DAILY SPIRITUAL NUGGETS: 31 Days of Setting Intentions Day 17 “The Meditation Practice”
Meditative Thought: The word meditation means mindful listening or awareness. Meditation is the time we set aside in the world and go within, to hear the voice of God. The only way we can truly experience the Universal presence is through meditation. It is in the stillness that we shall know the Universal Flow.
My favorite movie is the “Color Purple.” At the end of the film, the song Shug and a glorious choir sings, “Maybe God is Trying to Tell You Something.” The chorus repeats, “Maybe God is trying to tell you something.” Whenever I hear it I am reminded that God is always speaking to us, but we are not always listening.
When we are quiet and still, that is the time we commune with Spirit; that is the only time we are available to truly hear what is needed to be heard. We must set the intention to be still everyday. It is the consistency of an everyday practice that helps us to build our spiritual consciousness along with our dedication to see God unfold. When we are present and listening; it may be in a conversation, during fellowship, or when we are alone, our life opens up to a deeper dimension. Be present, be awake, hear the message of the heart, and it will transform your life.
Spiritual Assignment: Today, set the intention to meditate. For the next 30 days, set an appointment with God. Find the time to be still. It could be 5 minutes, 30 minutes, or and hour; it does not matter…Just do it. Take time to sit and listen, not thinking, not creating a shopping list, or worrying about where you need to be next. Just listen. Listen to the breath, listen to your heartbeat, listen to nature. Be present, and be aware during the time you have allotted for the stillness. This is a sacred time, a precious moment in eternity. The practice of meditation will change your life.
Affirmation: Just for this moment… just for this breath, I am the emanation of God, blessed and filled with love. My meditation practice fuels my life and I am everything I desire. And so is it. And so it is. Amen.
Skip Jennings, ALSP, CPT
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