The Invisible Room Deep Mystery Podcast presents on this one page two special episodes entitled “The Sweet Voice of Prayer.”
Each episode is a deep dive into your invisible room in search of your individual prayer voice. If it doesn’t already exist in your conscious thinking, these audios will help you find it and bring it closer to the surface of your living. Prayer is not just a religious form of faith; it is dynamic existential condition arising directly out of your invisible room, the absolute spirit. Spiritual life is about bringing multiple dimensions of reality together into a greater whole through the process of awakening. “Prayer” is the prime integrator within our interior, multidimensional landscape. At the level of experience, this dynamic condition is not called anything. It just is; it is ongoing, eternally. On the level of conditioned thinking, we might just say that prayer is your intimacy with God.
The particular items in each audio are my creation. The voice that arises out of you will bring with it your creations in connecting with God. My yogi self comes in to remind us that there is no magic in individual items; they serve only to bring you into acknowledgement of the reality of God.
There are a few seconds of silence between each prayer statement or experience, when your voice will have a chance to speak its truth, which will arise more likely as a feeling than as a piece of mental language. Each episode begins with a preparation for experiencing the deeper currents of knowing just below the thinking mind. If you are in a quiet place where you will not be disturbed, then you are ready. Just pick which episode is right for you.
In the shorter version, the prayer form is conducive to finding your own sweet voice of prayer. Duration 12 minutes.
In the longer version, the prayer form is conducive to exploring the depths of your relationship with God. It is more engaging than the shorter version and invites a deeper experience. The longings in these prayers often come with responses. The primary themes in this version of “The Sweet Voice of Prayer” are the nature of reality, self and other, God and the illusion of love. Duration 27 minutes.
A second read of this material before starting might be good, just to be sure.
Coming into the invisible room, one learns that the spirit, the formless absolute, is real. One knows this without explanation; the mystery of knowing is the mystery of existence. The mind seeks to preserve itself in the stories of living and in the desires that move us forward. The mind cannot seek its own undoing in the name of enlightenment or anything else. Something else is needed. This 10 minute journey into nothing opens the door to such a something.
Every human being goes through life appreciating free choices to be made. We measure our freedom by the open space between the elements of our choosing. Behind the scenes, however, where the currents of spirit are more acutely felt, deeper choices are being made. The psyche itself prepares to shift its attention away from exclusively guiding its personal life and putting it directly on the divine presence as its exclusive priority. That choice, of course, is our personal choice as well. We take a deep breath as we awaken to the real currents of life arising out of the unknown. Such an experience is a good way to describe the process of waking up.
Reality whispers to us every moment of our lives. The noise of the mind, however, drowns it out until something inside stirs and we turn in a quest to know the truth, to find our way out of the unsolvable dilemma of human existence. The desire to know can never be defeated. Poised on the shores of the unknown we feel the waves of being as they first arrive in our knowing and we ask. What is it they have to tell us? One wave at a time, crest and trough, crest and trough. The reading at the end is from Initiation Human and Solar (1922) by Alice Bailey.
How many years of tentative living does it take before we become comfortable navigating the world our parents have brought us into? Does it ever get fully mastered? Perhaps. Ask the Zen masters and the other voices of the infinite. Many of us lead very good lives; too many of us suffer immensely for reasons we never fully understand. Never mind the politics and the religious wars that have beat us down as a race. On it goes. At some point in our looking at the outer world as well as at our inner landscape, we experience the urge to turn our search for something special into an exploration of the divine depths, the absolute spirit. Off we go with no truth to cling to. When we respond to such a desire, huge awakening takes place. How to manage knowledge of the void? What to do when we get a sense of how it all works and get a grasp of the tools for moving forward into the unknown?
The deeper we move into the unbounded reality of the awakening heart, something moves us to reach out into the beyond, to step gently out of the world of pain and struggle into an acceptance that the love that arises in the world and into you and me has an absolute source, and when we realize this source, we learn to bow down . . . again and again. In this episode we take that journey inward by removing the veils that darken the world we experience and the lives we live. Innocent love is real; it exists as the deepest mystery of life. We need merely look up from our stories and step out into the unknown.
Now that I know that God is real, that I am real, and that the world is a cover for the work of the absolute spirit, I can extend my knowing outside the story of my living. My struggle becomes its work; my pain becomes transcendent joy muffled by the density of the outer veils. Accepting it is difficult when everybody else walks around oblivious to the infinite spirit. Let it come, I say. I want more, show me the way to open more doors. Touch my heart with the grace of your perfection.