A Life Changing Practice


In last week’s post I briefly shared a practice I have done every day for years that brings me inspiration, answers to deeply held questions, and clarity.

Life inevitably brings challenge and struggle.

For my part I strive to maintain a perspective of gratitude for it all and, at almost 60 years of age, I feel that I am finally growing up- becoming a man.

There I said it.

For almost 45 years I have practiced the discipline of taking my cares, concerns, unanswered questions, inner conflicts, fears, hopes, dreams, ‘curiosities’ and so on to the Spiritual world  each night before I go to sleep with the clear intention to receive ‘answers’.

I always receive an answer.


Keys to implementing this practice:

  • Remembering to ask for what you need
  • Faith that the answer will come
  • Keeping a pad of paper, a pen, and a flash light by your bedside to note inspirations when they well up in you
  • Regular journaling about your daily experiences, learning, and goals
  • Patience and letting go off all worry
  • Firmly believe in your own inner resourcefulness
  • Commitment to act on the answers you receive

I will now briefly elaborate on each bullet point.

Remembering to ask for what you need

This is not always as easy as it sounds.

Try to get in touch with what you or your loved ones need and to be as specific as you can when youI pose a question or express a concern.

In my own practice, I do all of this silently after reviewing my day from the present back to the moment I woke up (another very powerfully awakening practice).

If you don’t know exactly what you need to feel different or better, then just pose that question to the Spiritual world.

Faith that the answer will come

Ask and you shall receive.  Seek and you shall find.  Knock and the door will be opened.  All of the above sayings are based on Judeo-Christian beliefs to be sure.

That said, I have been a student of the world’s major religions for years and, guess what, they all teach similar ideas about faith.

When you combine faith that the answer will come with non-attachment to when it or how it will come, you have put into place a very powerful attractive force that the universe is simply obliged to respond to.


Keeping a pad of paper, a writing instrument handy

My advice:

Never go to bed without a pad of paper and pen by your bedside.

Inspirations can come in a flash at any time.

By being ready to jot your inspirations down you are demonstrating your faith in yourself, the spiritual world, and the positive energies that support all life.

You are aligning yourself with the invisible forces that support and nurture all life.

Regular journaling about your daily experiences, learning, and goals

This provides the outer ‘ground work’ for the inner game.

It is much like the practice of filing out your flight plan and walking around your airplane and carefully checking out it’s ‘flight worthiness’ before getting in and powering it up for take off.

Your unconscious mind will either make its own loosely directed pre-sleep preparations or you can take an active hand in this pre-sleep prep.

It’s up to you who you would like to be in charge.  You or your well-meaning flight crew.  No one can represent your interests and needs like you!

Patience and letting go off all worry

Patience … and more patience.

The “I want it all now” attitude/perspective can only serve to amplify your frustration, needlessly increase your suffering, and drive those who love you away.

Let go, surrender to what is and know that every day is a new beginning.

Worry is using the imagination to create something that you don’t want.

Don’t worry… be happy.  It’s always your choice.

Believe in your own inner resourcefulness

Now if you doubt for one minute that you can access the truth about questions posed by your own existence… I ask you to reconsider.

YOU are naturally creative, resourceful and whole.

There is nothing that needs to be fixed.

You have absolutely everything you need to attain deep levels of fulfillment.

YOU were created in LOVE.  AT your Core you are love.  Of course you can attract true, lasting love.

YOUR choice: Fully believe in yourself.

Commitment to act on the answers you receive

Why bother to mention the ‘commitment’ thing?

Without a deep inner commitment to act on inner revelations that are relevant to your current situation, all of this is just an exercise in futility.

Do the work, get the results.

One more thing

But I am not spiritually inclined …

Try this practice any way… take your concerns to your unconscious mind….

Have faith in yourself and get your life together.

I sincerely hope that you found this post inspiring and useful.

I invite you to support our community by posting a comment or question on my blog.

I am here if you need me.

See you next week.

Live, connect, love and prosper

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