Winged Life Spiritual Direction and Retreats

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Winged Life Spiritual
Direction and Retreats

Clarity. Purpose. Peace.

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Cheryl Lyon, CPC

Spiritual Director, Retreat Leader and Life Coach

An Advent Breath Prayer

Start by taking a couple of longer, more intentional breaths, perhaps breathing in to a slow count of four, pausing a moment and breathing out to a slow count of four. Invite your body to relax even ten percent. Then as you continue to breathe slowly and evenly, recite these words (either aloud or inwardly):

Breathe in the Spirit of Life
Breathe out Hope

Breathe in the Spirit of Life
Breathe out Peace

Breathe in the Spirit of Life
Breathe out Joy

Breathe in the Spirit of Life
Breathe out Love

Breathe in the Spirit of Life
Breathe out the living Christ.

[repeat until you feel complete]

While this breath prayer uses the Advent themes of hope, peace, joy, love,  and Christ, those themes are certainly appropriate for year-round use. You could also choose just one stanza and repeat it over and over until you feel complete, or use the same format and include other themes, e.g., breathing out justice, mercy, truth, and love.

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Cheryl Lyon, CPC

Cheryl Lyon, CPC

I’m a spiritual director and retreat leader with a life coaching background. I offer spiritual companioning and retreats for people who want to go deeper – deeper into themselves, deeper into their connection with the Divine, and deeper into that place of peace, equanimity, and connection they sometimes feel in meditation, prayer, nature or the arts.

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