Advent Week 1 meditation: Love is coming

Today's meditation was designed to prepare our hearts for the love that is coming. Jesus birth is the ultimate show case of God's love for us. So as we wait to celebrate the incarnation of light and love into the world, we stop to feel this love. The meditation was based on 1 John 4:8 and 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8. The idea is to practice love by becoming grounded in love as we see in 1 Corinthians 13. I hope you enjoy it! The script is also available below in case you would like to share with students, friends, or family members! I hope this meditation blesses you! 

 

Love is coming Script: 

As we enter the season of celebration of the incarnation of light and love into the world, it is easy to get lost among shopping, preparation, and family gatherings. With so much to do, it is easy to forget to stand in the presence of He who longs to be known, but never demands. So today let’s take the time to stand in his presence and love. Let’s prepare as we experience the wonderful joy and peace given to us by He whose name is Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of peace. Take a seat in a comfortable position. This could be in a chair or on a mat. Feel free to cross your legs if you are on a mat or to sit with your feet on the floor if you are on a chair. Draw the crown of your head towards the heavens as you draw your shoulder back and down. Place your hands on your thighs with your palms facing up.

Now Start deepening your breath to help you connect to the Holy Spirit. On the day of the Pentecost, the Holy spirit came from heaven like a rushing wind. So, Let the Holy Spirit fill you with each breath. Visualize the Spirit filling you with joy, kindness, and peace. Visualize a beautiful golden light overtaking you.

As you are doing this, exhale the tension from your body

Feel completely Relaxed.

Bring the breath to your chest, then upper belly, then lower belly.

Now let the air go from the lower belly, upper belly, and finally the chest.

Continue this three part breath by bringing the breath to your chest, then upper belly, then lower belly. Now letting the air go from the lower belly, upper belly, and finally the chest.

1 John 4:8 says Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. So today I want you to experience this love. The love that came. The love that is. The Love that is to come again.

I want you to visualize yourself. Tell yourself:

I am grounded in God’s love. I am patient and kind, I do not envy or boast. I am not arrogant or rude. I do not insist on my own way. I am not irritable or resentful, I do not rejoice at wrongdoing, I rejoice with the truth. I bear all things, I believe all things, I hope all things,  endure all things. God’s love for me never ends.

Visualize yourself surrounded by God’s great love, by this beautiful cloud of light and energy. Feel the warmth of His great embrace.

Now I want you to visualize someone you deeply love. This could be a partner or loved one, a child or sibling, a friend, or relative. Tell this person:

You are grounded in God’s love. You are patient and kind, You do not envy or boast. You are not arrogant or rude. You do not insist on your own way. You are not irritable or resentful, You do not rejoice at wrongdoing, You rejoice with the truth. You bear all things, You believe all things, You hope all things,  endure all things. God’s love for you never ends.

Visualize this person surrounded by God’s great love, by this beautiful cloud of light and energy. Let this person feel the warmth of His great embrace.

Now I want you to visualize someone you feel neutral about. This could be someone you just met or just know in passing. Tell this person:

You are grounded in God’s love. You are patient and kind, You do not envy or boast. You are not arrogant or rude. You do not insist on your own way. You are not irritable or resentful, You do not rejoice at wrongdoing, You rejoice with the truth. You bear all things, You believe all things, You hope all things,  endure all things. God’s love for you never ends.

Visualize this person surrounded by God’s great love, by this beautiful cloud of light and energy. Let this person feel the warmth of His great embrace.

Now I want you to visualize someone you have a troubled relationship with. This could be a anyone whom you may have had an antagonistic relationship with. Tell this person without judgement:

You are grounded in God’s love. You are patient and kind, You do not envy or boast. You are not arrogant or rude. You do not insist on your own way. You are not irritable or resentful, You do not rejoice at wrongdoing, You rejoice with the truth. You bear all things, You believe all things, You hope all things,  endure all things. God’s love for you never ends.

Visualize this person surrounded by God’s great love, by this beautiful cloud of light and energy. Let this person feel the warmth of His great embrace.

Now stay grounded in God’s love for your for a few more breaths. Feel the warmth of his hand over your. Dwell in his protection and love.

Breathe in love

Breathe out fear

Breathe in Joy

Breathe out sorrow

Breathe in peace

Breathe out disharmony

Breathe in Tolerance

Breathe out intolerance

Breathe in Kindness

Breathe out selfishness

Breathe in goodness

Breathe out meanness,

Breathe in faithfulness,

Breathe out doubt,

Breathe in gentleness,

Breathe out harshness,

Breathe in self-control

Breathe out impulsivity