St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March seventeenth each year. St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, died on March 17, AD 461.
This is a meditation on channeling emotional into devotional feelings:
Sit in a private spot, such as in your meditation room or on a garden bench if weather permits. Fold your hands in your lap or place them palms up or palms down on your thighs. Close your eyes.
Begin a gentle even breathing pattern such as one count to breathe in; one count to breathe out; one count to breathe in; one count to breathe out, and continue this even and regular rhythm. In the photo, notice how peacefully the duck floats on the pond - this is a model for meditation.
Breath is the tie between body and mind. Breathing evenly calms the emotions, body, and mind - bringing them into a harmonious unit. When you have established an even pattern and feel relaxed give the following some thought:
Take time to think about what the word combination emotion - devotion means. Decide on a way to channel your emotions into spiritual devotion in your daily life. Caring put into action is one way to give that beautiful emotion an expansive outlet.
Now, turn your attention back to your even breathing for a minute. After your meditation, you may want to take time to write down your ideas in a journal for later review. I find journaling helpful so that I don’t lose my creative thoughts.
Finish your meditation by taking a deep breath and slowly exhaling. Open your eyes and stretch out and go on with your day. Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day with your favorite traditions.
The love of God
Unites us all
Together as one.
We are one now
Have always been one.
Will ever be one
In the love of God.
Meditation, Devotion Verse and photo of duck gliding in pond in a quiet meditation by Susan Helene Kramer
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