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The weeks of Lent hold an opportunity to prepare for the glorious celebration of Christís resurrection. We need those weeks for contemplation, for it is out of our normal range of consciousness to envision the radiant body of Christ upon earth.
It takes much meditation and prayer to put ourselves in the spiritual state where we feel and see the body of Christ whole and perfect in resurrected radiance.
We intellectually know that Christ invited doubting Thomas to put his hand into his side Ė the side of his body in physical form. We, too, may be doubting, but in a spiritual state of deep meditation we can experience the oneness of physical and mental states as pure divine energy.
Meditation practice leads us to an enlightened state where we can be at one in consciousness with all, whether living or deceased. It is such a comfort to know that our Dear Lord gave us this gift of meditation, through the example of His experience to strive for deep spiritual communion.
Here is a meditation for every day of Lent to prepare for the spiritual experience of Easter:
Go to your quiet and private spot. Lay out your altar with a clean cloth and the setting you like, perhaps a candle, incense, and fresh flowers or a plant. I have a clear crystal that rests on my altar. I lay out my mala for mantra repetition. On the side I lay a journal and pen to record new insights.
Sit up straight, either on a cushion with your legs folded in, or on a chair with the soles of your feet firmly planted on the floor for balance. Place your hands together in your lap or palms up or palms down on your thighs.
Close your eyes and begin regular even breathing, such as one count to breathe in and one count to breathe out. Do not actually say the counts but keep up this rhythmic pattern throughout your meditation. Breath is a tie between body and mind. Even breathing can calm the mind and emotions.
Say a short prayer or affirmation of appreciation for the opportunity to be sitting in meditation.
Bring to mind the thought of Christís resurrection. This is the contemplation for your meditation during Lent. Visualize the radiant wholeness of Christís new body and think how you could work toward purifying your life to merge with this image.
After a minute in contemplation say a prayer of appreciation for the opportunity to love. Extend thoughts of love around the planet and out into the universe.
Finish your Lenten meditation with a deep breath in and slowly release it. Stretch out and go on with your day. Record any new insights in your meditation journal for review and action.
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