ALL WELCOME to Join Kathryn Pile 5pm
This week we will conclude our series of meditations from Matthew Fox’s book, Meditations with Meister Eckhart, the 13th and 14th century mystic with words on receiving. Previous themes in this series: The Trinity delighting in us; Compassion of the soul; One with God – mindlessly in love, are recorded and can be found on the Carmelite website.
Mathew says…this book is for all those daring to make the spiritual journey and to befriend the darkness, and, may the hope of Meister Eckhart accompany you…
The aim of our meditation this week is to create a sacred space for God’s Presence…and by maintaining our intention towards that Presence, through breath, image or word (if distracted), and ultimately through silence…experience a response from God’s Presence at an individual heart felt level. This is the heart of Centering Prayer.
Let’s begin…Meister Eckhart says on receiving:
- As God is omnipotent [Almighty] in his deeds, / so too the soul is equally profound/ in its capacity to receive.
- There, / where clinging to things ends, / is where God begins to be. / Therefore, / if you wish to receive divine joy and God, / first pour out your clinging to things. / Everything that is to receive/ must and ought to be/ empty.
Relax now in body and mind, slow your breathing, and enter your meditation, centering your prayer, your will and intention on receiving God’s Presence… pour out your clinging to things… be completely empty and ready to receive.
Love and every blessing
Mathew Fox: Meditations with Meister Eckhart, forward, p 53-54.
Remember to watch an introduction to Centering Prayer Meditation with Kathryn. You can see it here
Let us know how you are finding this time – we always like to hear from you😊
Peace and health at this time.
Irene & Damien