Prayer is a demand of the soul. God did not make us beggars; He created us in His image. The Bible and Hindu scriptures declare it. A beggar who goes to a rich home and asks for alms receives a beggar’s share; but the son can have anything he asks from his wealthy father. Therefore we should not behave like beggars. Divine ones such as Christ, Krishna, and Buddha did not lie when they said we are made in the image of God.

Yet we see that some people have everything…whereas others seem to attract failure and troubles. The power of Spirit lies within each one of us; the question is how to develop it.

Your prayers may have gone unanswered because you choose to be a beggar. The secret of effective prayer is to change your status from beggar to child of God. When you appeal to Him from that consciousness, your prayer will have both power and wisdom. -excerpted from Paramahansa Yogananda’s Man’s Eternal Quest

Today, I encourage you to spend a moment in meditation and reflect on some of the challenges in your life. Have you approached these problems with a “beggar’s” mentality? Visualize these challenges now dissipating, as you choose your natural status of “child of God.” Move your attention now to your heart center, and feel the gratitude of watching these challenges move out of your path. Feel the love and gratitude expand from your heart center and envelop your entire body, then the entire room, then building, and city, country, earth, and move into the universe.

Have a blessed day, child of God.
prem & namaste,