“Whoa, Allen! Put the brakes on, and back it up. In your book, God is All, you said that we should only pray for the realization of God’s Allness, but in your last post, you encouraged us to call a Practitioner about our mundane concerns. I’m confused. Should we, or should we not pray about so-called human concerns?”
That’s the email I opened a week or two ago. Okay, I did add a few words for dramatic effect, but it’s pretty much word-for-word.
I’m glad this person reached out to me for this opportunity to clear up any confusion our readers might have. Yes, prayer should only be for the realization of God’s Allness. And, yes you should contact a Practitioner if you seem to have a problem. The two fit hand in glove. You enjoy the freedom to keep your attention rightly focused and have your problem resolved.
Sometimes stuff happens – or at least appears to. Despite knowing that God is All, the appearance of disease, lack, grief or trouble pops up. Naturally, you want this appearance to dis-appear. Quickly. Yet, it doesn’t. What do you do?
In the face of seeming trouble, you don’t have to come down from your high place of God-Realization to monkey around with the appearance. You can still keep your prayerful focus on God-Realization. Let the Practitioner deal with the appearance.
“Well, Allen,” you may ask, “isn’t this just shifting the problem over to the Practitioner to focus on?” Not at all. The Practitioner knows that it is nothing. Even as you are presenting it as something, she knows that Omnipresent Perfection is All that is present, active and evident.