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Exercise #3: A Split Breath Prayer

Here is an audio track of this exercise.  If you would prefer to read, a transcript follows.

This practice is one we will be engaging in, for our upcoming campaign on thankfulness.  For more information, click here.

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Background:  There are many words which we might want to fully embrace.  Repeating these can be a powerful thing.  One of the most powerful ways to do this is to split the phrase in half, and assign each half to a part of the breath.

There might be a phrase you wish to substitute with the one in the exercise below.  Please feel free to do this.

Exercise

  1. Place your feet flat on the floor. 
  2.   Breathe a few breaths.  Relax.
  3. With your in-breath, place your hand on your abdomen.  Bring your attention to really filling your lungs all the way, starting at the bottom and feeling the movement of your belly.
  4. Exhale.  Say to yourself, “Yes.  Yes.  Yes.”
  5. Inhale.  Say to yourself  “Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you.”
  6. Continue this pattern for most of your practice today.
  7.   Release these words.  Continue your calm and slow breaths.  Enjoy a time of union.

When you can, today,  return to this breath practice.  “Yes.  Yes. Yes.”  “Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you.”

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The goal of The Faith-ing Project is to enrich your spiritual life.   Our hope is that this  might be a gymnasium for the soul; a library for the spirit; and a toy store for the psyche.

On January 20th, The Faith-ing Project will be joining with The Pilgrimage.  In place of a January email campaign, we will be joining that community for a 3-week exploration called ‘God Breathed.’  1 spiritual reading and 2 exercises will be posted each week.   The Pilgrimage’s Mighty Networks platform features some great opportunities to connect.  I hope you will join us.   To join this free oppurtunity, email otherjeffcampbell7@gmail.com or fill out the contact form on this page.

 

At the bottom of this page you can find an individualized listing of the spiritual exercises described on this website.  If you would like to see the various subgroups that these exercises can be broken down into, you can click here.   Also, take a look at the menu to the right.

To sample audio files and preview other content exclusive to patrons, click here.

For some information on how to integrate your spiritual practice into your life, click here.

To explore some resources that have been influential in the formation of The Faith-ing Project, click here.

To explore some practices which are less neglected by contemporary American Christianity, click here.

To see a sample of some of the email campaigns we have engaged in, click here.

If you would rather go straight to the exercises without background and context, click the links below:

Exercise 1: God’s Name

Exercise 2: Breathing With God

Exercise 3: A split-Breath Prayer

Exercise 4: A Time for Silence, A Time for Speaking

Exercise 5: Lectio Divina

Exercise 6: 3-phrase Cycles

Exercise 7: More Lectio

Exercise 8: Sacred Writing with an Unconscious Focus

Exercise 9: Sacred Writing With a Deliberative Focus

Exercise 10: Centered Prayer

Exercise 11: The Word We Need the Most

Exercise 12: Constant Repetition

Exercise 13: Apaphatic Meditation

Exercise 14: Candles, Clouds & Waves

Exercise 15: The Riverside Meditations

Exercise 16: Apaphatic Meditation with Variable Phrasing

Exercise 17: Emphasizing a different word within a phrase

Exercise 18: Who am I, God?  Who are you, God?

Exercise 19: A Second Riverside Meditation

Exercise 20: Tonglen

Exercise 21: Listening to God Listen to You

Exercise 22: Slowly Honing in Via Lectio

Exercise 23: The 5 Remembrances

Exercise 24: A Walk with Jesus

Exercise 25: Padres

Exercise 26: Nature Adoration

Exercise 27: The Examen

Exercise 28: The Jesus Prayer

Exercise 29: A Prayer for…

Exercise 30: The Five Senses

Exercise 31: Adoration

Exercise 32: 7-11 Breathing

Exercise 33: Through a Verse, One Word at a Time

Exercise 34: The Examen with Multiple Questions

Exercise 35: Loving-Kindness and Grattitude

Exercise 36: A Welcoming Prayer

Exercise 37: Apaphatic Prayer focused on Trinity

Exercise 38: The Countdown

Exercise 39: Emptiness, And Fullness

Exercise 40: Mirroring

 

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