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Each day as soon as I wake I tell Jesus I want to do everything ONLY in His will. I try to spend time in prayers every day around 3pm. But if that time doesn’t work I manage to find another time. Now if I could only get into a dally exercise routine…God knows I need to 🙂
Gosh – so many … drinking coffee or tea, reading, writing, drawing, meditation, yoga, walking, listening to or playing music, dancing, hiking… being in and connecting with the natural world… especially when I am mindful and grounded/ rooted. Also connecting with a person or group that I feel comfortable, connected and safe with .
I like cleaning my space, lighting a candle, and reading a book. This helps me reset my energy and focus on the present moment
When I notice that my neck is sore and my shoulders are up around my ears (!) I take a breath, relax my shoulders, and notice what is around me. Even as a retired person I still carry stress in the same areas I did when I was working. Go figure…
For now, I would say my main spiritual practice is finding the things I love most and doing them.
There is a voice – like you see at the tennis… the umpire says just before service, “quiet please”. Then I wait and see what shows up.
My morning practice is what keeps me grounded. I meditate, pray, read spiritual passages, come to this site for inspiration. I go to “First Sip”, a website, to read poetry. I practice yoga daily & power walk almost everyday. I have also added a new one, writing in my “Five Minute Journal”, in the morning and at night. Writing in this journal has given me a focal point, badly needed after all the recent losses in my life.
Happy Spring Sunday All.❤️🙏🐝🌼
It is a Visualization meditation done facing the rising sun each morning, called “The Ray of Love” to refresh the Archangelic human form and promote maximum good health in all three bodies and radiate a White – Rosy light of love everywhere on earth, no exceptions
A new one is to have music playing, louder or softer. Birthday mix cds from my daughter and yoga kirtan chant tapes.
. . . simple,
like washing the dishes,
sitting in the garden doing quiet, steady weeding . . .
These kinds of things
bring me home . . .
Sparrow, I find washing dishes very soothing & centering. I sometimes do my best thinking at the kitchen sink! I also find ironing very centering too, zen-like. Have a beautiful Sunday.🌼🐝🌸
zen-like . . .
a beautiful Sunday to you as well.
Sparrow, you remind me of the words to the song by Michael Bublé. -Feeling Good.
I am only recently appreciating my rituals and how important they are to me. My morning coffee, Sunday bike ride, yoga, meditation, and visiting this site, are all things that I do for myself. I think of them more as routines or practices. They add some discipline and consistency to my life.
I think communal rituals that mark seasons, events, and passages are something missing from my life.
Journalling, meditating, therapy….spaces where I can figure out what I am feeling, why I am feeling this and what situation in the past are these feelings reminding me of……this helps me then to understand my behaviour and align it with who I want to be….it is along process – but one that helps me feel more authentic to me
Yoga, a medative prayer like walk, journaling.
Starting the day I ground with these three morning questions…
What can I look forward to today?
What has the potential to cause me stress today and how will I respond to it?
How do I want to feel at the end of the day, and how do I make that a reality?
Dusty Su, thank you for this. If you don’t mind, I would also like to adopt these as morning questions.
Please do. I don’t remember where I got them from in the first place.
Shortly after I joined Gratefulness.org I started to partake in the ritual of The Angels of the Hour each day. Starting when I wake up during the night, then at sunrise, and the end of the day. I am gradually adding those other hours mentioned during the day.
Word of the Day and the Daily Question have also become daily practices.
The rituals have added a quality and richness that I never found in just intellectual searching.
I want to add that I am retired, live alone, and am 78 yrs, so I have the luxury of time. Also, I was drawn to the rituals which rather surprised me. But, then, much of my way of being over the past couple of years has surprised me.
Welcome to this space,
and thank you for reminding me
of Angels of the Hours . . .
looking forward to sharing your wisdom
Thank you, Sparrow, I do feel welcomed here.
Meditation is my practice- ❤️🌻
Happy Easter everyone!
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