How are you doing? I mean really how are you doing? World events have been challenging recently to say the least , bringing up all sort of emotions, disbelief, sadness, anger, guilt, frustration, fear etc. Many people have found these emotions mirrored in their community and those closest to them. On the most difficult days it can seem like there is no answer and the temptation to numb ourselves through trash tv, endlessly surfing the internet, caffeine, sugar, alcohol can seem the only way. We may close down in an attempt to escape.
This is the very moment we are called back to God, the action of stopping and checking back in. Grounding ourselves and connecting back in to God’s peace which is always within each of us.
A Short Meditation
To begin sit on your chair with your feet flat on the floor and feel yourself supported by the chair and floor, knowing you are safe. Close your eyes, take some deep breaths and begin to consciously relax each part of your body.
When you are ready begin to say in your head or aloud, God is peace, repeat this sentence and as you say the words become aware of a wonderful sense of peace.
God is Peace
After a few minutes or longer if you wish, say the sentence I am Peace, once again repeat this for as long as you wish and become aware of a new wave of peace descending on you.
I am Peace
You may then wish to go back to the first phrase God is peace and repeat the process again.
If you are concerned about someone you may then add (name)…. Is peace, for example John is peace, Katherine is peace and repeat this for a number of minutes.
End your meditation and prayer time by repeating God is peace and I am peace for a few minutes.
When you are finished, gradually bring yourself out of meditation by becoming aware of the chair and your feet on the floor, takings some breaths and when you are ready open your eye.
Take the peace that passeth understanding into your day, knowing that you are always connected to God and can connect back at anytime.
“And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 4:7 ( KJV)