When was the last time you read a children’s book? Or even better had a children’s book read to you?
At one of my retreats this year we stilled our minds and listened to a story. We let it resonate in our souls. We explored the pictures and watched for our inner responses. As we listened to the story, we wrote down any words or phrases that “shimmered” for us. We noted any images that really grabbed us. We also listened for the ways Spirit may be prompting us to respond.
I love this spiritual practice. There is something about being read to again that is so nurturing.
If you don’t have any storybooks at home, try YouTube. There are lots of people reading storybooks online.
I just listened to God’s Dream by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Douglas Carlton Abrams. What a heartwarming story. Next, I want to listen to Ladder to the Moon, by Maya Soetoro-Ng. A timely message about hope that encourages readers to open their minds and hearts to compassion and inspiration. Written by Barack Obama’s sister.
Isn’t it amazing how God can use anything to speak to us?