Sit comfortably, close your eyes, keep your back reasonably straight, and arrange your legs in a comfortable position.
Take a number of deep breaths by inhaling slowly for five counts and exhaling for another five counts. Try to take ten of these.
When you begin to feel relaxed, begin the exercise by taking a slow inhale while you mentally saying a name of your choosing for God. Hold your inhale for at least two counts.(Here are some examples: Source, All-there-is, Universe, Eternal One, Great Spirit, Father, Mother, Spirit, All-Loving One, Heavenly Lord, Holy Light, Light Eternal, Spiritus Lumine, I am that I am.)
On the exhale, mentally say, “I love you and invite you into my life.”
See if you can state twenty different names for God. As you do this,
notice how calm and peaceful you feel. The names of God help center a person and instill inner peace.
Some people find it helpful to use a mala, rosary, or large beaded bracelet as they roll beads between the thumb and forefinger to keep count or complete a cycle.