Centering Prayer Meditation 2 November 2021
This week we will use Matthew Fox’s book, Meditations with Meister Eckhart. In his forward, Matthew describes Meister Eckhart from the 13th and 14th century as a mystic and prophet, feminist and philosopher, preacher and theologian, administrator and poet, a spiritual genius and a declared heretic. The tradition that he represents so beautifully is the creation-centered spiritual tradition that begins with humanity’s potential to act divinely both by way of compassion and of beauty-making and sharing.
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:
- Do you want to know/ what goes on in the core of the Trinity? / I will tell you. / In the core of the Trinity/ the Father laughs/ and gives birth to the Son. / The Son laughs back at the Father/ and gives birth to the Spirit. / The whole of Trinity laughs/ and gives birth to us.
- A royal person/ derives/ and creates/ his or her whole being, life and happiness/ only from God, through God and in God. / To find God/ you must become one. / Be…one with one, one from one, one in one, and externally one in one.
Relax now in body and mind, slow your breathing, and enter your meditation, centering your prayer, your will and intention on being in the core of the Trinity…where God will possess you, whole and entire.
Love and every blessing
Mathew Fox: Meditations with Meister Eckhart, p 3, 128-131.
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