A Daily Practice of Devotion

Dear Ones,

Blast open the walls of your heart. Light up the skies of your mind and carry the presence of your soul’s purpose into the world. Allow the practice of your Spirit to become your path in life.

All the prayers you have uttered and the longing in your heart, these have been heard by the Divine. There are no parts of your being that are not known and loved beyond your capacity to understand. Create a place within you that believes this is true, a tiny speck of well being that allows the soothing nectar of God’s love to carry you through your life.

Without the need to attain any special gifts, offer your life to the Presence that knows your heart. Offer the confusion and pain, the fears of the Unknown and bring pure devotion into your heart so it will be cleansed. Allow any shadows to be lifted by the Light.

When you invite the Divine Presence into your world, Angels surround you to uplift your longing into a place where it can be used as a practice. When you create sacred spaces within you where you can bring the desires of your heart to sit in a spacious place of Light, it allows a healing of your heart to occur.

The Art of Patience

Without patience you will never realize the divine timing of the Universe. When you can continue your practice each day from a sense of devotion, it uplifts your spirit. Cease working for results and allow yourself to come to your practice with an attitude of wondrous adventure. Like a child, allow yourself to just BE in the Light of Pure Spirit. Even a brief moment of offering your devotion to the Divine will serve you by purifying your heart.

It is as though you clean the dust from the inner eye so you can see the Truth. Your daily practice of devotion offers you a way through life that can fulfill you from the inside out. Yes, this does require a bit of true faith. If you have even the tiniest speck of belief that there is a Divine Presence who loves you, it can begin to cleanse your heart. When you take the time each day for your spiritual practice, you are offering yourself a gift. You are giving your inner spirit priority over the outer world. You are offering yourself love. Your inner being will thrive by this continued shining of the Light into your soul. After some time you will notice your life changing and a more positive outlook surfacing. Your heart that was empty becomes full of Divine Love. Constantly practice your awareness of the presence of God. That is the key.

A Very Simple Daily Practice

Developing a daily spiritual practice may take some thought. Here are some suggestions that may be helpful:

  • Know that the sincerity and frequency of energy you bring will be the results you receive. Clear a space to light a candle and sit where you will not be disturbed. Pray to be in harmony with your soul’s highest good. If you have a question, you can write it down and place it under the candle.
  • Create a bridge from heaven to earth by bringing Divine Light into your energy centers. Consider asking Archangel Gabriel and your Higher Self to bring clarity and wisdom to your mind, Divine Love to your heart, Strength and Protection to your being, Creative Solutions to your life, and a nourishing connection to Nature.
  • Sit quietly in this Divine Light, concentrating on your breaths. It is calming to breathe in for the same number of counts you breathe out. Have a pen and paper handy to record inspiration that may come to you. Know that your answers may come later.
  • When you feel ready, say thank you to the Beings of Light that watch over you. Go about your day.  Trust that you have asked and you will receive that which was your clear intention. The important thing is that you gave time to your spiritual life. Even a few minutes will make a profound difference in your day.
Know you are Blessed

It is said that when you take one step toward God, the Divine will take ten steps toward you. All is possible when you give yourself time to receive love from the deepest sources of your being.

Know you are blessed, and especially know with all your being, that you are cared for eternally. And so it is.

Shanta Gabriel
for Archangel Gabriel


yvonnebottarelli@msn.com 29th April 2010 7:01 am

Thank you sooo much for your posts, I find they speak direct to my soul, i am always so up lifted.
One time I was some what low, and my inner wisdom told me every night befor bed to right down 9 things that told me God/Divine was in my day.
It lifted me greatly, I found my self activly seeking Divine precence, and sure enough the world around you becomes that...
I have this week stared to re use this, I think it will go hand in hand with your, daily practice of devotion, thank you again.
with love yvonne :smitten:

angelika 30th April 2010 4:13 am

Oh, thank you. Lovely article and I'm adding the prayer section to my other daily practices. Have shared it with another friend as well.

Even though I'm feeling pretty good on the whole it still feels a little fragile and the 'old me' hasn't quite left yet. Uplifting articles like this keep me in the hope and lighter energies.

Love & Light, Angelika

Shanta Gabriel 3rd May 2010 7:41 pm

Thank you for your comment Yvonne. It really seems especially important right now that we be aware of God working in our lives. For me it keeps my focus on what is really important and I am not so distracted. Your practice is wonderful also because it brings you into a more uplifted state before you go to sleep. I imagine that this would bring you in a more healing rest and that your angels can work with you more easily. It also shows your commitment to your spirit in a beautiful way. Well done. Blessings to you, Shanta

Shanta Gabriel 3rd May 2010 7:49 pm

Thank you Angelika for your comment and for sharing this work with your friends. To me it seems we are all in a very fragile time and need to continually nourish our thoughts and feelings with positive, inspiring ideas. This is the way we can be beacons of light in the world, and be happier in our own lives.

I am also glad you added the prayer section to your personal practice. There have been so many scientific studies proving the power of prayer in many situations. It is one of the most simple, as well as the most powerful things we can do for another person. I am praying for our world leaders every day that they may have peace within their hearts.

Many blessings to you, Shanta

angelika 4th May 2010 5:57 am

Hi Shanta Gabriel,
thanks for your lovely reply, I especially like the idea of 'nourishing your thoughts' with positive ideas. For someone you considered prayers not exactly useful in the past I'm quite busy with them now.

I've had several experiences where prayers have definitely helped. Even if they don't appear to help, at least it's something to do to keep positively focused. The violet flame prayer was one of the first to get me started on this.
Love & Light, Angelika


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Shanta Gabriel is a gifted author, teacher and healer.Inspired by her many years study of ancient forms of healing, as well as energy transference received from her master teachers, Shanta's gift is the transmission of divine inspiration into everyday life. She is also the author of The Gabriel Messages. A book of inspired communication from Archangel Gabriel, it ignites the spark of hope in the heart of those seeking peace in their lives provides practical suggestions for emotional and spiritual balance.

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