How to bring your inner spark back – quickly
Life often presents us challenges we feel are too big for our capacity and we wonder how we are going to overcome them. This is turn can create a sudden surge of stress and inner turmoil. Some other times however, it’s our daily routine that finally gets to us. It’s the dreariness of knowing exactly what is going to happen, day in day out, with only very subtle variations. This too can bring on its load of stress and inner turmoil.
I’m often asked how to get unstuck when this happens. Because you’re not necessarily in a bad place or in a bad situation. Your life is not bad per se. There is actually nothing wrong with your life. There is simply that incessant feeling that your inner spark is gone or at least it doesn’t shine as bright as it used to. You’re wondering what happened but mostly, you’re wondering how to get it back.
So how to bring that inner spark back: prayer!
In all my years as a student of spirituality and spiritual concepts, the one tool I always returned to when I needed to get unstuck was prayer.
Why? Because it works, and it works quickly.
Prayer is an open conversation between you and God (as mentioned in a previous post, in speaking about metaphysics, I like to use the term God or Universe interchangeably. If you feel more comfortable to use the term Spirit or Higher Power, I encourage you to do so. By no means am I trying to push a certain way of thinking on you. I actually want the opposite: for you to understand and develop your own views of these concepts. I also refer to God as “he”. Again, that’s just what feels right for me, but if you’re feeling the goddess power, please refer to it as “her”. This is all about your journey and what feels right for you.)
Prayer allows you to lighten your heart and transfer the burden you are carrying onto God.
However you may feel might be above your own strength, but it is not above God’s strength.
So how do you go about praying to restore your inner spark?
Like all spiritual tools, there is a way to pray, just like there is a way to meditate or to implement the laws of attraction.
In a nutshell, the quickest way to get your inner spark back through prayer is to pray with the intention to heal and help others. Your honest and truthful intentions to serve others will send the message that you are in a place of abundance and as such, you are are in a place to give to others. By expressing your abundance to God you are positioning yourself to receive even more abundance. And by positioning yourself to receive more abundance, you are clearing the way for whatever burden is overshadowing your inner spark to be removed.
The following excerpt is from Chapter 4 of my eBook, The Ignition Toolbox
“Chapter 4: Prayer
The Universe doesn’t want you to suffer
It is important to remember that the Universe doesn’t want you to live a life of misery.
The Universe wants to restore you to a state of Love.
When you are faced with challenges and crisis, the intensity of the emotions, the grief, the pain, block your connection to Love, your connection to the Universe. And so by asking the Universe to lift the burden of the pain and the grief from your hearts, you are essentially asking the Universe to restore Love; and with Love in your heart, you are able to see more clearly the opportunities that the Universe has laid before you for you to heal or to move past a crisis.
By asking God to restore Love in my heart after my dad’s passing, and to take upon Himself the burden of my pain and suffering, I was able to reconnect with Love and see what was laying in front of me: the possibility to transform my life and heal myself as I healed and transformed the lives of others.
What prayer can do for you
Prayer won’t remove all the obstacles in your life. It won’t make your journey smooth and uneventful. What prayer will do though, is open the channel with the Divine. It opens a dialogue between you and God.
You may think that you don’t know how to pray. To get you started and get yourself comfortable with these initial Divine conversations, I offer you these two prayers..
The first prayer was written by St-Francis. It is a prayer for guidance and for direction. It is a favourite of mine as I believe it can bring so much clarity and peace in your life.
The second prayer is a prayer I’ve written for myself, that I wanted to share with you because it has done wonders for me. And I want it to do wonders for you too.
You can recite either one of them daily or alternate between the two. You don’t have to say these exact words and you don’t have to pray to “God”. Like at said at the beginning of this course, you can pray to the Universe or the Divine, or to whomever else you feel called to.
Remember that these are simply prayers to get you started. You can venture out on your own and write your own prayer or go with the flow of the moment. Whatever you feel inspired to say, say it.
Prayer from St-Francis
“Lord, Make me and instrument of Thy peace;
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is sadness, joy.
Grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled, as to console;
To be understood, as to understand;
To be loved, as to love;
For it is in giving that we receive,
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
And it is in dying
That we are born to eternal life.
This prayer is one of my favourites and has helped me in many situations.
I hope it does the same for you.
And like always, I love hearing from you. Leave me a comment below and let me know how prayer has helped in your life.
P.S. If you want to learn more about prayer or if you are ready to take your journey to the next step, you can purchase my eBook HERE or click on the image below.