This is a simple meditation exercise I’ve used with people of all spiritual traditions. I use it myself when I feel the need to let go of something I’ve been holding onto for way too long.
BREATH PRAYER [SOUL SWEEPING]
1. Choose a set of opposite words that represent something you would like more of and something you would like less of in your life. Ex. love/hate, peace/worry, hope/despair, light/darkness, healing/sickness, contentment/envy, faith/doubt, calm/fear, etc.
2. Then close your eyes. Sit still and upright, relaxed and alert.
3. Focus on your breathing. With each exhale let your body relax more deeply.
4. When you are ready with each inhale say “Breathe in love” or whatever word you have chosen. Imagine the breath as well as the feelings associated with the word coming through the top of your head and filling your body. As you exhale say “Breathe out hate” or whatever word you have chosen. Imagine the breath as well as the feelings associated with the word exiting your body through your feet.
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