Air is important. Three minutes without it and we start to die. But if all we could do was inhale, it would be the same as no air at all. We must have balance in our relationship with God – it can’t all be about receiving. This is why meditation is nothing without prayer. Prayer is the exhale.
Breathing out is more than getting rid of toxins. Our breath also carries the life force. We breathe life into the things for which we labor. A part of us goes out with every exhale and enlivens the world. (This is why flowers thrive around positive people.) The air we breathe out is charged with energy – our energy.
Breath and thought are the same. Not as in they are like each other; they are each other. Rhythmic breathing stops the chatter and enables thoughts to synthesize into realization. A harmony is struck, and the undercurrents of mind well up to the surface, and a resolution is reached, usually wordless.
The inability to listen comes from not being able to speak. No one is more unreceptive than the person who has something on his or her mind. Tapping into the unexpressed reservoir establishes the flow that enables dialogue to begin. This is deeper than emotion. Emotion is the reaction to suppressed thought. When our deepest spiritual impulses are allowed to move, emotions subside. Peace comes through expression, which from the soul’s perspective is always positive – the soul does not speak victim-language.
Sometimes we have to work through our complaints, our miseries, our frustrations. There are people who will listen, but they charge a hefty hourly fee. God will listen for free. And there is nothing that you can say that will hurt God’s feelings. Really. But once we get the hard stuff off the table, only love remains. And it is then that real inspiration comes. Miracles happen when we are heard.
People are limited in their ability to help other people. Everyone has advice. So, here’s mine: talk to God. Whoever or Whatever you conceive God to be, get in touch and stay in touch. Develop your inner pipeline. Don’t speak about it to anyone. It’s not secret, just private.