The Breath of Life by Molly Rice

The breath of life… with out it we would not be here…

We would not be.

Our beings/physical bodies are made up of the elements;

Earth, air, water and fire.

Art by Molly Rice

I realize I have mentioned it before, (and most likely will continue to do so, until we are all freely & deeply breathing the gift of life.) so often, folks tend to hold their breath… and yes our breath is precious; but it is not meant to be held.

Breathe in deeply and fully, see if you can feel your breath all the way down to your toes. The air we breathe is a constant gift!! Often because we have a challenging time exceptinghow truly wonderful we are, we tend to not accept our gifts… and this includes the gift of breath, breathing in deeply and really feeding all our cells.

When I was a little girl there was a hymn they used to sing at church.

And it often comes to mind when I am in the midst of a

Healing session Breathe on me breathe of God, fill me with life anew

That I may live as you live and do as you do. (a bit paraphrased)

The next time you are being still; allow the breath of God/infinite creator to fill your lungs, to fill your entire being. See if you experience a shift.

This is a powerful exercise, and when accompanied with color therapy, aroma therapy, and mediation, brings one to a deeper, clearer place of realization of all that is. Assists us in connecting with the Divine, that is already with-in our beings.

With the crisp air of the winter mornings and evenings enjoy your breath.

Enjoy breathing deeply and smelling the scents of earth, and sometimes even heaven. So it is with love I offer the following words below, for you to ponder and enjoy.

Molly Rice

Shared from the Plum Village Chanting Book.

“Breathe and you know that you are alive.

Breathe and you know that all is helping you.

Breathe and you know that you are the world.

Breathe and you know that the flower is breathing you.

Breathe for yourself and breathe for the world.

Breathe in compassion and breathe out joy.

Breathe and be one with the air that you breathe.

Breathe and be one with the river that flows.

Breathe and be one with the earth that you tread.

Breathe and be one with the fire that glows.

Breathe and you break the thought of birth and death.

Breathe and you see impermanence is life.

Breathe for your joy to be steady and calm.

Breathe for your sorrow to flow away.

Breathe to renew every cell in your blood.

Breathe to renew the depths of consciousness.

Breathe and you dwell in the here and now.

Breathe and all you touch is new and real.


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by Molly Rice
I am...Molly Rice/Earthdeva and I have consciously chosen to follow a life long call of my spirit to be an artist, healer, teacher and earth steward.I have been trained, educated and experienced in Reiki, as an Anam Cara, as well as being an Ordained Minister & Spiritual Counselor, Clairvoyant consultant for many years. I am also a Certified Arborist. I am an Earth Steward who is skilled at reading earth spaces & communicating with Trees, plants, stones and the elementals. I am skilled at holding sacred spaces for others while assisting them on their own path.I am able and enjoy "journeying" for clients to bring back information from their higher being.For more information, visit my website