Mini True Prayer Meditation
The Definition of True Prayer – The premise of A Course in Miracles is that we are in Heaven with God dreaming that we are not. We made up this world and these forms to be special and to hide from God. This is explained very clearly and succinctly in our pamphlet, “In the Dream”, if you want details on that point.
Anyway, we are the Son of God, the Christ. We are perfect. Prayer, in the Course’s definition, is not utilized to ask for something. We are perfect. What would we need? True Prayer is used to commune with God and is a tool to help us remember who we are. In True Prayer we join with God. We might tell Him how much we love Him and how grateful we are that he created us perfect, just like Him. We might tell God how grateful we are to be completely taken care of by Him, forever safe and totally provided for. Then we become quiet. In this place of wholeness we can relax into our oneness and completely surrender. This is the Song of Prayer.
Then sometime later an inspired thought might come to us about some “problem” we have, a new way of thinking about it. This would be known as the echo of the Song. It’s not the Song but a fringe benefit of the Song. It’s not the purpose of the prayer. The key was joining with God in love and gratitude. You forget everything and get lost in His love. You become filled with the Spirit. Then having joined with the Holy Spirit, you, however temporarily, remember who you are and see the way to negotiate whatever you need to negotiate. We cannot ask God to fix our dream. He has nothing to do with it. But we can commune with Him, remember who we are and instead of making the situation, real we can peacefully use it to get home to God.
MINI TRUE PRAYER MEDITATION
Close your eyes. I am going to count from 1 to 10. As I count you will climb a set of stairs into the clouds. At the top of the stairs the Holy Spirit or Jesus will meet you. Ready? 1… 2… 3… 4… 5… 6… 7… 8… 9… 10… You are at the top of the stairs. You may step off onto the clouds and be embraced by the One who loves you.
Off in the distance you see a bright light with three steps leading up to it. Make your way over. You are going to join with the light. But first you must dispense with anything that would prevent you from joining with the light.
Put all of your problems, your goals and plans, your ideas, judgments and opinions, your self-identity and even your body on the stairs leading up to the light. Put anything that would define you as other than who you are, the Son of God , on the stairs. Have you put everything on the stairs? Okay, climb the three stairs to the light. Now step into the light.
You are home. Join in love and gratitude with God. Now we will rest in His arms for a few minutes remembering who we are. [5-10 min.]
Okay, it’s time to go. Remember, you can come back here any time you want. Know, that in reality, this is where you always are and will always be.
Now walk slowly out of the light down the staircase and onto the clouds. The Holy Spirit and Jesus are waiting for you. You can pick up whatever you left on the stairs that you want to keep or you can leave part of it or all of it there for the Holy Spirit and Jesus to use to help you reach the home where God abides. It is up to you.
Now when you are ready, knowing that the Holy Spirit and Jesus are with you, you can slowly open your eyes.
As you open you eyes you might notice that although you still seem to retain the items you left on the stairs: your problems, your goals and plans, your ideas, judgments and opinions, your self-identity, your body – you will notice they are a little lighter, a little less dense and a little less real.
Now repeat after me… Thank you Father. I love you. And I want you to know… I am on my way home.