Centering Prayer Meditation 9 November 2021
This week we will continue to use Matthew Fox’s book, Meditations with Meister Eckhart, the 13th and 14th century mystic who represents so beautifully 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. Its tradition is a simple way – no gurus, methodology, excessive exercises or retreats…nothing beyond the discipline that all art requires….”a wayless way,” available to all.
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:
- You ask me what the human soul is? / No human science can ever fathom what the soul is in its depth…/ in its ground…/but this we do know: / the soul is where God works compassion, / God’s highest work. / God sets the soul/ in the highest place which it can occupy: / in space/ in the sea, / in the fathomless ocean/ and there works compassion.
- When Moses descended from the mountain/ and came announcing a land flowing with milk and honey/ that milk and honey/ was humanity and divinity. / Compassion flows when humanity and divinity flow.
Relax now in body and mind, slow your breathing, and enter your meditation, centering your prayer, your will and intention on allowing God to do his highest work of compassion in your soul…seeing yourself one with God, your milk and his honey flowing as compassion.
Love and every blessing
Mathew Fox: Meditations with Meister Eckhart, p 6, 107, 110, 112.
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