Creating Conscious Contact

We improve our “conscious contact” with our Higher Power or guiding spirit in stillness, by temporarily setting aside our desire to figure everything out. ~ Covington, Stephanie S. A Woman’s Way through the Twelve Steps (p. 171). Hazelden Publishing. Kindle Edition.

Step 11 reads, “Sought through prayer
and meditation to improve
our conscious contact with God
as we understood Him,
praying only for knowledge
of His will for us
and the power to carry that out.”
Improve our constant contact?
How do we start it?
The first thought is Psalm 46:10
but there’s more threat than comfort
in “Be still and know” in context.
How do we learn?
It’s called meditation and prayer.
But, having a degree
in Christian Education,
I didn’t know when I got to Recovery.
God, teach me to meditate?
Paul told the church at Philippi,
whatever is true,
whatever is honorable,
whatever is just,
whatever is pure,
whatever is lovely,
whatever is commendable,
if there is any excellence,
if there is anything worthy of praise,
think about these things.
Jesus, very early in the morning
while it was still dark,
went to a desolate place, and prayed.
The Psalms speak for God,
“I will instruct you and teach you
in the way you should go;
I will counsel you
with my eye upon you.
As God’s sheep He instructs us
and teaches us
in the way we should go;
He counsels us
with His eye on us.
But the how question remains.
The answer is to be quiet, be aware,
and become.

Copyright : Ivan Kruk