Deepak Chopra and Intent

Deepak Chopra and Intent


Prayer and Fear

posted by dchopra

Question:
When, after my meditation, I pray for certain things, and then relax, the opposite of the outcome I want to happen pops up in my brain. For instance, if I pray for wealth, then I may picture myself as wealthy for a short time, but then the fear of being poor and losing everything grips me. Is this part of the process or am I not praying correctly?


Answer:
There is probably nothing wrong with the way you are praying. What seems to be happening is that your prayer for wealth is triggering subconscious feelings associated with money, in your case, a fear of poverty. Those activated deep memories and feelings radiate from you like a radio transmitter and actively manifest that financial lack. Unexamined and unresolved fears can thus counteract your prayers and conscious intentions and weaken their effect. The fears and other underlying issues need to be dealt with so that your consciousness is integrated and congruent in manifesting your prayers. Working through these fears will take your prayers to a deeper, more powerful level awareness where they will be answered more from a single authentic inner source.
Love,
Deepak



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Mukesh Mehta

posted March 12, 2008 at 6:11 pm


DEEPAK,
The prayers (human term) for trying to get comfort for something you feel short of or to create comfort of can only work for an individual if he or she starts accepting themselves. We have to start accepting the facts, We need to accept the situation and circumstances we are born in. We need to accept that whatever we are in a state of mind is because of what we saw through our eyes and what we heard through our ears.
The fears which is a very profound word that a human is being dealing with for thousands of years has got into a factual state that a human is fearing himself or herself on own.
THE DAY A HUMAN WOULD START NOT FEARING HIMSELF OR HERSELF THAT DAY WOULD BE A DAY OF COMFORT FOR THEM. WHEN YOUR MIND IS NOT INSINK WITH YOUR BODY THATS YOU FIND YOURSELF IN THE SITUATION OF A (HUMAN TERM) PRAYER.
MUKESH



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Char

posted March 12, 2008 at 9:41 pm


Well, I surely have enough fears, as I think most do. I agree with Deepak completely. However, I cannot currently perceive all that I fear and it’s hard enough to deal with the fears and doubts that I do see, which I cannot possibly move beyond in my lower state of consciousness, as the higher state has not yet become my regular or permanent reality. So for me, what I have found that seems to work is to ask for and then release what I want in prayer, leaving it up to God to take care of, as I always end in ‘if it be your will Lord, in Jesus Christ’s name.’ Therefore, I’m covered until I can get it right :-) If nothing else, it makes me feel good and I don’t worry about what I cannot do at the time and know that God will do it for me as is good for me.
Love, Char



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Laurie T. Jemison

posted March 13, 2008 at 1:01 pm


Here are a few things that have worked for me when I step into financial insecurity or any kind of insecurity: 1) I thank God for what I have instead of asking him for what I don’t have–this works for everything (e.g.)Thank you God that I am not any fatter than I am; or, Thank you God for the food that I do have. 2) Whenever I even start to feel fear of loosing anything I ask God to help me WANT to not be afraid of loosing anything. People are my biggest fear; 3) I also ask God to help me want to be OK no matter what my circumstances whether it be rich or poor, old or young, fat or skinny, and etc. 4)I do not live in the spirit of poverty. I share of my substance whenever I feel I need to because I know that so far, my needs have always been met. Neale Donald Walshe calls tithing the law of abundance. The Bible calls gratitude the law of increase; and finally 5) I play the thank-you game. Thank you God for my eyes, my ears, my nose, and mouth. Thank you for carpet to kneel on and a bed to sleep on. Thank you for running water, and indoor plumbing and toilet paper. After doing this for a couple of days I know longer have to think about things to be grateful about—I become gratitude.
Today, I rarely ask God for anything. I know he knows what I need or even desire.
Blessings,
Laurie



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Angell

posted March 14, 2008 at 11:13 pm


I, like many especially older catholics (recovering or otherwise, was raised on fear. I have changed my attitude on fear in that it is an illusion and something I would put in my way to keep from being in a life I consider happy and fulfilling. I know I have succeeded in riding myself of another piece of fear after I offer an affirmative prayer beginning with thank you and leave it to be fulfilled at the appropriate time as I work myself towards that goal. I practice surrendering to what I am and what I have as what I am meant to presently be and to have while I work to continue to realize my path of enlightenment. Success can be very different to others. My definition of success today is to feel as much love in my heart as I can possibly experience and be great”full” for all. I practice love and gratitude and express it often. This is the journey I have chosen today.



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joy

posted March 15, 2008 at 11:27 am


I have been reading these comments. Some are good. I would like to speak to the one signed Char. You said you always say. “if it be thy will” God’s word IS his will. “if we ask anything according to his word he heareth us” Joy



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