Ed Cyzewski invited me to carrying on with his 5 minute Retreat series, “with my own spin”. So, for the next 5 days, I invite you to come here for a short and refreshing retreat in your day.
Let’s work through this and apprehend how God is with us. (Please feel free to comment anytime. Sharing your experience is valuable for all of us.) Blessings to you.
First, please be prepared to take a short rejuvenating break, and eliminate potential distractions. (Silence your phone, computer, shut your door, etc.)
Start off with five deep inhales and exhales.
— Be increasingly aware of yourself occupying a space, where you are. Feel the weight in your chest as you breathe, and let your air out slowly and calmly.
Cover your ears and breathe in and out five more times, listening to the sound of your breath.
Now-Be aware of God giving you life–the Breath of Life. His Spirit.
Spend a bit of time chewing on that theme.
–Allow yourself to make associations, dwell on an image or phrase about this topic which comes to mind, and how it relates to your life, today.
(If you get distracted, or your mind starts to wander, cover your ears again, and listen to your breathing.)
In this way-you try to “get out of your head” (a.k.a. to stop or dull, the chatter in your mind, and set your inner monologue aside.) Remember you are a spiritual being having a physical existence and tangible experience, right now in this moment. You live, you eat, you sleep, you think, and you breathe. Right now, you are here, breathing and living. Stay with that.
Briefly, talk to God (in some way) about your gift of life and Living breath. (Or, the associations, phrases, or images that have been on your mind.)
Now, realize you have God, with you, at hand (not far away), and you may keep this awareness to be revitalized and strengthened in your day.
One more deep breath, and stretch your arms, or whole body, a bit. Find relaxation in these few calm moments.
Here you are. You are yourself. Enjoy that.
And Enjoy your day.