Conversations with the Master
Before beginning your written prayer dialog, please read and consider these excerpts from the Edgar Cayce readings concerning both inspirational writing and a similar – yet distinctly different – practice called automatic writing.
Automatic and Inspirational Writing:
Information and Advice from the Edgar Cayce Readings
“…As to the activities of what may be termed the channels through which individuals may receive
inspirational or automatic writings, the inspirational is the greater of the activities – yet may partake
of both the earth-earthly things and the heaven-heavenly things, while the automatic may partake
only of that source or force which is impelling, guiding or directing. The inspirational may develop
the soul of the individual, while the automatic may rarely reach beyond the force that is guiding or
Enlightenment is man’s emergence from his self-imposed immaturity. Immaturity is the inability to use one’s understanding without guidance from another. This immaturity is self-imposed when its cause lies not in the lack of understanding, but in the lack of resolve and courage to use it without guidance from another. Have courage to use your own understanding!
~ Immanuel Kant
God shall be my hope, my stay, my guide and lantern to my feet.
~ William Shakespeare
We would not – from here – counsel anyone to be guided by influences from without. … If these come as in inspirational writings from within, and not as guidance from others – that is different … the inspirational may develop the soul of the individual, while the automatic may rarely reach beyond the force that is guiding or directing.
~ Edgar Cayce
What I am actually saying is that we need to be willing to let our intuition guide us, and then be willing to follow that guidance directly and fearlessly.
~ Shakti Gawain
Whatever enchants, also guides and protects.
~ Richard Bach