This is one of the holiest seasons of the year. It is a time to prepare for the great event of the resurrection of our Lord. And in Christ's memory a time to clear and prepare our heart for the reception of the graces that come with aligning our lives inwardly and outwardly with the Divine.
By aligning with the Sacred Heart
We become the soul we're meant to be
Alive in joy and harmony.
To begin your Lenten meditation choose a quiet location, if you have a space set aside for meditation that is best, but a spot where you will not be interrupted is just fine. If you are outdoors in your meditation garden pick a time of day when you will not be disturbed.
Indoors, prepare your meditation altar with a clean cloth over the little table and a candle, incense and flowers of your choice. These items are to help remind you of the Risen Light in the world.
Sit up straight in front of your altar, either on a pad or carpet, or straight on a chair with the soles of your feet firmly planted on the floor to maintain your balance. Fold your hands in your lap or rest them palms up or palms down on your thighs, whatever is most comfortable for you and helps maintain your still position.
Close your eyes and begin breathing in a regular and even pattern, such as breathe in on count one, and breathe out on count 2, breathe in on count 3, and continue up to 50 counts.
Let the counting of your breaths stop but maintain the even rhythm for the remainder of your meditation.
Contemplate on this time of preparation for Easter. What can you change in your life to purify your thoughts and actions? What will make you feel more in harmony with the purity of your soul? How can you contribute to the world and live a Christ-like life?
Sit is silence contemplating these questions for a few minutes.
Slowly come out of your reverie. Open your eyes. Take a deep breath in and slowly release it. Record your new ideas in your journal. Stretch out and go on with your day with renewed vigor.
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