EP153 Why Prayer is Really a Means of Trusting
In this episode, I help you to move from the fear-based ego mind, into the faith-based heart center using the simplicity of prayer.
KC: Welcome to The Business of Life Podcast. My name is Keith Callahan, your host. Today, I want to talk to you about the simplicity of prayer. So a lot of times with spirituality, with religion, with the spiritual practice, the concept of prayer can become confusing. The concept of the purpose of prayer, the concept of the practice of prayer can get confusing.
Let’s be honest. A lot of people have moved away from the practice of prayer because they’ve moved away from the practice – a religion, like a dedicated religion. But here’s the simplicity of prayer as I see it and how it works in my life and how I’ve taught it to others.
Prayer is simply a means of trusting. That’s all it is. So it’s a means of trusting and placing your faith and your energy in something that is outside of the control of your mind. It’s not outside of your control. Prayer is a very active process. Prayer is a process where we move our energy from our controlling manic ego in this – the ego sense, the mind sense, the eye sense, the self sense. We move it from there into our heart and then we reside in our heart and we trust that we’re going to be guided, that we’re going to be – that everything is working out divinely and flowing divinely in our life and we don’t need to intervene until the message from the heart comes and tells us to intervene.
It’s a very, very, very active process though and the active process is moving from the fear-based ego mind, into the faith-based heart center. That’s prayer. That’s prayer. It’s a full surrender and it can look different at different times. At times we’re going through really tough things in our lives, this is where most people experience prayer. They’re going through something extremely tough and we’re like, “Oh my god. Help me. I can’t do this myself.” Like that’s usually the first thing that comes out of our minds, right?
Like when the S-H-I-T is hitting the fan, God, please help me just get through this. You know, we come to that total, total surrender space and we move out of our minds because we haven’t been able to figure things out in our minds and we move into that deeper physiological place that’s inside of all of us.
So I don’t know if that helps or not. I think that for me, literally it took like 10 years to fully embrace that process and it’s a continual process and it’s a process where I continue to remind myself of the times where I made that full surrender and the divine came in and took over. The object of the game – I will be honest. When the S-H-I-T hits the fan, it’s actually easier to do it at that point because there’s this energy. There’s this chemical change that happens within you and you just – like you drop and you just surrender 100 percent and you beg for help.
Where prayer becomes more work is during our day to day lives. During our day to day lives just keeping our attention focused in that trusting place and operating from there.
So I hope that helps. Have a beautiful, beautiful day today. We will see you on the next episode. Peace!
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