A friend of mine sent this to me and I loved it.
Why is it that some prayers for healing seem to go unanswered, and others get answered? What is the difference?
In my beliefs, no prayer goes unanswered. But if you are not open to receiving what God is giving you, then you cannot receive it, even though it is being given.
I was reading the following, when I thought about some of our clients who seem to be at a standstill at the clinic. The bold parts are quotes from ACIM and the rest is from Take me to Truth: Undoing the Ego by Sanchez and Vieira.
Just as a clarification: the term ego in these two sources, basically means the thought system of fear and guilt—everything that we have made up (that is not created by Source/Love).
When Prayers Seem to Go Unanswered
An individual may ask for physical healing because he is fearful of bodily harm. At the same time, if he were healed physically, the threat to his thought system might be considerably more fearful to him than its physical expression. In this case he is not really asking for release from fear, but for the removal of a symptom that he himself selected. The request is therefore, not for healing at all.
So, if we sincerely believe that we have asked for something like healing of the body, we may truly desire healing, but unconsciously we are still afraid of it. The Universal Inspiration (Holy Spirit) will never give us something that will increase fear in us. Hence this prayer seems unanswered.
The very fact that the Holy Spirit has been asked for anything will ensure a response. Yet, it is equally certain that no response given by Him will ever be one that would increase fear. It is possible that His answer will not be heard. It is, however, impossible that it will be lost. There are many answers you have already received but have not yet heard. I assure you that they are waiting for you.
The power of prayer is not to be questioned. However, our ego’s wishes are. We have no idea what would be truly beneficial to us, whereas our Unified Self (higher Self) does know.
The most valuable prayer for us or anyone, is to ask for right-mindedness, for our minds to be healed.