Friday, November 20, 2009

How to Overcome Despair Through Spiritual Connection

Heaven Rushing In:

Whenever you are in despair, feeling alone, sick at a crossroads, suffering with physical pain, in anguish because of an illness that will not heal, or otherwise unable to find the answers you ache to find, the following can be an uplifting practice. It can put you in touch with the sacred dimension of your life, infuse you with the knowledge that you are not alone, and give you the odd comfort of realizing that all you see is only a glimpse of a larger picture.

If at all possible, do this out in nature, perhaps under the stars, or in another setting that feels sacred. For Donna , this is like a prayer. She says it connects her with the spiritual realm, and she calls it Heaven Rushing In (time—2 minutes or longer):

1. Stand tall. Take a moment to ground yourself by spreading your fingers on your thighs, breathing deeply, feeling your feet on the ground, and being conscious of your connection to the Earth as the energy pours out of your fingers, down your thighs, and into the ground. You are preparing yourself to make a sacred connection.

2. Take a deep breath in, open your arms wide, and bring them into a prayer position in front of your chest. Exhale.

3. With another deep breath open your arms wide and lift them. Look to the heavens. Reach toward heaven as heaven reaches back to you. Release your breath. Bask in the knowledge that you are not alone in this universe and that you are worthy of this blessing from the heavens. You may feel a tingle, a buzz, or heat in your hands. You are touching heaven with your hands, and you are inviting healing energies from the cosmos.

4. Scoop this energy into your arms and bring your hands into the middle of your chest. There is a vortex here called Heaven Rushing In, and “heaven” rushes into your heart with healing, with a glimpse of your true nature, and with a peek into who you are in the larger plan. Even when you do not receive guidance or inspiration, know that they will unfold in their perfect time.

5 If there is a specific area in your body that needs healing place your charged hands over that area and let the energies stream in.

This exercise and many others can be found in Donna Eden’s Energy Medicine book.

For more information go to

To order the Energy Medicine book go to