A Daily Practice of Devotion
by Shanta Gabriel
Blast open the walls of your heart. Light up the skies of your mind and carry the presence of your soul’s purpose into the world. Allow the practice of your Spirit to become your path in life.
All the prayers you have uttered and the longing in your heart, these have been heard by the Divine. There are no parts of your being that are not known and loved beyond your capacity to understand. Create a place within you that believes this is true, a tiny speck of well being that allows the soothing nectar of God’s love to carry you through your life.
Without the need to attain any special gifts, offer your life to the Presence that knows your heart. Offer the confusion and pain, the fears of the Unknown and bring pure devotion into your heart so it will be cleansed. Allow any shadows to be lifted by the Light.
When you invite the Divine Presence into your world, Angels surround you to uplift your longing into a place where it can be used as a practice. When you create sacred spaces within you where you can bring the desires of your heart to sit in a spacious place of Light, it allows a healing of your heart to occur.
The Art of Patience
Without patience you will never realize the divine timing of the Universe. When you can continue your practice each day from a sense of devotion, it uplifts your spirit. Cease working for results and allow yourself to come to your practice with an attitude of wondrous adventure. Like a child, allow yourself to just BE in the Light of Pure Spirit. Even a brief moment of offering your devotion to the Divine will serve you by purifying your heart.
It is as though you clean the dust from the inner eye so you can see the Truth. Your daily practice of devotion offers you a way through life that can fulfill you from the inside out. Yes, this does require a bit of true faith. If you have even the tiniest speck of belief that there is a Divine Presence who loves you, it can begin to cleanse your heart. When you take the time each day for your spiritual practice, you are offering yourself a gift. You are giving your inner spirit priority over the outer world. You are offering yourself love. Your inner being will thrive by this continued shining of the Light into your soul. After some time you will notice your life changing and a more positive outlook surfacing. Your heart that was empty becomes full of Divine Love. Constantly practice your awareness of the presence of God. That is the key.
A Very Simple Daily Practice
Developing a daily spiritual practice may take some thought. Here are some suggestions that may be helpful:
- Know that the sincerity and frequency of energy you bring will be the results you receive. Clear a space to light a candle and sit where you will not be disturbed. Pray to be in harmony with your soul’s highest good. If you have a question, you can write it down and place it under the candle.
- Create a bridge from heaven to earth by bringing Divine Light into your energy centers. Consider asking Archangel Gabriel and your Higher Self to bring clarity and wisdom to your mind, Divine Love to your heart, Strength and Protection to your being, Creative Solutions to your life, and a nourishing connection to Nature.
- Sit quietly in this Divine Light, concentrating on your breaths. It is calming to breathe in for the same number of counts you breathe out. Have a pen and paper handy to record inspiration that may come to you. Know that your answers may come later.
- When you feel ready, say thank you to the Beings of Light that watch over you. Go about your day. Trust that you have asked and you will receive that which was your clear intention. The important thing is that you gave time to your spiritual life. Even a few minutes will make a profound difference in your day.
Know you are Blessed
It is said that when you take one step toward God, the Divine will take ten steps toward you. All is possible when you give yourself time to receive love from the deepest sources of your being.
Know you are blessed, and especially know with all your being, that you are cared for eternally. And so it is.
Shanta Gabriel, For Archangel Gabriel
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