Prayer & Meditation
Edgar Cayce was a man of prayer and meditation. Thus, it is not surprising to find suggestions for prayer and meditation in the readings. His fundamental Christian upbringing is evident in these recommendations, not only in the King James flavor of the words and expressions, but also in the direct and simple sincerity with which they were spoken.
He seemed to use a utilization approach to these recommendations. That is, if the person seeking help came from a background in which prayer, meditation and Christian service were practiced, he utilized the resources of that person in making the suggestions. The background information in these cases is often insightful in this respect. The letters exchanged between Cayce and these individuals conveyed the familiarity of persons sharing in a common religious faith.
The readings state that there are objective, demonstrable effects of prayer and meditation in the physical bodies and day-to-day lives of persons practicing these disciplines. Therefore, the readings often recommend prayer and meditation during the use of the Radial Appliance. This is in keeping with the notion that spirit interfaces at definite anatomical centers within the body, and treatments such as electrotherapy could be helpful in maintaining the integrity of these connections.
Excerpts on Prayer & Meditation From the Cayce Readings
Let thy prayer, thy meditation, be as this:
Here am I; use me, O God, as Thou seest I have need of that I (calling thy name) may know what Thou would have me do! Let my attitude to my fellow man, mine loved ones, mine friends, mine enemies, be such that my life, my expressions of hope and joy and kindness, may reflect His life to others. Keep my tongue, keep my feet, in those ways, in those paths, that lead to the understandings Thou wouldst have me have – now. (770-1)
And let the meditation and the prayer ever be, of those that would aid:
RAISE THOU, O GOD, IN THIS BODY, THAT WHICH IS THE BEST AS THOU SEEST FIT; THAT THERE MAY BE THE HARMONY THAT COMES IN THY LOVE FOR THIS SOUL. (899-1)
When the Radio-Active Appliance is attached, use such periods as the periods for meditation. In thy own words, yes – but after this manner …
FATHER, GOD! IN THY PROMISES, THROUGH JESUS THE CHRIST, I CLAIM THY PROTECTION, THY LOVE, THY CARE! MAKE MY BODY THAT THOU SEEST AS THE BETTER CHANNEL, THE BEST CHANNEL AS A SERVICE TO THEE. RENEW A RIGHTEOUS SPIRIT WITHIN ME. KEEP MY WAYS DAY BY DAY. (1614-1)
During the periods especially when there is the use of the Radio-Active Appliance, we would use these periods as the periods for meditation; that there may be brought a better coordination between the nervous systems of the body, at such periods opening – through suggestions to self in meditation or prayer – the centers that coordinate the spiritual forces and influences with the mental and the physical body; using as a guide (though in thine own words) such as this:
FATHER, GOD! IN THY LOVE, IN THY MERCY, BE THOU THE GUIDE: THAT MY BODY, MY MIND, MY SELF, MAY FULFILL THY PURPOSE IN THIS MATERIAL PLANE AT THIS TIME.
And keeping such attitudes in the relationships day by day with thy fellow man, we will find we will bring the near normal forces in this body. (2164-1)
After the end of the first series of adjustments, at the beginning of the rest period of a week, we would begin with the use of the Radio-Active Appliance to equalize the nerve energies of the body as related to the circulatory system, and especially as to the impulses to the body. Attach this about an hour each day. Use that period as the period for prayer and meditation; though it may require someone at first to work WITH the body when this is first begun. And have the prayerful meditation for the HELPFUL forces, not only those that may exercise themselves through the system but as to the body using itself – mentally, physically – in a helpful manner for others. (2382-1)
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