It’s my habit to pray in the mornings on my drive to work. Lately, I’ve been pondering the “Law of Attraction” and listened to one of Esther Hicks’ foundational courses on Youtube. Her “friends” come and talk “through” her is what is claimed. I’m not going to debate that, benefit of the doubt and all that. But, as I was driving to work today, thinking about how she talked about being “in alignment” with the one being, which I thought was all fine and good, my thoughts drifted to her use of the word “vibrations” and that the higher our frequency vibrates, the more we are aligned to our highest being, the more we realize our happiness and health is unassailable.
Okay, so far, I can jibe with that.
When it all started getting murky was when I tried to connect that to wanting to move some place with better weather, California, Portugal. I asked myself,
“Which vibrates higher? Moving to California? Or being grateful for the career I have and sticking it out?”
But then my thought moved again, as I thought,
“Is the status quo necessarily God’s will?”
And then I realized, I hadn’t asked “What is Thy will Father?” I had asked “which vibrates higher?” And I realized that there is room for interpretation when I don’t bound that question closely to God, or the divine Being or however you like to refer to your idea of the Highest Being. (if you believe there is such a thing.)
“Which vibrates higher could, if one is not careful, come to mean… “which one excites me more?” And I know THAT question is NOT a basis for making a life decision. Which is not to say that God’s will for me can’t be very exciting, only that it’s not the only gauge for knowing anything about what’s my next step.
So, I think I’ll use Esther’s idea to remind myself to ask God more often,
“Father, thy will not mine be done.”
“Father, what is thy will for me?”
“I can of mine own self do nothing.”
“It is the Father that worketh in you (in me) both to will and to do of His good pleasure”
I included three videos. One is an excerpt from a Christian Science lecture called
I like it because it’s only 8 min or so but really gets right to the heart of how to pray. Then, although I originally was going to include only two videos in the interest of balance, I found one on “Learning to Listen” that I just couldn’t leave out.
And finally, one is the Esther Hicks video I was talking about.
If you watch the two short ones – you’ll really be struck by how one truly is based in Christ and God, and one is – well that’s for you to discern as you work to listen to God.
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