Dear Meditators

This week will start a short series of meditations taken from one of John Kirwan’s edited books on Teresa of Avila called “Let Nothing Disturb You.” “This small book is neither a theological or historical compendium, nor a guide to Teresa’s theories. It is a series of meditations drawn from her various works written at difficult times of her life. We will focus on, not so much her great metaphors, but on underlying truths that illuminate the journey to the center of the soul – hers and ours.”

This week on the truth that wherever God is, there is heaven.

  • You know that God is everywhere and this is a great truth, for of course, wherever God is, there is heaven. Remember how St Augustine tells us about his seeking God in many places and eventually finding his father within himself.
  • Do you suppose it is of little importance that a soul that is easily distracted should come to understand this truth, and to find that, in order to speak to its eternal father and take delight in him, it has no need to go to heaven. However quietly we speak, God is so near that we will be heard. We need no wings to go in search of God. But have only to find a place where we can be alone and look upon the presence within us.

Relax now in body and mind, slow your breathing, and enter your meditation, centering your prayer, your will and intention on  “no matter how quietly I speak, God hears.”

Love and every blessing


John Kirwan, ed., Let Nothing Disturb You, p 35-37.

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Remember to watch an introduction to Centering Prayer Meditation with Kathryn. You can see it here

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Peace and health at this time

Irene & Damien