I often speak of my meditation-prayer, which is just to inhale thinking “Thank you” and exhale thinking “Bless you”. It is a simple thing, but how much energy you can pack into it and expand upon the practice is nearly infinite.
Since I love making spiritual tools, or pretty art pieces that have some function, I came up with the idea of a breath work “hour glass” — a rattle that you can use to help you breathe slowly and deeply for meditation. The motion of turning the rattle with each breath also helps if you need a little more stimulation during meditation and don’t like to keep completely still!
This my first prototype:
You will find peace and oneness with Great Spirit and the Everything when your gratitude for the blessings which you’ve received and your efforts to bless others become the same prayer, the same emotion, the same concept.
May I awaken my soul to consciousness. May I increase, this day, my awareness of possibilities.
May I connect to my greater dreaming, my higher self.
May I become the consciousness of my full potential. May I become aware of all things within my life’s touch.
May I give thanks and blessings always, continuously.
Stripped of all but humility,
I am a child anew, uttering
the only prayer that needs no words.
I breathe, wombed
in the universe. Inhale, exhale,
Prayer instantly heals the soul, so that our physical world problems can also be conquered.
The key to deep sacredness is that it comes naturally and does not feel at all extraordinary.
The acorn is the sacred prayer of the oak; the nest is the prayer of the sparrow. How we live as humans, every day of our lives, is also a prayer.