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Silent Giving: A Simple Walking Prayer

Silent Giving: A Simple Walking Prayer

What a beautiful concept: to spread loving peace with every step. The Native American teacher, Oh Shinnah, says that city sidewalks contain many fragments of crystals, and that these crystals pick up the frame of mind, heart, and spirit with which we walk on them and then transmit them to others. If we keep this in mind, Simple Giving becomes an even more powerful practice.

Find out how to do this simple walking prayer.

As you pass people, animals, trees, or any beings, silently send out love from your heart. Be aware that the Great Spirit is continually pouring Unconditional Love through you to everyone you see and through everyone else as well. However, itís up to us to take that vibratory energy and willingly project it out to others. Watch your thoughts, let judgments go, and just feel love, serenity, and joy radiating out to all who come near you.

It is easier to be in this giving vibratory state when you are silent. Once you begin to communicate verbally with others, it becomes more difficult. But the silent giving exercise helps us all to develop the ability so that we can use it when we are talking as well.

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Adapted from Peace to All Beings, by Judy Carman (Lantern Books, 2003). Copyright (c) 2003 by Judy Carman. Reprinted by permission of Lantern Books.
Adapted from Peace to All Beings, by Judy Carman (Lantern Books, 2003).

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11:24PM PDT on Apr 10, 2013

Thank you.

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Thank you :)

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6:55AM PDT on Jul 26, 2012

We need to be more mindful in all things that we do. The walking affirmations are a great way to start! There's also the self-reflective walking (as in labyrinth) in order to focus on self awareness. Thanks for the article.

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