Your Good Thoughts and Intentions Are Prayers in Disguise
It happens to me every day.
I scroll to the latest news story or through my Facebook thread and read posts about the conditions in Syria, animal abuse, the most recent school shooting, plastics choking our oceans and all the life in them.
It makes me glad there are more years behind me than ahead of me.
My heart bleeds a little; I curse at the injustice and wish the world could be a kinder/gentler place.
In essence, I am sending out a prayer, a little light to pierce the dark. And that’s all it takes for the shift to begin both inside and out.
I don’t need to get down on my knees, fold my hands, or recite any particular words. All it takes are thoughts directed in one specific direction.
When you send positive energy to a person, place, or thing, you are, in essence, sending out a little piece of your energy, some good vibes as they say.
And the world sure needs it.
It’s the thought that counts
The words we use don’t matter. It’s the intention and feeling behind them. They can be thoughts, spoken words, formal prayer, chanting, or singing.
I’m not talking about asking a God or a higher power to intercede and grant you something, though you can. And it’s all good. I am talking about you as an energy being taking the initiative through your directed thoughts, words, and perhaps even actions.
Think of yourself as electricity with the ability to send power in any direction you want. Now imagine everyone doing this at the same time.
It’s like sending a proton beam.
That’s right, the more of us who direct our thoughts, words, and intentions in any one direction, the more powerful the result is. It might not be evident right away, but it’s done its job.
An excellent example of this is Transcendental Meditation meditation (TM).
The results of a controlled study carried out between June 7 and July 30, 1993, in Washington, D.C., showed a “maximum 23.3% reversal in the predicted violent crime trend.”
The study was carried out by the Institute of Science, Technology, and Public Policy at the Maharishi University. The institute has produced several peer-reviewed articles on the effects of consciousness on the quality of life through the group practice of transcendental meditation.
TM requires instruction, but the techniques are the same: send out good energy.
Still don’t believe me?
Have you ever watched the movie Apollo 13? With all that was wrong, it’s a miracle they made it back alive.
It certainly took the skill, dedication, and know-how of NASA flight engineers to get them back, but our astronauts needed all the help they could get.
And they got it.
Toward the end of the movie, as they’re preparing for re-entry into the earth’s atmosphere, we hear and see the famous news anchor Walter Cronkite refers to the fact that the entire world is praying for their safe return.
There is a shot of the pope holding a mass in the Vatican, and people in Israel praying at the Wailing Wall. It was so clear.
They were prayed down.
All that energy directed to that small craft, crippled in space, pulling them back to earth, like a magnet directed at a metal object. The size and distance were inconsequential.
The combined power of people sending prayers at the same time brought them back.
So whether you meditate, sit quietly, or just send out a silent prayer, it works, and it’s very easy.
The next time social media or the news dumps a heap of negativity and pain at your feet, take a deep breath and send it some positive energy. And don’t forget to throw in your name and send yourself some.
We all need a little positive energy now and again.
Marilyn is a writer, spiritual medium, reiki practitioner and well-preserved grandma. She lives by the ocean with two friendly but destructive cats and travels regularly on the country’s oldest transit system. She loves connecting with her fellow scribes and readers on Medium. If you want to comment or read more of her writing click here.