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The Difference Between Prayer and Meditation

Posted by Jennifer in Guided Meditations | Meditation Teacher | Meditations

In my guided meditation classes, I am often asked the difference between prayer and meditation.  Because there are so many different types of meditations, and they range from secular to spiritual, the distinction becomes gray.  The basic fundamental difference is that in “Prayer” we are making noise, asking for things, and talking to our Higher Power, Source etc.  “Meditation” is where we listen, receive and be quiet.  If we are running around sending out prayers so we can have things the way we want them, and we do not slow down, get quiet and listen, we never really know our prayers are answered.  I think about how many times in my life I’ve thought to myself, “This Prayer stuff doesn’t work, nothing is happening, I still feel terrible…” yada, yada, yada. And when I look back, I was not spending any time in meditation.  I was just asking, complaining, begging and taking up all the space with ME.  As I’ve become a participant in meditation, I have created a space for Source to respond…. and you know what????  My prayers are always answered.  I simply failed to notice because I was too busy looking for the answer in the way I deemed it to manifest, not in the way Source brought it to me.  I’ve come to conclude that the “Gift of Prayer is in the Meditation.”  I invite you to meditate with the intention to simply  “listen and receive” nothing more… then notice what you notice….

Many Blessings and Incredible Awareness!


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