There is a lot of emphasis on this site on "manifesting" what one wants in his or her life. In the process of manifesting, some sort of energy must pass between ourselves and the universe. I am wondering if this energy is really prayer. I am also wondering if "affirmations" are also a sort of prayer.
Are we using different words for the same process?
I have a theory that prayer is a form of not yet measurable energy that goes out into the universe, and affects the way things turn out. I wish I could find the study I read about some years ago about the effect of prayer on the healing process of post-surgical heart patients. Two equally matched groups were formed. One set of patients were prayed for, and one set was not. The results were amazing. The group that was prayed for healed faster, had less pain, and had lower mortality rates than the group that was not prayed for.
So, when I want to manifest something in my life, am I not really praying for what I want? I thought it would be interesting to toss this question around the group, and see what all of you think about this.
Here is an interesting link that talks about prayer and healing: http://www.healingtherapies.info/prayer_and_healing.htm
Many blessings, Jai
asked 21 Jun '10, 10:28
Yes. Same process. Same energy. Different words.
answered 21 Jun '10, 10:59
I agree with Stingray. With both processes the key component is faith that the desired request will manifest. When a group prays with unwavering faith miracles happen. This is undoubtedly the explanation for healing in places like Lourdes. People go there, to pray for healing, with positive expectation and a strong belief that they will be cured and quite often unexplainable,miraculous healing ( in physical terms ) takes place.
answered 21 Jun '10, 12:06
It is the same thing, I agree, just different different methods to arrive at the same outcome.
answered 21 Jun '10, 20:07
I believe it is all the same just different techniques. It is written Praying always wilth all prayer. That which is called visualization was call treatment by the metaphysician many years ago. The metaphysician visualizes their object person as being well, perfect and complete, healthy and without disease. One of the meanings in German for visualize is to bring into the present! A good meaning.
answered 21 Jun '10, 21:44
I dare say Affirmations and Visualization are a sort of praying, and Manifesting is actually the Outcome of whatever process you use. Since Affirmations and Visualization are to be made with strong feelings involved, or Manifestation won't occur, in the same way praying needs of unwavering faith to produce miraculous results as mentioned by @Michaela. If @Stingray disagrees or sees it under a different light, I will submit, as I am so new to this and he knows best. :)
answered 21 Jun '10, 19:44
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