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My journey to a contemplative practice had a few bends in the path. I was blessed with parents who planted within me a deep commitment to a Christian life. In my early 30s, I was active in my faith community and found myself very busy "doing" and not "being." I studied God a lot, but I didn't know how to "be" with God. In truth, part of me was terrified at the idea. I felt an emptiness and longing for deeper intimacy with the Divine, but I simply didn't know how...until I learned about Spiritual Direction at a Renovare' Conference.
The first day I met with my Spiritual Director she said to me plainly, "so you want to grow in your prayer life." She said it like it was a fact and not a question. I agreed without a clue what she had in store for me. Mary, whom I affectionately refer to as my "Jesus Coach," guided me through prayer practices like ###a title="Lectio Divina," the Examen, Imaginative Prayer and Centering Prayer. With her help I began to befriend and tame the monkeys in my mind and gradually shift from an intellectual pursuit of God to a more experiential one. Christian Meditation has completely changed my life, not to mention my experience of Christianity. By nature, I am inattentive, disorganized and creative to a fault. When I am regular in my practice I find myself more focused, at ease, patient, kind and satisfied with whatever the days bring. I am a better wife, mother, friend, daughter and therapist as a result.
MeditativePrayer.org is my attempt to regift just a bit of how Mary and a meditative practice has blessed my life. Here's my hope for what you will find here:
- Basic information and resources about Christian Meditation
- Tools for Christ-Centering practices
- Downloads of experiential and multi-sensory prayer paths.
All of these downloads, prayer guides and practices will be based in Biblical narrative or truth even if they look or sound like mindfulness, hypnosis or some other modern phenomenon.download from iTunes or CD Baby, Selz Store, Christian Meditation Facebook PageDownloads of guided meditative prayer using spiritual imagery, relaxation techniques and imaginative prayer accompanied by alpha or theta wave music. You can get these on the
I hope you'll listen to a few guided meditations...I would love your feedback and be honored for you to share them with those you love!
May you experience the fullness of Christ and be well,