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Breathe in God’s Light

Breathe in God

By Flora Slosson Wuellner

Rest your body peacefully or take a quiet walk. After a few slow, full breaths, breathe gently, thinking of the river of life flowing through your whole body. ... Let your weight rest on the ground beneath you ... rest more completely on God’s everlasting arms, infinitely stronger than the ground. ...

This is the strength, the light that will never fail. These are your new sun and moon, which never go out. ... It may be enough for now just to lean on this power, breathe in this eternal light. ...

But if you feel ready, let your memory go to a time when you felt your earthly lights go out ... a time when the ground shook under you. You are looking at this time from within Christ’s protection. You are safe. What steadied you at that time? What help came to you? What guided you, strengthened you, gave you hope? ... Reflect on this. ... Did God come to you through a special person? several persons? a community? a certain book? music? art? a garden? nature itself? special creative work? a powerful purpose? an inner place of strong peace? ... These are ways by which God touched you and brought you forth.

Do you sense a change in yourself since then? a newness? What has changed within you? ...

When ready, reflect on any present difficulty: a problem to solve ... a hurt that needs healing ... anger ... anxiety ... sorrow ... illness ... a pending change.

Christ is with you in “power and great glory” (Matt. 24:30). ... A newness is offered ... a clearer air to breathe ... a deeper insight ... a profounder healing ... an ending ... a beginning.

A new sun and moon to walk by. A resurrection now ... a mystery opening. ...

Breathe in the promise. Sense your body filling with peace. ... When ready, return slowly from your meditation, gently massaging your hands and face. ... Stretch, then move into your daily life.

From Beyond Death: What Jesus Revealed about Eternal Life by Flora Slosson Wuellner. Copyright © 2014 by the author. Used with permission of Upper Room Books.

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