Sunday, December 16, 2012

Day Four of the Twelve Days of Christmas Meditations

On the Fourth Day of Christmas...

Welcome to DAY FOUR of our Twelve Days of Christmas Meditations 

WE LIGHT. “We light this candle as a reminder of the Christ that is Light within ALL of us”

WE SIT. SOMETIMES WE DANCE. In a circle, prayer hands or not, open hands or not, holding hands in a circle could work. I'm inteding that the more I sit and demonstrate stillness, the more likely they will be to try it. Sometimes they are dancing around me while I set example of being still. 
The activity of bowing can help. G really loves “Namaste” and bowing. Namaste translates into “The light in me bows to the light in you”, for me this means “the Christ in me acknowledges the Christ in you.”

WE SING. Ave Maria by Stevie Wonder. Listen through the Spotify player at top left of page. ;)

God is peaceful, gentle, forgiving, protecting, and nurturing like a mother who loves us with unconditional love!

"Hail thou that art highly favored, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women." (Luke 1:28) Leading up to the birth of Christ, we acknowledge Mary. For around 2000 years, Mary has been worshipped and esteemed as the eternal Mother—pure, spotless, perfect, untouched by man. Meditation on her elicits in many people, profound feelings of peace, gentleness, loving forgiveness, protection, and nurturing(Anita Burns).

WE PRAY. Both of my littles are familiar with the “God Our Father”, a blessing song they’ve both learned at their pre-school class before lunch.
God Our Father(to tune of Where is Thumper)
God our Father
God our Father
Once Again
Once Again
Thank you for our blessings
Thank you for our blessings

Nothing like a little gratitude to open our hearts and invite love in. Then we did a few “Thank you God for ____”. I choose to never judge them for their thankful list. Sometimes it’s people or leaves, cookies or Mickey. I love the sweet gift of hearing what they’ll share!!

WE BREATHE. Hilarious and Oh-so-fun for the littles. An ideal way to teach them to feel their breath. Deep breath in, and exhale OM{sounds like A U M}. Three times. No idea how to "Om"? Click here for the how, or just make up your own way!

And so It is!

Happy Sunday!

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