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As things open up, I find myself going from place to place.  It is so good to be WITH people once again.  Even though I have an introverted side, I really feed off connections with others and building partnerships.  Especially now that I can go from here to there, it is important I take time to center myself in the Eternal One.  It is not up to other people to satisfy my soul.  And, I really need Spirit to guide the partnerships, that they might be centered, not on fear, but on building a more holy and compassionate world together.     

Yesterday’s morning reading led me to this from Agnes Sandford’s, God’s Healing Touch, published in 1958.  It is the first step in her practice of healing prayer.  One step is enough for today. 

She writes…

“First of all, subdue the energy of your body so that you can forget it.  Make it comfortable–you owe it this courtesy.  Stretch your arms and legs and then let them go in as easy a position as possible.  Then advise your nerves and muscles to be still.  They tend to become too taut in their ceaseless training after that which can not be received save through God’s Spirit.   Therefore, speak to them kindly and say, “Now you can just be peaceful…release all tension…just let go…”  Say this to all your nerves, in silence, beginning with your head and carrying the same peaceful and comforting through down to your feet.  Imagine the peace of God creeping down over your head, stilling its stream of consciousness into a quiet flow of drifting thoughts, down over your arms and hands till even the hands are limp, down through your body so that your heart beats lightly and easily, so that your breathing is light and easy, down your legs and feet till even the feet are still and heavy as though they were asleep.”  p. 18

Once in this place of reception, you and I can receive what is good and holy from the hand of God.  We can rest in Her presence.  And, in that tranquil place, our spirit joins with the Holy Spirit and finds its way. 

Get out and about.  Start connecting.  But keep up your practice of prayer and meditation.  Let your connection with the Eternal One motivate all else. 

In God’s Love,

Reverend Heather DeVoe Miner, M.Div

Reverend Heather DeVoe Miner, M.Div

Rev. Heather served as the pastor at NLBCC until 2022. She continues to spread the loving and inclusive message of Christ, serving a church in Boise, Idaho.

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