Let’s begin our exploration of spiritual practices with what brings us here in the first place: a yearning for God.
Practices for encountering the Spirit foster a sense of connection and union and invite us toward worship and surrender. They open us up to the presence of the Sacred Guide in our daily lives and encourage us to pay attention to the holy in even the most ordinary of moments. When we participate in practices that invite us to direct connection with the Divine, our faith is nourished and our spirits strengthened…
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my meaningful morning
My husband John and I share a practice of lectio divina together each morning, which is a slow contemplative reading of a sacred text. We mostly work with the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures and are currently working our way through the ancient songs of the Psalms, a couple of verses at a time. We first each listen for a word or phrase shimmering, let that word unfold in our imaginations through memories, images, and feelings, then see what invitation arises, and close by sitting in silence together. After the silence we share the fruits of our prayer. It is a beautiful way to drop into a deeper space together, connect from the heart, and share our inner landscapes.