I greet The Indwelling Resting Place.
Today’s “Pay Forward” gift is – Resting Within Our Father – “Be still, and know that I am God.” Awakening in the Spiritual journey with the conviction that our Father is always Present. Being still is the core of Centering Prayer or Contemplation; a handy tool for Step Eleven. My prayers and meditations are no more than chatter, at times, however I choose not to dwell it. We let our Father do the work; drawing us to the highest form of meditation, which is contemplation. It’s simple; I sit in a comfortable position; I close my eyes and say yes, to our Father’s Presence and yes to His Action and His Will. It is His responsibility to do the rest. I stop dwelling on my useless chatter. I look through the eyes of faith, for His Presence and Action. I listen with the ears of faith, for His Holy Voice. I’m learning how to communicate in His first language, silence. I am focusing my attention on His intention, letting our Father do the works, not me. I practice the four R’s. Resist no thought. Retain no thought. React emotionally to no thought. Return ever-so-gently to my chosen word, without judgment or undue energy. My intention is to give my consent, which opens me to the indwelling Presence. This process will continue until our whole consciousness is vitalized by the Spirit of Truth, and we awaken at a place where we have always been, within our Father’s omnipresence. Thy Love, Thy Will be done.