Are you longing for some peace, some quiet, some relaxation deep inside?
Is it time to wrap up Christmas prep, pour a cup of tea, sit quietly?
To close your ever-busy eyes and breathe?
Deep in, Deep out.
Deep in, Deep out.
We breathe together.
Feel your sturdy body, ever-present, ever-here.
Feel your seat on chair or couch, gravity sturdily embracing.
Listen quietly to sounds arising.
How slowly can you read this meditation, my dear?
Do you have time for silence right now?
Stray thoughts, like wispy clouds, arise, but watch them pass.
Even intense thoughts may demand attention like a toddler–but just keep relaxing into heart, breath, feet, warmth.
Let busyness drain away for a few moments.
You’re here now. You’re safe now.
Perhaps notice silence lengthen between words, sentences.
Read and pause.
Feeling, listening, being.
Feel silence within.
Even if thoughts arise–they’re embraced by silence.
Can you feel the silence?
The ancient cradle of being.
It’s so easy to overlook–the silence that always carries us.
The silence that always soothes us.
It graciously holds anything without sacrificing itself.
If you sip your tea–notice the silence enfolding the teacup.
Silence caressing bird song outside the window.
Tenderly holding traffic, horns, wood stove hums.
Breathe, my darlings, breathe and
notice the silence.
See how everything arises in it, but never overwhelms it.
Like a mother’s loving arms, it comforts.
Oh holy silence at the center of everything.
This is my prayer for us now.
To relax into this inner peace that’s always here.
To let silence hold any fear or worry.
To watch its rich embrace soothe us
as the sun journeys back into our hearts.
We only imagine its disappearance:
The silence always cradles when
We take the time to notice what underlies everything.
Can we bring this silence, this Presence into our
Is there a manger inside us for this consciousness to birth?
Day 67 of a seventy-five day journey to connect more deeply with God, Spirit, Holy, Love…to explore “What the Heart Knows” during the waning days of 2020.
Breathing in your words. This will be a quiet holiday, and that’s okay. I love the idea of a “manger inside us” to celebrate the birth of hope, joy, love, kindness, PRESENCE… xoxoxox
I like that image, too, Pam. Breathing with you…feeling that holy connection… ❤
This a very beautiful form of mediation ! Thank you! Breathe the moment, welcome the silence, embrace the world…
Gosh, Jeff…what happened to me yesterday? Did I not respond to any of these comments? Oh yikes! Ahhhh, breathing…it doesn’t really matter, does it Jeff? Stepping back into the Now.
It seem you did not respond. There was responses to a someone who seem to be playing catch up with your trip into Holy you were responding too.
Today is a good as any other day… Breathe… you got this…
Thank you! So beautiful. How I needed that. Much love.
I am glad, Susan. ❤
Thanks, dear Cindy. ❤
Leelah, I think I got lost in timelessness yesterday. Forgot to even answer these comments!
What a great confirmation that you walk your talk, Kathy. Trustworthy 🙂
You know, Leelah, sometimes I can walk my talk. Other times I’m just writing down the Holy’s words and then trying to apply them during the day—and sometimes not succeeding very well.
Yes of course. But now you did 🙂 And gracefully ♥
Beautifully written, Kathy. I could feel becoming more peaceful as I read. I’ll return again later. Thank you. Best holiday wishes to you and yours!
Oh I am so glad the peace filtered down and through and around. Wishing you so much peace these Christmas days and always. ❤
…. and I returned for another read. 🙂
OK, Frank, seriously–just reading that feels like a Christmas present. *smile*
I stopped…..put my feet up. Stopped my business. Listened to my heart beat and breathing, following your words. I’m not done with the business but enjoy the break in it. Feeling accomplished. Not rushed. 💕 Merry Eve of Christmas Eve. God bless you.💞🎄
What a delight to hear you actually did this meditation, Ruth. Was hoping that not everyone would simply read with their minds, but that some might pause and actually breathe and BE. Love that you are feeling ready and not rushed. And NOW–it’s Christmas Eve in Aura, isn’t it? God bless you as well. ❤
Merry Christmas to you and yours! I love this post. The Lord tells us Mary pondered the birth of Christ in her heart. I imagine her, silently reflecting on the amazing miracle growing inside her. Be still (silent) and know I am God, He tells us. Enjoy the peaceful silence, it is in that silence where we can hear His whispers to our hearts. There is too much noise in our lives, the TVs as nd radios, the texts and calls, the emails and social media. Yes have that warm tea and listen to your breath and then hear the breath of all that surrounds you…. wishing you a warm, peaceful silent Christmas in that beautiful part of the world, the great little UP! Blessings Kathy!!
Gay, how nice to hear from you. And to imagine Mary with the Christ child growing silently within. Listening, listening, listening along with you. Blessings to you “down south”. ❤
Much needed breath of fresh air. Thank you, Kathy, and Happy Christmas to you!
Thank you, Markus and Micah–and Happy Christmas back to both of you. Enjoy the holy-days!
The egret and the chickadee seem to be pausing, too. Breathing deeply here, welcoming Presence and hoping for a peaceful walk in the woods to celebrate. Blessings to you, Kathy.
The animals live so much easier within Presence, perhaps, Barbara. I do not know. Hoping your day has been wonderful thus far. Blessings back to you…
Feeling the peace, the silence, before the business of tomorrow.
Merry Christmas, Kathy. ❤
Feeling your spirit as I read your words here, Joanne. I know you will be with family. Merriest of Christmases to you, Joanne!
Aahhh…. just right. Thank you Kathy 💕
Namaste, dear Val. ❤
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I wish for a quiet holiday. That would be divine. XOXO
I wish that for you as well, Stacy. Quiet. Shhhh….sneaking away now…. ❤
I love the words and images here.
Have you ever considered audio recording meditations like these?
Hmmmm, what an interesting suggestion. I really haven’t. The written word (not the speaking word) has always been my first love. Hmmmm. Now you’ve got me thinking.