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Communication with spiritual support, angels and the Divine, is like breathing. It’s available every day and in parallel with any other activity. We breathe while we speak with a friend. We breathe while we do the laundry. We breathe while we take a shower. We breathe while we drive. There is not a time we’re not breathing. Prayer can be like that, an ongoing conversation with our angels. It doesn’t need to wait for a special moment.
We forget. We save up our conversations with God for important occasions where we’re feeling pressed, stressed, in a pinch and we don’t see another way through what we are facing without difficulty. Or we feel guilty asking for help from the spiritual realm when we are facing difficulties. Always coming with our hand out, we hesitate to ask. We especially forget to talk to our angels and guides when things are good, and express our gratitude.
To cultivate an intimate relationship with Spirit, we have to trust that our angelic support is available at all times. Spiritual helpers are not sitting in judgment of our failure to ask earlier, nor are they upset that we are just remembering they exist. They want to hear from us no matter what the topic. They want to help with the little and the big challenges. They want to celebrate the good things with us too.
The purpose of requests for spiritual assistance is not to get out of our responsibilities or avoid the consequences of our choices. It’s to help us be present for them with strength and a lighter heart. It is to instill us with faith, that whatever the outcome, it is all going to be okay. We’ll make it through the conflict, pain or uncertainty.
Communication with our spiritual support, angels and higher power, is very similar to listening to our intuition. It is initiated through our thoughts in connection with our heart’s intent. It’s a conversation with the invisible but all-present source of assistance.
We typically listen for intuitive insight, yet we have a habit of asking/talking more than listening in communication with God. Listening is important. Answers to prayer show up in mysterious ways. If we don’t quiet our mind long enough to listen, we may miss the answer, or at least a piece of the gift.
We breathe while we listen. We pause, walk the dog, take a yoga class, we still our mind to hear the voice of God. It’s a sacred space between our soul and Spirit. It is available to us at any moment. When we feel alone this support is right there in our midst.