Our first reading today is from Alden Solovy, called “Healing”
This is the season of healing: Of healing our hearts and minds, Of healing the moments we share with each other And the moments we share with ourselves.
This is the season of memory: Of remembering our parents and grandparents, The love of generations, The holiness of our ancestors.
This is the season of stillness, The season of silence and quiet: Of deep breaths, Of open eyes, Of compassion and consolation.
This is the season of healing: The season of grief turning to wonder, Of loss turning toward hope, The season that binds this year to the next, The season that frees this year from the next, The season that heralds the redemption of spirit And our return to God’s Holy Word.
Our second reading is from Miriam Greenspan, Healing Through the Dark Emotions:
We each have something to contribute to the global healing process, a particular gift or vision, skill or song. Individual healing has a lot to do with finding this gift and using it for the world’s sake, finding our song and singing it out. … When we find a way to manifest our gift and give it to the world, no matter how small or large it may seem, we are made whole.
Morning Meditation, April 11, 2020
Today is Holy Saturday as well as Passover – both journeys of waiting, transformation, and ultimate liberation. Enjoy this meditation on our own journeys of transformation.
Our readings this morning came from Donna Schaper’s Prayers for People Who Say They Can’t Pray:
If obstacles are everywhere, cornering us and caging us, let us remove one obstacle at a time. Just one. Let us remove it with vigor and then be glad it is gone. Let us have a ritual of personal congratulation that at least we managed that web site or filled out that form or stuck it out through that 800 number that wasn’t answering. Let us be those who roll the stones away.
God beyond God, you who refuse to worry, help me to change my ways and to pray instead of worry. Don’t let me worry if I am praying right. Just let me pray.
Don’t let the future scare me so much. Let me remember that I will not always tend the things I tend today. Let me know that someday others will tend them. Let me tend what I tend the best I can today and let the future tend itself.
Teach us to covet enough difficulty in our lives that we can become fearless or at least less fearful. Remind us how many people find excellence on the route of their troubles overcome. Amen.
Enjoy this lovingkindness meditation, and have a wonderful day!
Our readings today are from the Bhagavad Gita, translations by Stephen Mitchell and by Eknath Easwaran. The music playing during our meditation is Ahanu: Music for Yoga, Meditation and Relaxation from Autumn Hill Recordings. Have a wonderful day!