Benefits of Mindfulness, Even in Prayer

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When we refer to mindfulness, being in the moment, that sense of being in the moment and letting the moment just be, acknowledge what it feels like, but don’t immediately react, don’t be reactive, get centered, it has a number of benefits.  I did a bit of research and wanted to share them with you.

  1. Decreased Stress
  2. Higher brain functioning
  3. Increased immune function
  4. Lowered blood pressure
  5. Lowered heart rate
  6. Lowered anxiety levels
  7. Experience of being calm and internally still
  8. Experience of feeling connected
  9. Increased awareness
  10. Increased attention and focus
  11. Increased clarity in thinking and perception

These are the core benefits of practicing awareness, and for me music and prayer are how I do mindfulness.  When the weather is nicer and flowers are in bloom, sitting in the park with headphones and calming music, observing the world around me is how I plan to enhance awareness even further.  As we get more centered and clear in our mind etc… the greater clarity our lives will have.



Connecting To Sacred Spirit Meditation



This meditation will help you at any time of the day to connect to the Holy Spirit, to sacred Spirit, you and the creator coming together to connect to that Sacred Spirit, to wisdom.  Wisdom is the greatest gift you could be given in this lifetime, without wisdom, doesn’t matter how many Ph.d degrees you get, you’ll never get life, not as God would have us “get it”.  I hope this helps you in your journey to making choices and decision, to receive divine inspiration.

Peace, Whose Peace?

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Notice all these organizations dedicated to Peace that have come up in the world, and how everyone seems to seek peace.  People seem to seek peace in stuff, in having lots of money, in having the perfect relationship, all these things, but yet peace seems to escape us.  Even those who seem to have riches and seemingly perfect relationships, where’s the everlasting peace? When Jesus talks of peace that is not the kind the world gives, he is right.  The world gives temporary peace, flesh peace, but no lasting peace of the heart, spirit and soul.  Try something for me.  Focused on the person of Christ, clear boundaries in life and listening to this music somewhere quiet for at least 15 minutes a day for a week, see how you feel.  See what happens, make the time at the beginning, the end of the day, middle of the day, go by instinct.  We can aim for all the fame and wealth etc.. in the world, none of that will bring us true and lasting peace, none of it, especially not if it was achieved unethically.

God Because I Choose

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 Remember that they must come to choose the faith, Christian faith because of the wonders of the Holy Trinity, Love of Christ for Humanity, Love of the Father in the Triune Relationship.  The world will do all it can to destroy that, and yes we should share the faith with the children in the family, conservative values for those of us who are, but the journey to a full and rich union, unity with the Trinity, deep love and appreciation for the gift of Christ and what He did for us.  All of that must come from within, so pray for a stirring, beautiful, gentle, consisting stirring of the spirit that gets them there.  It has to be their choice.  Let them know, there are not always clean cut answers, that’s okay!


How Incredible Is That?


I don’t know about you, but if God had just come down from the sky and started passing out demerits and all that, the rebel in me would have started going ballistic, I know me.  Same if Christ, the Word become flesh or the Holy Spirit would have. My reaction would have been, how can you relate to anything any of us are going through? Okay I get you made us and all that, made the earth, yeah we screwed up, gave it over to Lucifer and his minions so he gets to mess with us and not a good way, but how can you judge what you haven’t lived or struggled through, life?  Well, turns out God’s pretty darn psychic, and figured a lot of us would have had that same reaction, so he decided His Word would have to become flesh, would have to live life, go through stuff like we go through stuff,  He knew that the sacrifice to redeem would also need to experience the fullness of human experience, temptations etc.. and overcome the trials and tribulations, even death, something we can’t.  How cool is it that Yahweh knew we would, many if not most would have had the attitude of don’t come down here all mighty and start handing out demerits, since you have no clue what it is to live the human life etc…  Well, can’t make that argument now to God can we?  Nope, we have no excuse for violating his moral laws, none, not really, oops.   Yes, we may have lapses of judgement that lead us to do so, but no excuses.  As for war, well there is just war, principles we can extrapolate from the bible, but war without parameters etc… is not acceptable, so again, won’t have an excuse for that with Big Daddy as I used to call God when I was a kid.  I was a character even then, what can I say, beat to my own drum.  Like I said, pretty cool how God was able to bring The Word of Creation to the world with a fully human yet divine nature so he could clarify sin is sin, but with repentance and a turning around of one’s life there is mercy and forgiveness, that he could resurrect conquer death and all that, that he had a childhood with a mom and a dad, think about about was kind of a typical teen disappearing for three days, giving his parent high blood pressure.  How incredible is that? Pretty incredible I’d say.

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