Prayer and Meditation - More than a subtle difference
To pray one communes in earnest to a Higher Power. Words are used and things are asked for.
We should have one expectation when we pray. Higher Power will be done. Never underestimate prayer. The unseen powers know what we need, even when we think we do. We have all prayed for something in earnest and found the need was only a want for the moment. Prayers are always acknowledged. Prayers never go unanswered, but first one must listen.
Meditation, one quiets internal and external noise and listens for the answers to prayers.
To meditate is not an easy task. To still the mind and tune out all the chatter can literally be impossible, but silence can be done.
One might find the hardest part of meditation is to be completely still, to release that personal dialogue in the mind and listen.
©2009 to present Angie Skelhorn
The most powerful and sacred way of communicating with the spirits is tobacco.
Indian rituals, cermonies and religious observances, tobacco is the unifying thread of communication between humans and the spiritual powers. The spirits are said to be extremely fond of tobacco and that the only way they could recieve it was from Indians, either by smoke from a pipe or by offerings of dry tobacco.
Tobacco offered directly or as smoke allows for communication with the spirit.
The method I apply is I offer to bring the tobacco smoke into myself and then blow it towards the spiritual recipient. The sharing of the smoke between me the one offering and the spirit receiving it creates communion between us.
You should consider carefully the nature of the forces you are invoking and what effect they will have upon yourself and others. Ask for guidance not a freak show.