A Native American Prayer to Manifest Your Heart’s Desire

manifestI 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.

But here’s the catch: at the time he taught me this, I was not emotionally or mentally ready to leave the security of my steady law firm job.

Nor did I have the confidence to be a writer. Working on The Wind Is My Mother was a labor of love.   I didn’t know if there was any more writing in me.

So I didn’t do the prayer when he told me about it. But I have since, so I know it works.

An example of how to manifest your heart’s desire

When Bear Heart first told me about the prayer, he also told me about the results it brought our mutual friend, actress Shelley Morrison.

Shelley had had a successful acting career, dating all the way back to her role as Sister Sixto on The Flying Nun TV series in the 1960s.

But in the 1990s, good roles for mature Hispanic women were few and far between and she confided to Bear Heart that she was considering giving up acting.

Bear Heart replied, “I don’t know that you need to do that. Tell me what your ideal role would be.”

Shelley replied she would like to have a good role as a third or fourth banana [that’s a show-business term] in a well-written comedy that had a meaningful message, and was filmed before a live audience.

This was on a Sunday night just before Bear Heart and Shelley were about to go into a ceremony. Bear Heart told her to be very specific in her prayers for that role during the ceremony.

Two days later, on a Tuesday, Shelley’s agent set up an appointment for her with the creators of the “Will & Grace” TV show. She was hired that day to play the role of Rosario and started work the next day.

Shelley played Rosario on “Will & Grace,” a ground breaking hit show about gays and lesbians, for seven years.

Pretty good answer to her prayer. And fast, too.

The Prayer

Bear Heart told me that Spirit does not necessarily understand the term “money.” But Spirit does understand that we have obligations to meet, so that is what we are praying for: to be able to meet our obligations doing work we love.

Once a week, sit at your altar and create a ceremony.   Light a candle and burn cedar, sage or incense.

Say: “I want to make my living by __________________ [fill in the blank what it is you want to do].   Please give me guidelines, and give me help.”

Be specific as to what you want. And visualize yourself doing it. It’s that simple.

It’s actually another example of the Law of Attraction at work. Focus on what you want, and simply ask.

Consistency is the key. Do it every week and you will gradually find your situation starting to change. Your answer may not manifest as fast as it did for Shelley, but you will get an answer.

And be sure to say, “Thank you.”

Gratitude is the part of prayer many people leave out. But why should Spirit give us more if we don’t show our appreciation for what we have?

If your prayer isn’t answered

If you don’t find yourself accomplishing the goal, there are three possible reasons undermining you.

  1. You have inner conflict as to whether or not you want it. For example, you want to own your own business but want lots of free time. The two don’t always go together.
  2. You don’t believe you deserve I’ll write more about this in a future post.
  3. You don’t really want it; perhaps it’s someone else’s goal for you.

Its important to be clear that YOU want the outcome you are praying for. Clarity leads to power.

Give this a try for something you sincerely want. Let me know how it goes.



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  1. Linda Schmelter

    This is very timely Blog, as my hubby and I were just discussing that we need a new Career. We are headed to the Phenomenon and Gift Workshop in Chicago (https://tickets.brightstarevents.com/event/phenomenon-gift-chicago-2017) next weekend where we Pray for and Receive a very Special Gift. This is what we will be praying for and now we have a Ritual to do at home as well.
    Thank you Molly!

    • Molly Larkin

      Wishing you good fortune with your new careers!

  2. kristen

    Molly, I truly do believe that if we pray, meditate and ask for what we need to feel whole it comes. For me that took years to understand and many tears. After my divorce is 2010 I was at the lowest point of my life. I felt guilt and shame. I did not realize I had to make a new dream for my life and that would include a lot of hard work and a period of grieving my marriage as if it were a death. Today, I graduated recently with my degree in Human Services and I volunteered a lot in places that I knew I could be of service like homeless shelters and out reach organizations that focused on youth and family services. I could feel the new dream for my life taking shape. Today, I work as a family facilitator for a major non-profit in the town where I live. I serve my community and I feel closer to being whole again. With this role came a bit more money so that always helps. The turning point for me was realizing that love changes shape during divorce, it does not always have to die. Thank you for your insight, wisdom and giving heart.

    • Molly Larkin

      “love changes shape during divorce, it does not always have to die.” Lovely insight! Thank you.

  3. Sue Ellen Camden-Lee

    Thank you for this. You brought Bear Heart’s energy back to me for a moment. I sat with him a few times he was wonderful. Thank you so much. I love “The Wind is my Mother” as well, I suggest it to many people. Thank you for all that you do!!

    • Molly Larkin

      Nice to hear that, Sue Ellen. Thank you for commenting.

  4. Kat

    Lovely post. I’m going to forward it to like-minded friends. I always feel too demanding when asking for material or work-related things in prayers but this way of doing it is really wonderful and I won’t feel strange asking for them in this way. (I think that’s why sometimes prayers haven’t worked for me in the past is because when I say them out loud I feel shameful for being ungrateful for what I already have and feel too demanding for asking for more. So my heart isn’t fully open to receive. I think you and Bear Heart have shown me a better path! Thank you!

    • Molly Larkin

      Thank you! Yes, its fine to ask for what we need, as long as we remember to say “Thank you!”

  5. Stefano Bellafontana

    Thank you Molly.

    I read the book The Wind is My Mother and I immediately enrolled in your newsletters.
    Although I find it difficult to understand them in English, I write from Italy,
    I translate them into Italian and I read them in both languages
    To enjoy the spirit of what you write.
    I followed the ceremony of purification – Inipi and the book gave me a great help
    To clarify 10 years of teaching.
    Thank you again for the teachings I continue to give

    • Molly Larkin

      Thank you, Stefano. I’m very happy you are receiving inspiration from The Wind Is My Mother and my newsletters. Wishing you all good things! Best, Molly

  6. Jenn

    Thank you for sharing 🙌🙌🙌 wish you a wonderful weekend!

    • Molly Larkin

      You’re welcome. Same to you!

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