Originally Posted by followingthegentleway
I've now ordered both the books, and with the help of an MBO they should be delivered to me very soon.
In the meantime, I have a question. I've read that you only need to say an MBO once. But I've also read things like the 'living prayer' and 'expecting great things' should be said daily.
How do I tell when I need to say an MBO once or daily?
This morning I came across a signpost announcing maintenance work to a place I regard as near perfect. How many times should I say the following:
"I ask any and all beings to come to the aid of the plants and wildlife around the edge of the reservoir, and that the maintenance work starting next week will cause no harm, thank you."
OK, let's start with the "Expect great things" mantra, I believe that should said daily because it's somewhat of a positive affirmation for you as well as being a "signal" to your GA to bring you good things that you would not have thought to ask for. It's almost as if just an expectation in our mind is enough for our GA's to bring us more help, so in a round-about way, keeping super positive is also helping us to help our GA's help us more...lol.
So with that said, do your MBO's just once, do the "expect great things" everyday and also the Living Prayer, once a day, which helps with your karma. I think the LP has an effect we just have to trust, since we'll seldom ever see the direct results of it, BUT it's still very powerful and you'll be helping yourself enormously.
Also, that last benevolent prayer you included is very good. You can say that also, from different angles and come up with more detailed ways to say it...if you want. I do believe you only have to say it once... but if it makes you feel better you can say it more than once.... even once a day. The only person who can give you a better answer than I have in this post is Tom... so if my answers are not exactly what you wanted, I would contact Tom via email and ask him...that's much better than tring to get an answer from him in a post here... since he might miss it.
I hope that answers your questions.