Tuesday, April 16, 2013

When There Are No Words...

When There Are No Words...

Sometimes I cannot find the words to pray, my mind keeps wandering back to the challenge I am facing. Here is one way to pray that helps me.

First I sit still and take a few deep breaths. I place my attention at the center of my chest and let my breathing be free and open.

Next, I consciously turn my thoughts and feelings to something or someone that is lovely to me. I let myself rest in the remembrance of this goodness. I breathe. I slow down. Perhaps I think of something else that is beautiful or someone that has brought me joy. Or I set my gaze upon a tree, a flower or a bird in the yard. I take my time to let this feeling fill me.

Sometimes this is enough, just to remember that love exists.

Other times I go on to feel that I am a part of this loveliness, this beauty this joy. I remember the feeling of unity and oneness. I rest here.

If I am feeling soft and open, I might even let the idea of what is disturbing to me enter my mind. I let the softness of my heart and breath wash over my thoughts about the situation. Just as it is, nothing to fix or explain, I let myself expand to make room for both the feelings of loveliness and the challenging feelings to exist side by side.

I sit still and breath, knowing that this is enough. This subtle shift in my awareness is a powerful prayer.

I encourage you to be gentle with yourself. Be soft and kind. Make room for all of you, all of life.

Blessed Be.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Affirmative Prayer for a Resilient Heart

Affirmative Prayer for a Resilient Heart

There is a  constant, universal Presence, It is the Presence of love; absolute love, free love, powerful love. It is eternal and infinite. It gives Itself freely to all creation.

This love is fully present in me as it is in each and every one of us.

So today, I choose to refocus my attention on all that is lovely. I train my thought to see the good. I allow my heart to love over and over again. I deepen my faith in the ability of love to restore me. I accept that through the power that has created me, my heart is fully resilient, fully healed. I affirm that this healing is revealed through me by the Spirit within me.

I give thanks for my resilient heart as I recognize that my feeling-tone has shifted by means this realization and I celebrate that.

I release and trust the law to manifest this in my experience.

And So It Is