Helping youth develop positive mental patterns creates important lifelong habits
Being healthy is about far more than just not being sick.
Being healthy goes deeper than the state of our body—it includes our mind and spirit as well. Balance between the three leads to wholeness and vitality.
Did you know? Children are typically more aware of (and aligned with) their inner landscape than grown-ups allow themselves to be, even though it may seem like a complex equation that kids would have a hard time grasping.
With some direction from receptive adults, our youth can easily develop their innate harmonizing tools and take charge of their own wellness.
It All Begins Within
Our beliefs lead to thoughts, our thoughts to actions, and our actions to habits. A chaotic inner landscape leads to chaos outside us. Life happens from the inside out.
Prayer and meditation are crucial components of a well-balanced and healthy life. The ability to pause, center, and reawaken to our connection within Source is a gift of self-care that keeps on giving. It is probably our most powerful ally.
Though there is no right or wrong way to pray, affirmative prayer is incredibly effective. The positive language of affirmative prayer provides compelling images with generative potential that have a real impact on the life we create.
Children can grasp this. And the younger they are when they begin using these tools, the more likely they are to master them. Their lives going forward will surely reflect their consciousness.
A Prayer for Health and Wholeness in All Children
Taking a deep, centering breath, I focus my energy at my core, the center of divine love within me.
Picturing that love as a warm, invigorating, healing light, I send it through my body and into the world around me.
I see its soft glow illuminating every child, invigorating their mind, body, spirit, and life with health and wholeness. I envision them aglow, embraced, and enfolded in Source energy, whole and perfect expressions of God embodied.
Declaring it to be, I call it into being.
A Shared Prayer of Health for Families and Youth Groups
Inhale. We visualize the breath of God filling our bodies with divine love, light, and wholeness.
Centering in our heart space we allow it all to settle there, taking root inside us.
We pause and we allow that divine energy to grow and expand, radiating outward, renewing and infusing every cell of our body, mind, and spirit with divine substance.
Exhale and we let any stress or tension leave us, feeling it neutralized and cleansed as it does. Restored, it moves outward, bringing new life and health to us, our home, and our family.
We gratefully claim it now, and so it is.