While gentle silence enveloped all things, your Word, Beloved, kissed light into creation. Wisdom 18:14
These meditations, invite us into the gentle, enveloping silence of contemplation. They arise from the ground of silence and sing of Love’s desire for us to be one. They invite us to turn into the ground of our hearts, and to follow the stirrings of love into the luminous oneing of our being one in the heart of God. The themes are universal and may be prayed at any time of year.
During Lent we will join in communion consciousness and enter into the flow of the paschal mystery. In contemplatio guided by Dr Kerrie Hide and Robyn Fitzgerald, we will be drawn into the silence of Silence, inviting us to become icons of love, suffering and joy, personally and communionally. All are warmly welcome. Please feel free to forward to a friend.
To this meditation on Zoom, go to Meeting ID: 834 8363 1502 and type in the password Heart, or click below
As the beauty and fruitfulness of this reading from Hosea falls like dew on you and its fragrance fills you with the divine perfume of oneing Love, we invite each other into the shade of the Beloved...[download prayer sheet here]
Quietly, we listen to this music from Psalm 34 as dewdrops of wisdom infuse our hearts...[download prayer sheet here]
These words from the gospel of John, soak into the ground of our heart, and draw us into Jesus/Yesua, into the very experience he describes, into the indwelling delight of joy.. [download prayer sheet here]
I invite you to enjoy contemplation with a selection of paintings from Margaret Holgate’s Retrospective (1954 – 2013), which are available by following the link
In this series of four meditations, shared in October 2020, we enter into the ambiance of the impending US elections, stablising our centre in the consciousness of Oneness, in Omega Christ consciousness, in the heart of divine creativity itself. Here, as part of our Greening Creation Meditations, we will continue to cultivate insistence that limited belief systems grounded in fragmentation and separation – from the earth, each other and within – are not Reality or our essential human nature. Together, we will enjoy what Beatrice Bruteau describes as “the movement of consciousness from God, in God, as God, out into the world, a movement in which the divine consciousness and my consciousness, flowing together, stream out in love and in creative, healing, beautifying, energy to create the world and to make it better.” (Radical Optimism, 132). Our meditations will be grounded in this beautiful painting by the Australian artist Karin Donaldson. To see more of her artwork, visit Karin Donaldson
The birds are singing the primordial song of love, so original and free, a melody of Love’s eternal song. A song that stills our wondering mind..[download prayer here]
The purple blossoms of the jacaranda tree reflect the luminous colours of our hearts, outer universe, inner universe, one verse of love….[download prayer here]
Your brilliant blue radiance illumines our longing, to be centred in your Sapphire Presence. Still and silence our minds, our bodies, our soul…[download prayer here]
In the series of four meditations (below), prayed between Pentecost and the feast of the Sacred Heart, we follow the touch of the enflaming of the Spirit in our hearts into deeper and deeper oneness in the Trinity, in the one divine heart. The themes are universal and may be prayed at any time of year.