Petitioning for Your Needs

Written by Isaac Nwokogba

PETITIONING FOR YOUR NEEDS copyright 2004 Isaac Nwokogba

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Human beings are blessed with a unique gift:repparttar gift of prayer or petition torepparttar 122319 Infinite for our needs. A religious person would call it prayer; others may call it petition or meditation. There is a clear distinction between petition and meditation, however. Meditation is generally a passive process, but in a petition, we actively communicate withrepparttar 122320 Infinite Source. The word "petition" itself conveysrepparttar 122321 significance ofrepparttar 122322 process. In human law, once a suit is filed or a legal proceeding is initiated, certain processes are put in motion. Regardless of who we are or our station in life,repparttar 122323 legal process takes its course.

Natural laws operaterepparttar 122324 same way, no matter who triggers them. As soon as we petition for our needs, we put into motion certain natural processes that will bring aboutrepparttar 122325 manifestation of what we petitioned for.

If justified and done properly, petitions are always granted - always. Petitions are granted not onrepparttar 122326 basis of our religious beliefs or affiliations nor onrepparttar 122327 basis of righteousness or unrighteousness. Petitions can be conscious or unconscious. Forrepparttar 122328 majority of us, our unconscious petitions are granted more often than our conscious ones.

Why are our unconscious petitions granted more often? The answer is simply that in our conscious petitions - due to ignorance, lack of clear thought, superstition, or unconscious behavior - we tend to contradict ourselves and therefore prevent our petitions from becoming alive and manifestingrepparttar 122329 things we petitioned for. To me there is no contradiction betweenrepparttar 122330 terms "granting of petitions" and "manifesting our desires." If we create something that does not contradict cosmic laws, it manifests (and can be said to be granted) in accordance with those laws. And petitions that do contradict these laws are either returned torepparttar 122331 sender or ignored - not granted.

For petitions to be granted, they must be done properly, to conform to certain conditions:

· We must be sincere in our petitions. · We must be careful that what we ask for is actually what we need. · Our petitions must not be detrimental to others. · What we ask for must benefit not only us but others as well. · We must haverepparttar 122332 knowledge that our petition will be granted. · Above all, we must release our petitions torepparttar 122333 Universal Mind for them to be manifested.

These conditions may sound philosophical, but personal experience will convince you of their truth.

Being sincere means we ask for something because we need it and not because we want to be like or better than someone else, prove something torepparttar 122334 world, or satisfy our ego.

Determining what we need is probably extremely difficult for most people. As an illustration, if you have no car, no money, no job, and face an eviction, what would you ask for? We must reduce our need torepparttar 122335 lowest common factor. By asking forrepparttar 122336 wrong thing, we risk not receiving an answer or receiving something we may not be particularly happy with.

We must determine what is most essential for life, and we must trust inrepparttar 122337 Universal Mind to provide it inrepparttar 122338 best possible way.

If our petition would give us, for example, power to avenge prior wrongdoing by someone else or in any way allow us to harm or punish someone,repparttar 122339 chance of that petition being granted is very slim.

The more benefit our petition would bring to others,repparttar 122340 greaterrepparttar 122341 chance that it will be granted. But it is not up to us to say, "If my petition to winrepparttar 122342 lottery is granted, I will do this or that for my neighbor because he or she needs it." As noble as it may sound, we must be careful about making such decisions regarding others. As I have pointed out, it is difficult enough to determine what we ourselves need much less what someone else needs.

Manifestation is not always obvious. Therefore, knowing when our petition has been granted is not easy and often requires a series of personal experiences that build confidence rather than just faith. If seeing is believing, then experience is knowing. We must have confidence that our petition will be granted until we have had enough experience to cause us to recognize that it has been granted.

The last condition is probablyrepparttar 122343 most critical. If allrepparttar 122344 previous conditions have been met but you fail to release your petition torepparttar 122345 Universal Mind, you can be sure that your petition will not be answered.

We've all hadrepparttar 122346 experience in which what we want does not occur, and then, suddenly, it happens when we least expect it. Wouldn't it be nice to want something and have it happen right then? It seems that it often happens as soon as you have begun to give up or let go or released your thoughts. Once we have determined exactly what we need and have metrepparttar 122347 other conditions, we must releaserepparttar 122348 petition torepparttar 122349 Universal Mind to bring it about inrepparttar 122350 best possible way. We must be careful not to carryrepparttar 122351 petition with us twenty-four hours a day torepparttar 122352 point that it becomes a worry. We must petition, release our thoughts, and forget about them until our next prayer or meditation period.

What is the Nature of the Creator

Written by Dr. P.C. Simon

You may publish this article or use it in any way you find reasonable providedrepparttar resource box is unedited andrepparttar 122318 author is duly credited. The author's website is The author will appreciate any information as to when and whererepparttar 122319 article is used.

Resource Box: The Purpose of Creation by Dr. P.C. Simon, Copyright 2003. Also by Dr. P.C. Simon, The Missing Piece to Paradise, an inspiring, informative, and life-changing book. More articles by Dr. Simon can be seen at ______________________________________________________ The Nature ofrepparttar 122320 Creator Part 2 inrepparttar 122321 “Purpose of Creation” series by Dr. P.C. Simon copyright 2003

Why didrepparttar 122322 creator createrepparttar 122323 universe with all living beings? Why did he create these frail beings that appear as a weed one day and disappearrepparttar 122324 next? Was He/She looking for slaves to worship him or underlings to pay homage? Was he looking for adoration from his creation that had no freedom to do anything other than what he wanted them to do? The praises and adoration by his own creation would be just like my making a tape recording of self adulation and listening to it every day. It would not satisfy evenrepparttar 122325 ego of a vainglorious human being. Then in what way will it benefitrepparttar 122326 great Creator ofrepparttar 122327 universe?

If he is a cruel monster who likes to see living creatures go through agony, like an ignorant child pluckingrepparttar 122328 wings and legs off flies, we can believe that he might have created human beings to cast them in hell and see them writhe in pain and beg for mercy.

Butrepparttar 122329 creation does not reflect such cruel nature. Onrepparttar 122330 contrary Creator has given mothers, even mothers of animals, infinite love for their progeny. They sacrifice their lives and offer themselves as prey when predators attack their young ones. We see this in Africa when leopards attack young gazelles. I have seen it myself. I could not find any cruelty inrepparttar 122331 nature ofrepparttar 122332 creator.

If we watch birds, we will see their untiring enterprise to find food for their nestlings, coaxingrepparttar 122333 raptorial birds away fromrepparttar 122334 nestlings, and protectingrepparttar 122335 young ones with self-sacrifice. All these are examples of their loving nature. These indicate thatrepparttar 122336 creator has endowed them with love.

Still I did not findrepparttar 122337 purpose of creation. Then I argued that if I can find outrepparttar 122338 substance ofrepparttar 122339 Creator, I might be able to find his nature, just as Mendeleyev,repparttar 122340 Russian scientist foundrepparttar 122341 nature of atoms from their substance. I tried this approach namely to findrepparttar 122342 substance ofrepparttar 122343 Creator but I could not. I thought thatrepparttar 122344 substance ofrepparttar 122345 creator may be energy. But there was no proof for it. It was only an assumption on my part. So I rejected that idea.

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