Put yourself in a comfortable position. Take several deep breaths.
Repeat to yourself: Do not be afraid.
Each time you exhale let go of those things about which you are worried or afraid.
Offer these worries to God, knowing that God's love is infinite.
Allow yourself to accept God's love and grace in return.
The door of entry to this [interior] castle is prayer and reflection.
St. Teresa of Avila
Entry to the interior castle comes from a commitment to “prayer and refection” – the disciplines that allow the heart to be still and ready to receive. As you pray today, ask God to help you take the steps necessary to be more accessible.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?