This week I am offering a meditation from Monday’s FaceBook (FB) page A Way In: Jewish Mindfulness Program. I have used these FB daily meditations, and the Rabbi Yael Levy’s Jewish Mindfulness web page, Mishkan Shalom, for my own use for some time now. I wanted to share with you the beauty of their posts and suggest you explore Rabbi Levy’s web page as a resource for mindfulness and meditation. Let today’s meditation be your reminder to look for the Divine in all of creation. Fulfilled is the person who knows that in each moment she dwells in the Divine presence Fulfilled is the person who knows that in each moment the Divine presence dwells within her. Always she offers praise. -Psalm 84:5 May we have the strength and humility to look for the Divine within ourselves. May we have th
Today's post is a guest post from Roy deLeon at Expressive Prayer. Roy is the author of the book, Praying with the Body, a Benedictine Oblate, a yoga inspirer, and an all around awesome guy! I have found his book to be the one I give away more than any other book. Setting Yoga movements to traditional morning, afternoon, and evening prayers. Roy is also an artist who creates thoughtful and inspiring art. Today, we have a combination of art, yoga, and thought coming together to inspire us all! This is a breath prayer and art inspired by Psalm 84. Meditation with the yoga pose parighasana, or gate:Inhale-I choose to be a gatekeeper at the dwelling of LoveExhale-Than be in the tents of Hatred and Fear. Questions: What are you afraid of? How can you overcome that fear with love?
Our host today is Terri Stewart, the host of BeguineAgain.com (aka Cloaked Monk!). I give to you, "Slow Down, Begin Again," loosely tying to Zechariah 8:4-5. For more about me, see the "About" tab. This was first published at rethinkchurch.com. Slow Down, Begin Again IT’S ALMOST CHRISTMAS!!! I hear this echoing in my head from years past—from my children’s years, from my own cries, and from my crazy Aunt Nancy (I love you!) who still calls me at zero-dark-thirty on December 25 to wish me a Merry Christmas. What I also remember is making lists of what I have bought for the in-laws to make sure everybody got the same quantity and the same monetary value. Making lists for my children so one was not valued in presents more than the other. And stressing out over finding that “perfect gift” for