Prayer and the Laws of Reality
If everything happens according to precise Laws, is there any reason for praying to God, Deities or Enlightened Beings? Yes there is, and in fact ‘the method of prayer’ is one of the most powerful and skillful method, especially when nothing else works. One must understand that the Absolute does not change the ‘modus operandi’ of the Universe in order to comply with one’s requests, nor does it make exception, but it does act through well defined Laws, and these Laws can be placed into operation, consciously or unconsciously, by accident or design and especially by prayer. It is the operation of these marvelous Laws which have caused men in all ages and in all times to believe that there must be a personal Being or Beings who responded to their petitions and manipulated events in order to meet their demands. In reality, when one employs the method of prayer in order to change one’s circumstances and events, the various Deities, God or Awakened Beings become like catalysts of the all pervading power intrinsic to oneself as indivisible from all pervading Mind, therefore one is able to achieve one’s aims in harmony with the seven Principles of Reality.
Personal positive energy field (aura) and how to strengthen it for personal protection
The aura is often spoken of in Hermetic teachings as one’s ‘personal energetic field’. Here it is considered as the energetic frequency of the sum of all of one’s thoughts, intentions and emotions in the form of an energy field which functions as a protective and attracting vitality magnet. In the Tibetan tradition, for example, sometimes three types of energies are mentioned, which are essential to human life, the ‘Sog’ or life force, ‘Tshe’ or longevity energy, and the ‘La’ which stands for protective energy. The ‘La’ is a type of individual energy that is also endowed with a protective function. Usually in the Tibetan tradition if one wants to strengthen or recall the ‘La’ one needs to receive proper instructions from a qualified Teacher and perform a specific ritual.
In the Hermetic tradition, on the other hand, one can employ visualizations in order to strengthen one’s personal protecting energy and vitality, bearing in mind that the best method of protection is always to maintain an atmosphere of positive intending will and virtuous motivation which will strengthen one’s personal power and make the vibration of one’s Being function as a protective shield from any adverse influences. A person whose mind is filled with love, courage and faith may neutralize a multitude whose minds are filled with hate and evil. The reason being that on the relative level of reality the positive pole being of a higher vibration always overcomes the negative pole, because of the tendency of nature to always follow the direction of the dominant activity of the positive pole which is also the positive general character of Pure Being. The knowledge of one’s ability to consciously radiate health, strength, and harmony will bring one into a realization of fearlessness.