Treat and Move Your Feet
Have you ever heard the phrase treat and move your feet?
Spiritual Mind Treatment is a name for the affirmative prayer we practice at the Center for Spiritual Living. It means that prayer works, and that we need to take action in that direction.
So I can pray for increased income, and then I need to take steps to grow my business or get a job.
I can pray for health, and then I need to follow guidance on healthy eating and exercise.
I can pray for better relationships, and then I need to listen to my inner knowing about what to do to achieve that.
Not sure how to move your feet? Or in what direction?
… Or Something Better
And sometimes even greater things come out of these changes than we can imagine. That’s why your Practitioner will often pray for what you request “or something better”.
That’s because we sometimes get stuck in the “how” something should look or work, when Spirit may have a much easier, more elegant, fun way to get there.
Use Your Imagination
So the next time you have a prayer request, of course you start with where you are. Then ask yourself “What do I want instead? And imagine yourself being there.
Ask Your Future Self
If you have trouble imagining what it would be like to have what you want, try imagining a tape measure in front of you, marking off the months or years. Imagine yourself years in the future, already having or being what you desire. Then have that future self walk toward you, and ask him/her what steps you took in 2015 that got you there. Then be quiet and listen. You might be surprised. Or it might be something that has been in the back of your mind for a while. What can it hurt to try?
How About You?
What’s your favorite way to move your feet?