As I've been reading the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini, I've been wondering if maybe God is trying to speak truths about union with Jesus to me through the books.
In the books, Eragon and his dragon, Saphira are joined together. They are pretty much in union with each other. They feel each others feelings and are able to be inside each others minds and they communicate telepathically. Eragon can speak out loud to Saphira, but Saphira only speaks to him in his mind. So most of their communication is done in their thoughts. They are constantly connected to one another, even if either of them decides to block the other out if angry or upset enough. Eragon can also draw power (in order to use stronger magic) from Saphira.
I realize this all can come across as new age sounding. But Jesus did say that when The Spirit comes, He would be in us and we in Him. "He who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him." His power is the power that works within us to will and to do according to His good pleasure. So we can feel his feelings and His desires and draw upon His own strength. The scripture also says we have the mind of Christ.
Anyway..It scares me because this all sounds really weird, but there is truth in it I think. We are connected to the Lord whether we feel Him there or not (we walk by faith, not by sight). We are one with each other. Recognizing this takes prayer to a new level. No longer is it me talking...It's both of our spirits joined to one another, fellowshipping with each other on a spiritual level. Even when we think we are not praying...The times when we feel burdened and unable to pray or read the Bible...It's possibly those times that we are praying our hardest. Not from our mouths, but from our spirits with groanings too deep for words.