Yesterday I received an email from a friend who wanted to let me know that as she was driving home from a several-day trip away, a happy image of me had flashed through her mind and in that moment she sent a blessing. I was so touched and grateful for this prayer. I could feel the power of it as I read her email, and it gave me the idea for today’s post. I love hearing about the ways that we pray, and invite you to share any part of your “prayer life” with us.
One of the ways that I pray for others, is to bring that person to mind and imagine them telling me that something good has happened in their life. I know that my prayer has been “effective” (my positive intention for them has been received so to speak) when I can feel the happiness myself.
“If we send out only good thoughts, no evil, no curse can ever reach us in our being. That is why we must always bless friend and foe alike. Not only will the blessing fly toward its objective to fulfill its mission of appeasement, but it will one day or another return to us with all the good with which it was loaded.” (Tierno Bokar, African Sage, quoted in the book, The Gentle Art of Blessing)