At some point we stopped being able to express our needs to the world in order to portray a facade of perfection.
Why are we hiding what is most true and needed in our life?
I've realized what is most authentic to us in any given moment, is also the most vulnerable to share. Maybe we are experiencing a heartbreak, looking for a job, a home, or experiencing loss or grief. These are usually the hardest things to share with the world around us, because it shows vulnerability - that we are not capable of figuring it all out on our own.
But what if vulnerability is what granted us what we wanted in the world?
What if by sharing our truest prayers to our community they would manifest that much faster?
The universe needs us to express our needs in order to fulfill them.
When a baby is hungry and is not fed, the baby cries louder. But when we are having trouble - at home, in our career, or in our relationships, we hide it to the world around us because we want to put up a facade that everything is going well.
At what point did it no longer become safe to share our needs?
My friend went on a vision quest last month without food or water for three days. He told a group of people to pray with him, to eat and drink for him, and send him their support in their thoughts for those three days. And what he found, was that he wasn't hungry, and it wasn't as hard as he thought to be without water. He felt the presence of those people with him on his quest, and he says their prayers helped him through.
When we share our prayers, they are spread out into a larger consciousness to raise their vibration. When people are praying with you and for you and your needs - it's like the baby crying louder to eat - it is more likely to be picked up in the universal consciousness.
This week at my Yoga Sangha group we each brought an object to place on an altar with a prayer to send out. We all shared something true to us in this time in our life, and in doing so raised the consciousness on our prayers.
When it comes to prayers, and what is most true and vulnerable to us in our life, sometimes all we need is a friend to connect us to the right path, a next step, or simply hold us in their prayers as well, so the universe can hear loud and clear what it is we need.