Prophet Kofi Danso, originally from Ghana, is a pastor and spiritual advisor based in Toronto. Through his charitable work with the Miracle Arena for All Nations, he has made a positive impact on the local community in Canada as well as around the world. Danso’s prophetic qualities make him an invaluable resource for people of faith. Danso shares his guidance for people who want to explore their spiritual side through meditation and prayer, including pathways to mental healing.Meditation as a Beginning Spiritual Practice
People who have not been practicing any faith may want to get in touch with their spiritual side but may not know how to go about it. Meditation is an ideal way for people to touch the divine qualities in themselves. Meditation can lead to better mental and physical health and soothe anxiety and depression.
When a person meditates for the first time, it may be difficult to separate the daily flow of seemingly irrelevant thoughts and to retain a spiritual focus. People should not give up on meditation right away because they cannot close their minds off to thoughts about daily activities. Meditation is a skill that becomes better with time, and anyone can benefit from it. As a painter or a musician must practice, so must a person who wants to meditate.
Meditation can take several different forms. Religious people may want to meditate on the words of a spiritual advisor or on the specific example of powerful figures from the past. For example, a Catholic may want to meditate on the impact of a specific saint upon their lives.
Others may want to perform mindfulness meditation, in which a person works to accept their specific mental and physical condition while they are at rest. Mindfulness focuses not on replacing the mental dialogue, but on accepting it along with any physical sensations that the body is experiencing. The simplest form of meditation involves repeating a meaningful word or phrase in the seeker’s mind and letting this phrase direct his or her progress.Prayer and Healing
While prayer can be viewed as a type of meditation, prayer sets itself apart because it is a personal appeal to a higher power. Prayer means putting yourself in the hands of God and surrendering all of your problems and difficulties. Humbly asking God for the things you want and need is an elementary type of prayer taught to children in church, but it remains one of the most effective forms of prayer.
When a person prays, they must accept that God is not a vending machine for the things they want. God hears and responds to all prayers, but we are rarely answered in words. We are more likely to be answered in the events of our daily life and in the actions of others. God works through the aspects of our daily life, and sometimes His answers will not be “no,” but “not yet.”
When a person gives themselves to God, they can experience a kind of spiritual healing that will help them endure mental afflictions. Through prayer and meditation, they can enter a deeper spiritual communion with themselves. They will be able to overcome the worst kinds of mental anguish and despair. God will help people overcome not only depression and anxiety but also grief and loss. Through prayer, God will be able to enter your life and take your worries away.
Healing is not only the province of God. Traditional therapy and Western medicine also have their place in helping people overcome mental difficulties. Use any of these methods that you want and combine them with prayer and meditation for the best results.
Prophet Kofi Danso encourages all people who want to get in touch with their spiritual sides to take up a practice of meditation. Prayer is also incredibly helpful in dealing with life’s ups and downs. When people take the time to put themselves in the hands of God, they will see incredible results in their daily lives.