Spiritual Practice: Tap for Health and Wholeness

    Sunday, September 9, 2012, 3:20 PM [General]

    Emotional Freedom Technique is sometimes called “acupuncture without needles.”  You can learn more at www.eftuniverse.com.  For this week, practice by tapping gently with your index and second finger of either hand on four different points.

     

    1. On the fleshy part of either hand (the part you would use to give a karate chop).  As you tap simply take a deep breath and let it out.  You can do this a couple of times.
    2. With the first two fingers of each hand tap on the bone of your eye socket just below your eye. As you tap, say something like this, “Today I will pay attention to my body.”
    3. With the same two fingers of each hand tap on the points of your collar bone just above the breastbone.  As you tap say something like this, “Today, as much as possible, I will live in the present moment.”
    4. With the fingers of one hand, tap on your breastbone at the level of your heart.  As you tap, say something like, “I’m thankful for all the systems of my being, known and unknown, conscious and unconscious, that contribute to my health and wellbeing.”
    5. With the fingers of one hand, tap on the space between your lower lip and the point of your chin.  As you tap, say something like, “This is a safe place for me to draw health and wholeness.”

    Peace and Blessings!

    Bob

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    Spiritual practice: Be An Observer

    Sunday, September 2, 2012, 5:29 PM [General]


    Thoughts, feelings, hunches, running conversation, and more--all are part of the inner world.  We’ve been conditioned to ignore, judge, deny, hide these inner experiences.  Try a new strategy this week:  simply observe and take note.  You may find it difficult to observe some of these experiences because of past conditioning.  And you may find it difficult to observe without judgment--like/dislike; good/bad; pretty/ugly.  Nonetheless, try it for a week:  simply observe the inner events without judgment.

     

    Peace and Blessing!

    Bob

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    Spiritual Practice: Serenity Prayer

    Sunday, August 26, 2012, 4:53 PM [General]

    Our struggle is not against enemies of blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil—Ephesians 6:12

     

    During this week, pray the serenity prayer:

    God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;

    the courage to change the things I can,

    and the wisdom to know the difference.

     

    There are things that are beyond our control.  Ephesians refers to them as “spiritual forces;” Niebuhr simply calls them “Things I cannot change.” 

    Peace and Blessing!
    Bob 

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    Spiritual practice: Look for Connections

    Sunday, August 19, 2012, 10:07 PM [General]

    During this week pay attention to connections.  Nature has many signs.  For example, a spider web can remind you of connections.  Architecture points to connectedness.  For example, a bridge connects and so does an elevator.  Human interactions show connection, for example a couple holding hands.  Notice the patterns around you that show suggest connections to the flow of life.

    Peace and Blessings 

    Bob

     

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    Spiritual Practice: Find God in All People

    Sunday, August 12, 2012, 3:55 PM [General]

    During this week, when you see people from different races and countries, on the street or on television, use it as a cue to say these words of Mahatma Gandhi as your mantra:

    I am part and parcel of the whole and cannot find God apart from the rest of humanity.

    Peace and Blessings!
    Bob

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