While Edgar Cayce himself participated in drilling for oil in the 1920′s, and the readings tried to help him, he didn’t succeed at that particular time. The readings considered the venture worth pursuing, though. However, what he did succeed in at that time, and during his life, was help people to learn the power and influence of meditation and prayer.
We can see this now as being a powerful force to help in facing disasters here on Earth. In my own work, I was able to psychically see that after Hurricane Katrina, the outpouring of prayers for the entire Gulf Region – the outpouring of prayers coming from across the country – brought forth the Christ Spirit to protect the Gulf during the entire 2006 hurricane season and 1/2 of the 2007 hurricane season. While meteorologists were baffled, expecting a great many hurricanes, it was a quiet season and they didn’t know why. I did.
Skeptics could have a field day with this vision I describe. But, it brings us face to face with the challenge. Do we believe in prayer and meditation or not? Do we believe prayer can change things in this world? Do we believe the power of thousands and even millions praying and meditating can change the future, change the Earth, and change situations for the better?
What about the questions, “What are we thinking that will happen that will let us know that our prayers have been answered? How will it appear? Will there be signs in the sky telling us, ‘Your prayer has been answered from XYZ happening to ABC happening’?”
I don’t think so. Who else saw or even considered that it was the prayers of the many that resolved the 2006 hurricane season? But, if we believe that prayer and meditation can change things, then we are going to have to expect things to not happen as they may be expected. And we may not fully be aware that we did in fact change the future with our prayers and meditations.
Edgar Cayce and the readings spoke often of the power of God. The readings speak of Christ and His current and continuous involvement in our lives. Books abound about personal contact with Jesus Christ and other spiritual beings. All of these describe a very active involvement by the Divine with our personal and collective lives. And so, we have to decide if we believe in prayer and meditation or not, because prayer and meditation are practices that can make direct contact with the Divine. Edgar Cayce’s readings are clear about this over and over again.
Many believe it is important to pray and meditate but yet expect nothing to come from it. That’s like playing the lottery, but throwing the ticket away in the trash, the same moment we buy it. Putting effort forth, but expecting nothing from that effort.
I think I remember E.C.’s readings saying, (someone may have to help me with the reading number) “Expect much, you’ll gain much. Expect little and you won’t be disappointed.”
I think this is telling us that God is eager to be an active participant in creating this world that we live in, and affecting our lives in a healing and supportive way. But, God won’t take away our freewill to choose to bolt and lock the door before He enters, when we’ve just finished inviting Him in.
What I tell people is something that I’ve come to realized for myself from reading and studying the Edgar Cayce readings. I don’t know if it’s specifically in the readings, but the readings have helped me to be aware of this.
Don’t trust the doubt we have in God. Don’t trust the doubt we have in ourselves, our prayers, or our meditations. Doubt is not truth. We may have it but it’s not true and need not be trusted. God’s readiness to be active in our lives is the truth.
In praying for any disaster anywhere, right now, let’s not tell God what He is capable of or not capable of. Let’s ask Him to show us. Studying the readings have helped me to believe that God rejoices in the opportunities to show us what He can do. A new paradigm is being created on this planet – by God – through us and with us. Through our prayers and meditations, we can participate in this new paradigm in ways we could never have come up with by ourselves. But, God won’t do it without us if we decide to not participate.
“Don’t trust the doubt you have in God or in yourself. Doubt is not the truth.” (Rainbow Cards, 1995, ©, Jodie Senkyrik)
“Let God decide what is possible.” (Rainbow Cards, 1995, ©, Jodie Senkyrik)
[Written in 2011]