By Dr. Lynnette Simm
It’s Wednesday morning, and I’m listening to some soothing meditation music as I get my wiggles going. You know wiggles, those moments in bed that you stretch out the snooze button, stretch your appendages, and probably reach from you phone or tablet. It was at this moment that I reached for my phone and turned on the meditation music l love to wake and sleep to that I read the title of song playing. Healing meditation. It just struck me the power of these two little words. Healing. Meditation. Let’s look at meditation first.
So many cultures teach us about the benefits of meditation, but what does it mean to mediate. A quick google of the word brings up information about finding clarity, being mindful, becoming more calm and focused, and finding peace. It’s important to understand that there is a difference between meditation and pray. Mediation’s focus is to clear the mind and become present in the moment. Up on further investigation, the Bible talks about meditation throughout Psalm. In scripture we are encouraged to meditate on the Lord. Psalm 19:14 even asks the Lord to “let the words of my mouth and the mediation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my rock and my Redeemer. We are asked in Matthew 6:26-30 and Luke 12:24-27 to let go of everything and be at peace for the Lord provides all to all. Also in Philippians 4:8 gives us a list of things to mediate on…”whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy-meditate on these things. When we take time to clear our minds and meditate on the presence of our Savior, we release all the negativity swirling around in our minds.