Great group Francois!Thanks for the invite!Can I post this here?
Star Where is the temple of doom baby? In the heart only. Where is where we wanna be??? Who is running with us? The time,nobodies fool! There's time enough for you and me.In the Star! A homeless ship that came home when i found you. It's not far from here.It's in your heart,..when you see. A reason to live for,a timezone crossed. My path is your path. My soul is your soul. DEEP there,...I wanna be with you. Deep there,where you're alone! To be with you in the shadow. To run with you to where we belong. There's no need to cry. There's no need to shout. ...Things we can heal. You are spirit of my soul. The magic of the star. It's in your heart baby! Fill it up with my light. There's room enough for both. We can fly together,...The golden horizon is near. ...Take me home,...In the star of your soul. My house. Sing a song,..that only i can hear from you. A new song,that is written with the soul,..very deep in the heart. Breath me baby.I wanna be you. The starlight in your eyes.Open them! So i can see! How could it be dark,..if you were the light??? It's the heart baby!Only the heart that matters! The heart is what you are.
This is something that I do when I need a few minutes or long for myself.
Sit down and clear your mind. Close your eyes. Imagine a place in a park, down by a river and the water is running over rocks making a little splashing sound. Imagine you are laying in the sun, and feel the warmth just beaming all over you. It's just warm, not hot. Listen to the flowing water, hear how smoothe it is, and in the back ground you can hear birds singing, but pay attention to the water, it's calming you almost to the point of being hynotized. Feel the warmth, like someone is embracing you. Now start to meditate on the Lord, and His goodness, feel the warmth of the sun, hear the bubbling of the water, relax, and take it all in, and know the Lord is with you. Hear His voice telling you everything is fine, hear Him tell you He loves you. Feel His embrace. Get lost in the love of God, know that He is right there with you.
Inner silence doesn't need outer silence.... March 01, 2006 12:31 AM
Find this silence in your own heart... In a closed room you may watch your breath - at a slow rhythm - inspire - expire - inspire - expire... - and then watch thoughts and visions come up... sweep them gently from your mind keep on, always sweep what comes up and after a certain time.... you will find a deep inner silence - now you will have peace - a peace that nothing from outside may disturb. - And once you are used to this you may also do it while walking... (I do it and ask the Lord to be here too...)
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I suppose I could go outside in the off-road areas around here, weather permitting. There's just no area of the house that's quiet for 30 minutes ... ok, maybe at night. Thanks for the invitation, Francois!
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Be strong... (not only for christians!) January 05, 2006 6:07 AM
Luke 6,38 give, and it shall be givenuntoyou; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, shall they give into your bosom. For with what measure ye mete it shall be measured to you again.
Our heavenly Father, you know our needs at any given situation and we know that you are keeping an eye on each one of us, your children. We want to give thanks for all your caring since long, yes we confess that you did forsee us even before our birth, while we did often not want it to happen, seeked our own ways. Thank you, you drove us to you, finally. We want not to forget your faithfulness in all matters. We just need your mercy now as we often forget to look upon you and to dwell before your Throne of Grace. You are so good, Allow us to be aware of your presence in our lives and to express our gratitude through our deeds. Give us strength and a pure heart to serve our bretheren and sisters - and also those you have chosen to join our holy family, which are just seeking the entry door now. Let us be humble and patient to assist them well. Thank you, Dear Father!
My Lord and father,
allow me to come before your throne and to ask you for strength. For the strength needed to be a supporting friend to those who suffer in any way. Not only to be compassionate but to act in a practical way. I know that this little support will not help really but it will be my prayer by acting in the hope you might see it and add your act to it. For I do recognize that no other than your acting will help us to evolve towards that blessed status of beeing your children forever true and faithful.
We thank you to have enrolled us in that noble cause and given us the gifts needed to move things.
Please help our younger fellows to stay firm in their faith and to experience your faithfulnes...
Please give us the inner peace to be in harmony with you.
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First find a seated position in which you feel fine and relaxed.
Now let us begin with a prayer from our hearts adressed to our Creator. Let us thank him for his presence and ask him for guidance.
Now we may listen and look into our inner hearts and just observe our own breath... incoming - outgoing - inspiration - expiration... and let's have confidence, that our God is here, ready to help, to guide, to inspire his children. Don't feel strange, you are at home, in a home of perfect peace and love.
Continue this contemplation for some minutes as you feel it is right for you and just watch yourself breathing, listen to your inside, let your heavenly father guide you, as a child, follow his loving guidance or just enjoy his holy presence.
You may feel peace and strength maybe also light and joy streaming within you. Just let it fill you and enjoy yourself.
Try also to keep silent, don't allow thoughts to invade you but sweep them mentally away - without effort - find peace.
Even if you have difficulties to perform, don't get nervous, some training with patience will bring success.
After some 10 - 30 minutes or more you will feel the wish to become active again. Slowly turn your attention back again to your usual activities... but try to keep that inner peace, take it with you and act out of that peace within you, act into that world around you... with a deeper consciousness of life!
Let us have a daily half hour of that "Silent Meditation".
Feel free to report here about your experiences and to share with this community.
Thanks for your precious attention
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