Uplift my heart, quench my soul
With humbleness, delight
Nature’s blessings all around
Fill, sustain my sight.
For the sunshine’s golden glow
Lighting up a winter’s day
For the summer’s warming light
Calling children out to play.
Nature’s blessings all around
Remind us daily of the way
Of caring, sharing with each other
Today and every day.
Uplift my heart and fill my soul
With abundance and delight
That my life will shine in glory
Reflecting out Your radiant light.
To this earth we all have come
To grow and give in love’s delight
Until one day we find ourselves
Glowing, reflecting, shining bright
Glowing, reflecting, Your pure light.
Use this prayer to set the stage for your winter meditations. In the darkest time of year, bring out the sun that shines within, by acting with radiance and cheer.
To begin your meditation find a quiet spot to sit, where you will not be disturbed. If you are at your meditation altar light a candle and some incense. I like the purifying smell of sandalwood.
Clasp your hands in your lap or rest them palms up or palms down on your thighs. Close your eyes and begin evenly paced breathing without any strain. Breathe in one count, breathe out one count, breathe in one count and continue this rhythmic pattern throughout your meditation.
Say the prayer above or a verse from it to set the mood. Now think with appreciation for what you really have in your life that has meaning such as family and friends and pets. Extend those thoughts to the neighborhood, community and world.
Enjoy the silence for a few minutes by following the flow of your breathing, gently in and out like you are floating on a rolling ocean as in the photo with this meditation.
To finish your meditation take a deep breath in and slowly release it. Open your eyes, stretch out and go on with your day.
I invite you to join me in a daily group cyber meditation for personal and planetary peace. Click the article here to read about it.
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