I have with the person I am shifting things with. The other level would be my physical reality. Thoughts are things. They are electro-manifestations of the brain which go out and land on people who are in harmony or resonance with them. In this case, Amanda and I were still in resonance and my thoughts effected her and she reappeared in my life.

Notice, I did not worry about pre-existing conditions. I didn’t take into account the fact that she had said that she would never talk to me again, the fact that it had been nearly a week since we had spoken, or the fact that she wasn’t even in the same state as me at the time. I simply put forth what I wanted to see and it shifted the relationship between us. This exercise is a powerful way to heal relationships in your life, especially if the person is not in the same physical area as you or is not speaking to you. This exercise is similar to Emmet Fox’s “Golden Key to Prayer” wherein he has you substitute God for a person or situation that is troubling you. By affirming what you know to be the truth about God; “God is in that person. God is love, joy, harmony, and peace.” These affirmations shift the energy around the person and bring harmony in your life.

Try this out! And let me know how it goes!

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The Prospering Power of Love

Right now I am reading Catherine Ponder’s excellent book; The Prospering Power of Love”. Ponder is an author who writes great easy to read books on how to increase your prosperity and abundance. In this book, Ponder focuses on using the power of love to improve your life and livelihood.

Here are some affirmations from the book that can help you in your growth:

To get along with everyone  you encounter in your daily life:
“Divine Love is doing its perfect work in me and through me now.”
“I love all people and all people love me, without attachment.” (say this to get along with the acquaintances you see in every day life

To solve marriage difficulties:
“I call on Divine Love to heal our marriage now. I call on Divine Love to straighten out and adjust this situation.”
“Love melts situations that seems impossible.”

In a difficult situation you would like resolved:
“Divine Love is doing its perfect work in this situation now.”
“I praise Divine Love that there is a strong, wise way out of this dilemma.”
“I live by the law of love, and love is now victorious.”

For prosperity:
“Divine Love prospers me now.”
“I am the love of God in expression, I let God’s love guide, direct, and inspire me.”
“God’s love in us is drawing to us new ideas, new courage, and visible daily supply. God’s love in you is drawing to you new ideas, new courage, and visible daily supply.”
“Divine love, expressing through me, now draws to me all that is needed to make me happy and my life complete.”
“I walk in the charmed circle of God’s love, and I am Divinely irresistible to my highest good now.”

Great quotes from the book:
“You do not have to search outside yourself for love. You can begin releasing it from within outward, through your thoughts, words, actions, and affirmative prayers. As you do, you will experience the success power of love in all its fullness as it works through people, situations, and conditions that concern you.”

“Love works in varied ways to produce right results, when it is recognized and called forth in a situation. As you begin to think more about how you can love your way through life, rather than about how you have to battle your way through life, love will reveal to you its secret success powers.”

 

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What Do You See?

“Look at a man the way that he is and he only becomes worse. But look at him as if he were what he could be, and then he becomes what he should be.” – Goethe

When you look at others, what do you see? Do you see the potential or good in that person or do you see them with a  critical eye? Yogi Bhajan, the great Kundalini master, once said something along the lines of ; “Every critical thought you think towards another is like sending them a curse.” When you think critically of another person‘s behavior or life choices, you’re reinforcing that person’s negative perception of themselves. That perception is not the person, it is just the effect of how that person has chosen to direct their energy. Do not be fooled by the appearance of life! As Jesus said; “Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.” What this means is, don’t confuse how someone is expressing their life as the actual life of the person. People are not a “fixed” thing. At any point in time a person can be lifted upwards to a higher state of consciousness.

If you want to really help someone uplift themselves, see the good or potential for good in that person. Those thought forms that you will be directing towards that person will do more to liberate their souls from bondage then virtually any action you could take. This also saves you a lot of headache and frustration from trying to make something happen. Instead, the uplifting thoughts that you’re sending to that person will increase their vibration which will shift things in their life and consciousness. By the way, I’m not saying to not take action, just be aware of what level of consciousness it’s coming from. When helping the other person, are you seeing them as someone who is helpless and will never be able to succeed without your assistance or are you seeing someone who is being helped by you and is growing in power and stature?

If you’re not sure what to do, simply “Golden Key” the person according to the method outlined by Emmet Fox. Fox says to substitute God for a person or situation that is troubling you. By affirming what you know to be the truth about God; “God is in that person. God is love, joy, harmony, and peace.” These affirmations shift the energy around the person and bring harmony into your life.

Here is a good affirmation that can also be used to uplift others. It is taken from Catherine Ponder’s excellent book;The Prospering Power of Love”:
“I behold you with the eyes of love and I glory in your perfection.”

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Happy Waitress Even Happier After Receiving Astounding Tip

For a real feel good story, click here:

http://shine.yahoo.com/ellen-good-news/cracker-barrel-waitress-receives-life-changing-tip-193723354.htm

I don’t know how to embed the story otherwise I’d do that for you. The story is worth a read though.

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Society Trap by Joe Rogan

Here is a pretty powerful video by Joe Rogan explaining his view of society. I think it’s worth a watch. For those of you who don’t know who Joe Rogan is, he’s a comedian, the former host of Fear Factor, and is also one of the main commentators for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Joe hosts a very popular podcast called the Joe Rogan Experience and has a variety of guests on it ranging from comedians, to fighters, to authors.

Here is the video “Society Trap” by Joe Rogan. It has some swearing in it so please be cautious of that if you’re going to view it at work or around others.

 

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How to Reach Your Goals and How to Change a Habit

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How to Reach Your Goals

The following exercise is based on the work of self-help teacher Tony Robbins.

So it’s a New Year. If you’re like most people, you’ve probably set some new goals that you’re determined to accomplish. I recently heard it said that only around ten percent of people who set new year’s resolutions actually achieve them. This means that for every hundred people who set goals, only ten percent actually reach them! This statistic is too low for my tastes so I’m going to give you a method that will increase the odds of achieving the goals you set for this year.

The key to achieving a goal is to associate as much pleasure as you can to achieving the goal while linking as  much pain as you can to not achieving it This will cause your subconscious, which controls things like your habits and beliefs, to work as hard as it can to bring your desired result about as one of the functions of your subconscious is to avoid pain while seeking pleasure. It’s been said that more than 90% of what a person does each day is subconscious; you put your pants on the same way every day, you drive to work the same way every day, you brush your teeth the same way every day, so it’s very important that your subconscious is working to create the life you desire. The method I am going to outline will be equivalent to setting your subconscious on autopilot for your success.

Here is what you do. First, if you haven’t already done so, set aside some time and list all of the goals that you would like to accomplish for 2014. A goal is something that can be measured so make sure that your goals are quantifiable. If one of your goals is to earn $10.000 more by the end of the year, you’ll be able to measure that at the end of 2014. Writing a goal like “I want to feel better” is a wish or good idea, but is not a goal. After your goals are written, I want you to grab a pen and paper and write out the following:

1) “What will it cost me if I don’t reach my goals?” After you write that question out, I want you to spend two-three minutes writing non-stop, as fast as you can, all of the pain, frustration, and costs that you will incur as a result of not reaching your goals. This is going to associate for your subconscious massive amounts of pain to not achieving your goals. Since your subconscious does not want to feel pain, it will go to work to create what you desire.

By the way. I actually set a timer for two or three minutes as I write out the answers to this question and the other questions that come after this. You want to give yourself as many compelling reasons to achieve your goals as possible so the more you write, the more powerful this exercise will be.

2) “What is the pleasure I’ll receive by reaching my goals?” Spend two to three minutes writing out all of the pleasure you’ll receive by reaching your goals. Maybe you’ll be in better shape, have more money, be able to take that trip you’ve always wanted, meet your dream partner, have more confidence, the sky is the limit. With this exercise, you’re linking up massive amounts of pleasure to achieving your goals, so you want to give yourself as many reasons as possible to achieve them. The more you write, the more powerful this exercise will be.

3) Next, spend two to three minutes answering the following question; “Why am I absolutely committed to achieving my goals?” List as many reasons as possible as to why you are absolutely committed to achieving your goals. Maybe your spouse won’t have to work so hard, maybe you’ll have that extra money to send your kids to school, maybe you’ll be in better shape and feel better about yourself. Whatever the reasons are, list them!

4) Lastly, spend a few minutes every day seeing your goals as complete. Your subconscious cannot tell the difference between what’s real and what’s false, so if you start showing it images of you successful and achieving your goals, it’s going to see that as reality and will go to work to create that just as hard as it was working to create your current reality. Your subconscious is a goal-oriented machine. It will work to create any images you show it, so spend a few minutes every day as seeing your goals as complete.

These exercises are going to link up massive amounts of pain to not achieving your goals and massive amounts of pleasure to achieving them. This is the difference as to why most people don’t achieve their New Year’s resolutions and why only a select few do. The difference is the amount of leverage that those who successfully achieve goals use. They consciously or subconsciously have associated massive amounts of pain to not achieving their goals and massive amounts of pleasure to achieving them. Once you do this, it’s as if you’ve programmed your subconscious for success. Combine this with daily visualization and you have a recipe for creating miracles in your life.

Changing Habits

By the way, this same process works for any habits that you would like to change. If you would like to change a habit, simply ask yourself the same questions and answer the questions for two to three minutes each; “What is the pain I feel from doing (or not doing) this habit?” “What is the pleasure I’ll feel from doing (or not doing this habit)?” “Why am I committed to doing (or not doing) this habit?”

For instance, if you would like to exercise more, you could say; “What is the pain I’ll feel from not doing this habit?” And list all of the pain you’d feel from not exercising. You could list that you won’t have as much energy, you’ll be carrying excess weight, and will have to eat more. You could then ask “What is the pleasure I’ll feel from doing this habit?” And list all of the pleasure you’d get from exercising such as feeling great, looking better, having more energy, and having to sleep less. You would then ask; “Why am I committed to exercising?” And list all of the reasons you’re committed to exercising such as seeing your kids grow up, setting a good example for them, and feeling good about yourself.

Here’s to your successful 2014!

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Universal Ideas I’m Chewing On

Here are some ideas I have been contemplating as of late. Feel free to take a bite out of them as they’re quite juicy.

1. I live in a holographic universe that will outpicture itself as any idea that I concentrate on. Whatever idea I hold, the universe fills with its power. This can be ideas of lack, ideas of abundance, it doesn’t matter. The universe will fill these ideas with its power if I focus on them.

2. God is the harddrive, we are the software. Our operating software (beliefs) dictate what shows up on the screen (life). Some programs in our software are best deleted, some new programs might need to be added in. Sometimes it might be necessary to switch to a different operating software, like switching from a PC to a mac, such as when a major life change is needed.

3. Love is the answer. All the affirmations in the world won’t help the person who doesn’t have self-love. Love is the basis of the universe, it is what we come from, are seeking to express, and want to receive. All people are projections of the love we have or don’t have for ourselves. If you want love, start by giving it out to yourself and others. This could be done as simply as saying “I love myself” or by sending loving thoughts towards others.

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Meditation

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If I could only recommend one thing to improve your life this year, it would be for you to increase the amount of time you spend meditating. When you meditate, you draw closer to the spirit of God; closer to the spirit of love, joy, and harmony. You’re literally taking time out of your day to sit with God and when you do, all of the dust, grit, worry, and toxic vibrations of this physical incarnation will drift and melt away. This will leave you with a peace and radiance greater than anything you’ve known before.

I cannot imagine my life without meditation. It’s what keeps me sane. If I had to stay plugged into my physical environment non-stop without getting rest for meditation, for a chance to detach from the false and connect with the real, I would go crazy. I just meditated for one hour right now and feel like a new person. Spending so much time in a spirit of harmony and joy was like giving my soul a shower. Prior to my meditation there were a lot of annoyances and trivialities that were occurring and throwing my vibration off. Taking them into my meditation, I was able to get clarity on why they occurred and also to transcend that level at which I was viewing and interacting with them from.

There are also numerous health benefits to meditating. Your body pumps feel good chemicals into your system while you meditate, stress is relieved, patience develops, you feel more peaceful, toxic built up chemicals in your system are safely released, and you will look better as your face will reflect the serenity that comes with meditating. On a higher level, that peace, that calm, that comes with meditating will be the focal point in which you go forth through you day. Instead of waking up and reacting to life and all of its seeming craziness, you will be a still calm center and will consciously choose how you would like to proceed through your day. Also, the calm and peace that will be generated from you, will go out and permeate and shift the other areas of your life. When you meditate, you’re putting strong healthy vibrations out into the world and this will change things in your relationships and physical environment. Thoughts are things. The vibrations of love and peace you’ll emit from meditating will be felt by those around you. Your mental atmosphere will improve and this will attract new and better situations into your life. If you’ve ever been to a location where a lot of meditation and prayer has been done, the energy there is palpable. You can literally feel it when you enter that environment. The same will be true for you. People will pick up on your energy and the energy of where you’re meditating will also be increased.

If you currently have no meditation practice, or are constantly on the go, begin with taking two minutes a day to connect with the divine. All you have to do is sit upright in your chair, close your eyes, and practice breathing in and out for two minutes. When you feel proficient with two minutes, increase your meditation time to three minutes, then to four, and continue for any amount of time that works best for you. Even a few deep breaths every hour will reset your nervous system and have you feeling grounded and more at ease.

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How to Get Unstuck

The following can be found on page 84 in “Creative Mind and Success”  by Ernest Holmes and is entitled “Enlarging Our Thought”.  With the new year commencing, I felt this would be a great post for those of you who feel stuck in your life.

“We can never stand still in our thought. Either we will be growing or else we will be going back. As we can attract to ourselves only that of which we first have a mental likeness, it follows that if we wish to attract larger things we must provide larger thoughts. This enlarging of consciousness is so necessary that too much cannot be said about it.

Most people get only a short way and then stop; they cannot seem to get beyond a certain point; they can do so much and no more. Why is it that a person in business does just about so much each year? We see people in all walks of life, getting so far, never going beyond a certain point. There must be a reason for everything; nothing happens, if all is governed by law, and we can come to no other conclusion.

When we look into the mental reason for things we find out why things happen. The man who gets so far and never seems to go beyond that point is still governed by law; when he allows his thoughts to take him out into larger fields of action, his conditions come up to this thought; when he stops enlarging his thought he stops growing. If he would still keep on in thought, realizing more and still more, he would find that in the outer form of things he would be doing greater things.

There are many reasons why a man stops thinking larger things. One of them is a lack of imagination. He cannot conceive of anything more to follow than that which has already happened. Another thought works like this: “This is as far as anyone can go in business.” Right here he signs his own death warrant. Often a person will say, “I am too old to do bigger things.” There he stops. Someone else will say, “Competition is too great”; and here is where this man stops; he can go no further than his thought will carry him.

All this is unnecessary when we realize that life is first of all Consciousness, and then conditions follow. We see no reason why a man should not go on and on, and never stop growing. No matter what age or what circumstance, if life is thought, we can keep on thinking bigger things. There is no reason why a man who is already doing well should not be able mentally to conceive of a still better condition. What if we are active? There is always a greater activity possible. We can still see a little beyond what has come before. This is just what we should do, see, even though it be but a little beyond our former thought. If we always practice this, we will find that every year we shall be growing, every month we shall be advancing; and as time goes on we shall become really great. As there is no stopping that Power which is Infinite, as the Limitless is without bounds, so should we keep on trying to see more and greater possibilities in life.

We should definitely work every day for the expansion of thought. If we have fifty customers a day we should endeavor to believe that we have sixty. When we have sixty we should mentally see seventy. This should never stop; there is no stopping place in Mind.

Let go of everything else, drop everything else from your thought, and mentally see more coming to you than has ever come before; believe that Mind is establishing this unto you, and then go about your business in the regular way. Never see limitation; never dwell upon it, and above all things else never talk limitation to anyone; this is the only way, and there is no other way to grow a larger though. The man with the big thought is always the man who does big things in life. Get hold of the biggest thing that you can think of and claim it for your own; mentally see it and hold it as a thing already done, and you will prove to yourself that life is without bounds.”

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