Some twenty weeks ago, as we first started to go online with our meditation we reflected on the work of Gerald May in his book, Dark Night of the Soul. As we prepared to meditate separately but together in Spirit during our periods of CoVid isolation, those reflections on the theology of St John of the Cross and St Teresa guided us in finding, and living in union with God.
- Let’s reflect further now on some words from the last chapter, Daybreak – the Coming of the Dawn, as we emerge from our isolation, and take to our hearts, as John and Teresa did, that the experiences of the dawn are times of light, of seeing things more clearly.
- Here actions and feelings flow from a bottomless source within us, and our intellect can do nothing but stand by and marvel. Moments such as these Teresa calls participation in God. In John’s understanding, they are the result of the intellect’s becoming faith, the memory’s becoming hope, and the will’s becoming love. Gerald says part of the spiritual life process is coming to recognise these short lived moments when they are given, and to savour and claim them.
We are also reminded by Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons in the second century…The glory of God is a human being fully alive. As you begin to relax now in body and mind, slow your breathing, and enter your meditation, centering your prayer, allow yourself to simply be, to be fully alive in God’s Presence.
Love and every blessing
Dark Night of the Soul – Chpt 7 – Daybreak, p 181 – 186.
We will be with you in prayer this afternoon at 1pm
We are using this app to assist. https://www.contemplativeoutreach.org/centering-prayer-mobile-app
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