You’ve probably heard the phrase, “Pray without ceasing.” But what is prayer? Taking what may seem like a bold leap, I’m asking you to consider that prayer is play.
So what is play? Children know this better than most, but if you ask them what it is, they can’t describe it in words. That’s because play is a state of mind, a state of being. Play is fun, carefree, joyful, happy, imaginative… In short, anything is possible in play.
Anything is possible in prayer, too. And traditional religions (Christianity in particular) aren’t the only ones teaching this.
“The world is your oyster.” –Shakespeare
“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.” –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“Anything the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.” –Napoleon Hill
“It sounds counter-intuitive but the more you give, the more you will receive.” –Dr. Joe Vitale
“All things are possible when you claim your Goddess-self. Imagine you are a Goddess, Now, be the Goddess you imagine.” –Abby Willowroot (1997)
The key is in Abby Willowroot’s quote: “Be the Goddess you imagine!” Call it Goddess, Universe, Source, Spirit… Call it whatever you can relate to. But first imagine it. Then, be it.
When children play, they convince themselves that they are super heros, princesses, firefighters, unicorns, and all mmanner of seen and unseen things. They imagine so vividly that they become their play.
We need to imagine being who, what, where and how we want to be, ideally. We must imagine it so vividly and persistently that we can’t help but become it.
This is not work. It’s play at its finest!
So the play-prayer connection? Prayer is not work. It’s a recognition of, and identification with the universal truth that all things are possible, for you, right now, and they’re happening now, for you. This is why we use affirmative prayer in Metaphysics – because begging doesn’t feel good, and being positive feels great. 🙂
You may need lots of prayer treatments, at least once a day for many days. The truth is, you can “be there” in one treatment, no problem. However, consistently treating/praying helps convince your logical, human mind that what you are praying is so now.
Keep your thoughts, words and actions elevated. Act as if you’re already where, who, and what you want to be. Because every thought, word and deed is a prayer. This is why I say play without ceasing. The more fun you have, the better you feel more of the time, the better your life looks and feels to you.
Play without ceasing… Starting now!