Christian Meditation

Sep 15, 2010 by

Some people hear the word meditation and immediately think of eastern practices, Buddhism, Transcendental Meditation, etc.. But there is a Christian form of meditative prayer. One way of thinking of God’s presence is as a river of life deep within – a river of God’s flowing compassion.We are sustained in being by the love of God, flowing through the universe, and through our own depths.The question then becomes – If God dwells in us, if there is this river of God’s love deep within, the question then is “how can we take a dip in the river?” And one of the answers is through meditation, or contemplative prayer, or centering prayer as it is sometimes known. This has been a submerged tradition within the church, but one that goes back right to its beginnings....

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Divine reality is within

Sep 15, 2010 by

Divine reality within We are alive. That is our experience. We know we are alive. The reality is that there is a power of aliveness that emerges from… we know not quite where. We could say it comes from somewhere “above.” But where from? We know what is above us – the planets, the sun and then nothing much for a long, long way, then more suns, then our galaxy, then more galaxies, billions of them, and so on. Or we could say that the power of aliveness, that breath of life, comes from within. But if you operated on me, I don’t know that you’d find it. You wouldn’t be able to isolate the bit that makes me alive, and yet through us and through all creation there is a universal power at...

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