God is at home. We are in the far country – Meister Eckhart – Christian mystic (1260-1328)
The first requirement of any level of prayer is the requirement of receptivity. This is foundational to any aspect of prayer at whatever level.
Receptivity is a way of being in the world. It is a way of asking without asking. However, this is not the core approach for those who are taught to pray from Level 1 prayer consciousness.
With ordinary level prayer there is a core belief system in place that keeps the practice of prayer from being effective. This is the core belief in the personal sense of self.
It is from this core belief in the sense of the separate personal self that Level 1 prayer is engaged with. The reason why prayer at this level is not answered is because there is no connection between you and the Divine.
While you maintain your core belief in the separate personal self you will not be energetically connected to the Divine. This is because the Divine does not recognise you as being separate from it.
God is not a creator of persons – Bernadette Roberts – The Real Christ.
Nobody at any time is cut off from God. ― Meister Eckhart
You are the one who cuts off your connection to Divine Intention intended to be gloriously expressed through you through your attachment to the separate sense of self.
The infinite I AM is forever waiting to express through you as the finite “I am.”
The belief in the separate sense of personal self is what is meant by the word “sin.” Sin is not about your moral conduct related to the finite idea of good versus evil.
This is a core misunderstanding of this word in the teachings of Christian Churchianity.
When the Master Jesus heals people, he follows it by a clear instruction. He says, “Go and sin no more.”
The master is not advising you about your moral conduct.
He is advising you to give up your core belief in the idea that what you feel yourself as separate. This belief in your sense of separate self is not your core reality.
Your core reality is Oneness.
Without your willingness to give up this core belief in your feeling separate from the Divine the malady that was healed may well return.
With the maintenance of this core belief in separateness your prayers are not answered because they go against the primary reality of At-One-Ment.
The way to make prayer effective is to take the journey into this experience of Oneness and let Oneness flow into the world through you.
In this way you honour the line from the Lord’s prayer, “Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.” The heavenly experience can only come through you. It is designed to come through you would that you be willing to trust it.
In Christian teachings this is called Christ consciousness. This is an experience whereby you KNOW that you are not separate from the Divine. St Paul called it “Putting on the Mind of Christ.”
This experience takes you beyond Level 1 prayer. With this grace experience of awakening beyond the sense of the separate personal self you now KNOW that you and the Divine are never separate.
You are now ready to be a receiver of Divine Intention which is your true-life purpose and your way to real prosperity.