“Be Still And Know That I Am God”
— Psalm 46:10
The following information was written by my dear friend, Donna D’Ingillo, who is a very powerful spiritual healer. Donna and I have a common passion for Family Healing. This information is contained in her terrific book, “Teach Us To Love,” which may be purchased on her website, “Center For Christ Consciousness” at: www.ctrforchristcon.org If you are looking for a great primer on spiritual growth, this is the book to get !!!!!!
“The essence of spiritual growth is contained in the above passage from the Psalms. Being still allows your inner spirit the opportunity to send its messages to your mind. This, in turn, will make you conscious of your spirit’s leadings, converting subtle inspiration into a way of life. Living, then, becomes a personal religion motivating you not to only do good, but also to seek continued enlightenment, to strive to know God and become the “Holy Child Of God That You Are.”
There is no magic formula for reaching the state of stillness. There are general guidelines to make it more successful. The most important objective in practicing stillness is consistency. You will benefit most if you practice daily. Then it becomes a spiritual habit, a very important part of your daily routine. It is helpful when you are getting started to do this routine the same time every day.
Choose a time, 20-30 minutes each day, when you can escape from the pressures of family and work life. This practice will become so important to you, it will be like breathing.
THE 7 STEPS OF STILLNESS
- Get physically relaxed
- Get mentally relaxed
- Talk to God
- Ask for help from God
- Give Thanks To God
- Listen to God
- Sense the Divine Presence
Through the daily practice of these steps, the growth of your relationship with God id boundless and increases, over time, in beauty and gloryp0 as human child and Divine Parent unite in a loving eternal embrace. This is the culmination of the stillness.”