Meditations

See Mary’s stress reduction meditations below.

 

Her first one consists of five words, “Jesus, I trust in you.” Take a deep and say it repeatedly out loud or to yourself. Substitute her Higher Power with yours.

 

St. Teresa of Avila Meditation

 

Let nothing disturb thee,

Let nothing afright thee,

All things are passing,

God alone is changeless,

Patience endures all things,

Who has God wants for nothing,

God alone suffices.

 

Below is a poem / meditation I wrote that appears in her book, A Rape Survivor’s Spiritual Journey: My Poems and Practical Exercises.

Say these words knowing that God lives inside the holy temple of your body waiting for you to call on Him.

 

My Temple

(Finding God inside the Holy Temple of Your Body)

 

The Spirit of God lives and breathes with me.

I breathe with the Spirit.

I AM one with the Spirit.

I AM God’s Spirit.

 

At all times and in all places, the Spirit of God lives and breathes inside me.

I breathe with the Spirit.

I AM one with the Spirit.

I AM God’s Spirit.

 

The Spirit of God empowers me with the strength to

[insert your greatest challenge here].

I breathe with the Spirit.

I AM one with the Spirit.

I AM God’s Spirit.