I think we’d all like to know a prayer to manifest our heart’s desire. But if you’re like me, you may have found that sometimes your prayers are answered and other times they aren’t. Particularly if you pray for money.
So what’s the secret to a successful prayer?
My teacher Bear Heart taught me a prayer for money many years ago. The prayer isn’t so much how to pray for money as how to pray to make your living doing what you love.
It works. But you have to be clear that it’s what you want.
Here’s how the teaching came about: While I was working on writing The Wind Is My Mother, I had a full time job in a law firm.
It was a good job, and I liked it, but it didn’t make my heart sing. Working on The Wind Is My Mother is what made my heart sing.
Being highly observant and more than a little bit psychic, Bear Heart knew I loved the writing process much more than my law firm job. So he taught me how to pray to be able to make my living as a writer.
This is a meditation I led at Unity Church of Grand Rapids on April 20, 2017. Just four minutes long, it’s a great example of the fact that meditations can be short, and still bring peace and relaxation.
And if you have 20 minutes, here is a talk I did at Unity of Grand Rapids on the same day:
How does falling off a horse relate to ho’oponopono? My riding instructor explained it to me.
“Horses don’t throw you, you fall off.”
Those were the words of my riding instructor every time I landed on the ground uttering the oft-repeated phrase, “the horse threw me.”
What she meant was that if I went off the horse, it was because I wasn’t paying attention to signals the horse was giving, or wasn’t seated well. Because if one is paying attention, and is well-seated, you will stay on no matter what the horse does.
I find this an apt analogy for how to go through life well. If we are balanced, discerning, and paying attention, we won’t be thrown off kilter by life’s bumps. And we won’t be blaming the horse, or other people, which is often the go-to reaction when something doesn’t go the way we want it.
This may explain how we got a leader in this country that most people are unhappy with. How did he get elected? Were we paying attention? Apparently many of us were not.
Over the course of his thirty-five-year spiritual journey, Otto John Kralovec III has studied and participated in ceremonies with shamans and indigenous spiritual leaders throughout North America, Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras.
Now, he vividly captures his inspiring personal shamanic odyssey toward his encounter with the Divine, supplemented by the latest anthropological findings on the ancient Maya, to guide us on a path back to the Source.