Centering Prayer is not escape from the world.
It prepares us to ENGAGE and take ACTION in the world.
During Centering Prayer we use our sacred word to let go and open to the presence and actions of God within.
Letting go does not mean we do not take action.
It does not mean we run and hide or stop dead in our tracks.
Letting go means we let go of thoughts and emotions that do not serve us.
We open to God and let God act in us.
Yes, God acts in us during Centering Prayer!
In today’s environment I am not immune from feeling fear, worry, anxiety, hopelessness.
I let go of ALL of these.
I need God to act in me!
I want to get up from sit and take action on the things God has prayed in me.
God has work for me to do and I won’t know what it is if I hang on to the fear, worry, anxiety and hopelessness.
So, let go.
Let God act in you.
(This work seems to be unique to each person.)
And get up from your sit and take action.
Much love to all of you.
P.S. Need help with your practice. Contact me. I can help.
The Soul’s Slow Ripening: 12 Celtic Practices for Seeking the Sacred by Christine Valters Paintner
The Heart of Centering Prayer: Nondual Christianity in Theory and Practice by Cynthia Bourgeault
Holy Silence by J. Brent Bill
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