The other morning I was on the CityCat ferry on my way to work. I was aware that I’d gotten a bit frazzled on the way to drop my son at school and then during the drive to the CityCat stop – because I was impatient to get there in time to find a park so I could catch the right ferry to get me directly to work.
As I do every day on my way to work, I closed my eyes to start my gentle breath meditation. As my breath became gentler I felt an expansion in my lungs, and breathing became almost effortless. I could feel a beautiful warmth in my lungs and in my chest that then spread to my arms, my hands, and then filled my whole body. It was like a fire gently warming me and bringing a deep stillness. In that moment I recognised that I was in the warmest, yummiest, most loving embrace I’d ever experienced – yet it came from within.
I realised that morning, with great clarity, that what I was feeling was the very essence of me, who I truly am – and that is love. This love resides within me and it always has. My relationship with myself has deepened since then and has led to a deeper level of nurturing and self-love.
I also stopped to reflect on all that I had expected, wanted or needed from the hug or embrace of another in the past. I could feel how I’d longed for a sense of comfort, reassurance, belonging, acceptance, and of course love. I can feel now how imposing this is to another person and also how I could never receive what I had wanted because it can only come from within.
I thank Serge Benhayon for sharing the very simple Gentle Breath Meditation™ technique. It is without a doubt one of the most precious and empowering gifts I have ever received – the ability to again know and feel the love that I truly am. This is a gift for all of humanity, if we can but choose to accept it.
by Michelle Sheldrake, Brisbane, Australia
127 thoughts on “Gentle Breath Meditation™: the Warmest Embrace comes from Within”
When you have that moment to be with yourself, and you feel that breath going in and going out. You feel the expansion of the lungs as they gently move and the ribs expand, that is that warm hug we all love. The ribs embrace you, they give you that forever hug.
We don’t realise how much we have within us all and all it requires for us is to stop and appreciate, that it’s always been there, we are the ones who have walked away – temporarily.
Gorgeous sharing Michelle, and I too can relate to the embrace and warmth from within which really is one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves.
Which is saying we do not need to look to another, outside of ourselves for embrace and warmth. It’s there always, we just need to tap into it more often, than thinking it’s everywhere else.
How many people in the world want/expect “a sense of comfort, reassurance, belonging, acceptance, and of course love.” From another? I’m not exempt at times but I do know it’s much simpler and effective if I start with bringing those to myself.
Michelle I cannot receive enough reminders that the key to returning to my essence, soul, and indeed the Kingdom of God within is simply a gentle breath away. After breathing a certain way most of my life, and breathing everything that is not me, I so appreciate blogs like this.
Like wise Melinda – I too deeply appreciate each and every reminder to come back to what I know to be true which is the connection we hold with ourselves as a result of our breath and the delicateness we can bring.