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.
“Travelers cannot reach new territory if they do not take new and unknown roads and abandon the familiar ones.”
John of the Cross (DN 2.16.8)
Nothing is too great a risk, if we are serious about moving toward deeper union with God. Pray for the grace to let go of the familiar and to be open to new ways of thinking and being inspired by the Spirit of God.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?