Gentle Breath Meditation: the Warmest Embrace comes from Within

by Michelle Sheldrake, Brisbane, Australia

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 eessence 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.

119 thoughts on “Gentle Breath Meditation: the Warmest Embrace comes from Within

  1. An exquisite reminder that regardless of how rattled, shaken or off track we find ourselves in life, the essence of who we are within, our love, is always waiting with open arms for us to reconnect to. In fact, it is only ever one breath away.

  2. What struck me Michele was how you just went along and did your Gentle Breath Mediation allowing your body to receive the grandness that is you. What is so lovely was to receive and feel your essence and then to be able to appreciate the joy of it all.

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