At the end of last year, I was struggling and looking for something I could do every day to help me center myself. A group of us had been meditating together a few times a week, but that had come to an end. As an answer to a prayer, I was reunited with a long-time friend, LaDonna Funderburke, who is a certified sound healer and has an organization called Breathe Deep Within.
Breathe Deep Within is about getting connected to breathing in ways that help you have a better relationship with your breath, which brings peace of mind, great health, and wholeness. Your breath reflects your current state of well-being, physically, mentally, and spiritually. Breath is the essence of balance.
From the first session I was hooked. LaDonna has always been one of my spiritually minded friends, but her work with healing breath is phenomenal. After only a few sessions, I began to feel lighter and calmer. Now I am hooked.
For anyone needing the kind of centered grounding that meditation and breath work bring, I highly recommend joining one of her classes. She offers both free sessions and more indepth one-on-one work. Either way, in this crazy world, we need all the grounding we can get.
Sessions are attended by people from all over the world. Being in a live group is particularly powerful, and I enjoy knowing I am breathing with a dedicated community of spiritual seekers.
I recently contributed a blog post to her website.
Enjoy! And come join us to breathe deep within.
And God Said …
“Now the earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters. And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light. And God saw that the light was good.” Genesis 1: 1-4
Much has been written about the power of light. It shines its way into the darkness, illuminating the mysteries and dispelling the unknown. Light carries information, causing life to grow and thrive, and is indeed an essential element to creation.
But before the light came breath. In the Bible, we learn, “And God said, ‘Let there be light.’” His spirit, which was hovering over the water, breathed life out of the Void. One Hebrew word for “breath,” Ruach, is the same as the word for “spirit.” The Hebrew word for “soul” or “being,” nephesh, can also be translated as “breath.”