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Meditation and Your Spiritual Spiral
The spiritual calling of each of us is more than personal, it is at least twofold. We grow in spiritual consciousness as we give personal service to others. That shows that the personal and planetary service are entwined, like the spiral in the double helix strand of DNA.
There is a saying that no man is an island and that pertains to spiritual growth also. If we isolate ourselves and only tend to our self-serving desires, we are spinning our wheels in place, going nowhere.
Meditation on ways to serve and grow spiritually
Find a quiet place to sit, where you will not be disturbed. If you are sitting on the floor on a cushion, fold your legs in. If sitting on a chair plant the soles of your feet firmly on the floor. Either way hold your back erect. Clasp your hands in your lap or place them palms up or palms down on your thighs. Close your eyes.
Take a deep inhalation to begin and slowly release it. Then begin an even and regular breathing pattern, such as one count to inhale, and one count to exhale. Keep up this rhythm throughout your meditation without actually saying the counts.
Say an opening prayer or make your supplication now. Then think about how you can act to relieve another's distress. The act of caring and following through with action lifts you up while benefitting others. This is how you make your spiritual spiral go around and up in consciousness, realizing we are here to help each other while we spiritually grow.
To finish your meditation take a final deep inhalation and slowly release it. Take a moment to appreciate someone or a pet. Open your eyes, stretch out, and go on with renewed resolve about how you can help someone and at the same time spiral upward your spiritual growth.
I invite you to join me in a daily world peace cyber group meditation. Click the article here to read about it.
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Article by Susan Helene Kramer
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