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May Day Meditation and Prayer
One of my favorite days of the year is May Day - May first. As a child I liked to participate in a procession outdoors carrying a statue of the Blessed Mother Mary on a small platform covered with flowers. I think the weather cooperated most times, without rain, and with the warmth of the spring sun. May Day forever brings a smile to my face when looking back upon those childhood events. I find it a joyful holiday.
This May Day open your heart, make your walk through life a procession of love and grace upon all you see and meet, and feel the warmth generated in your body. Hold harmonious thoughts while loving and caring for others along the way.
May Day Meditation
Choose a quiet spot to sit - ideally a garden if weather permits. Fold your hands in your lap and close your eyes. Breathe in and out in a regular and even pattern, such as one count to inhale, and one count to exhale. At no time hold your breath. Continue this rhythmic pattern throughout your meditation.
Mentally say a prayer of invocation for peace today and forever on earth. The people of our planet need all the peaceful vibrations we can muster to create greater harmony on our planet. Peaceful vibrations nurture that state of being.
May Day Prayer
Thinking of May Day
Deep in my heart
Strengthens my love
Which I impart
To all I meet along the way -
May Day blessings every day.
Turn your thoughts to observing the flow of your breath - the gentle rhythmic in and out, like ocean waves rolling in and rolling out. Feel the peace roll in, and then roll out in thoughts of caring actions. Caring strengthens our spiritual life at the same time benefiting the world.
After a few minutes bring your attention back to the present and take a deep breath in and slowly release it. Open your eyes, stretch out and enjoy your May Day celebration.
I invite you to join me in a world-wide cyber meditation every day of the year. Click here to read about it.
Meditation Lessons for Teens and Adults by Susan Kramer
More than 70 offerings, from guided meditation techniques to on-the-go stress relief and relationship meditations interspersed with verse, and a section of special occasion prayers. 116 pages.
Life as a Dancer and Spiritual Teacher by Susan Kramer
Autobiography of life experiences that shaped who I am today; includes photos from my time with Ted Shawn at Jacob's Pillow. 40 pages; 9,200 words. PDF or EPUB.
Meditation, prayer, and photo of May Day blossoms at Keukenhof Gardens, The Netherlands by Susan Helene Kramer
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