In the lead up to the launch of the Intentional Incantation program, I was profoundly reflecting upon the importance of prayer, and the ways in which, learning how to pray has been critical to my spiritual development and my ability to manifest my goals and desires.
I was never taught to pray. I recall watching my grandmother, on the occasions that she would not attend church, sit quietly reading the Bible and praying. It was a very intimate act. Barely audible to my young, eavesdropping ears, but the visceral impact of watching my grandmother pray, has never left me.
My experience with prayer in public, was limited as I did not attend church for the majority of my childhood. I probably didn't begin to pray out loud for myself until I was around 23. I realize now, that I while trusted my voice to express and defend myself. I didn't trust it to help me connect with my ancestors and ask them to support me.
Some of this doubt I attribute to the ways in which women have been, and continue to be, socialized. We are taught to keep silent, react passively, but never be proactive. While some of these lessons are overtly taught, much of this inculcation is subversive, subconscious, and psychological. Hence, why it is so hard to identify and undo.
What no one tells you is that prayer is as simple as a conversation. You simply need to know what you want to say, to whom (ancestors, divinities, universe, Creator, etc.), and able to focus your intent and your energy on enunciating out loud your experience. As you practice, the confidence and comfort in the sound of your own voice emerges. You begin to feel empowered, and the clarity of thought becomes a constant. With that clarity, you can fashion your prayer and leverage it towards your hearts desire.
Negarra A. Kudumu
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