Good Morning, God!
It’s one week after my husband Kit ran the Honolulu Marathon — and I am so thankful he is alive and well. Life has pretty much returned to normal.
Saturday I spent almost 90 minutes in Centering Prayer — at the monthly gathering of the Contemplative Outreach of Hawaii.
Oh, my, Goodness, God! It was so wonderful to sink into the deep supportive silence of the group. At home I am antsy . . . thoughts of what I need to do next popping into my mind. Sometimes I even pop up to do a task. Sigh.
Aaah, but when centering in a group, social pressure keeps me sitting in my chair. Part of it is the social accountability factor. But, I think there is more. It feels different. It feels as if a Force Field has been created — a Welcoming Field — eager to be joined. So, thanks be to You, God.
After the prayer time I slept better that night than I had all week. I felt fully relaxed. I guess, God, it would have been best if I had done the intensive prayer time before I had the massage and acupuncture. Had I done the Spiritual Work first, I’m pretty sure I would have gotten even more benefit from the physical helps.
Meanwhile, I am recommitting to the Three Commands I heard from You at Life in the Spirit: 1) Soften my exterior. 2) Strengthen my core. 3) Awaken me to possibilities. More prayer, God. I need more prayer. To do those three things I will really need to spend more time in prayer.