Allah has said that HE is closer to us than our jugular vein. It is also said that HE loves us more many times over than our mother possibly can. Clearly HE is also a being of ultimate power who communicates to us through the universe. But the question arises in my mind: “if this is so how can I ask HIM for help?”
I have written below one answer I have found.
An Affirmation can be described as: When you think about something it happens.
Let’s think of humans as machines for a moment. In that sense the thoughts that go through our minds influence us. Eventually the actions we do are a reflection of the thoughts we keep. In fact each action we do is completely derived from the collection of thoughts that have brought it into creation [through interplay of our conscious and subconscious minds and the environment that brings to us the particular situation].
If this is so than by ‘invoking’ thoughts we should be able to create events in the future through our actions that we don’t know of.
But what thoughts should we ‘invoke’ to generate fortune, love, beauty, peace, power, healing, knowledge, etc.
And the best answer I have at present is to meditate on the 99 names of Allah. Each name is an attribute of HIS that exhibits itself as phenomena in the universe. You can find these names here.
Let’s take ‘Al-Shafi’ for example the ‘Healing’ attribute of God [I don't think it's in these 99 names...].
In my experience meditating on this attribute brings an immediate sense of peace in my heart and I begin to intuitively recognize the various ways in which the universe works to heal me. [One of these phenomena is the progress of medical science that we have seen. Then the kinds of music that have a healing effect, the song birds sing, the sound of a water-fall or even our ability to experience love.]
Thus through this meditation we begin to co-create [at a conscious and subconscious level] events in our future that will heal us and serve to heal others.
Thus invoking each of the 99 names of Allah has an immediate effect on our life.
1. When we stall various Lateral Thinking tools [such as by Edward De Bono] serve to help us find ‘grasping points’ through which we can take further our thoughts on the situation at hand.