Dear Brave One,
How are you doing with your daily practice of reading spiritual materials to your loved one? A question I frequently get asked is: What verse, poem, or prayer should I open my spiritual reading practice with?
Whatever verse, poem, or poetry you choose you want it to contain specific elements which I will share in a moment. But first here are some practical ideas: choose a verse, poem, or prayer that was a favorite of your loved one, choose one of your favorites, or feel free to use the verse that I used way back In 1997 when I started reading to my daughter and other loved ones:
I gaze upon thee
In the spiritual world
In which thou art.May my love mitigate thy warmth,
May my love mitigate thy cold,
May it reach out to thee and help thee
To find thy way
Through spirit darkness
To spirit light.Upward to thee strive the love of my soul,
Upward to thee flow the stream of my love!
May they sustain thee,
May they enfold thee,
In heights of Hope
In spheres of Love.
– Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925)
Today, I utilize many different verses, poems and prayers however this verse still holds a special place in my heart and highly recommend it for opening your spiritual practice of reading several reasons. This verse immediately starts to create a bridge to the deceased using images that are evoked through the words contained within the verse. Also notice when you speak the verse how your heart starts to soften. This is what we strive for when we communicate with our loved ones — strong mental images and a heart that is open and soft; filled with loved and devotion towards them.
What verse, prayer or poem did you choose to open your reading practice with? I would love to hear from you. Post your verse below along with any comments or feel free to message or email me privately.
Stay brave and true to yourself on this path. Many will tell you to ‘move on’ with your life. Easing Grief is not about ‘moving on.’ Now is the time in the world’s spiritual evolution to have a conscious living relationship to those who have died. It is all about service and love.
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By Lynn Stull, March 19th, 2015