Thursday, March 31, 2016

Stand and receive your strength

Lately I have been meditating on behalf of my ward. It has been astonishing and miraculous how the ward has responded. It is readying everyone within the ward boundaries for any healing they are open to.

Earlier this week I was awoken early in the morning to go meditate. I was told to do Antar Naad until prompted otherwise (Sa Re Sa Sa). I meditated that way for 40+ minutes, at which point I was told to open up my scriptures.

So I stopped meditating and grabbed my scriptures. They fell open to Alma 22:22 (four identical digits in a row = angel numbers!!). In paper scriptures, that verse is bisected, with the latter half falling at the very top of the rightmost column of the recto. And it says:

therefore he put forth his hand and raised the king from the earth, and said unto him: Stand. And he stood upon his feet, receiving his strength.

That is the part that stood out to me--the part commanding to stand.

I stood and received my strength.

Standing is powerful. When we stand up straight with our spine in proper alignment, our feet on a properly conductive surface (I was on sheepskin), good things happen. Snatam Kaur has a song about standing like a tree with the roots tucked down, the branches wide and open. It seems so simple, but it can be so powerful.

Embrace the small and simple things today. Stand a little taller, as a modern prophet would say. Stand and receive your strength, as an ancient one might say. Find power and strength in literally standing in holy places. Make your places pure and holy by the thoughts you think there and the sacrifices you make to offer up your body as a living sacrifice to the Lord (see Romans 12:1).

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