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Are prayer and intention the same?

In essence, both imply a conversation between the Divine—Higher Consciousness and you—a conversation that involves your body, your mind, and your heart. So, in that regard, they are very similar. Both imply the need to move away from being centered in the mind and move inwards, towards your heart, connecting with your body and having clarity of intention.

A slight difference can be related to a broader experience in your path. Prayer is part of a more devotional path and connection with the Divine. Through this connection, there is a personal relationship with “something higher,” through this relationship, miracles and growth occur. Intentions can be more directed to co-create and co-manifest with Higher Consciousness. Through intentions, there is also growth and miracles. Yet, intentions are more of a communication toward Higher Consciousness, and in prayer, there is also the opening to listen and understand whatever arises in the communication.

Prema Bentley | Co-Founder of Sacred Wisdom School

What is Surrender?

Surrender in itself has many layers. There is a surrender that happens during dire circumstances when the ego realizes that there is nothing else it can do to change a situation, and it lets go. This letting go may lead to experiencing frustration, a sense of defeat, and a subtle awareness about how little we control. These are learning experiences.

There is a surrender that is a constant happening. It’s a state that involves an ever-present amazement of whatever arises in creation and detachment from the outcome. Arriving in an internal space where this happens naturally requires awareness and patience. This is a pivotal journey in the spiritual path or the human experience. This wisdom arises from experience and is held in the sacred space of the true heart.

Prema Bentley | Co-Founder of Sacred Wisdom School

Are prayers heard?

Praying is an essential inner movement for human beings. In moments of fear and stress, or when we feel all our actions cannot control the outcome, we move to prayer. Prayer is a way of asking for help or assistance from Higher Consciousness, and in those moments, it comes very naturally. Then, a relationship happens between our prayers, inner state, and communication with this Higher Intelligence. There is no possibility that prayers are not heard, yet not all of them will be answered the way the mind expects. All prayers are listened to, yet the resolution to our circumstances happens in ways the logical mind can’t understand. Higher Consciousness is always in a deep connection with you and always gives you the right experiences and solutions. How can we know this? Because they are happening, everything always has a higher purpose that encompasses us and every other human being on this planet. The more we realize this, the more we recognize every instance of this creation is a profound and magnificent miracle.

Prema Bentley | Co-Founder of Sacred Wisdom School


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