Sacred Practices

Sacred Practices for Spiritual Living

Praying with the Psalms

By Colette Lafia /

For a while now my practice has been to pray a psalm, or part of a psalm, in my morning prayer, before I go into my Centering prayer. The psalms have been a rich part of my life, having heard them prayed in the Catholic mass since I was a…

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Circles

By Colette Lafia /

There was a period of time in which I kept painting circles. Large black circles, small red circles, yellow circles intersecting with blue circles. I didn’t have any particular meaning attached to them. It was simply comforting to paint circles. I liked the way my shoulder, arm, and wrist rolled…

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Sacred Practice: Seeking Peace

By Colette Lafia / Comments Off on Sacred Practice: Seeking Peace

Sometimes we find ourselves holding on to something we know we need to let go of. And sometimes, we find that even though we have done a lot of healing around something, there is still more to let go, forgive, and release. How do we seek peace at times when we…

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Sacred Practice: Cultivating Expansiveness

By Colette Lafia / Comments Off on Sacred Practice: Cultivating Expansiveness

Sacred Practice: Cultivating Expansiveness Sometimes, we need to step out of the minute details of everyday life and give ourselves some breathing room. Through habit we get caught up in reviewing our lives—from past decisions to present situations. In all of this, our experience of the sacred can get lost. At…

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Sacred Practice: Permission

By Colette Lafia / Comments Off on Sacred Practice: Permission

Permission doesn’t sound like a very spiritual word, but I’ve come to realize it’s what allows us to say YES. We can give ourselves permission to listen to our desires, to fulfill our longings, and to care for our needs. Yet so many of us keep our desires tucked away, unfulfilled.…

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Sacred Practice: Discover More of Your True Self

By Colette Lafia / Comments Off on Sacred Practice: Discover More of Your True Self

These Sacred Practices are designed as prayers. You can give them as much time as you have in the moment, and they can be repeated. Discovering More of Your True Self In the midst of all the noise both around us and within us, from our lists of things to do, to…

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