Try This Gentle Peace Meditation
Begin with conscious breathing. Relax your body and mind. Breathe into your heart, feel it soften, open up. Imagine a loving person or kind moment. Breathe those feelings into your heart. If anger or grief arises, breathe into that feeling, letting it swirl around and transform. Release the negative emotions with a sigh. Repeat this until you feel negativity dispersing.
Now, focus on transforming all your feelings into love, and then send that love out into the world as a healing light. Even when you feel negative emotions rising, breathe love out into the world. Imagine a white light streaming out of your heart into the world. It is pure and comes from the highest place within you. You can use this meditation for a situation that upsets you, including world events. Remember, we have the choice to live in fear or love.
Sandra Lee Schubert is an interfaith minister and author of the on-line course, Writing for Life: Creating a Story of Your Own . She is co-facilitator of the Wild Angels Poets and Writers Group at the historic Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in NYC. Visit her at www.writing4life.com.