We are very pleased to welcome Chrissie Blaze to
SoulfulLiving.com as our newest monthly columnist!
Each month, Chrissie will share one of her Eight Steps
to Inner Fitness from her book, "Workout for the Soul."
Step 7 - Prayer: The Song of the Soul
Prayer is a universal language. It is the common
language of that universal religion – spirituality –
of which we are all, by our very nature, members. Prayer
transcends words, language barriers and different
religious beliefs. Despite what people may believe, it
is almost always the case that when a person is faced
with a life and death situation, they turn to prayer.
Why? Because when we are forced to reach deep down
inside us, we find solace and help in that eternal "song
of the soul" – prayer. One of the most
powerful ways to express our soul is through prayer.
Even people with no religious beliefs all their lifetime
will instinctively turn to prayer in moments of extreme
What most people do not realize is that
prayer, like everything else, can be learned.
Just as you can become adepts with your voice through
study and practice, so too can you become adepts with
prayer. Just as you can develop your muscles through
weight training and your minds through concentration
exercises, so too can you reveal more of your soul
There are several different types of prayer. I
spent many years in an orthodox Christian environment,
attending "high church" Anglican services,
with plenty of incense and prayer. I worked in a
theological college and know that the priests were
trained to pray in a certain way using a certain style
of voice. Although the prayers were positive, good,
sincere and thoughtful expressions, they were not
designed to radiate spiritual energy. In fact the
priests did not have a concept that they were
sending out spiritual energy, nor did the congregation.
Prayer was a personal relationship with God and there is
certainly nothing wrong with that.
However, the type of prayer in this Workout for the
Soul is very different. This method was taught by my
spiritual teacher, Dr. George King, as a means to
radiate spiritual energy in a very potent manner, and it
is called "dynamic prayer." This radiation of
psychic or spiritual energy is extremely important;
prayer energy is like a healing balm that can balance
and change conditions on the surface of our world for
the better; heal the sick and bring dynamic change in
our own lives. Dr. King coined the term the
"Spiritual Energy Crisis" in the early 1970s.
He taught that the most serious energy shortage on this
planet was a lack of spiritual energy and if we could
solve this, all other problems would eventually be
solved. He taught dynamic prayer as one potent way for
the "ordinary" person to help solve this
biggest problem facing mankind.
Prayer energy – love energy – spiritual energy
– what you call it does not matter; is a power just as
real as electricity and far more important. It is a
power that we can channel from the infinite, universal
supply. Through our prayers, we automatically channel
this power; through dynamic prayer we do so in a far
more powerful way. Dynamic prayer is one of the most
potent keys in which to unlock the infinite powers
within, to enrich your own lives and those of others.
Prayer is a spiritual science. When you pray, you are
not just saying words, but are also reaching deep within
you. You are forming a connection with that spark of the
Creator that resides there. Through prayer you can also
radiate outwards the energy of love. Like the Sun, your
soul wants to pour forth light, love and healing to all
and prayer enables you to do this. When this happens the
more benefits you will receive in the form of enhanced
health, greater dynamism and joy, increased mental
powers, including intuition and inspiration.
Let us look at what happens when you pray, from a
physical as well as metaphysical point of view. The
floodgate in your aura, known as the solar plexus
center, is the main storage battery of prana or chi in
the body. When you pray, spiritual energy radiates
through your psychic centers on the carrier wave of
prana or chi. Remember, your psychic centers are
constantly radiating out and taking in energy in order
to sustain you on all levels. The higher and purer the
aspect of love you are able to put into your prayers,
the better results you will achieve and the more
benefits will result. We also have psychic centers in
the palms of our hands. If you raise your hands with
palms facing upwards when you pray, this "prayer
mudra" allows spiritual energy to flow outwards
from not only the heart center (the psychic center just
in front of the breastbone), but also from the important
psychic centers in your hands.
An example of this is when you shake hands with
someone and instantly feel depleted. In effect you are
placing an important psychic center of yours – your
palm centers - over the psychic center in the palm of
the stranger’s hand. If they are depleted and fatigued
their body will draw energy from yours, causing you to
feel the same way. In nature, the strong automatically
give to the weak. This is the way of healing and the way
Do not think that by sending out this spiritual
energy to those who are sick, or whatever is the object
of your prayer, that you will deplete your own health.
The wonderful thing about all spiritual practices is
that the more you give out, the more you get back from
the universal supply. We are born to radiate love and
the more we do so, the more vibrant we will become.
When this spiritual energy is released through prayer
it goes to a particular person or situation. How it is
directed depends upon a number of factors including the
words of your prayer, i.e. if you direct it to the
victims of a particular earthquake it will go there.
Also, the power of your concentration, your intensity
and your ability to radiate spiritual energy all assist
in the effectiveness of your prayer.
When your prayer energy reaches its destination it
will bring balance and harmony, in the same way as
healing does. It gives people extra power to heal
themselves, help themselves, inspire themselves and
motivate themselves. It assists, nurtures and heals.
Your prayers can make the difference between life and
Prayer should never be used to try and change
another person’s mind. A conscious act to change the
mind of another person – however evil that person may
be – is wrong. Once we are in the world of the
spiritual sciences, we are no longer playing around on
the surface of life. The more we use our God-nature, the
more we express our soul and radiate spiritual energy,
the more effective human beings we become. The more
effective we are, the more responsibility we have. The
more responsibility we have, the more quickly we can
advance and evolve but, by the same token, the further
we can fall.
If you hear on the news that there is a war breaking
out somewhere in the world and that peace talks are
about to begin, you may feel inspired to send prayers to
the peacemakers. Prayer will always be useful, but can
be especially useful if used strategically. As the
outcome of the war will depend to a large extent on the
decisions of the peacemakers it is a good idea to do
Remember never to ask in your prayers that the
peacemakers’ minds or the minds of anyone at all, are
changed in any way. We are here to love, to inspire, to
heal - not to manipulate others. You should phrase your
prayers in such a way that light, strength and healing
goes out to the peacemakers, in order that they may be
guided by their higher selves to make the right
decision. In other words, we should always leave the
outcome to God.
Another secret of success with our prayers is to
give them everything we have and then detach and carry
on with our everyday life. By giving all our
concentration, faith, love, reverence and focus to our
prayers then detaching from the results, we are
virtually handing them over to the Absolute, rather than
keeping them bound to us through anxiety and fear. Our
detachment gives our prayers wings to fly to their
destination in order to perform God’s magic.
Chrissie's Introductory Article, "Workout for the Soul."
the Introduction, "The Eternal Quest."
Step 1 - "Preparing Your Temple."
Step 2 - "Refreshing the Soul."
Step 3 - "Harmonizing with the Breath of Life."
Step 4 - "Awakening Your Creative Powers."
Step 5 - "The Mystic Practices of the Ancients"
Step 6 - "Building a Bridge to Your Soul"
© Copyright Chrissie Blaze.
Excerpted from "Workout for the Soul: 8 Steps to
Inner Fitness," published by AsLan
Publishing, Inc., November 2001.
One-Minute Peace Prayer Initiative
We invite you to become an active participant in the
One-Minute Peace Prayer Initiative to be launched on
January 23, 2003, to help turn the tides of war…peacefully.
We hope you will join
in with this Initiative. We are joining together at 8:00
p.m. each day (or at another time during the day that is
convenient for you) for one-minute with other caring,
compassionate humans throughout our world in the great
Cause of World Peace.
As one person you are
strong, filled with the supreme Love and healing light
of the Supreme Creator, God, Jehovah, Allah, Brahma, or
the Absolute. As one person you really can make a
However, when we join
together with other like-minded people around the world
from every race, creed, color and belief, in the common
and noble language of prayers for peace, the spiritual
power and love we wield together is immense.
It is this
irresistible force of Love that will light a Light upon
our world that nothing can extinguish. It is this power
that can move mountains, stop wars, heal the sick and
bring light into the darkest corners of our planet, and
into the hearts and lives of all humanity.
We welcome you to this
band of spiritual brothers and sisters who have taken
their concerns and anxieties for our planet a giant step
forward – into the realms of spiritual action.
Please tell your
friends and colleagues about your efforts, and encourage
them to join in this great Cause for World Peace. They
can visit www.chrissieblaze.com/prayforpeace.shtml
On behalf of The
Aetherius Churches, U.S.A.
Chrissie Blaze, a teacher, author, astrologer,
media personality and senior Aetherius Church minister
was a close student of Dr. George King (Yoga Master and
founder of The Aetherius Society) for 25 years. Chrissie
Blaze has written books including Workout for the
Soul: Eight Steps to Inner Fitness, AsLan
Publishing, Inc., November, 2001, Mercury Retrograde:
Your Survival Guide to Astrology’s Most Precarious
Times of the Year, Warner Books, Inc., April, 2002,
and The Baby’s Astrologer: Your Guide to Good
Parenting Is In the Stars, Warner Books, Inc., 2003
publication. For further information and details of
classes and workshops in the Los Angeles area, please
Tel: (323) 252 6391 (voicemail) or (323) 465 9652.
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