Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Breathe and Pray Through Your Anxieties During Coronavirus - Podcast on Centering Prayer by Bridget Mary Meehan ARCWP

Centering Prayer: Podcast/ from Healing Power of Prayer Podcast by Bridget Mary Meehan

Embrace the Love that is already within you.
Be present to the Holy One who dwells in your soul.
Breathe in the Boundless love of Divine Presence.
Breathe out anxiety, fear anger, resentment...
Select a word that reminds of God's  Infinite Love dwelling with you.
Repeat this simple prayer word to remind you of Divine Love, healing, strength and peace present within your  innermost being.  
( even a 5 minute centering prayer break can relax and calm you.)

"Prescription for anxiety: Inhale, Exhale, Repeat is the title of an article in the health section of the Sarasota Herald Tribune today. Dr. Daphne Miller recommends a practice recommended by integrative medicine doctor Andrew Weil. It is called 4-7-8. (Breathe in for 4 seconds, hold for 7 and breathe out for 8.) It is similar to mindfulness breathing often known as soft belly breathing which starts in the belly rather than the throat. 
For centuries this type of breathing has been used by monks. In the Christian tradition, it has become popular in recent decades as Centering Prayer.
Here is a link to the a podcast on Centering Prayer that I created from my book The Healing Power of Prayer, New Expanded Edition. 


So at this time of extreme stress over our pandemic, I find Centering Prayer soothing and comforting. I hope it may be a helpful to you too.
Bridget Mary Meehan ARCWP

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