Winged Life Spiritual Direction and Retreats

Clarity. Purpose. Peace.

Winged Life Spiritual
Direction and Retreats

Clarity. Purpose. Peace.

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Cheryl Lyon, CPC

Spiritual Director, Retreat Leader and Life Coach

In the Silence of Early Morning,
I Commune with God

In the silence of early morning
I sit in the chair by the window
And allow myself to commune with God.

Is that too bold a claim –
That I commune with the Divine?
No – for you can, too.

Quiet your body
Still your ambling and anxious mind
Connect to the Source of
Greater Wisdom.

In the silence of early morning
When I sit in my chair by the window
Reading, writing, meditating, praying
Or just sitting,

That silence is both means and ends.
The practice and the accumulation of grace.
How I quiet my body and mind
And the means by which
Morning after morning
Year after year
That quietude begins to stick.

Try it, you’ll see.
Set a timer for 20 minutes.
Start with 10 if you’d like.

Sit by a window – or a candle.
Or lay down. Or walk. Your choice.
Begin by inviting your body to relax
As best as you are able
Just as much as your body is willing to relax today
We’re not seeking perfection.

Then, loosen your grip on thoughts.
They’ll still be there later.
Let thoughts glide by, like leaves on a stream.
Just as much as your mind is willing to loosen today
We’re not seeking perfection.

Bring your attention to your heart
And imagine that you can open it
To the Divine (however you imagine him/her/them).

Allow Divine Love – Strength – Compassion – Grace
To fill your heart
To replenish your soul
To remind you who you are.

That’s it.
Repeat daily – no, daily-ish.
We’re not seeking perfection.
We’re seeking Wisdom, and Grace.

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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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