FEAR is that force that brings with it so many dark emotions, questions that seem to get bigger, actions that scare or minimize. It is the opposite end of the spectrum of LIGHT, LOVE, FAITH, HOPE…
Our world at this moment is in deep FEAR and those fears are bringing about quick actions that are causing more concerns. We cannot change what is, but we can take personal responsibility for how we react, or how we use our energy.
My husband called me and explained that his work is stopping any travel (we are talking in the U.S.) & I shared that with my parents who then mentioned my brother-in-law’s large company also banned travel, their religion has a world conference & told everyone to not travel, the list goes on. I have been thinking of the devastating impact that is going to have on airlines, the economy, hotels, travel, business, etc. Those are just apparent things.
My brother-in-law has been researching masks, ordering boxed food and preparing for the worst. I understand the logic, but if everyone begins to panic—FEAR wins and takes over and leaves us with more fears.
I understand the worry, the health concerns…but with 2 percent being fatal, this virus is seemingly taking bigger control with corporations, stock markets, world trade…the FEAR is taking control in even larger ways. We must be careful of even larger collapses.
I am NOT trying to minimize this world event in any way or make light of people dying and families on larger scales being affected. I just feel we need to each take a moment and pray. Pray that the world can be healed effectively and quickly. Pray that we can send love to those families who are hurting. Pray for the world to hold together. Pray that light can find a way through all the thick fog of fear. There is power in PRAYER. There is power in LOVE over FEAR.
DOES PRAYER WORK? Should we and could we pray across the globe and have a positive outcome?? Here is what I found:
Although science is ill-equipped to prove the existence of God, scientific research does show that prayer works. The literature I looked at states, regardless of God’s existence, elements of prayer are universally valid – across various religions, traditions, and practices. The act of prayer itself has beneficial physiological effects.
Prayer, much like meditation in Buddhism, or concentration on breathing techniques in Yoga, causes the mind and body to focus on singular focal points that align the mind, soul, and physical aspects of a person to lower cortisol levels, improve oxygen utilization, and confer numerous other psychological benefits.
Marilyn Schlitz, Ph.D., and lecturer at Harvard, says, “It’s clear from the correlational studies within the epidemiology data that positive relationships exist between religious and spiritual practice and health outcomes on a variety of different conditions.” Moreover, she says that in a study and confirmation study on intercessory prayer, “the prayer groups had statistically significant improvements in outcome, suggesting that the intervention has clinical relevance.” https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/the-power-of-prayer-science-proves-it-works-has-positive-physiological-effects
A SERIOUS STUDY: Back in 1996 Michael Onstott, then 46, thought he was going to die. Sick with AIDS, he had only a few T-cells left in his body to fight deadly germs. Kaposi’s sarcoma, a form of cancer, was spreading across his body, creating dark lesions everywhere. He was rapidly losing weight. He was deeply depressed. He prepared for the worst.
Two months later Onstott was putting on weight. The Kaposi’s sarcoma had slowed down. His depression had lifted. All of a sudden, he recalls, “I began to be optimistic.” He attributed his miraculously improved health to a new anti-viral regimen.
But doctors at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco had a far more shocking explanation: Onstott, one of 40 men and women in a ground-breaking double-blind study, had been receiving long distance healing energy an hour a day, six days a week, for ten weeks.
Onstott had no idea he had been receiving healings. Although he had signed up for the study, he never met or talked to a single healer. The healers and the patients never met each other. The healers were given the names of the patients and a photo to work with-that was it. While Onstott was in San Francisco, the healers were all over the country, some as far away as New York and Pennsylvania. The doctors overseeing the study wanted to control for the power of touch and the power of suggestion. They were trying to isolate the healing energy in a pure form.
For the healers who volunteered to participate in the study, published in the Western Journal Of Medicine in December 1998, the healing work was quite visceral. “I didn’t just sit there and pray for someone,” recalls Susan Ulfelder, a healer based in Washington, D.C. “I was literally pulling globs of virus out of their fields.”
At the end of the study, Onstott and the others who received long distance healing all did significantly better than those in the control group, even when the new anti-viral cocktails were factored in. They had fewer illnesses, fewer visits to the doctor and spent less time in the hospital. They even had improvements in their moods. The results were so dramatic-and statistically significant–that The National Institutes of Health gave a $500,000 grant to California Pacific Medical Center to do another study of distance healing, this time focusing on glioblastoma, a deadly form of brain cancer. That study is now underway.
Other studies have found that healers can influence plants, fungi, and even cancer cells in vitro, just by intention, even if the healer and the subject of the healing intention were in different rooms, cities or states, as Dr. Daniel Benoir notes in Healing Research. Recently, several double-blind studies of heart patients have looked at the power of prayer, considered a form of distance healing. These studies, including one published in the conservative research journal, Annals of Internal Medicine, on October 25, 1999, found that intercessory prayers significantly improved medical outcomes in the critically ill, even when they had no idea they were being prayed for by people they had never met. “This result suggests that prayer may be an effective adjunct to standard medical care,” wrote the researchers, a group of doctors and scientists.
Why people who pray are healthier article: Stay healthy. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/why-people-who-pray-are-heathier_b_1197313?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAGgM0uEgsNEOnNyEOEJAg8M4erMvmJu_NG2SpsB2Bc_HBF_WgLEhdvJM1jdRrnsy4Njz7eTqjHa-8rZE1VOO9ngYi7yXruTtzITTFkLb5lA7lVbr1WqvuD25D8bjW9X2ySdf0652U7-MC_UHndnOgOAxr_4nXn00MkjJuJ56Cfbe
SO, DOESNT IT MAKE SENSE WE AT LEAST TRY TO PRAY FOR THE WORLD AND THOSE WHO ARE ILL?? If studies can tell us ‘distant prayers’ have been answered in numerous ways, or how people who pray are healthier, then why would we not put our energy there and focus on FAITH not FEAR for our world.
I pray that you will strive to send good vibes, positive energy…energy that is full of LOVE and LIGHT out into the world and NOT the energy of FEAR. We need everyone to think higher, pray and pray the world will find the solution.
-PEACE, LOVE and LIGHT to you. -H