Wednesday, March 17, 2010

dawn


The blessings of Lent continue to be deep and full. This week's focus from Abbey of the Arts is the spiritual practice of praying with the hours. Yesterday morning I sank deeply into the practice of following the breath throughout the hours of the day. Vivid images came to my mind as I focused on inhale (dawn); pause (day); exhale (sunset/evening); and pause (night/darkness).

This morning I chose to spend my meditation time listening to gentle, dawn-like music and collaging some of the images that entered my mind yesterday. Above is the result of today's musings. Dawn and the breath of inhale reminds me of rising possibilities; a sense of filling; and always golden light.

I invite you to take some time with your breath today (particularly the inhale) and see if there are certain images evoked when you consider the new day (dawn) and/or the inhale of breath.

Golden blessings to you this day!

7 comments:

Maureen said...

What a beautiful collage you have created.

Blessings. May peace be with you.

Abbey of the Arts said...

so beautiful! it makes me inhale delight! :-) xoxo

claire said...

Glorious, simply glorious. Wow...

The Pollinatrix said...

That collage is simply awesome!

I read something by Tolle recently that grabbed my attention. He says pointed out that our breath is part of nature. Which has led me to a contemplation of the sacred element of Air.

Karen said...

That is so lovely--collage AND words...thank you.

Jennifer said...

This was magnificent.

lucy said...

thank you all for your "dawn" greetings!

yes, polli - i love the idea of contemplating the sacred element of air. also, the image of God and breath as one in the same. breathing in God. being surrounded by God. lots to ponder there!!