8 But, behold, I say unto you, that you must study it out in your mind; then you must ask me if it be right, and if it is right I will cause that your bosom shall burn within you; therefore, you shall feel that it is right.
9 But if it be not right you shall have no such feelings, but you shall have a stupor of thought that shall cause you to forget the thing which is wrong; therefore, you cannot write that which is sacred save it be given you from me.
Growing up, I asked many different pastors, family, and friends how to ask questions about the universe, and how to receive answers?… But they did not seem to have much of a clue themselves because it was so personal. After my husband was in a motorcycle accident last year and broke over 40 bones, then I was prompted by the Holy Ghost to pray for 10 to 20 times a day. There were even some days that the prayers took longer than 30 minutes at a time. I’m excited to share with you some of the things I have learned about praying to heaven!
What are different ways of receiving revelation?
I have received answers in dreams and vision. I wrote these down and then prayed about each section to ask for further symbolism. Answers have come in a still small voice, that gave me an idea, which I studied out in my mind, and then prayed about. I have received revelation by researching my own conclusion and then bringing it to God to ask if it is right. I have received revelation from friends and family, who are my ministering angels, and had no idea the questions I had weighing on my mind. Reading scriptures, making dinner, and exercising are all excellent ways. The most fascinating way, is in the shower or bath, because you are at a time when most relaxed. It feels so heavenly to be washed of dirt and toxins, while soaking up the healing essential oils and ebson salts.
How do I know my answer is yes or no?
First of all, we need to know what the difference between a Yes and No feels like in each of our bodies. The answers we get to prayers could feel a little bit different depending on the day. Everybody deals with stress, dehydration, and pain differently. Therefore we need to keep realigning our internal compass to make sure we stay on the right course. Our yes and no might feel slightly different, depending on the day, so it’s a good rule of thumb to double check and remember what each of those feel like. We need to ask in our minds “What does my Yes feel like today?” Wait to feel what a yes feels like in your body. (This could take a matter of minutes give or take) In most cases it feels like a filling up, a happier emotion or vibration, a burning in your bosom. Then you ask in your mind “What does my No feel like today?” Then wait to feel what your no feels like. For most people this might feel like an emptying out, a sad emotion or vibration, or forgetfulness and confusion. I sometimes need to ask the difference between my yes and no multiple times because my mortal body is in chaos on the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels.
Second of all we need to ask the right questions…. “Should I marry brother Smith?” “Should I not marry brother Smith?” “Am I ready to know the answer whether I should marry him or not?”
“Should I buy this house this month?” “Should I not buy a house this month, but next year?” “Should I not buy a house at all?” “Do I need to research some more about houses before I buy anything?”
Heavenly Father will always answer our prayers. The answer just might not be in the time that we want them answered. But they will be given in the Lord’s time.
Why is it important to learn what is truth?
Souls need to know what truth is so they can discern it from falsehood. We need to recognize that truth and light is from Christ. Confusion and darkness is from the Devil.
20 For everyone that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
When we are taught the Commandments and strive continuously to uphold them with faith and obedience, then we are ready to receive further truth and intelligence. In turn we can teach this to our family and friends so that they can learn of the eternal plan that the Lord has for them.
(Doctrine and Covenants 93:28)
28 He that keepeth his Commandments receiveth truth and light, until he is glorified in truth and knoweth all things.
Am I protected when I pray? Are my answers swayed?
It has become habit for me to cast out the devil from my midst and then surround myself with angels from heaven to protect me and my answers in prayer. You will know how often you need to do this in the answers to your prayers! This world is becoming more and more wicked and opposition is around every corner. This is why I believe there is an ever-growing need to cast out the devil and his minions and protect our self with the armor of God on a daily basis.
Our answers could swayed because of personal bias. We need to release control of the outcome and trust that our Father has a perfect plan for us no mater what answer we receive. Then and only them will we be able to receive unbiased answers, because we know ultimately everything will work out in the end!
Painting by Lisa Stanton Jan. 2018 titled “Prostrate Prayer: LOVE Exchange with Father, Son, and Mother Earth” (this is how I feel on all levels when I pray)
What are further ways to open our spiritual eyes and ears?
Praying and fasting always go together and has become a powerful tool in receiving more detail and direction throughout my hectic days! Fasting cleanses the body to be a better conduit for promptings from the Holy Ghost. Not to mention fasting promotes human growth hormone, lowers blood pressure and reduces cholesterol! Exercise is also a good idea when in moderation. Exercise helps us release endorphins which help us feel happier and more likely to be open to non bias answers from heaven. Our body is a temple. Eating healthy with less junk food and more healthy fruits and vegies from Mother Earth will nurture our minds and hearts to receive more messages from heaven. We are what we watch! There is so much garbage on TV and Radio now that I turned them both off years ago! In prayer position, on our elbows and knees, with our third eye touching Mother Earth, and our Heart space open, helps trigger pressure points which opens the connection to Heaven! I have done all these things that I have listed above to the best of my ability, and I testify it works! The more we sacrifice willingly to do Heavenly Father’s will, the more we will be blessed.
What should I do first?
My dear friend, I invite you to write down those questions that you have had your whole life. I invite you to study these things out in your mind. I invite you to cast out. Protect yourself from the adversary by following the Commandments and calling upon Help From Heaven. I invite you to pray to know the true answer to these things ‘with a broken heart and contrite spirit’. Or in other words a humble heart and a spirit willing to change for the better. I invite you to heed the direction that the Holy Ghost has to give you in action.
I know that in seeking truth and light, we are then given more knowledge and wisdom for ourselves and our family. I testify that through prayer and fasting, that the Lord gives us answers which are vital to our life mission and survival. Heavenly father loves each of his children and wants us to choose to learn about these Universal truths. I know he will not give us more than we can handle and he will give us a way to protect ourselves spiritually. I know it is a privilege to receive these answers, and I want to share this privilege with my brothers and sisters in Christ. I know these things are true and I say this in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.
Update March 27th 2019: Yesterday the spirit prompted me to teach my three oldest children this concept on how to receive personal revelation and feel it in each of their bodies! My oldest said she couldn’t feel anything for 15 minutes straight. I asked the Lord for guidance as I helped my third youngest 8 year old daughter. The spirit said ‘Why don’t you ask how she feels her yes and her no in her body and ask the Lord to feel it in your own body?” I immediately felt in my body her yes was like a burning in my heart and her no was like a lump in my stomach! As I confirmed and relayed these feelings to my eight-year-old she squealed with delight “mommy how did you know that that’s exactly what I was feeling?”I said “I simply asked the Lord if I could know what you are feeling so I can help you find your baseline in order to ask the Lord questions and receive answers.”
I immediately ran to my oldest daughter’s bedroom and confidently told her what had just happened and that I have faith the Lord will help us feel her yes and her no in her body! As we both knelt tdown and prayed together for guidance, I felt for my oldest daughter that her yes was a tingling inside the shoulder blades and her know was an aching inside almost the entire pelvic bone?! I confirmed this with the Lord and she confessed she did feel these things very weekly as she prayed! How would a mother have known that her daughter receives answers in her Skeletal Body unless she asked for guidance from the Lord?! I have talked with hundreds of people the different ways they feel answers, and never before have I heard of this?! I’m eternally grateful for the tools I have acquired and can pass on to my children to help them survive spiritually what is coming! This morning I woke up feeling like I needed to throw up and I ended up having diarrhea! I knew it was a weapon from the adversary and he was not happy that I had taught my children how to take responsibility and pray and receive answers for themselves!
I recommend that as parents we all teach our children this basic spiritual concept, I feel it is our duty and our responsibility as parents, that we have covenanted and promised to teach our children the tools to not only survive but to fulfill and successfully complete their missions! All the glory be to God, praise him forever and ever! Amen!