Oct 082010
 

For the first time ever, I’d like to share this gentle yet effective 2-minute practice I’ve developed. You can use it whenever you’d like (I recommend first thing in the morning).

It will open you to inspiration in all its forms that you might better express what you alone are uniquely qualified to bring into the world.

It will also connect your body and conscious awareness to the more expanded self that you are, and all that that implies. (I used to say “I open [whatever] to receive [whatever]…”, but that insinuates it’s not already a part of me, which it is!) In practical terms, this means that it puts you more in tune with your intuition or your own inner guidance, and helps you notice things that you might not otherwise but that can be helpful — sometimes powerfully so — to you in your day to day life.

As I have, it’s gone through a lot of changes over the years and I’m sure we will go through many more. If you decide to try it out, do see how it resonates with you and do tweak it to fit you.

I suppose you could say it’s a prayer, but I experience it more as a full-body declaration, bordering on celebration! It can be quite enlivening if you really let yourself feel it, which I highly recommend you do.

Like me, you will probably find that as you open to all the various gifts, you can’t help but be aware of and appreciate them immediately. This alone is uplifting nevermind all the other good stuff!

It’s an exquisite way to begin any day.

Enjoy!

I Open

I open myself to the messages of my soul
and the gifts of the universe.

I open my crown to receive
Divine Light and High Guidance.

I open my mind to be attentive and to notice
the messages of my soul
and the gifts of the universe.

I open my eyes to see the messages of my soul
and the gifts of the universe.

I open my ears to hear the messages of my soul
and the gifts of the universe.

I open my nose to smell the messages of my soul
and the gifts of the universe.

I open my mouth to taste the messages of my soul
and the gifts of the universe.

I open my throat to speak the messages of my soul,
the messages of my guides,
and the gifts of the universe.

I open my heart to feel the messages of my soul
and the gifts of the universe.

I open my solar plexus and the rest of my body
to sense the messages of my soul
and the gifts of the universe.

I open my pelvic bowl to empower
the messages of my soul
and the gifts of the universe

I open my arms to accept and embrace
the messages of my soul
and the gifts of the universe.

And I open my hands to give back to the world
using the gifts I am so graciously given.

And so it is. Thank you. Amen.

Update: This prayer is available in audio form now, too. You can listen to it below, or right-click here to download it.

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  1.  

    How very cool! I’m going to have to print that out so I can read it until I remember it… A great way to start my day off on a positive and receptive note. Thank you!! Love, Silke

    •  

      Oh, good, I’m glad you are going to try it out. And hmm, you’re right, you probably need to print it. It grew sort of organically for me over the years and is kind of a part of me, but now that I look at it, it IS kind of long to remember. At least it moves top to bottom, that’s something!
      Thanks for visiting! And love back atcha :-)

  2.  

    Thanks so much! I can’t wait to use it. :)

    Kara
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      Hi Kara,
      Oh good! It’s been totally *mine* for so long, and I’m glad to know you may get some mileage out of it too.
      Thanks for visiting!

  3.  

    Patti,
    What a beautiful exercise this is. It reads like poetry. I will print it out and use tomorrow morning. Thank you!
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      Hi Angela,
      Thanks for the compliments; I’m glad it’s appealing to you. Along with what you said, I also like the way the opening (and its results) sort of “unfold” throughout the day — so really this is just setting it all in motion.
      Thanks for visiting!

  4.  

    Patti, that is just lovely. Such a high vibration in your words. I’m going to print that off so I can remind myself to say it.

    Thank you for bringing it through and sharing it.
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  5.  

    This is a very beautiful poem or prayer. I feel like moving as I say it.Thanks for sharing.

    •  

      Welcome, Catherine!
      Thanks for that comment… I’ve never considered this prompting someone to move; it doesn’t even do that for me. Very interesting!
      It’s nice to “meet” you. I like your site and will have to come see you sometime too.

  6.  

    Patti…

    Thank you for this loving gift. I was directed here from your beautiful post on Inner Alignment Mandala’s Winter Harmony blogpost.

    I will print this out and begin my days with it. It is gentle and loving and powerful.

    with love and appreciation,

    Sandi

    •  

      Oh, thank you!! I’m so glad you like it! (I do too. ;-) )
      I especially appreciate knowing you may be using it. Wonderful!
      Thanks for coming by, AND for letting me know.

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