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  • Writer's pictureRev. Ani

A Day of Promise

Poems From The Porch

Photo by Sergiu Nista on Unsplash


Good morning, tiniest of frogs!


What has Spirit invited you to savor today?


What opportunities to serve will you be given?


What discouraging thoughts will you need to overcome?


Who will be your allies, supporting and encouraging you?


I hope they are many.


Enjoy your day, little brown beloved.


For, you get to do the one thing that no other being gets to do — —

now or ever.


You get to be yourself.


 

Engaging With The Poem


Poetry can be a doorway to the soul and your own creativity. Throughout the ages, the written word has been used as a means to access personal truth and as a vehicle for prayer through the practice of sacred reading (lectio divina). I encourage you to try this beautiful practice and let its truths to be self-evident.


How To Practice Sacred Reading


Read+Reflect+Respond+Rest


READ the passage through slowly more than once, noticing how it feels in your body and the response of your heart.


REFLECT: What word resonates with you? What phrase speaks to you? What overall personal meaning comes to you? Allow yourself to follow a tangent.


RESPOND by making space for the prayer of your heart to manifest. Write down the words and/or phrases that resonate with you, and allow them to arrange themselves into your own poem or prayer.


REST with your eyes closed, perhaps using the word that most resonates with you as your mantra for silent meditation.


 

Dear friend,


May your mind be peaceful and calm,

may your body be relaxed and comfortable,

and may your heart be filled with love.


Thank you for reading.


Blessings and gratitude,

Ani



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