Forgiveness Meditation

Background Below is a forgiveness meditation. Forgiveness is critical to the spiritual life.  In the Gospel of Matthew, right after teaching us how to pray, Jesus adds, “For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your […]

February 9, 2014 in Prayer by

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Wave Rider

The following guided visualization is meant to help enrich the spiritual life, promoting a positive sense of well-being and reducing stress. Relaxation Video – “Wave Rider” Text – Wave Rider Riding the waves of my breathing. Follow it in and back out again. Gently rising and falling. Rising and falling. Riding the waves of my breathing. With each […]

February 8, 2014 in Prayer by

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MBSR Meditations

The following guided visualization is meant to help enrich the spiritual life, promoting a positive sense of well-being and reducing stress. Audio 3 Breath Meditation – Spiritual 3 Breath Meditation – Secular 5 Breath Meditation – Spiritual 5 Breath Meditation – Secular Text – 3 breaths Welcome. Please join me for a short mindfulness meditation – we’ll start with 3 deep breaths.   (1) Take […]

February 8, 2014 in Prayer by

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Hand in Hand Visualization

The following guided visualization is meant to help enrich the spiritual life, enhancing your sense of connection and sacred belonging. Audio Text And now, please join me in a prayerful Hand in Hand meditation. Take a deep breath, slowly, deeply and completely. Hold it briefly. And as you exhale, slowly, deeply and completely, relax. Let all tensions […]

February 8, 2014 in Prayer by

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Tree of Life Guided Visualization

The following guided visualization is meant to help enrich the spiritual life, providing a greater sense of balance, connectedness and well-being. Audio Text Welcome and please join me in a Tree of Life meditation.  Take a deep breath, slowly, deeply and completely. Hold it briefly. And as you exhale, relax. Let all tensions go. Remember a time you […]

February 8, 2014 in Prayer by

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Palm of God’s Hand Visualization

The visualization below is meant to bring a sense of peace, comfort, and well-being. Audio Text And now, please join me for a prayerful meditation, In the Palm of God’s Hand. Take a deep breath, slowly, deeply and completely. Hold it briefly. And as you exhale, slowly, deeply and completely, relax. Let all tensions go. […]

February 8, 2014 in Prayer by

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Introduction to Prayerful Meditation

Background Below is an introduction to prayerful meditation, a tool that many have found to enrich the spiritual life. Audio Text Here’s a little instruction on how to prepare for meditation. Because we are all different, there is no single, correct way to meditate that works perfectly for everyone. But there are guidelines that can help […]

February 8, 2014 in Prayer by

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Text from Meditations

~ THIS IS A TEXT-DETAIL SUBPAGE AND NOT MEANT AS A STANDALONE ~ * VISIT THE MAIN PAGE <HERE> * The Texts of Our Short MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) Meditative Offerings all begin in the same fashion, with a few deep breaths: Welcome. Please join me for a short mindfulness meditation – we’ll start with five deep […]

September 5, 2013 in Health and Healing, Prayer by

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How to Meditate: Mindfulness in a Nutshell

Note: we also offer text versions of mindfulness meditations, and are developing audio tracks for both the instruction and the meditations.  For downloadable, listen-along MP3s, we suggest you visit www.brothercamillus.com. How to Meditate: Here’s a little instruction on how to meditate. Because we are all different, there is no single, correct way to meditate that works perfectly for everyone, but […]

September 5, 2013 in Health and Healing by

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MBSR and Meditative Prayer As Suicide Prevention

One interesting and non-harming response might be for ministers to teach prayerful, mindfulness based stress reduction techniques. Noticing some of the unorganized suicide based on financial ruin after the economic crises, and understanding that stress crises can sometimes precipitate these suicide attempts, interested ministers might consider offering MBSR in their parishes and churches or linking forces […]

December 21, 2009 in Health and Healing by

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