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Meditation - Let Your Light Shine
We radiate at various strengths, depending on how well we are acting on the guidance of our conscience. Our conscience lets us know what is right for us in each moment - it is our personal guidance system.
This is lesson 37 in the series "Conquering Codependency - Loving Without Leaning" looking at aspects of codependency from a spiritual point of view.
All the uplifting practices we use with our mind and body to regain and maintain peacefulness and ease are for the purpose of clearing the mist that is lying between our everyday waking consciousness and our conscience.
Some uplifting and cleansing practices include:
- Clean diet - free of harmful substances;
- Physical exercise - aerobic (walking, biking, swimming, jogging), hatha yoga, tai chi;
- Prayer, meditation, mindfulness, reflection, affirmations;
- Positive attitude;
- Virtues such as caring, sharing, kindness, compassion.
Sit in your favorite place on a cushion or chair; breathe in an even pattern such as 2 counts in and 2 counts out. After a minute let go of your conscious counting but continue the pattern. Close your eyes and reflect on these thoughts -
The cleansing practices allow our light-strength to be naturally increased - as when a globe of light shines brighter after being dusted. As we increase in our capacity to shine, we experience love more profoundly and abundantly.
If we can experience more love by shining at 150 watts, why stay at 40 watts? Caring and sharing to the best of our ability each moment does the process of going from dim to shining brightly.
Every one of our loving acts opens our consciousness a little more, till we eventually feel connected and comfortable in lovingness. This state of lovingness is like feeling ourselves as a limitless self-effulgent sun - our energized love warming our own body and radiating upon all the creation through our caring actions.
Let Your Light Shine Prayer
“May I shine brightly today
And brighter tomorrow
Becoming aware of the Light I once knew.”
Finish your meditation with a deep breath and go on with peace in your heart and the intention to let your light shine ever more brightly.
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Conquering Codependency, Stress and Anger - Loving Without Leaning
Written from a spiritual point of view, 82 lessons on codependency, stress, and anger with sections for kids, teens, and adults. Each codependency topic includes a prayer or meditation or both for reflection and inspiration. Topics include revenge, instant anger release technique, substance abuse issues, stress release. 21,000 words. Paperback or ebook options.
Article and ebook by Susan Helene Kramer
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