When we ask for help for the situation we, our loved ones, or the world is in right now with the Coronavirus pandemic, we may surround them in healing light and we may say a prayer. To understand the effectiveness of prayer, I turned to Serge Kahili King, Ph.D., teacher of the Hawaiian Huna Philosophy and head of Aloha International.
HOW CAN PRAYER WORK BEST IN ANY SITUATION?
Here is Dr. King’s advice:
“In prayer, we are trying to do something or to get something done, either for ourselves or for someone else. We pray to get an effect, and since an effect is involved, energy has to be involved, and all prayer involves the transmission of energy.
“There are essentially two types of prayer: vertical and horizontal. By vertical prayer, I mean that which is directed toward God or the Higher Self or toward someone in spirit. From this type of prayer, we can only get inspiration, knowledge, understanding, and energy. Note carefully that the guidance we may get is in the form of ideas and inspiration. We do not actually get the kind of guidance that tells us exactly what to do and how to do it. That kind of guidance implies the making of choices, and that is our sole prerogative.
“Horizontal prayer is that directed toward our everyday life, either to heal or help ourselves or others or to change the future. This type of prayer is accomplished by us, and its effectiveness is determined by our beliefs and by the amount of energy we put into it. We each create our own experience of reality, the circumstances we find ourselves in, and through prayer properly understood we can change those circumstances. But it is the individual who changes the circumstances, not God and not the High Self. From them we only get the tools; they will not do the work for us.”