First things first: In our exploration of space, we must begin by finding a place.
Having a place for your Morning Ritual is an important part of establishing a routine. When you return to that place each morning with the same intention, that place becomes special, serving as a gentle invitation to begin to settle in to your time set apart…
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my meaningful morning
Like the Celtic Christians and the Franciscans of today, I had long wanted to add a physical dimension to my personal morning prayer. Some years ago, my wife Lin was working with the chakras as part of her healing practice. It occurred to me to make the chakra sequence—approximately scalp, eyes, ears, mouth, heart, belly—parts of a physical sequence to support my Celtic prayer. And so to this day I begin in the silence and darkness of dawn to ask God to use my mental process, my seeing and my hearing, the words of my mouth, the longings of my heart for the Trinity and for my wife Lin, and finally the emotions of my viscera for my own healing. As I pray, I sit, moving my hands according to those body locations. The physical dimension is completed as I daven (nod back and forth as do the Orthodox Jews in their prayer) throughout this process.