Praying reconditions the mind and helps us gain control of it.
But there is a specific way in which we must pray to allow this process to happen.
We must become aware that our thoughts and feelings are not our own, we are like filters, empty vessels filtering passing thoughts.
These thoughts are mainly coming in through the hands, so a simple technique to block these intruding thoughts is to bring your hands together in a praying position.
This ensures that we are not taking in thoughts of the world but rather the thoughts which are within our heart.
Keep your hands like this in times of stress and frustration, you will notice your thoughts and feelings change, you may also notice a new vantage point while observing your dreams while you sleep.
Noticing how you are not within the drama inside your head , but rather above observing it.
Next close your eyes and silently pray to yourself, imagine an image of Jesus interceding and notice how your focus is brought into your mind, as if something keeps passing by your eyes while they are closed.
Initial symptoms of praying are headaches, pressure in the head, depressing thoughts, heartache etc, but as time goes on the mind and heart open up and praying becomes more enjoyable, where visions of a bright new future begin to enter the mind through dreams.
We need to understand that our whole head is against us from the day we were born and God knows this and that anything wrong we have done unconsciously was not our fault.
The devil which runs this world is running around in fear and doubt every day passing this on to every individual, the minute we begin to pray we block these thoughts of the world out.
While breaking down the action of praying we can see two main elements at play here, sound and visualisation.
These two factors are common within spiritual practice, where practitioners add visualisation techniques and sounds in the form of mantras to recondition the mind, bringing them back into that deep well of consciousness which we all belong to.
For if we are conscious, then the infinite awareness which we can tap into while praying and meditating is infinitely conscious.
One meditation technique observed which is similar to praying is transcendental meditation, notice this word here “transcend-dental”, dental meaning the mouth and vocalisation and a specific tone and sound to our practice, while visualising.
It is interesting to observe when you break practices down how similar they are.
David lynch explains transcendental meditation.