Happy Monday! Kelli here bringing you a new Meditation Monday practice. Last week, I talked about the Calm app which I have found to be incredibly helpful, particularly as I need to quiet my anxious mind down to go to sleep at night. If you missed that post, you can find it here. This week, we’re going to try a meditation practice that dates back to the 6th century. It’s called Lectio Divina and it translates to mean “divine reading.” I have done this practice several times with all sorts of readings and I’ve even heard people use it with text from the Harry Potter books, so really, you can use this practice with anything! The video this week walks you through a Lectio Divina using a reading from the Quaker teacher, Thomas Kelly’s “A Testament of Devotion.”
All you need is a pen and a piece of paper to write down your thoughts as we go through the reading. Once the practice is over, I invite you to head over to Discord and join the conversation. Let’s talk about what new insights or ideas arose during this reading. Also, let me know if you like this type of meditation or what other types of meditative practices you’d like to explore. We can use Monday to experiment as a group, finding new practices that can help us get through these days stuck at home. I look forward to hearing from you!
Thomas Kelly – “A Testament of Devotion”
Deep within us all, there is an amazing inner sanctuary of the soul, a holy place, a Divine center, a speaking Voice, to which we may continuously return. Eternity is at our hearts, pressing upon our time-torn lives, warming us with intimations of an astounding destiny, calling us home unto itself. Yielding to these persuasions, gladly committing ourselves in body and soul, utterly and completely, to the Light Within, is the beginning of true life.
It is a dynamic center, a creative Life that presses to birth within us. It is a Light Within which illumines the face of God and casts new shadows and new glories upon the face of humanity.