It’s Friday and I am joining the community hosted by Kate Motaung. For five minutes we write fast and free. The prompt is: BREATHE
Go . . .
For many years I taught breathing patterns for Lamaze classes. When wave after wave of contractions come, breathing patterns can help a laboring woman with relaxation. Slow breathing seems to be most effective.
Take a breath in and slowly release it, like you are making a candle flicker. Then take another breath and release it slowly. A steady rhythm of breathing.
Prayer is spiritual breathing.
Currently I am in a stressful situation. I am spending days at the hospital advocating for my brother. A couple nights ago I was restless and overwhelmed. I was struggling with worries.
I needed to do some spiritual breathing. Jesus has offered us this access to rest. We can offer up our burdens as we whisper a prayer.
“Come unto me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11: 28
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