YOU ARE WELCOME TO JOIN KATHRYN PILE FOR CENTERING MEDITATION THURSDAYS 5PM
We will continue today with a series of meditations from Margaret Silf’s book, Wayfaring, to take us through to Christmas. Margaret says of Advent, each year she hears the call to ‘prepare the way of the Lord…not a huge road across the countryside, but something more modest, like a sheep trail through the bracken, one foot in front of the other…an invitation to walk with Jesus to become a wayfarer, and in loving relationship with other wayfarers, to become a way-maker for others.
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…this week on ‘A Decisive Intervention – Weaving a Space for God,’ Margaret says:
- After the Fall of Adam and Eve, God continues to show his care for them by making them tunics out of animal skins. Even in the depths of his disappointment, God continues to weave and re-weave the lost wholeness and communion. Nothing can prevent the process of God’s ongoing creative energy and love. Now is the time to experience the sequel to that weaving.
- God’s deepening gaze…seeking out one receptive individual…asking the question. I have breathed my spirit into human bodies…will you weave a body of humanness for me? I need a tunic of humanness in which I can become one with my creation. Will you give birth to my love, in your own life, so that all creation might be restored to wholeness? The redemption story hangs upon the consent of a young girl in Nazareth…
Relax now in body and mind, slow your breathing, and enter your meditation, centering your prayer, your will and intention on knowing that nothing can prevent the process of God’s ongoing creative energy and love…and with an open heart, like Mary’s, experience God’s question…will you give birth to my love in your life?
Love and every blessing
Margaret Silf: Wayfaring, pp. 86-87.
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