Miracles News

January-March, 2019

Tai Chi with Holy Spirit

by Rev. Peggy Booth, O.M.C.

Here’s a simple practice I do most days to be joyfully joined with Holy Spirit in another area of my life.

Most mornings, my husband and I do a simple version of tai chi in the backyard or living room.  More often than not, I’m the human leader, meaning that I need to determine when we’ve reached the last of nine repetitions of a specific move and say “one more” or “last one” aloud. Instead of counting repetitions of the move “1, 2, 3, … 9.”  I use ACIM-related words in place of each number. Specifically, I say to myself the ACIM “Characteristics of God’s Teachers” and related thoughts as a wonderful way of counting to nine.

Thus, my practice in doing tai chi with Holy Spirit is:

Move 1 with left foot extended:  I am trusting, I am trusting, I am trusting, I trust in God, I trust in God, I trust in God, I am trusting, I am trusting, I am trusting.

Move 1 with right foot extended:  I am honest, I am honest, I am honest, I am consistent in word and deed, I am consistent in word and deed, I am consistent in word and deed, I am honest, I am honest, I am honest.

Move 2 with left …:  I am tolerant [x3], I judge not [x3], I am tolerant [x3].

Move 2 with right …:  I am gentle [x3], I do no harm [x3], I am gentle [x3].

Move3 with left …: I am joyful [x3], I am happy [x3], I am joyful [x3].

Move 3 with right …:  In my defenselessness my safety lies [x3], I defend not, [x3], I am safe [x3].

Move 4 with left …:  I am generous [x3], I give all to all [x3], I am generous [x3].

Move 4 with right …:  I am patient [x3], this is what time is for [x3], I am patient [x3].

Move 5 with left …:  I am faithful [x3], I believe in the Father, I believe in the Son, I believe in the Holy Spirit, I am faithful [x3]

Move 5 with right …:  I am open-minded [x3], I listen to Holy Spirit [x3], I am open-minded [x3].

Move 6 with left …:  I am light, I am hope, I am charity; I am kind, I am grateful, I am helpful; I am peace, I am serene,  I am love.  [This one I always start with “light” and then add 8 other spirit-led words as they come to me.]

Move 6 with right …:  I am innocent, you are innocent, we all are innocent, I am blessed, you are blessed, we all are blessed, I am Holy, you are Holy, we all are Holy

Move 7 with left …:  We are one [x9].  [These words are used with the “gathering chi” move.]

Move 7 with right …:  We are one [x9]. 

The rest of the moves I don’t use words, but just feel Holy Spirit’s presence. 

Doing tai chi with Holy Spirit always uplifts me.  I am grateful that this idea came to me.  I invite you to be inspired to have Holy Spirit lead you in your daily practices.

Rev. Peggy Booth is a Pathways of Light minister living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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