Dear Meditators, this week as we meditate, let’s reflect further on some words of scripture and more from The Cloud of Unknowing (written by an unknown author, and one of our great Christian mystics from the 14th century).
The ‘Cloud’ suggests, when preparing for meditation…”to ensure that all is left behind…” But how, we may ask, can we do this is work in meditation of showing up, and waiting with faith and longing of our will? The ‘Cloud suggests that no words can express this, that “the transcendent experience of God in meditation is like, the knowing by unknowing, and the seeing that is not seeing…that it is only to our intellect is He incomprehensible: not to our love.”
God’s infinite and unconditional love for us is expressed by Jesus in John 15:4, ‘Abide in me, as I abide in you.’
As you prepare to relax in body and mind, slow your breathing, and enter your silence. Let your focus centre, and in the words of the ‘Cloud’ “persist with this longing after Him who you love, and through God’s mercy, be inseparably united to Him in spirit here and hereafter.”
Love and every blessing
Kathryn (Cloud of Unknowing, p 60-63)