Friday, March 29, 2013

Adding Power to Your Prayer

Have you ever wanted something so badly that you prayed over and over again like a child pleading with a parent? I know I have. In order for prayer to be effective, it must be more than mere words repeated over and over again.

Prayer is defined as spiritual communication with a divine supreme being. Prayer is not always directed at God. Some pray to saints, to Jesus, to Buddha, etc. No matter who you choose to pray to, there are a few necessary components to praying effectively.

Here are a few secrets to effective praying:

  • Prayers should be specific. Have you ever heard the expression, “Watch what you ask for, you just might get it”? Be very specific when you pray.
  • Prayers must come from the heart and have “feeling” behind them, real, emotional feeling.
  • When praying, be focused on the desired outcome. Visualize it as if it has occurred. Feel it.
  • All prayers should end with a “thank you” and the acknowledgement (belief) that the prayer has been answered.
  • The person praying must feel worthy of receiving.
If you are praying and realize you have forgotten what you just said, chances are you are just repeating words. If you are simply repeating words, there is no power behind your prayer.

What will you pray for today and how will you pray?
Matthew 6:7  "And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words."

Friday, March 22, 2013

Things that are Zapping Your Personal Power Right Now

Why is personal power important?  Your personal power dictates whether you react to or respond to events and circumstances.  A high level of personal power can guide you to achievement. A low level will create limitations in every aspect of your life.

Your personal power is totally under your control and it’s your responsibility to manage and maintain you power.  Here are a few tips to assist you in the process.

  • Stop listening to commercials – Have you listened to commercials lately? They are full of disaster and destruction to personal property, your health and the world in general.  Keep these negative “shoutings” turned off! If you must watch TV, mute the commercials. The world is a much brighter, happier, healthier place than the media would like you to believe.

  • Gossiping – Gossiping or listening to gossip will put an immediate drain on your energy.  Next time you have the urge to stand around the water cooler and participate in the gossip, pay attention to how it feels in your gut and notice what happens to your energy.

  • Judging & blaming – Judging and blaming has the same result as gossiping.  The difference is, you can judge and blame all by yourself. You can even judge and blame yourself. Start making a mental note of how much judging and blaming you do on a daily basis.

  • Being Angry – Being in a state of anger will zap your power quicker than anything else! The minute you become angry, you lose your ability to see things clearly, you lose perspective and are guaranteed to make poor decisions.  Everyone gets angry. Since sometimes it’s unavoidable, promise yourself that you will not make decisions until your anger is under control.

  • Regrets over the past/ Worrying about the future – Your personal power resides in the “now,” in this very moment. The minute you get caught up in regrets or guilt over the past or worry about the future, your personal power is gone. Remember, your power is in the NOW.

  • Ignoring your inner voice – Every person has been blessed with instinct and intuition. Instincts help keep us safe. Instinct makes our hair stand on end and tells us to run from danger. Intuition, on the other hand, helps us to avoid dangerous situations. It’s that “feeling” that something isn’t quite right, that inner voice that tells you to turn left when you’re lost. Learning to tap into your intuition will boost your personal power.
Empowerment is a process. It can be learned. Contact me for more information.