The Karmic Savings and Loan Chapter: Why Prayer Is Important Now
by Tina D. Erwin
Many of people have commented that it seems that sending a few
prayers is just a drop in the bucket of need for the victims of a tsunami,
hurricane or an earthquake. Those of us who study Edgar Cayce noted how
frequently he spoke about the value of prayer.
Perhaps understanding how prayer works would help all of us to see the
importance of our prayers. When a disaster of great magnitude occurs, there
is a wave of grief, horror, fear, anger, bewilderment, and shaken faith that
sweeps the whole planet. In the ether, this wave looks like black soot. It adds
to the soot that is already there, but it is such a huge volume of new sooty
blackness that we can feel the difference. We feel bad, achy, irritable, sad,
and prone to tears and have queasy stomachs.
Prayer is the one spiritual tool that works in the ether. Prayer cleans up
this sooty blackness, transmuting it into pure light. Prayer that comes from our
hearts and is sent to all of those who are grieving, injured, afraid, confused
and alone helps to clear them so that they can think more clearly. Prayer
cleans the blackness of hurt and replaces it with seeds of hope and energy.
Prayer is the energy that people need to get up another day and face a
shattered life. That is what we can give to a person we don't know and to a
place we haven't been. Prayer opens the way to cleaning up the physical
mess the on-scene people feel and see.
Prayer helps us to heal ourselves. As we grieve for others, we are often
grieving for things that we have lost as well. When we pray, we open
ourselves up to pure light and goodness. We may not realize it, but we fill
ourselves up with this light so that we can send it to other people. This serves
two purposes: we are healed and we are helping other people to heal.
Karma is always efficient and any natural disaster is a karmic opportunity
to rise above our own problems. It allows us to focus on giving to others what
we would want the most for ourselves: the energy and the courage to go on
another day, to bury our dead friends and family members and to rebuild our
Prayer that is part of our daily practice helps us to heal every single cell
in our body because we are filling all of those cells with light so that it can be
sent out to others. If we can remember to brush our teeth every day, we can
remember to take our physical vitamins and our spiritual vitamin—prayer.
What kinds of prayers are best? Christ was once asked about what was
the best prayer and His answer was eloquent in its simplicity: the prayer that
springs naturally from your heart, the one that you feel deep within you, the
one that is the easiest for you to use to communicate with God.
When you build a spiritual practice of prayer, you know that every day
you are of service to others and you can feel whole in your heart because you
are continuously connecting to God.
The people who will be receiving your prayers will not know you
personally, but they will be grateful to you spiritually. Love and gratitude begin
to clean the darkness so that life can continue.
So, each disaster is also an opportunity if we choose to view it as such,
to don our spiritual aprons and become spiritual cleaning folk, cleaning the
darkness and affording aid and comfort. Think how powerful our service of
prayer can be in any situation!
A.R.E. note: You can join our worldwide prayer group at
TINA D. ERWIN, CDR, USN, Ret. has studied metaphysics all her life to enable her to
understand her own psychic abilities. These intense studies were further enhanced by the
experiences of a dynamic 20-year career in the Navy, working for the U.S. Submarine Force,
retiring at the Commander level. Erwin is the author of the A.R.E. Press book, The Lightworker’s Guide to Healing Grief.