If I am going to feel connected to all I want to be connected to, I must play a proactive role in creating the energy to allow that to happen. Using phrases and language to support my inhaling and exhaling as a means of connecting me internally and practicing this regularly, I will feel more connected and open my core to seeing more than I currently do. As a Rabbi and Counselor, I use these techniques to help me prepare for prayer/meditation or seeing a client.
Here are some gentle suggestions:
- Get comfortable and breathe mindfully for 1-2 minutes or until you feel totally at ease.
- Be clear on your goal. For example, “May this practice open my heart, soul and mind more deeply to all in and around me.”
- Stay focused on your breathing making sure you stay at ease.
- Create silent phrases with each inhalation and exhalation. Some ideas might include:
- When I inhale I feel my breath supporting my life
- When I exhale, I express gratitude for my life
- When I inhale, I remember that I always need to breathe
- When I exhale, I feel a greater connectedness to all living beings
- When I inhale, I wish myself peace, happiness and joy
- When I exhale, I wish peace, happiness and joy for all living things
5. Create other phrases that have meaning for you when you inhale and exhale. These could include spouses, children, faith, careers, wealth, health, nutrition and more.
6. When you have achieved what you set out to do slowly open your eyes, gently stretch and feel the surge of peace that flows within you.
My prayer for you today is that you will allow yourself to know how deserving you are to make the time to achieve your own state of grace in your life so you may feel more connected to you.
Hugs and Blessings,