Gregg Braden’s book, ‘Secrets of the Lost Mode of Prayer’ reminds us of the ancient form of prayer that has no words or outward expression and is based in the practice of blessing.
In this video, I will introduce you to Gregg Braden’s book, ‘Secrets of the Lost Mode of Prayer: The Hidden Power of Beauty, Blessing, Wisdom, and Hurt,’ by telling you a little a about the book and then give you eleven quotes from the book to provide some insight into this amazing teacher who brings together the ancient traditions with quantum physics.
In ‘ The Secrets of The Lost Mode Of Prayer’ book, Braden tells us that the practice of blessing is actually taking a moment to acknowledge that the pains of the past are accepted as part of our life experience. By accepting a hurtful experience that has happened to us, he wants us to know that we can ascend past the rightness and wrongness of the occurrence and create a space without judgement.
In this way, new feelings and thoughts can enter into our consciousness at all levels. Similar to the meditative notion of attaining pure awareness in between breaths, meaning between inhaling and exhaling where there is a millisecond of time where you’re neither breathing in or out, where your breathing seems to have stopped.
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In this moment, your mind is empty, It is like your mind has suspended in time and you are not thinking anything at all. The negation of thoughts allow you to immerse in complete awareness. This is very much a Zen-like approach to prayer.
These states of no-mind and no-judgement, where there is only feeling, is where spiritual transformations, emotional healing and manifestations seem most possible and Braden reminds us that we can reach these states through prayer and meditation.
Reading this book, I felt the practice of blessing as a simple active meditation to consciously shift my awareness from the past hurts and pains to a here-and-now mind set of no-judgement, creating space inside of me to begin allowing for the practice of blessing and subsequent healing.
In this book, I found I could feel my way back- actually put my body and soul back into the ancient traditions that knew of prayer as something that is done without any thought at all.
Here are eleven quotes from the book by Gregg Braden entitled, ‘Secrets of the Lost Mode of Prayer: The Hidden Power of Beauty, Blessings, Wisdom, and Hurt.’
Each time we ask for something in prayer, a possibility exists where our prayer is already answered.
The lost mode of prayer invites us to feel the appreciation and gratitude in our heart, as if our prayers have already been answered, even if the world appears to show us otherwise.
The secret of our lost mode of prayer is to shift our perspective of life by feeling that the miracle has already happened and our prayers have been answered. Now we have the opportunity to bring this wisdom into our lives as prayers of gratitude for what already exists, rather than asking for our prayers to be answered.
The great challenges of life appear to us when, and only when, we have everything we need to survive and heal from the experience.
The key to receiving the Gift of Blessing is that it must (first) be offered three-fold : First, those who have suffered; Second, to those who inflicted the suffering; and Third to anyone witnessing the suffering.
Feel as though your goal is accomplished and your prayer is already answered.
Through our thanks, we honor all possibilities, while bringing the ones we choose into the world.
As evidence suggests that our world and our bodies mirror what we think/feel, we must be very clear that our prayers originate from our hearts, rather than in our heads.
Prayer is the language of God and the angels. Accepting our ability to use such a universal language may well be the greatest challenge of our lives.
When we know beyond any doubt that we already speak the feeling language of prayer, we awaken that part of us that can never be stolen, lost, or taken away. This is the secret of the lost mode of prayer.
Focusing our feelings of appreciation and gratitude, as if our prayers have already been answered, has a measurable effect on the quality of life during the time of the prayer.
I thank Gregg Braden for bringing us his teachings and I hope you will explore more of his books and words of wisdom. If you would assistance with getting into a meditation state quickly and easily with a 7 minute audio track designed to quickly put you into a deep state of relaxation, then please click here for immediate access click here for immediate download.