This year’s Advent Meditation Series meets us in the reality of 2020!
No question, this has been a wildly disruptive year for all of humanity. This Advent, let’s come together through guided Christian meditation and lean into the one disruption our world longs for. This disruption is holy and stops us in our tracks with overwhelming hope, peace, love, and joy! It is a disruption only God, the Ancient of Days, can provide.
Join me in a meditation themed for each Sunday of Advent, November 29 – December 20, plus a special Christmas Eve bonus video.
Advent teaches us to identify our current status as one of waiting. Just as ancient people awaited the fulfillment of a Messiah who would save the people from oppression, we too await the second coming. This messy middle of waiting, as we faithfully acknowledge all of the prophesies met in Jesus while clinging to hope for all the promises yet to come, culminates perfectly in the tradition of Advent.
Before the first Christmas, those waiting on the Messiah expected a Mighty Warrior to free them from oppression. God did exactly that but in no way was it what anyone expected. No one anticipated the disruptive love, joy, hope, or peace that Jesus brought or that it would be powerful enough to turn the world upside down! This holy disruption taught us to lead with love and promised that eventually those considered last will be counted as first.
This year, Holistic Faith Lifestyle will offer a guided Christian meditation for each Sunday of Advent, November 29 - December 20, as well as Christmas Eve.
MORE GUIDED CHRISTIAN MEDITATION
To bridge the gap between now and the 2020 Advent meditation series, SUBSCRIBE to Holistic Faith Lifestyle and receive guided Christian meditations year-round. Each Monday, you'll receive a new guided Christian meditation video as well as password access to my own Weekly Meditation Playlist. Monday's meditation and the Playlist will revolve around the same theme, keeping you grounded in truth all week!
Why Do Advent Meditation?
This Advent Meditation series is designed to help you pad your time with safe boundaries, a sense of margin, and an attitude of Sabbath throughout a very hectic season.
It is very difficult to slide into the season after our mind, body, and spirit are stretched too thin and then call for a quick time out. We need to establish guardrails now!
Just ahead there is a warm and cozy refuge, full of tender memory-making, with you using all 5 senses to be present in the moment, looking for cheer in every smile, and sharing hope where joy seems lost. It isn't hard to find. We've already been given the map within the promise of Christmas!
By planting the Promise of Christmas in our hearts we can thrive during the holidays and carry a centered focus with us into the new year!
Observing Advent encourages us to:
- Check into the present
- Remember the past
- Look forward with hope
And if you're familiar with meditation, you know it is a natural fit for supporting these intentions! Advent Meditation will not only protect your intention of staying grounded in the true meaning of Christmas, but it also builds in needed time for quiet reflection as you prepare for the new year.
I look forward to meditating with you this season and always!