Audio version read by Rev. Steven Lane Taylor, B.Msc.
Do prayers, visualizations, affirmations or other spiritual practices really work, or if they only work sometimes, why?
This question is repeatedly asked by many—by those who ask for prayer, and by those who pray or use some other spiritual practice for themselves or others. With the progression in spiritual awakening, the answers change.
As an example, in the old-time, basic fundamentalist religion, prayer for most people is a pleading, begging, or hoping for some desired result. As a person moves in spiritual awareness to a higher plane of consciousness or understanding—such as that of New Thought or basic metaphysics—the pleading and begging cease, and prayer becomes an affirming that, through God’s Power, the desired effect is already so.[Read more…] about The Effectiveness and Non-Effectiveness of Spiritual Practices