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Pentecost celebrates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles of Jesus Christ.
In art we see the descent represented as tongues or flames of fire above but not touching the heads of the apostles.
I understand the flames as an initiation of awareness of the Holy Spirit, the 3rd person of the Holy Trinity.
God the Father as 1st person of the Holy Trinity; Christ the Son or 2nd person of the Trinity; and for completion of the apostle’s work on earth, the descent of the Holy Spirit, the 3rd person of the Holy Trinity. The triune God. Separate roles in one and the same God.
To paraphrase, in the Bible the reference is made that with the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles, they were able to speak in the tongues of all peoples of the world as they knew it at that time.
To me, speaking in tongues is speaking the good news to people using language they understand, rather than just saying what now came to mind in a local language.
My intuition tells me how great an event Pentecost was, that allowed all to be able to hear the good news in a way or manner they could receive it.
Meditation for Pentecost
Begin by sitting quietly either with your hands folded in your lap, or resting palms up or palms down on your thighs. Close your eyes and begin regular even breathing and keep this up throughout the meditation.
Say a prayer of appreciation for the loved ones in your life, and send loving thoughts to all the planet and beyond.
Ask God for the gift of the descent of the Holy Spirit in your life.
This could come as awareness of a subtle sound or melody seemingly emanating under the crown of your head. If you hear this melodic vibration, stay with it for the remainder of your meditation.
The Holy Spirit is for all of us to awaken our higher centers of understanding and love so we can make the best use of our time on earth.
Sit in silence for a few minutes, then close your meditation with a deep breath in and slowly release it. Stretch out and write your insights in your journal.
Quiet still meditation
In the bosom of the Holy Spirit
A passport to a world beyond
Lifting us in mind and spirit
Into the heart of God.
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