I have been working on Centering Prayer – or what one might consider to be meditation. I have this cool app on my phone called, Centering Prayer. It is designed to give you an experience of meditation. It offers a reading and a prayer of your choice…then it moves to helping you become settled by playing some chimes. That is my choice, anyway. They have several sounds to choose from in order to get settled into your position of meditation. It then moves to a timer that has been preset by you. I choose 15 minutes, because if it’s too long, I’ll fall asleep. I do this in the morning and I’m not very good at it yet. After my 15 minutes are up – it moves to another screen and the sound of ‘singing bowls’ is made. It sounds like a soft gong with lasting vibrations. It is supposed to slowly bring you back to reality. Like I said, I’m not very good at it yet.
During the meditation, it is encouraged to choose a sacred word upon which to meditate. Today, I chose Healing. In this torn world that we live in, I feel that we are all just a little broken and we are all in need of healing. What I’ve come to realize, though, is that healing is not a one person job…it calls for a group effort. It comes from helping others and being strength for others. It comes from reaching out and being there for others, whether it’s working the homeless shelter or hanging out with someone who has just suffered a loss in their life. Sometimes it’s sitting with a friend who has a terminal illness and they need your company.
Take a look around you and see who could use your presence. What can you do for others. If we begin to look to others as what can I do for you instead of what can you do for me, I believe this will be the first steps toward healing one another. It comes with an offering – not a taking.
Just some inspirations that I received today and thought I would share them with you. This year – I’m going to be thankful for the ability to give! Be blessed today – but more importantly, be a blessing to others! Thanks for stopping in –