Week 20: Breathe!

Haanel 20-20:  “We can live more abundantly every time we breathe, if we consciously breathe
with that intention. The IF is a very important condition in this case, as the
intention governs the attention, and without the attention you can secure only the
results which every one else secures. That is, a supply equal to the demand.”

Focusing on my breathing during the sit this week has taken on a different meaning.

In Haanel 20-18: The Silence is Necessary, the senses must be stilled, the muscles relaxed, repose cultivated.

Dad had an unexpected surgery this week, then a lung collapsed.  Normally people fret and worry and wonder what to do.  I sat.  I was still.  I was silent.  I breathed=because I could.  When dad was struggling to breathe, I did more.  I prayed more.  I breathed more.  I was quiet more.  I relaxed more.  It was much easier than fretting.

Psalm 55:22 says, “Cast your cares on the Lord
    and he will sustain you;
he will never let
    the righteous be shaken.”

It’s hard to cast.  But it must be done.  When we show our faith, God shows up and answers prayer.  There was nothing I could do from afar.  Breathe, be still, pray.  And healing is coming.  Doctor’s and nurses have the wisdom and attentiveness that I asked for.  No matter what happens, it is all in HIS hands.  That is faith.  That is not fear and worry.

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