FENSKE: Prayer is only a breath away
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“Grow flowers of gratitude in the soil of prayer.” — Terri Guillemets
Flying home from Chicago via Dallas one day had me thinking a lot about prayer. A severe storm in Dallas had the airport closed and we had to be re-routed to Shreveport, La., just to sit in the plane for three hours waiting for clearance into the DFW airport. I was anxious to get home after being gone for a week and certainly didn’t want to have to sleep in the DFW airport overnight because I couldn’t make my connection home.
I made a choice. Rather than get frustrated and upset about sitting in a hot airplane with a lot of other frustrated, grumpy people, I decided to call in my angels. After working with angels for some time, I know how powerful they can be and I knew if anything would or could help the situation, my ministry of angels could. So, I prayed.
There are so many ways to pray. Each of us has our own unique style of praying. And, what is prayer anyway but simply talking with God (Source, the Universe, Buddha, Divine Intelligence, Jesus) and His messengers. It’s like talking to your best friend who knows everything about you. You can count on your friend to be exactly where she says she will be. Anytime you need her, you can call and she won’t be upset with you. She is willing to listen and responds always with love and concern.
There is a lot of energy in any earnest prayer, regardless of the type. Gregg Braden, author of “The Lost Mode of Prayer,” talks about the importance of feeling in your prayers. It’s the feeling of what you desire, such as peace, love or happiness that evokes an energy that is greater than any fear and will actually quiet down your fears and anxieties. It is very healing on so many different levels. Prayer is a very powerful practice that is as easy as honest, clear communication with someone you love and who loves you.
After some time and some praying, we finally took off from Shreveport. I asked my angels to arrange a smooth, uneventful flight into Dallas with enough time for me to get to my gate and board the plane bound for my destination. By this time I was already three hours late arriving into Dallas, but the good thing was that all flights were suspended so I knew I had a good chance of possibly making my last leg home.
I deplaned, looked for the gate of my next flight only to find that it was scheduled to leave in four minutes. I ran from Concourse A to B and arrived at gate 18. No one was there, the door to the skyway was closed and as I looked out the window I could see the plane. They were still putting luggage into the baggage area of the plane. I pounded on the window and prayed to my angels, and finally someone saw me. He came up to the gate and called the pilot who allowed me to get on the plane. By 2 a.m. I was safely warm in my own bed.
The angels pulled through once again. I was so filled with gratitude for my prayers being answered that I drifted off into a peaceful sleep. Today as I am writing this, I am still full of gratitude for all the times my angels have come to my beckoning call. Knowing that I am never alone, that there is always someone there to guide me and keep me safe and willing to listen and respond and is only a prayer away is something I am always grateful for.
As you go about your week, remember that prayer is only a breath away. Talk to your Source; however, It may look for you, and then watch mountains move for you.
Catherine Fenske is the owner of Live With Intention Coaching. She is spiritual counselor/teacher, certified life coach, and Reiki master/teacher. Catherine can be reached at 505-795-7779 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit http://www.livewithintentioncoaching.com or her blog at http://fromblocked2bliss.wordpress.com.
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