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For the last few weeks in my meditation practice I have experienced a profound peace and contentment. It finally arrived after relaxing and letting go of all expectations about how I was supposed to feel. Quietly with no fanfare, the state washed over me and filled me with such contentment. Have you expectations about how your prayer and meditation practices are to be? Are you trying too hard to get it right? The key to powerful meditations is to surrender your expectations and spend the time every day in the same spot, at relatively the same place in your home where peace and quiet can be found. Place a small blanket of natural fiber on the floor, or chair. ( White my preference ). Have a shawl to cover our shoulders. If you want you can have a candle, a beautiful flower in a vase, or a special object that represents peace to you as a focus point to look at at the beginning of your special time with spirit. Also you can have your spiritual books, pen and journal handy if you use them in your devotions. You can have music or chants in the background if you want, or chant songs or hymns that are peaceful for you. If you are a person who likes to be in nature, then do your devotions in your special spot outside. It is all up to you…..ask your heart what to do and be guided by that. Meditation and prayer practices develop over time so what is important is your devotion to them and your discipline to do them when things are good and bad. I hope this helps you to grow in your practice. For those of you that have complained about my spelling and punctuation…..oh well, sorry about that….I have no control over how these post…all I do is send them in to my website. I do read them and correct what errors I find. I see that they post without paragraphs, and most punctuation. Prayers: ” Holy one, Thank you for watching over our meditation and prayers each day. Help us to hear Your Voice so that we can be closer and more in-tune with You . Protect us and our meditations as we open to Your Love and Grace. Keep us close to You. Thank you for Your Peace that “passeth all understanding” and for the compassionate lessons you bring to our lives. Fill us with Your Love. Help us to serve our Brothers and Sisters in these Needy. times. Let us be generous in our sharing with others. AMEN.” With Love and Blessings, Rev Judith M. Judith Vandergrift MDiv., BS, Spiritual Coach

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