YOU ARE WELCOME TO JOIN KATHRYN PILE FOR CENTERING MEDITATION THURSDAY 5PM 28 September 2021
Today we will begin to use words from Margaret Silf’s book, Sacred Spaces, Stations on a Celtic Way to guide our meditation. The aim of our session in this series on Sacred Spaces is to understand meditation as a way of creating a sacred space for God’s Presence; to maintain our intention towards God’s Presence through breath, image or word; and through this to experience a response at an individual heart felt level that may include peace, healing, forgiveness, or strengthening. This is the heart of Centering Prayer.
In Celtic spirituality there are seven stations of sacredness. We will pause at 3 or 4 of these over the next few weeks, and make our own connections about what they might mean for us.
- For the Celts, the invisible was separated from our sense perceptions only by the permeable membrane of consciousness…these they revered as ‘thin places’, as sacred space…where the visible world was totally interpenetrated by an invisible world…which is somehow in relationship with us.
- Let’s begin the way of the ‘Infinite Knot’ – the Weaving of the Dream…a symbol of infinity. Weaving wholeness out of partialness and simplicity out of complication. We may like to reflect on our own beginnings… Each of us began our human journey when two other human cells came together as it were to weave a new knot in the fabric of life. We begin to notice the knotted threads of our own lives…and the balance in which they are ultimately held.
Relax now in body and mind, slow your breathing, and enter your meditation, centering your prayer, your will and intention on becoming aware of the partialness of each knot held in wholeness, or how God has woven each of us into his creation of something greater than ourselves.
Love and every blessing
Margaret Silf, Sacred Spaces – Stations on a Celtic Way p 9, 10, 34.
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