Daily reflections based on the daily mass readings, other spiritual readings, and nudgings of the Holy Spirit
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Think of what is above...
"Think of what is above, not of what is on earth."
I tried something new last night that really helped me turn off the day and my "thinking of what is on earth." Since it is getting dark so much earlier I took advantage of that, lit a candle and just sat in the candle-light and silence for a while. I didn't do any reading, thus not engaging my mind there. I didn't turn on any music, thus engaging my mind there, either. I just sat in the glow of the candle and let go of the day. My mind wandered a bit, as it swept out the last of Tuesday, but it gave me such a lovely, peace-filled mind and heart. Still in silence and without turning on the lights, (don't try this if you don't have some adaptive skills!) I crawled into bed. I was able to settle into such a peaceful rest and can't help but wonder if letting go of the day like this may be the reason. If you have a difficult time thinking of what is above and letting go of a busy day on earth, you may want to try this little prayer form. Just sit in the glow of a candle and rest with Jesus. No need to say anything, read anything or listen to anything except Jesus. Just rest and let go of the day. Love, heidi