Rest your hands in your lap and bring attention to your breath. Allow any of your needs to surface. In this place of simply being, be aware of your body. In the exhale let everything fall away, to let thoughts, demands, to-do lists, worries to fall away. Do you sense God inviting you to anything, to a slightly different way of being as you journey through these days? Be Still and Know that I Am God … To prepare, sit tall. Rest your hands in your lap and bring attention to your breath. Allow the chair to hold and support you, dropping out of the head space and simply be with breath. I’ve told a bunch of my friends, my Pastor and my therapist about you and the CD. There is a short guided meditation for when time is short, a longer version, and soothing music to listen to alone. Welcome breath to bring you to stillness and peace. To prepare, sit tall. It is so refreshing to see a Christian version of meditation.”Melissa Bennett, ND theoliveleaf.com“Be still invites me to enter an inner quiet, a place where I can breathe deep and find refreshment. Calm your racing mind and spirit as you experience God's peaceful, loving presence by being still. So between the medicine my PCP has me on, my therapist and your CD I’m doing so much better. Extend these towards yourself as you simply rest/ be in this moment. There is a short guided meditation for when time is short, a longer version, and soothing music to listen to alone. How am I feeling as I journey through these days? As we sit in the kindness, compassion and tenderness of God in this, As your Spiritual Director, I will be a companion on your spiritual journey, creating a safe place to help you discover. Give the thoughts, feelings and emotions space to be without criticising or judging them. I was surprised to know the meaning of the words be still and I think this meaning (particularly in the New Testament) will surprise you too. This space is a compassionate and kind space. As things rise to the surface, you may want to name them out loud. Is there any part of your body that feels ‘off’, tense or knotted. Become aware of the journey of air through nose, throat, chest and into lungs then to be exhaled. Choosing a selection results in a full page refresh. In this stillness allow these body senses to tell you what you need. As we sit in God’s loving tenderness towards us you may want to put out your hands to receive all that God is offering to you as you journey these days. You may want to name this need. As you’ve given space to how you’re doing you may now recognise a need that you have. “I put the CD on my computer at work so if I need to do the ten minute meditation or just listen to the music I’m good to go. An opportunity to check in with ourselves, for ourselves to be seen and noticed. Is there anything that’s weighing on my heart and mind that’s asking for attention? We can open our awareness up to the vast intelligence that flows so freely and effortlessly all around us. Press the space key then arrow keys to make a selection. Ending with some moments of silence in this simply being space as a way to welcome the love and compassion of God towards us, of ourselves towards us and of others towards us. As I sat in meditation this morning, “ Be still and know that I am God,” popped to mind towards the very end of the hour long sit. Blessings” Carol“Would like to let you know I send your link in all of my new patient emails and it has blessed many. Be still and know that I am God, is one of the most well known and beloved Bible verses for many. For me, it is like taking daily walks in a soft rain on the beach (which is my favorite way to let go and refresh). The Be Still meditation uses Psalm 46:10, be still and know that I am God. I had tried other meditation CDs, but I knew that GOD HAD TO BE in the mix. As we sit in the kindness, compassion and tenderness of God in this simply being place allow how you are to surface. Become aware of the journey of air through nose, throat, chest and into lungs then to be exhaled. In the exhale let everything fall away, to let thoughts, demands, to-do lists, worries to fall away. the truth about yourself, about God and about your relationships with others. The Be Still meditation uses Psalm 46:10, be still and know that I am God. Thank you!” Pastor David. Simply allow them to be. I was having panic and anxiety attacks so bad that I couldn’t even go to work for about a week. What gift is God placing into your hands? In the midst of the busyness of life, peace finds me, renews me, and reminds me who (or Whose) I really am. You may want to imagine placing them in the compassionate, tender love of the Spirit. As the body was physically still and sought stillness of mind, the awareness turned to listening. One patient told me she was using the deep breathing technique (from Be Still) while having an MRI and it really helped her relax. Calm your racing mind and spirit as you experience God's peaceful, loving presence by being still. You may want to speak it as a prayer. Into all that we’ve named and recognised about how we’re doing and all we’ve named and placed into that compassionate and kind space we welcome the love, peace, compassion and rest of God.