Sermon – Comm-Unity On the Hill Congregation, Washington, D.C.*
Rev. Robbins S. Hopkins, Ed.D.
Thank you for asking me to speak. It is delightful to be here this morning. The question I am exploring today is, “What is authentic prayer”? Just plain and simple, authentic prayer is prayer that works. It is prayer that brings results. It is prayer that produces energy shifts. Authentic Prayer is powerful business. Well then, how do we accomplish this?
The Bible has a few things to say to us about prayer.
“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us – whatever we ask – we know that we have what we asked of him” (1 John 5:14-15).
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds ….” (Philippians 4:6-7).
“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. (Ephesians 6:18).
“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express” (Romans 8:26).
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The week before Hurricane Irene, exactly 7 days before it hit this area, we decided last minute to book a house in North Carolina for the week for my husband and myself. We have been going to the beach in August for 41 years and we realized we were not going to go because none of our family were free to join us. We discussed this at length and decided to make a reservation and take a weeks’ vacation just for us. That felt very wonderful, celebratory in fact! One day later, we realized that there was a Tropical Storm in the Atlantic. We thought, we had better arrange for trip insurance in case something more serious became of this storm. We called for the insurance and were told that we could not get insurance now because there was a named storm in the Atlantic, specifically now called IRENE. So, my energy was very focused on this storm not only because of this reservation but also because I had been going to the North and South Carolina coasts literally all my life except for 4 years when were lived overseas.
So the prayers began in earnest. Every time I went into prayer, I got the feeling I was simply nipping at the heels of Hurricane IRENE. I did all the things I usually do in working at the global level but I could not feel any shifts in energy which is how I know the prayers have been effective. One day about the 4thday into the prayer effort, I finally asked in sacred space, “How do we do this?” I was feeling overwhelmed and completely under effective. Someone had shared with me that the Hurricane itself covered an area as large as Arizona. This left me totally amazed. I could feel the power and strength of Irene when in prayer and something I called powerful fury but I did not know how to address it in prayer.
*Comm-Unity on the Hill, meets at 10 Street and G Street, N.W. in jointly shared space with First Congregational Church of Washington D.C.. Services begin at 1 PM on Sundays. Comm-Unity can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-379-4450 . All are welcome.
** This sermon was preceded by a guided meditation for the congregation. This was offered October 2011
When we are on a conscious spiritual journey, sooner or later we spend time in Silence. But this is just the beginning of our potential journey.
After Silence, we may need to spend time on imbalances in our field. This can happen when our “quiet time” results in tough, yucky stuff appearing on the scene. Thoughts and feelings which are out of balance, unpleasant, heavy or unprocessed do frequently show up. Unsettling issues are a part of our dialogue with the Greater Whole.
This is the Divine Presence talking with us about what we need to focus on to remain in balance. Unsettling feelings are not the result of being in Silence. They are the result of our seeking inner peace! When we go into Silence we are seeking peace, balance, wholeness and centeredness. If we have unresolved issues with a co-worker, a spouse or a friend, we are likely to have them pop up after a period of sitting in Silence. In fact, many people never go into the Silence for this very reason. They are afraid that issues they do not want to look at will show up.
Guess what? Unpleasant issues, thoughts and feelings are ALREADY in our energy field, draining us of our Light and life force energy! They are already causing imbalance. Just because we are not thinking about them, does not mean they go away. In fact, because we are trying to “resist” them, they are even more demanding of our attention. The quickest way to resolve any unpleasant issue is to work in sacred space with our unresolved thoughts and feelings which are causing us stress or anger.
It is easy to say well “she should do this” or “he would be a whole lot happier if …”. However this will never bring resolution to an imbalance affecting us. These responses are actually a form of gossip and can perpetuate and expand the imbalance. As long as we focus on what others could or should be doing, we miss the lesson for ourselves. We are the ones who have to take the steps to re-establish inner peace for ourselves. Then others sense a shift in us and they are also affected by our coming into greater balance.
Coming into balance and inner peace is our part of the partnership with All That Is. No one else can do this work for us. The more we engage in this self-work, the more expansive our inner peace becomes. It begins to permeate our entire being and all our affairs for the positive. If this is hopeful or of interest to you, keep seeking and you will find exactly what you are meant to discover. There are infinite ways to undertake a work out process from Silence to release. Here is one you might try and adapt for you own purposes.
WORKING OUT with DIVINE PRESENCE– When we notice charged feelings and thoughts, causing imbalances, one option is to work them out within a sacred space, through writing to Divine Presence and then letting the imbalances go. Here are some steps towards that goal.
1. Open a sacred space in which to work. This gives us access to Divine wisdom, energy, love and support even when we are writing by ourselves. ( See Note A, for ideas of how to do this.)
2. The letter
Get a journal solely for these writings and date each letter. Sign your name as you would in any letter.
Address the letter to Dear God/ Beloved Oneness/ Perfect Love/ Great I AM/ Mohamed/Mary/Jesus/Buddha/Saint Germain/Ascended Masters, etc.
Keep this journal in a safe place where you are sure no one will find it or read it.
3. Explore the specific situation around which you have strong feelings which is causing you imbalance.
Begin by writing about your feelings.
Write as clearly as possible and with total honesty.
Include thoughts as well as feelings about the situation.
Write as much as you can until you feel really done.
Sign your letter each time you finish for the day
4. Ask in the Silence what fears and blocked energy you are carrying which are manifesting as imbalanced energy specifically related to you journal topic.
Specify the fears and other blocked energy in the journal as notes after your letter.
5. Go into a space of stillness and call for the sacred flame (within all of us) to consume all blocked energies you have identified which are causing turbulence and imbalance in your energy field from their originating source in this lifetime or from any previous life form you have taken.
If forgiveness comes to mind forgive self and others completely.
6. Give thanks for the healing support and vibration clearing of your energy field.
7. Continue to write about this imbalance as long as it remains in your consciousness following this process each day you write about it.
Every time you enter into stillness for clearing, healing energy will consume the low vibrating thoughts and feelings separating you from Peace.
You are only responsible for your own feelings. If you change, others involved in your situation will be profoundly affected as well.
Take as much time on the issues as you need, knowing that your desire and intention for Inner Peace will be completely supported.
NOTE A: Here is one way to open sacred space. ” I call forth my Highest “I AM” Self , the Angelic Host, the Ascended Masters (Jesus/Krishna/Mary/Mohammed/ Moses/St. Ignatius/Buddha ,etc.), the Nature Intelligences, Cosmic Light Beings of the Universe, Divine Ancestors and Divine Physicians to help me hold this sacred healing space. I may then say, “Spirit of the Living God/Great Oneness /Divine Wholeness/Holy Spirit, come forth into this space dedicated to wholeness and balance. My thanks.”
Peace, joy and health can only be obtained by entering into one’s Silent self. However, while trying to get to a state of Silence, we often we have to face issues that are unresolved, problems we are struggling with and feelings we do not want to feel.
This stops many a person from meditating, being in Silence or lying in shavasana ( corpse pose) on a yoga mat. The key here is to stay with the Silence while releasing all connection you have with the issues entering and swirling around your mind. One way to think of this is to allow the ideas, thoughts and issues that show up to pass across your “mind screen” and out of your focus. A mantra, a point of vision like a candle or attention to breath can help to bring our focus back to Silence. A mantra might be,” I am One with All That Is”, or “I am God’s Beloved Child”. With enough detachment from our mind’s issues, thoughts, problems, and people, one can move past the monkey mind to a place of no thought while in stillness. This however does not come quickly to some.
When I first began to try to meditate sitting up, I would sit with my back next to an old black walnut tree.
One day when I was wrapped in a sarape, covered with a hat and gloves and determined to “have my own time”, I thought, is this really what I am doing? By then, the snow was coming down rather steadily but that tree and I had bonded so I sat until I was completely snow covered. I felt a certain peace in doing that because, I so desperately needed time for Silence, even if it was snowing. When I could get to that tree, I felt welcomed because of having put all else aside to go into Silence. I did not really know what I was doing but I knew I had to show up and be still and let the Silence guide me into greater Peace. Bit by bit, step by step I was led into the Silence until that state increasingly stayed with me through the day, through my work, through my creating and through my pain.
Here is what I have learned along the way. We can’t be in stillness and Silence if we don’t show up. The first step in meditating is to show up with the intention for Silence and stillness. Another step is to select a place dedicated to enter into Silence. It may be in a corner of a room or it may be a favorite chair or a special tree or garden. The place has to be a haven for the time you intend to meditate. The major challenge though is to continue to come to Silence, even when your last experience was of the mind churning with thoughts.
One can think of this process as training the mind, like one would train a dog to obey. For most non-meditators, the mind runs willy-nilly all over the place, most of the time. As you begin to sit in the quiet, with the intention to connect to the Greater Whole, the Oneness, you have to let the thoughts pass through without picking any of them up and without giving any of them attention. In the beginning this may be all you do for months. Then one day, you will come out of mediation and realize that you have “lost time” when you were not conscious of sitting in the Silence. This is the golden feeling of peace and balance. As we begin to have a glimpse of this, there is nothing in the entire universe that can touch us this way. We have created the time and space for peace in our lives.
Meditating in a group is easier for most people than meditating alone. This is because as we gather in a group, there is more energy focused on meditation making it easier to enter into that energy flow. However, you can simulate this by setting the intention to meditate with those of the Highest Light around the globe who are meditating at the same time you are. You will be connected energetically with those meditators and it is often easier to get into the flow than trying to meditate alone.
In our lives we get very attached to what is going on with our friends, family, job and affairs. We have opinions, ideas, concerns, conflicts, solutions running around in our heads constantly. Meditation is a time to check out of the dailyness of our lives and seek Peace for a few moments while remaining conscious of being awake. It is like taking an energy nap to renew yourself. However, unlike sleep, meditation trains the mind to be still in the midst of chaos, and this expands into the very fabric of our lives. Over time, as we begin to be able to detach from our mind’s daily drama while in meditation, we increasingly do detach from the drama in our daily lives as well. When our mind gets used through Silence and stillness to our letting thoughts and feelings pass us by, we learn to increasingly remain non-attached to all outcomes in our lives as well. This enables us to increasingly hold the space for the Highest Benevolent Outcome for everything we are involved in all areas of our lives.
In Ray’s efforts to learn to meditate he kept coming up against his feelings about work which were not positive. This would throw him out of a peaceful state, again and again. He became very frustrated with his efforts to meditate. When this happens, we are being led to attend to the negative feelings that are coming up. It is not that we are “failing” in our efforts to meditate, it is that we need to attend to these negative feelings. Here are some ways to do this:
1. Out loud, say “I release all these negative thoughts and feelings I am carrying about work, totally and completely”.
2. In a journal, write out all the negative thoughts and feelings you have about work and the costs and benefits to you of holding onto these. Decide which thoughts and feelings you are going to keep, which ones you are going to let go of and what further actions you are going to take.
3. While you are coming out of your state of Silence and stillness, call forth you sacred inner flame and command it out loud to consume all your blocked emotional, mental, thermal( self-protective) and spiritual energy from their originating sources which are manifesting as these thoughts and feeling about work in the present. All that can leave you energy field today will go.
There is nothing in the world like Silence for healing and for guiding us to balance. Our thoughts and feelings create the imbalances and the balances in our lives. The more we are in Silence and stillness, and attend to the imbalances surfacing there, the more balance we will manifest in our lives. Silence trumps everything we think we are for a glimpse of the peace and stillness within, which is who we truly are.
All suffering and sorrow feelings are due to un-forgiveness energy. Where there is sorrow, there is un-forgiveness energy. The two exist together. What can we do about sorrow and suffering energy?
Craig and Dana have been married 18 years. They love each other, are happily employed, have two children and are healthy. However their sex life by their own report has always been difficult. They have a long history of missed opportunities, guilt feelings, sadness energy, failure and frustration energy with each other sexually. Yet there is love on both sides for the other. They have “tried everything” including therapy, changing techniques, weekend get-aways with support groups, videos, talking with trusted friends. They have yelled, accused, defended and attacked each other repeatedly through the years. They have also tried calmly taking with each other about what is missing, wrong and not working.
After years of deep sorrow and frustration, we talked about forgiveness. Their work began with forgiveness of self for all their perceived failures, the years of unsuccessful attempts at loving intimacy and for their own judgments they held about their partners.
This is what it looked like. Dana would sit in silence and ask to be shown places of un-forgiveness she carried about herself regarding her sexual relationship with Craig. She would sometimes get a snippet of a past conversation, a fragment of an argument or a memory of a specific weekend where she had sobbed in great anguish. She would focus on one of these images from the past and say, “I forgive myself totally and completely.” She might say this 20 or 30 times or more if the pain was especially raw. Sometimes she cried so hard, she reported having to write out the forgiveness statements because she could not speak them aloud. Sometimes the same situation or memory would surface again weeks later and she would have to forgive herself all over again.
Craig was following his own process as well. He tended to remember specific times where he felt he had failed and worked through those scenarios at first. As these receded in intensity, other memories presented themselves where he had been deeply sad, then others where he had been frustrated and eventually times of feeling guilty surfaced. Both Dana and Craig were led in Silence to different processes for their individual work.
When they got to a place where no more need for self -forgiveness was coming up, they switched to forgiveness of each other. Slowly, slowly compassion for self and for each other began to surface. They were able to spend intimate time together in tiny steps with no expectations. The beginning steps made without the mantel of the past led to more trust, more success, more expressed loving wholeness over time. They began to find their way together by retuning to forgiveness of self and each other when they hit more road blocks. They both reported success in their efforts to spend intimate time together. They also reported that throughout their entire lives, they were seeing new evidence of this forgiveness energy working and smoothing out other challenges they faced.
Forgiveness work, whatever the topic is, has to begin with ourselves. We have to forgive ourselves for what we see as our anger, sadness, mistakes, ignorance, etc. This is the only way we can totally and completely forgive another person from the heart. Both parts of this process, forgiveness of self and of another have to be taken together. Forgiveness of self allows the forgiveness of another to fully manifest. If we do not see our own brokenness and sorrow and move to release it from our energy field, we will never be able to forgive another wholly and completely. Suffering and sorrow then remain with us in our energy field.
Karl was divorced by his wife after 22 years of marriage. They were in counseling for a year before the divorce was final but his wife felt the situation was irreconcilable. When I began working with Karl, he was still very angry, deeply hurt, with feelings of abandonment, mistreatment and rage. He could not feel any energy for a new relationship even 4 years after his divorce. He felt betrayed through no fault of his own.
When we began talking about self-forgiveness, he was totally closed to this. He was divorced by his wife after all. Karl told me his wife was the one at fault and he had nothing to forgive himself about. We continued to talk about his feelings around this divorce and eventually we tried a session in sacred space, where he simply said, “I forgive myself totally and completely”, over and over until it felt complete for that day. There was no image of what that forgiveness might be about specifically. He worked with this for several weeks and eventually the dam broke and he was able to grieve the loss and forgive himself for all the things he was blaming himself for, which he could not see nor name at the time.
Divine Grace was present in these sessions working with his unseen energy, unseen by me and by him as well. Nonetheless, the forgiveness progressed and in time he also did the needed work in forgiving his wife. He eventually began to date other people and reported he was a different person completely from who he had been in his earlier marriage. He tells me he still uses that process especially around things he does not understand but knows are out of balance.
Steps to take when suffering and sorrow are present.
1. Create a sacred space by saying, I open a sacred space with my I AM Energy/Eternal Self/Spiritual Self and Divine Presence in the highest forms ( angels, ascended teachers, divine ancestors, nature intellegences, etc.) to help me forgive myself.
2. Sit quietly to settle into the sacred space. Set the intention of your work by stating in your mind that the forgiveness work is around your marriage, your relationship with your mother, the loss of your child or spouse, the relationship with your boss, specific abuse or trauma you have experienced, etc.
3. Begin silently to yourself saying, “I forgive myself totally and completely“. Repeat this until you feel this in your heart. You might put your hands on your heart as you are saying this.
4. If you try this for 15 minutes and feel little or nothing, try this. “Sacred Flame from within me, consume any blocked emotional, mental, self-protective ( thermal) energy, spiritual energy or curse energy I am manifesting which is keeping me from being able to forgive myself. I command this stuck energy out of my field, now. Thanks be to God/All That is. ” Wait 5 minutes in this energy.
5. Return to #3 again. If this is still not working, write this out in a journal, again and again. However, remember to open a sacred space within which to work. This is most important!
6. When you feel no more un-forgiveness of self is present, which could take days or months, use this same process for others in your situations. “I forgive ___________ totally and completely.” Even when you are working with the death of another, do this part of the work. Often we are angry, sad and out of balance with a loved one for having left us here without them.
This process works because when we open Sacred Space we engage our Eternal, Spiritual Selves and all the Loving Presence of All That Is to help us heal. When we surrender to loving forgiveness, we return to our natural state of balance which has left us due to experiences in the past. We come into the present and thereby heal from the past.
New spiritual information is coming through for those with Crohn’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, ALS, high cholesterol, vitiligo, chronic fatigue, glaucoma, HIV/AIDs, common cold, epilepsy, body’s electrical system, and irritable bowel syndrome. Recently, each of these conditions has been described by Divine Knowing to me as the result of imbalances in energy which have attracted a virus to the physical body. The viruses are doing the damage at the physical level manifesting as these various conditions or diseases. Despite the fact that medically several of these conditions have not been linked to viruses, this is the pathway for healing that has been given spiritually.
Imagine my total amazement when over time, more and more imbalances such as those listed above have been addressed by Divine Knowing as caused by viruses. Through spiritual explanation, we contract a virus to our bodies because of some blocked energy, emotional, mental, thermal (self-protective) or spiritual (fear and doubt) which has compromised our immune system. I am seeing healing for clients when bodies have been cleared of this blocked energy manifesting as a “Crohn’s causing virus” or as a “glaucoma causing virus”, for example. This is the exact wording coming from Divine Knowing.
It may be years before we have medical confirmation of this spiritual information regarding virual sources for these imbalances. However, if you or a loved one is suffering with the above mentioned imbalances, you can use the following prayers for support and healing.
Prayer in my applied definition is working with Divine Presence or Universal Energy to bring forth the needed healing vibrations for shifting imbalances. All prayers are helpful though I have found that the more specifically directed this call for healing is, the more powerful it is. We are going tojump to graduate level prayer for maximum impact. Some background might be helpful before we put the prayers to use.
The major types of blocked energy so far revealed are emotional, mental, thermal (protective) and spiritual (fear and doubt).
The sacred flame is a form of Divine Presence within each of us. This energy is eternal, all knowing and all powerful. This concept comes from the Saint Germain teachings.
Open a sacred healing space for all prayers with a call to Divine Presence. I open my prayers by saying, “I call forth my beloved I AM Energy, the Ascended Masters, the Angelic Host, the highest Cosmic Light Beings of the Universe, the Nature Intelligences, the Divine Ancestors and Divine Physicians”.
Thurman was diagnosed with glaucoma and it was affecting both eyes. He asked me to pray for his healing. I opened the Sacred Space with my I AM Energy and that of the Divine Realm and said:
I call forth the sacred flame from within Thurman. Consume the blocked emotional, mental, thermal and spiritual blocked energies from this lifetime and any previous lifetime manifesting as a “glaucoma producing virus”. Virus, return to complete balance with all other tissues in the body. Let there be balance in Thurman’s eyes. And So It Is. Thanks to All That Is.
Say the prayer knowing it will be heard. All we ask, think, say is heard. Every hair on our head is counted! Stand in partnership with Divine Presence and know the call will be heard. It is your spiritual birthright to call the Energy of Divine Presence into this dimension for healing. Hold the intention for balance and wholeness and when it can manifest, it will do so.
This is a prayer you could say for yourself if you have high cholesterol or any of the other conditions listed in the first paragraph. Open the sacred healing space to begin.
I call forth the sacred flame from within me. Sacred Flame consume the blocked emotional, mental, thermal and spiritual energies I am carrying from this lifetime or any previous lifetime manifesting as a “high cholesterol causing virus” at the physical level. Virus come into perfect balance with all the tissues of my body. Let there be balance with this virus and my cholesterol levels. And So It Is. My gratitude and thanks.
You may have a friend or family member who is not open to prayer. Therefore, it makes no sense to try to get their permission at a human level, for healing prayer. Their minds are not open to this. In sacred space though we are ALL ONE, created from Universal Love Energy. Your love for this person will be strongly channeled for their highest good through your prayer of healing love for them. You can do no harm by sending Love energy in their direction by calling it into their field. They will feel the love even if the healing cannot be received. Eventually love heals all.
Here is a prayer for a person whom you might not have spoken to about prayer. Open the sacred healing space first.
I hold Kalli in this Sacred Healing Space for her highest benevolent outcome. I call forth her I AM Energy. Sacred flame, come forth from within Kalli. Consume all blocked emotional, mental, thermal or spiritual energies from this lifetime or any other lifetime which are currently manifesting as a “cancer producing virus” at the physical level. I command this virus to come into right relationship with the rest of Kalli’s body at all levels. All cells in this body balance in the name of the Most High. And So it is. Blessings of the Light. My loving thanks.
This prayer energy works powerfully because we have chosen to partner with Divine Presence. We have come knowing that we will be heard. We are commanding Divine healing energy into this earthly dimension through our own commitment to love and service, to self or others. We are commanding the return of balance for ourselves or for another. Use these prayers when you or others are facing these imbalances. I give deep thanks together with all of you, that this approach to healing is being shared with us at this time in our evolution.
Here are specific prayers and approaches to help us come into balance with All That Is/ God/ Universal Goodness. These prayers target blocked energy for clearing energy fields to allow our feelings, our body or our relationships to heal. All prayer should begin with opening a sacred healing space. There are many ways to do that. Here are two options.
I. Before prayer, open the Sacred Space.
This is done to amplify our prayers, to create a protected healing space for the prayers and to help us begin to create real partnerships with these Divine Energy Beings who are always available to support us.
A. I call forth my highest I AM Self. ( This is the part of us that is always One with God. ) I call the Angelic Host, the Ascended Masters and the Highest Cosmic Light Beings of the Universe to hold this sacred space for healing and wisdom with me. And so it is.
B. I am opening a sacred space for this prayer. My deepest thanks for this support and healing grace.
II. Clear your own energy before commanding energy through prayer.
If you have any inkling that you feel your prayer is not going to work, clear your doubt and fear before praying. ALL OUR PRAYERS ARE HEARD!! Further, if you are carrying un-forgiveness about yourself, this needs to be released before prayer is powerful.
A. Divine Knowing, clear the blocked energy I am carrying which is manifesting as doubt and fear concerning what I am about to pray for. My thanks.
B. Spirit of the Living God, I ask for forgiveness for the anxiety I am carrying about my job interview. Thank you.
III. I have a body part that is in pain.
I call forth the Sacred Flame ( God in flame form within us) to consume the blocked mental, thermal (protective) and spiritual (fear) energy originating from this lifetime or any other lifetime from the year, month and day of its inception into my field which is manifesting now as a painful _______ (knee, hip, hand), etc. Consume the blocked energy to allow for balance of my _______ (knee, hip, hand), etc. in present time. I am open to the healing energy in any form that is possible. Thanks be to God.
IV. I have a stuffy nose with cloudy discharge. (fill in the condition/symptoms)
I call forth the Sacred Flame ( God in flame form within us) to consume the blocked mental, thermal (protective) and spiritual (fear) energy originating from this lifetime or any other lifetime from the year, month and day of its inception into my field which is manifesting now as a stuffy nose with cloudy discharge. Consume the blocked energy allowing for balance of my body with regard to the symptoms of this stuffy nose. Thanks be to All That Is.
V. Brad has recurring headaches. (fill in the condition/symptoms)
I call Brad’s highest I AM Self into this sacred healing and wisdom circle. I call forth the Sacred Flame from within Brad to consume the blocked emotional, mental, thermal(protective) and spiritual (fear) energy originating from this lifetime or any other lifetime from the year, month and day of its inception into Brad’s field which is manifesting now as recurring headaches. Consume the blocked energy allowing for balance of his body. Thanks be to All That Is.
VI. I had a bad argument with my spouse,child, co-worker, mother, friend.
I ask for deep forgiveness for my part in escalating the argument with _____ (name) last night. I call forth the Sacred Flame to consume the blocked emotional, mental, thermal and spiritual energy from my energy field from this lifetime or from any previous lifetime which is manifesting now as this argument with _____ (name). Clear all this old stagnant, blocked energy which can go today. I call Peace and Divine Energy into the midst of my relationship with _____ (name). Thank you, Divine Grace.
VII. I feel angry with my spouse for his lack of awareness of what needs to be done around the house.
Sacred Flame come forth and consume the blocked mental, thermal and spiritual energy originating from this lifetime or any other lifetime which is manifesting as my repeated anger and frustration with my spouse about his lack of awareness of what needs to be done in our house. I call forth the Blessings of the Light for our relationship. I am so grateful for this support and healing energy.
VIII. I feel depressed and lethargic.
I call forth the Sacred Flame of All That Is from within me. Sacred Flame, come forth and consume the emotional, mental, thermal and spiritual energy originating from my lifetime or from any other lifetime from the specific year, month and year of its inception which is currently manifesting as my feeling depressed and lethargic. Show me ways to move out of this place of darkness and separation. Help me to see small steps I can take. My profound thanks.
IX. I am afraid for __________(name) and what is happening to him/her.
Sacred flame consume the blocked mental, thermal (protective) and spiritual energy (fear) originating from this lifetime or any previous lifetimes which is manifesting as my being afraid for ___________ ( name). I call forth the Divine Presence within ________ (name) for his/her Highest Benevolent Good. I turn this fear over to All That Is for a perfect outcome. My thanks.
X. I am out of Right Relationship with my _________ self, work, husband, mother, aunt, boss, upcoming performance, spending/eating/exercise habits, responsibilities to my children, anger towards others, desire for a mate, seeming inability to make money, etc.
Right Relationship means in Right Relationship with All That Is, with God. We often know or suspect when we are out of Right Relationship with a person, situation or our self. This sacred term, Right Relationship means as defined by God. This takes the guess work out of defining what is “wrong” with the relationship.
Divine Presence, my heart is heavy. I call forth the Sacred Flame to consume the blocked emotional, mental, thermal (protective) and spiritual ( fear) energy from all core sources in this lifetime or any previous lifetime which is now manifesting as my being out of Right Relationship with my _____________ ( see above list). I release all this stuck energy willingly with deep and lasting thanks. And so it is, Amen.
Alicia was in a car accident. She was in a compact car and was hit from behind by a delivery truck. The car was crushed up to the back seat and the impact was severe.
This began a process of going to doctors for pain, tension, imbalances and eventually for psychiatric help as the pain wore on. By self report, she saw over 20 different doctors and body workers. Every week, there was at least one doctor’s appointment if not more. This went on for years before she began to think that perhaps she might be able to heal. For years, she simply accepted that the pain had to be endured and that she had to do the best she could.
She was not very familiar with prayer especially for herself. However, she considered herself a church going person. At one point in her deep pain filled days, she said out loud to God, ” I am of no use to anyone like this. I think only about myself because I have no energy to think about anyone else. I deeply want this pain to pass so that I can be more loving and present to others. Please help me. ” This began a shift in her life. She found the help she needed and she began to talk with God more personally about her own healing. Today she is pain free.
Shane had “bad knees” from athletics in college. Bad knees in this case meant he had had two arthroscopic surgeries which should have alleviated his pain and though they did help for a while, the pain returned three years after the last surgery. He was unable to play golf, walk very far, play tennis or basketball.
Over the years, he had given up all of these activities, one at a time and energetically settled into, “I have bad knees”. He had gained over 40 pounds of unwanted weight as well through his increasingly sedentary lifestyle. The surgeon had told him that he would need a knee replacement on his right knee, five years earlier. His health insurance was not going to cover a knee replacement. Further, with three kids headed to, or in college, a knee replacement was not financially possible for him.
The pain had become constant and was wearing him down energetically. He was open to trying anything. We began to pray together for the clearing of the blocked energy which was manifesting as pain and weakness in his knees. His pain subsided and he eventually picked up walking, yard work and golf again without pain.
Laurel had had two severe pain attacks in her chest, both strong enough to leave her weak and reeling on her living room couch. She had also noticed that her blood pressure was up twenty points from normal when she had her check up though she did not mention this to her doctor. Something was really not right,though. She was familiar with prayer so she took this directly to God. She asked to be told the source of the blocked energy and was shown it was blockage in two arteries. She asked what was the source of that blocked energy and she was shown the time right before one of the attacks where she had been berating herself very loudly about being a dope, stupid, incompetent, etc. She had completely forgotten that she had been ranting at herself before the attack.
In Silence, she was told that she could never do this again without serious repercussions. As she worked in meditative Silence, she asked to be led to releasing the anger she had towards herself. She was shown time and time again where she had attacked herself, berated herself, and how she readily pushed herself all the time to do, do, do and then beat herself up emotionally about time pressures. Each time she entered into Silence, she released the anger and fear of failure associated with the memories that were being given to her. Eventually when all the blocked energy was cleared, she was led to ask for healing energy for the blockage in her arteries.
One day, Laurel experienced a meditation session in which she felt Divine Energy focused directly on her heart (psychic healing). She was told to take it easy for three weeks and she did. The next blood pressure check she had was back to normal for her. It had been elevated for two years by the time all the healing was received. She has had no more pains for two years now.
Pain is an indication that something in the unseen body is manifesting as pain in the physical body. I frequently see clients with pain who have been told by doctors that nothing can be done. I know that is what is believed by these doctors but that is because they are working with physical bodies and not the whole person. Often, only Divine Presence knows what blocked energy has led us to chronic pain. We as humans are not usually able to determine how exactly we have gotten to debilitating pain. We just know we have it. I had chronic back pain for eighteen years before I took this pain to Divine Presence. I am deeply grateful that I don’t have that pain anymore.
Here are some steps to take which work.
1. Ask God/Divine Knowing or any Divine Energy Beings including Angels, Ascended Masters, Beloved Mother Mary toshow you the source of the blocked energy manifesting as pain for you.
You could be shown the blocked energy through a dream, in meditation, or you might have some encounters through your day which produce anger or frustration or a sense of vulnerability. These can all be clues to YOUR BEHAVIOR which is out of balance. Pay attention and you will be shown where you are out of balance. If you don’t get the picture ask, “What is out of balance within me which is causing blocked energy in my field?” Listen in the Silence. Keep asking.
Principle – We have to understand what we are doing which is causing blocked unseen energy before our bodies can heal.
2. Clear blocked energy you are carrying from your energy field.
Call for God in the form of the Sacred Flame within, to consume the blocked energy you are carrying which is manifesting as pain. The more specific you are about the blocked energy, the more focused and therefore powerful the healing energy can be.
Principle – Blocked energy causes pain. That energy can be emotional, mental, thermal (protective), spiritual (fear) or physical. The blocked energy manifests in ways which can lead to pain in the body because the energy is being short-circuited.
3. Call for healing for the body itself . You might call for specific help through healing points of light, psychic surgery, a specific body worker or doctor to help you, or the right essential oil or homeopathic medicine for your body. All ways are used by God to bring us to healing. You can also ask for the Highest Benevolent Outcome to lead you to pain free energy.
4. Ask Divine Presence to clear all fear and anger you are carrying as result of the pain you are experiencing.
5. Give thanks for the steps you are taking to wholeness and for the support you are receiving to do this. You may have had the pain for years so give yourself time to heal.
Over many years, I have learned to use a particular type of prayer for spiritual healing. My prayers for wholeness have evolved and changed, continually seeking to capture the inherent power of Divine Presence.
I call this specific type of prayer, unifying prayer. Unifying prayer differs from intercessory prayer, centering prayer or supplication prayer, in that unifying prayer specifically emerges from knowing that we are One with All That Is. Unifying prayer calls upon our own Divine Resources, within a sacred space, working with other Divine Energy Beings for the purpose of calling forth Divine Grace for a person, place or situation.
Unifying prayer comes from
knowing that we and God, are One
knowing that Right Relationship with All That Is is our natural state
knowing that seeming imbalances can be transformed or shifted through Divine Grace
Healing comes from Divine Grace. Healing does not come from medicine, our prayers, surgery or therapy. All these things do have their place in healing but are really ways through which Divine Grace is made available through caring individuals in the course of one’s healing. This is a very important distinction. Healing comes from Divine Grace, the energy of Divine Presence being received by those needing healing. Many, many healing modalities can be employed to enable Divine Grace to be received.
If medicine healed in and of itself, all people with a cold would be able to take the exact same medicines and all would heal, every time. Because healing comes from Divine Grace, we have to receive this energy to heal. We may not even be consciously aware of receiving Divine Grace but that is what leads to healing. Generally imbalances manifesting as illness in the body come from blocked energy we humans have created, held onto, nurtured, etc., which disconnects us from Divine Grace. When medicine, prayers, therapy help us release blocked energy, we have the opportunity to reconnect with Divine Presence.
Divine Grace is Love in action. Every time I work with someone who is out of balance physically or mentally, I begin by opening Sacred Space so that I can join with other Divine Energy Beings to work together to call forth Divine Presence for a person, place or situation.
This is what I say:
I call forth my I Am Self ( the part of me that is wholly Divine) , the Ascended Masters, the Angelic Host, the Divine Cosmic Light Beings of the Universe, the Nature Intelligences, Divine Ancestors and Divine Physicians to help me hold this Sacred Healing and Wisdom Circle.
Because I am of Divine Essence like all beings, I have the authority, right and power to call such a circle into existence for the purpose of healing. I imagine that together we are very powerful. Together, all that I call forth is amplified by the Divine Beings working with me. Further, when I listen, the exact wording needed for a person or situation often emerges from the combined knowing of Divine Beings. Still though, in all situations and in all ways, Divine Grace does the re-balancing, the healing, the pacing of the energy shifts, creation and implementation of the plan. I simply call Divine Grace forth, knowing that balance, wholeness and peace is the natural state of bodies, places and situations.
Unifying Prayer begins with the knowing that God and I are One, inseparably, for all eternity. This is the aspect of unifying prayer which sets it apart from all other prayer. This type of prayer emerges out of this knowing of Oneness with all things. Therefore, in unifying prayer, the Lord’s Prayer for example becomes, you give us this day our daily bread, you forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. You lead us not into temptation and you deliver us from evil. In the use of this wording, we are affirming the power of the Great Oneness/God from our sense of knowing of the Oneness ourselves.
Divine Grace, we call forth the Sacred Flame from within Emil to consume the blocked spiritual and fear energy manifesting as depression and self-inflicted pain. This unifying prayer restates our connection with All That Is by affirming that the Sacred Flame is within Emil. The prayer names fear and blocked energy as the reasons behind the manifestation of the imbalances in his life. No power is given to the imbalances. The act of calling forth the Sacred Flame itself is an act of Oneness, recognizing that all people can call forth the sacred flame form of God.
God please help Emil because he is a good person and has lost his way. This prayer assumes that the person praying, God, and Emil are all separate from one another. These words give the impression that God needs to be informed that Emil is a good person. Also, inherent in this prayer is an assumption that help for Emil is not being given by God at the present time. Further, this prayer bases the request for help on a judgement that because Emil is a good person, he deserves help. This stance goes against the Divine order which again and again states that the Highest Good is always what is being desired for us.
I see the Light in Emil and call for the highest benevolent outcome of his current circumstances. This is a unifying prayer affirming that the Light, a form of God, is within Emil. Further, the specifics of the outcome are left to All That Is. However, our calling this energy into this dimension from the realm of unformed energy is very powerful and supports the presence of Divine Grace for Emil.
We lift Emil into the Light and pray for his complete recovery from depression. This is not a unifying prayer because it talks about lifting Emil into “the Light” meaning that Emil is now, out of the Light. We are always in Light even when we are manifesting energy which is out of balance. Further, depression is spoken about here as a condition with its own power rather than as a condition which is temporarily present due to blocked energy which can always be transformed by Divine Grace.
Our words are powerful healing tools. Use prayers which reflect the power we are working with. Make certain that your prayers affirm the Oneness, All Power, All Knowing, Omnipresent characteristics of God. When the words correctly and powerfully reflect the Truth that is God, they are charged with a power beyond human means. They then carry the charge of the power of the Great Grace to heal.
I am an ordinary mystic. This means I spend loads of time in Silence and in communication with all forms of Divine Presence and I also live in society. From the outside I usually look pretty normal in the clothes I wear and the company I keep. I have a home in the suburbs. I have been happily married 37 years and have two sons in their 20s. I have gradually come to embrace my ordinary nature and my mystical nature publicly though the knowing has been inside a long time.
I realized one day that I was beginning to really feel that God and I were One. I felt it deeply and uncompromisingly in meditation. From those feeling I began to see all other distinctions about who I was, what I was doing, why I was here, and what I was facing, begin to melt away. Therefore, the seeming contradictions I had silently harbored of the mystic and the mother, or the mystic and the wife or the next door neighbor were really not contradictions, but merely different views of the whole that is me.
What I mean by God and I are One is this. The Love, Passion, Power, Knowing and Light of God is the same Light of which I am made. There is no difference except in my seeing this as indeed true. I now feel this knowing has been true all my life and perhaps all my other lives as well. And it is true for everyone in body regardless of what is going on in our lives. We simply have to release the deep fears we have and call in Spirit to be with our Deepest Companion and Friend, The Beloved.
It is possible that I may have done this ordinary mystic thing before. It feels much better now that both the ordinary me and mystical me have found each other. Before this time, I had lots and lots of indications that major parts of my life were out of balance. I had chronic, deeply serious back pain for 18 years. I spent a lot of time defending myself whether I was leading a workshop or managing a dorm of 55 adolescent girls. I spent a great deal of time, it seems to me now, getting angry at even the tiniest challenge to my right to be fully independent, competent and powerful as a woman. I more than once laid into my brothers or my dad, men of the deep South, if they even hinted that I was “just a girl”.
I did not suffer fools gladly. In fact, I embraced confrontation on a regular basis. But all this was very wearing. It was not fun and it was certainly not in balance. So, there was a warrior spirit alive and well within me long before there was a peaceful spirit revealed. Perhaps that had to be, so that I could even find a mystical path. For the signs to introspection are not easily seen, nor culturally supported, nor readily embraced by most humans in body. However, for whatever reason, I was pulled into a greater and greater balance in part, a great part, by my eldest son.
Our first child, a son, came as the happiest, smiling person one could imagine. We even called him smiley face, a lot.
When he was 10 he had what was considered routine surgery for a benign cyst in his jaw, discovered during the process of getting braces. That began our odyssey into the world of medicine, fear, pain, loss, trauma and anguish. When he came out of the surgery, he was a completely different person energetically. He had lost his smile and many other aspects of his personality. He was unable to study, focus, go to school, go to sleep or interact with anyone at all, in the way he had before. He had so loved his lego creations and had spent hours creating happily by himself. After the surgery, he would sit and simply not be able to create anything. He was glum and withdrawn.
The surgeon declared the surgery a full success. We knew differently however. We were the ones sitting with him as he cried and raged 2-4 hours every day for months and months, and months. We were the ones sitting with him until 2 or 3 in the morning when he might or might not fall asleep.
The first year, we saw 27 doctors and psychologists trying to get help. I stopped my work to take care of him. I had to. He was out of school for months and had all types of strange new behaviors. He would suddenly freeze and stare as if blinded like a deer caught in the headlights. He would fall down and shake or sometimes he would simply withdraw and not be able to converse.
We went and went, searching for medical help and the going wore us all out. After 12 months our son came to my husband and me one night and said he could not go to any more doctors, they were not helping him. I cried myself to sleep that night with the deep fear that we would never find someone to help us if he would not go anymore to doctors. We had been having great toughs of war for the past 3 months about going to doctors at that time.
In a great state of fear, I thought the only thing left for us was to really, really pray together, out loud and ask God to help us. We had done all we could possibly do ourselves and it was not working. Amazingly, my husband and I had not actually sat down together and prayed about this with God in the past year since it had all begun. We did pray together, out loud and things began to change almost immediately. At the time, we really did not know what had actually happened to our son. He had had the surgery and then had to take his braces off and he had to go to eye therapy after the surgery but we had no sense of the source of the imbalances for him.
After our evening of praying together, however, we were led just a surely as if God took us by the hand out of the dark times into the Light.
Our son took 2 years to appear mostly healed to us with some remaining remnants of those times still showing up for the next 12 years or so. This experience catapulted me completely and wholly into spiritual healing. Our experience dramatically affected our entire household in the most profound and unexpected ways. We each know Spirit in individual and specific ways because of what we all went through together.
Come forward with me 16 years and here is what I have learned spiritually.
Spiritual health is THE basis of all health , happiness and well being. Spiritual health and physical health are one and the same though we do not live our lives this way, for the most part. We still think of healing and health as a physical phenomenon. We still act as if the recurring pain we have originates in the body. We and most of the medical profession look at health strictly through the lens of the body.
Our bodies are the encasing of our consciousness, of our knowing of All That Is. Every nerve, fiber, cell and pathway daily reflects our sense of peace as well as our sense of anxiety. Our bodies are no more than the outer casing for our consciousness. We either exude joy, peace and delight or we exude burden, stress and regret and everything in-between. The choice is ours. We are our thoughts, our feelings, our traumas, our fear and our hopes all rolled into one bundle, we know as the body.
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One day I received a phone call from Violet Patterson(pseudo name). She introduced herself and shared that a friend had give her my name. She had been recently diagnosed with a tumor in her kidney which was cancerous and she asked for support in responding to this situation. We talked for a while. She said that she was happily married, with children and that her family was very close. She shared that she had always been a positive, healthy person. This had come out of the blue and was so unexpected. She had no symptoms and she shared that this condition had been discovered while having other medical tests.
She was in the process of researching medical procedures open to her. We agreed that I would work with her long distance due to all of the medical appointments she was having at that time. I said that I would keep her informed of what took place. A few days later, I had a healing energy session with Violet’s energy, long distance. I opened a sacred healing space in my home for Violet, who was elsewhere and worked with the Divine Presence/Holy Spirit/Consciousness of Divine Beings to call in healing energy for her.
Here are our verbatim emails with her given permission to share these.
robbinshopkins to vtpatter 12/15/09
There was vibrational healing energy shifts today regarding the cancerous tumor in your kidney. I understand that a virus you contracted went ” off course” and produced this cancerous tumor. The causes behind the attraction of this virus were cleared. The virus is now inactive. Further, all blocked fear and spiritual energy which is manifesting as the cancerous tumor at the skin level and blood level was also cleared. There was clearing for the originating blocked energy sources in all cases. There was an image of intense Light penetrating the entire affected kidney from all directions to begin the healing process. What this means is that the tumor can now shrink and I hope that will begin immediately.
In any case at the spiritual, unseen level, the body made a huge jump from 42 megahertz of vibration, indicating cancer to 62 megahertz which is within the normal range of human vibration. This does not mean that the tumor is gone in your body, because I work on the spiritual level, the unseen level. Healing is first indicated at the spiritual level though and works it way through the body until the healing can manifest in our tissues.
You may therefore have detox in the form of tiredness or even pain from the body sloughing off toxins at the physical level. That can look like bowel or elimination changes, tiredness or aches in one place or throughout the body or other symptoms as well such a rashes, thirst, etc. These are the most common but anything out of the ordinary can be detox. If something strange does show up and you are wondering if you are in detox, send me an email and I will check the energy and let you know.
It was also shared that taking cranberry pills, over the counter and drinking 100% cranberry juice 3-4 times daily will help the kidney in elimination of toxins. The cranberry juice can be gotten at MOM’s or Whole Foods for 100% juice. You will also need to combine it with another juice like apple so that you can drink it because it is very sour and yet it is better for the kidneys in this elimination to have low sugar.
If you mix with another juice, drink 100% juice without added sugar. You can also eat dried cranberries as well. You should consider taking the pills and the juice for at least 7-10 days. Begin as soon as you can to help your body detox. We can check and see when to stop when this gets closer to that time.
When the vibration of the body rises, the toxins that have been holding at one level of the vibration of the body, slough off because they can’t remain anymore in the new higher level of vibration.
This is all great news. Some of the cancers that I have worked with have begun with viruses. These are not detectable as yet with our medical procedures but that is how they have been indicated for me to work with, so I share this with those of you where it is pertinent. Give thanks to God in your own way as there is certainly a great deal of love and support for you in this situation.
All the best in your continued research. I would just keep looking into options while the body heals. When you come to a decision about how to proceed, I hope the tumor is much improved. It may not be your path, to have the tumor completely disappear without surgery. But it could happen. I never know about things into the future. But I always hold the space for Divine Intervention and when that is possible for a person, it occurs. Please keep me informed of how you are doing and what further information you get about your body if more comes through the medical tests, etc.
Peace and Healing Light, Robbins
vtpatter to me 12/15/09
Thank you very much for your email. I feel very encouraged by your comments and appreciate your advice (especially the cranberry juice!). I have an appointment at NIH tomorrow, and will keep you informed.
Thank you again, Violet
Hello Robbins. I wanted to let you know my plans regarding my kidney. I have decided to have a laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (removal of the tumor with a small margin) at NIH on Monday, January 11. I was wondering if you could include me in your morning prayers, particularly since I’m fighting off a sore throat and don’t want to postpone the surgery!
Thank you again for your encouraging email. I made a copy of it and carry it around with me. Whenever I feel a little discouraged, I read it, and immediately feel better. Violet
robbinshopkins to vtpatter 1/06/10
I have been in prayer with your energy 2 more times since I last wrote. I hope all will go wonderfully for you on the 11th. I will hold you in prayer between now and then. I am on vacation but prayer is a daily event! Many blessings. Please let me know how you do. I feel all will be just perfect for you and I hope you will be at peace as you have the surgery. Many blessings, Robbins
vtpatter to me 1/28/10
Hi Robbins. I wanted to share with you my good news. The surgery went very well and I am recovering nicely. I just received news that the tumor is non-cancerous! Everyone, including my surgeon and family doctor, is very surprised as the tumor had all the appearances of being cancerous. I couldn’t ask for a better outcome! Thank you again for your thoughts, prayers and blessings. Violet
robbinshopkins to vtpatter 1/28/10
How absolutely amazing. I am so thrilled for you. I think you most probably received a Divine healing because when you first contacted me, I did clearly get a positive indication for cancerous cells. So this is the very best news possible. I rejoice with you!! Thank you so much for telling me. Another person contacted me recently with the exact same situation as you. I am hoping for such a healing for him as well!! Peace and joy. Robbins
Violet and I have never met. However as we know, Divine Energy is Everywhere Present, All Powerful and All Knowing. We simply have to call it into the our lives or the lives of others for that Presence to manifest in this dimension.Believe and Act!What do you have to lose? Do we ever really know what has or can happen in a specific situation? NO, not really.However, if we hold the space for Divine Intervention in all situations, both in our minds and our hearts, it will become a reality in our lives and for those we care about.
HOLD THE SPACE FOR DIVINE INTERVENTION ENTHUSIASTICALLY !