To be full of things is to be empty of God. To be empty of things is to be full of God. — Meister Eckhart
In step three of the “Ask, believe and receive” process you are open to receiving.
However, what will be received is what is intended to be received through you provided you are open to such receiving.
The Universe created you for its own purpose and glory. It isn’t for you to dictate the way in which this is to be given expression.
Most all prayer at Level 1 (more on this later) is directed to the Divine by way of dictating what the personality wants to happen within this time and space dimension.
It doesn’t work that way. The Christian mystic Miester Eckhart said it rightly when he declared.
When the higher flows into the lower the lower is transformed by the Higher – Miester Eckhart (1260-1328)
Notice the word “flows.”
The lower relates to the personality. The Higher relates to Divine Intention. Notice the direction of the flow.
The direction moves from the Higher to the lower – not the other way. The request of the personality (lower) doesn’t flow to the Higher.
Willingness to be open to the unknown rather than belief in a fixed position as derived from a concept or outer authority opens the heart to the flow of Divine Intention.
Prayer is answered when you are open to being prayed through.
This is an energetic relationship beyond words. It is a relationship with the Silence and the Still Small Voice within that guides your purpose in alignment with Love’s Purpose.
This is the paradoxical experience that various modern mystics have referred to as Stillness that Speaks (Eckhart Tolle) or The Thunder of Silence (Joel Goldsmith).
Prayer is where you become a servant of Love’s purpose which is your real purpose.
This is not something to believe in (other than as a first step) but a journey that you alone are here to explore and allow to come through you in your own way.
It is an EXPERIENCETIAL journey. The mystic Rumi says it this way.
It’s your road, and yours alone.
others may walk it with you,
but no one can walk it for you.
Beware those who will tie you to walking the Journey of Prayer in their way.
You are a unique expression of Divine Intention. How that intention is to be expressed through you is not a belief. It is an experience beyond belief.
It must become a KNOWING. It must become the dance that you alone are here to dance. You are here to learn to trust the way in which the Divine dances in you, through you and as you.
In this kind of relationship, you can declare “Inside I’m Dancing.” In this kind of relationship, you can declare as the poet Anna declares in A Land Not Mine
The Secret of Secrets is inside me again – Anna Anathova – A Land Not Mine.