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Near Heart

Now, we are invited to add an intention for those who are near to us.

Examples include:

  • Thanks to Divine Grace, in purity and humility, according to the highest good, I intend to be kind and good-humored when I encounter those beings who are near to me.
  • Thanks to Divine Grace, in purity and humility, according to the highest good, I intend to forgive all beings who are near to me.
  • Thanks to Divine Grace, in purity and humility, according to the highest good, I intend to honor the freedom and divinity of all beings who are near to me.
  • Thanks to Divine Grace, in purity and humility, according to the highest good, I intend to support the highest and the best in all beings who are near to me.

Or

  • Thanks to Divine Grace, in purity and humility, according to the highest good….[any intention that calls deeply to you].

When you have formulated your intention, write it down below your overall intention and your intention for yourself. As this meditation practice works with us from within, it brings powerful healing and support into our relationship with those who are closest to us. Please notice that we work with ourselves—that is where the transformation comes from. And our relationships happen to benefit along the way!

Now, place your hands in front of your heart, palms facing upward, about six inches away from your heart—the position should be comfortable for you to hold for three minutes. Otherwise, visualize that you are placing your hands in this position.

And say, at least three times, and preferably for three minutes,

  • May all beings who are near to me be safe, and happy, and healthy, and may they live at ease.

As before, if you like to come up with your own phrasing, please do so. And know that the above phrasing works!

Any time throughout the day that you feel even a tinge of worry about someone close to you, return silently to your powerful remembrance:

  • May all beings who are near to me be safe, and happy, and healthy, and may they live at ease.

Repeat silently and inwardly until you feel a release, an easing.