What will help you the most this month?


(a Para-Gram by Paramahansa Yogananda)

“When God does not respond to your prayers, it is because you are not in earnest. If you offer Him dry imitation prayers, you cannot expect to claim the Heavenly Father’s attention. The only way to reach God through prayer is by persistence, regularity, and depth of earnestness. Cleanse your mind of all negation, such as fear, worry, anger; then fill it with thoughts of love, service, and joyous expectation. In the sanctum of your heart there must be enshrined one power, one joy, one peace – God.”

Prayer will help you the most this September. Heartfelt prayer. If ‘prayer’ is too religious a term for you, then try meditation. Both require that you be still enough to connect to your inner core which is your own personal conduit to God. Even though I do not agree with Yogananda that a lack of earnestness and persistence are the only reasons that prayers are not answered, he has a point about desiring something from the depths of your soul and having the tenacity to keep going for it. However, your requests may go unheeded due to poor timing, or, the possibility that there is something even better that you cannot yet imagine, or, believe that it is impossible for you to even hope for. Place your faith in the omniscience of the Creator of ALL.

This year has been an adventurous roller coaster ride, thus far. In one way or another, you and/or your life has changed – probably profoundly so. My sense is that by the time September arrives, there may be a need for you to slow down and go within – a need to integrate all of these transformations on every level of your being. There may also be a need to reassess goals and desires, or, to reconnect to your true desires in any and all areas of your life. In my HealThyself Oracle blog post for 2015, the Moon tarot card appeared as guidance for this time of the year. This represents, the internal, intuitive, emotional, feminine aspect of self and life – it is here that you will find God and the answers that you seek.