• Rev. Ani

Good Morning Kisses

Poems From The Porch


Summer fairies sprinkled glitter on the grass before dawn, just in time for the little flecks to mirror the shimmer and sparkle of the sun.

The cricket chorus is gleefully singing the praises of morning rising, calling all of us to witness and proclaim the lush extravagance of this new day.

My guardian angel awakened me with a gentle kiss on my forehead, like every day, a touch too faint to feel but purposeful in its summons.

How many more kisses will she bestow before the day arrives when she invites me into the warm embrace of Love in the magical kingdom of beyond?

I’m considering my day and the interactions that are taking place, even now, in the eternity of time.

One by one, I am imagining each encounter filled with loving intent and receptive benevolence, a juicy fruit for the One who cares for us dearly to savor.

I am also intending how I want to honor my embodiment today by enjoying the exhilaration of moving, expressing, and creating.

After all, right now the precious present is before me to unwrap and celebrate, knowing that my thoughtful angel may soon let my body sleep in.


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 fruits 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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