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When Prayer Doesn’t Work part 2

June 13, 2016

Hello Everybody,

What is the Law of Congruence? How does it affect prayer?

Last week, we talked about the first thing to do if prayer isn’t producing its intended result.

The first thing we do is use the Law of Mental Equivalence and both clarify and strengthen the blueprint or mold or description we are bringing forth of the condition that we desire.

We use this law to make certain that the Creative Mind knows exactly what we are seeking, and that it has no doubt about how things are to be.

This week, we are discussing the second thing to do: examine the Law of Congruence and our use of it concerning our prayer.

The Law of Congruence

The Law of Congruence states that two things come together and agree.  When we are using the Creative Process, the conscious and the subconscious mind must agree.

We will get our new job if the conscious mind and the subconscious mind are in agreement about it.

However, if the conscious mind says, “Wow! A new job! Awesome!” but the subconscious mind says, “No. You don’t really want to work. You want some more time off”, you won’t get the job.

The Conscious Mind

The conscious mind is responsible for all actions that are preformed while you are conscious, aware, and awake.

The conscious mind is also known to be the gate keeper for the mind. It acts as a filter.

If someone tried to present you with a belief that doesn’t match your belief system, then your conscious mind will filter that belief and not let it in.

In other words, the belief isn’t congruent or in agreement with already held beliefs.

If for example, someone told you that you are “dumb”, your conscious mind will filter this statement and let you realize that you are not really dumb.

The Subconscious Mind

The subconscious mind obeys the commands it receives from the conscious mind—up to a point.

It stores all of your previous life experiences, your beliefs, your memories, your skills, all the situations you’ve been through and all the images you’ve ever seen.

The subconscious mind is the storage place for habitual thinking, believing and feeling. When you face a new situation, it automatically sends these habitual patterns to you.

So. If you have the habit of being unemployed and you consciously, with awareness, decide to get a job and you are offered employment, your subconscious mind will find a way to block this change. It will automatically remind you, in many ways, that your habit is to be unemployed.

In this situation, the subconscious will not obey the conscious.

Getting Into Congruence

There are four ways to bring the conscious and subconscious mind into agreement.

We use:

  • Words—both written and spoken
  • Images—both drawn or collaged (vision boards) or the images we speak
  • Pretend
  • And, Ask the Angels

Write and speak out-loud your prayer or the change you want to experience. Use ten-cent, every day, ordinary words. Define what you mean by words like health, wealth, prosperity, success and any others that you think everyone understands, but, when you talk to others, you find that others define the word differently.

Image the change you are praying for. Use the images you made for use with the Law of Mental Equivalence discussed last week, but this time show them to your subconscious mind and say, “See. This is what I mean. See how nicely this change helps you do your job of keeping me alive.”

Also, form this image in your mind. As you do this, point out details like:

“Look how friendly and helpful everyone at my new place of work is. Wow. Everything is so neat, orderly and clean.”

Pretend that your prayer has been answered just the way you want it to. Pretend you have the new job. Pretend your energy level has been restored. Pretend your business is experiencing the growth you desire. Pretend your children are healthy, happy and safe.

By pretend I mean to act out the desired change. If you don’t know how to do this, ask young children to teach you how. They are experts at this kind of play-acting.

And, of course. We always, no matter what, ask the angels for help.

When you speak to them say something like:

“Angels,

I know my conscious and subconscious minds are at odds. I want a change, and the change isn’t coming.

I know I have habits and past experiences that are probably blocking this change, this thing I’ve affirmed in prayer.

Would you please bring these two minds together as one about this change? Would you please help me understand how to communicate with my subconscious mind so that it willingly and easily partners with my conscious mind?

Thank you angels. I am so very grateful for the work you do for me.”

And so it is.

Rev. Barbara

BarbaraSLucas.com and Ask the Angels Coaching.net

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Reach me at spreadlight@bellsouth.net

On most Sundays, find Barbara S Lucas at The Center for Spiritual Living West Georgia

 

 

 

Surprise!

Oct.24, 2015

Hi Everyone,

As you know, a couple of weeks ago, I walked into the unknown and guess what? Two opportunities have come forth!

And, no kidding, I freaked out. Opportunities coming so soon!!? I was expecting to wonder in the wilderness for quite some time. Instead, the wilderness is quickly being shaped into something wonderful. A perfect and much needed surprise.

However, perhaps I did the shaping before I stepped into the unknown.

Recall that all humans were given the ability to bring forth whatever they image or imagine. I have spent time deciding what to image and then doing so.

If you want to leave the known and go into the unknown, spend time imaging what you prefer finding and, of course, we always include the angels.

Angels of All of Us

Angels of all of us,

We rejoice that we know that you surround us, that you are in our environment, and, that we are never, ever without your presence.

We express gratitude for the messages you bring; for the support you give; and, for the guidance you provide.

It’s a little scary to ask this, but, we trust you. We ask for the courage to step into the unknown, and once there, we ask for the ability to recognize the changes and opportunities that come forth.

We are willing to take this journey; we are willing to dive into the open field of newness and possibility. We are willing to have the courage to determine our preferences, and then to image them.

We are willing to experience joy for each experience we have. We give thanks for all of life.

And so it is.

Peace,

Barbara

Barbara S Lucas, PhD

Barbara S Lucas.com and Ask the Angels Coaching.net

https://www.facebook.com/asktheangelscoaching

 

 

 

 

Making Bigger Bread Baskets

April 21, 2015

Hi Everyone,

After thinking about the comments Rose, good tidings angel, made April 17, 2015 on https://www.facebook.com/asktheangelscoaching  about human’s needing bigger bread baskets, I finally understand a sermon heard many years ago.

The pastor described God’s blessings as being a gigantic ocean from which all were free to take as much as desired. He explained that it didn’t matter how much any person took because the ocean was huge, and God constantly replenished it so that it was impossible for the Blessing’s Ocean to ever dry up or disappear.

He went on to explain that some people used tiny cups to withdraw from this ocean, some used buckets, some used bath tubs and some used containers like rivers and lakes. Whatever size container a person selected, that’s the amount of blessings they received.

In other words, it is we humans who decide how much we have. We do this when we select the size of our container.

Sometimes, we call those who select really huge containers selfish.

 Selfish People
As you know from reading From Barbara’s Pen published Saturday, April 18, 2015 on https://www.facebook.com/asktheangelscoaching Rose’s comments caused my thinking about those folks called selfish to change.

I no longer think of them as selfish but as people who know how to have larger bread baskets/containers then most of us. They, also, know how to maintain and expand their containers.

My recall of the pastor’s talk has caused me to decide to enlarge the size of some of my containers.

Not all because, at the moment, I am content with most of my life.

Yes. I know. I made a statement in my book, Put Hand to Plow, that “It isn’t change, it’s changes, plural, meaning plenty”.

As I bring forth larger bread baskets/containers and use them to withdraw larger amounts of God’s blessings from the Blessings Ocean, I am prepared to have both expected and unexpected changes show up. That’s okay. With the help of the angels, I can handle change. So can you.

I invite each of you to select an area of your life where receiving more blessings would be very helpful. I invite you to decide to expand the size of the container you’re using to claim and receive blessings in this area.

For example, you might decide to expand the container that brings you physical health, or you may choose to expand the container for friendships, or you could select a larger container for receiving housing blessings.

Those of you who are familiar with the creative process that I explained in Put Hand to Plow know that working with the Law of Mental Equivalence and the Law of Congruency is needed to get this task done.

Since none of this is as easy as it sounds, we go to the angels for help.

Angels of All of Us

Angels,
We give thanks for your presence and for your work on our behalf.

We are so very grateful for the information that tells us that we can have what those we call selfish have.

It is a relief to realize that they are not at fault for our lack, but we are. It is so awesome to realize that we can fix this; we can eliminate the lack by being open to receiving more of God’s blessings.

It is so fantastic to understand that God isn’t withholding from us, that it is we who are holding back from receiving. We have limited the size and the number of our bread baskets. We go to the Blessings Ocean with small containers.

As of right here and right now, we let go of our small containers. We form images of much larger ones. Our images are very clear: our containers are very, very large. We easily double the number of containers we possess.

We go to the Blessing’s Ocean and hold out all of our containers. We absolutely know and expect our containers to rapidly fill, and then overflow with God’s blessings. This was promised long ago, that our cups would run over.  We claim that promise now.

Angels of all of us,
As we do the work of imaging bigger and more containers, we know that you are with us and that you provide ideas, information and the energy to do this work.

We feel your presence, your protection, your support and your nurturance.

We hear you whisper, “All is well. Continue. Continue. Grow. Evolve. Expand. All is well.”  It is so fabulous to hear you, to know that you are right here with us.

Wow! How great it is to grow in the presence of those who serve God.

How awesome to stand holding our bread baskets out, watching them fill, seeing them overflow.

How fantastic to live in overflow!  How even more fabulous to understand that living with overflow is what God meant for us to do!

Thank you, angels of all of us. Thank you. What an amazing experience! Thank you for helping us to become greater than what we were.

And so it is.

Blessed be,

Barbara

Barbara S Lucas, PhD

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Rose’s Call-to-Action

March 9, 2015

Hi Everyone,
As you know, one of the angels who works with me, Rose, good tidings angel, gave a call-to-action on my Ask the Angels Coaching page on Face Book.  The call came last Thursday, March 5, 2015.

Rose reminded us that humans were given the ability to create whatever they can image.  She then gave the call: “Let each human spend 10 minutes daily imagining prosperity, health, joy, freedom, peace, harmony, acceptance and contentment for self and for all others.”

 This is a very tall order and a doable one.

Survival Needs
I suggest we start by imagining—forming pictures in our minds—that all of us have more than enough of the basic requirements for survival. These are the same for all humans:

  • Our minds require safety and stability
  • Our spirits require beauty and human interactions
  • Our bodies require oxygen, food, water and shelter.

Pictures, the universal language
Recall that pictures are the universal language. Everyone can speak in pictures. So picture or image that you, your family, your friends and your circles of influence (whatever groups you participate in) have these basic requirements of life in great abundance so that there is much left over to store and to share.

Spend 10 minutes a day imagining everyone having more than enough healthy, nourishing foods; clean, safe water; beautiful, roomy, well-designed and well-built shelters and clean air. See each of these persons living in safe, economically and politically stable environments. See them interacting with other humans in healthy, safe ways and see them surrounded by beauty.

For this 10 minutes, practice the Law of Congruency. Allow no thoughts or feelings that oppose these images to distract you.

If you want, make a vision board for this action. And, of course, we ask the angels for help.

Angels of All of Us
Angels of all of us,

We are grateful that you let us know that you are here with us. We feel your presence. Sometimes, we get glimpse of you and we thank you. It is so reassuring when this happens.

Angels of all of us,
As you know, Rose, glad tidings angel, gave a call-to-action last Thursday. We want to respond to that call.

It was nice to be reminded of our ability to create whatever we imagine. Remind us of this often so that our images are of what we really want: personal peace, freedom, health, joy, healthy relationships, satisfaction and contentment.

Help us to image these qualities for our self, our families, our friends and our communities. Help us to extend these images so that all humans are included.

We rejoice in this possibility. We see this as true and doable. We see the results of this imaging manifesting into physical reality for all right here and right now.

For this, we give thanks.

And so it is.
Peace,

Barbara

Barbara S Lucas, PhD
Go to Ask the Angels Coaching page on Face Book for images related to this work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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