So I’m compelled to speak on this because of some recent experiences I’ve had with reaching out to a higher power, higher consciousness, frequency, God, Heavenly Father, Buddha, Shiva, Jesus, Allah……whatever you call it or refer to He or She by. Please note, I’m not interested in sharing specific experiences because this is not about me and my personal experiences, but more for provocation of thought and how the power of prayer really can amplify things into our lives.I’ve found that the more we do this, the more we are able to get closer to the Divine and experience the presence of some sort of Omni-Present Presence from above. I’ve always been a believer in God, but through my many struggles and challenges, ups and downs have questioned His or Her presence a handful of times.While I’ve always prayed and generally never asking for something, but just feeling compelled to thank someone, some Omnipotent force above, this has always been a part of my daily ritual for most of my life. It was only a couple of years ago when things went South, I mean south, like down under SOUTH did I kind of, sort of, momentarily, ever so slightly lose faith in the idea of a Supreme Being looking down from above. Let’s just say I’ve had my moments. I’m talking nano-moments of doubt. Nevertheless I might not have prayed as devoutly as I had leading up to that point, but I did still acknowledge a higher power and always have for the most part except during those few and far between moments.It’s only recently through extensive energy work and working with higher frequencies and trying to connect with my spirit guides had I begun to pray again and acknowledge the Beloved as we refer to it in Sufism. As I started to do more and more of it, the more I felt my consciousness lifting, the more I felt at peace and the more I found myself in acceptance of what is. I found myself fearing the unknown less, i.e., the future. I found myself feeling more intuitive, more mindful, more aware and in general more protected. I felt safer. As I continued doing this I started getting signs that would come in different ways. I started realizing the little coincidences in life were not coincidences at all, although quite honestly I’ve always felt this to be the case. However I started finding myself connecting to people, philosophies, things, places and events by not just mere “coincidences,” but perhaps Divine Inner Guidance. These were more than coincidences. This was part of a much greater plan and the inner workings of something much larger than I.The conclusion to this story is that I’ve been on both ends of the spectrum. I’ve been a hardcore believer and life is given me abundant opportunities to be a great skeptic. Nonetheless I’ve come full circle to vouch my supreme confidence in a very Supreme Creator who has a very supreme plan for each and every one of us. There are just too many synchronicities in life for that not to be the case. I’m sorry, we humans are just not that smart or capable, quite frankly.The moral, yes moral of this story is that the more we have faith and believe in something the more power we give it and the more alive it becomes. So mostly it’s not the prayer at all that holds the power, but the faith behind it.Through an enormous amount of spiritual work I’ve had the pleasure and joy of meeting many incredibly evolved and even realized souls. They all have left me with little pieces of insight that I have collectively made my own. Through these insights and revelations and my own experiences and practice of their great knowledge I must confess I’m a believer. Still.