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Spiritual Preparation

Spiritual Preparation
Spiritual Preparation

Set aside five minutes to prepare spiritually for leading the session. Center and focus on miracles, in particular the miracle of serendipity—when one accidentally stumbles on something fortunate, especially while looking for something entirely unrelated.

Find a comfortable position and take three deep breaths. Feel the details of your body—where it is touching the chair, how your feet feel on the floor and the sensations of your breathing.

Take a few moments to notice what is happening right now. What do you hear? What kinds of sensations do you feel? Think about miracles. Consider miracles that involve timing that could be coincidental or moments of serendipity. When have been times you felt yourself somewhat magically in the flow of life? Think of a time when a frustration evaporated, when parking spaces opened, when you made it just in time, when you said perfect words at the perfect time, or someone said the perfect words to you.

These are moments of serendipity. Sink into these memories. Fill yourself with the feeling of connectedness, of life opening to you, of it unfolding. Reflect on these words from Joseph Priestley: “I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.”

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