I am up earlier than usual this morning. My normal tactic of repeating, “Don’t think; don’t think…” did not send me back to dreamland today. As I read that “A kingdom divided against itself cannot stand,” from today’s gospel (LK 11:17) I sense that my body is at war with my mind and my mind wins this time, knowing that it is a wiser choice to have an extra hour of time today before activities begin and that my body can, as a consolation prize, take a nap this afternoon during “free time” after lunch.
Last evening we began a four-day Wisdom School* here at the Spiritual Center where I live. Throughout this long weekend 15 seekers (10 guests, 2 cooks, and three presenters) with the prayer support of the Sisters who live here with me will consider through conversation, reflection and different spiritual practices/experiences what Visionary Seeing might mean. For this project, it is necessary for us to consciously put our minds in our hearts so as to see, as clearly as possible, from a unitive perspective: no warring of bodies/minds allowed! This is no easy task but joining as one in our desire to do everything with purpose, desire and attention, we may succeed in touching into a deeper reality than is often our day to day, task-oriented experience. Love is the key and our constant companion is the gospel acclamation for this morning from John 12: Open our hearts, O Lord, to listen to the words of your Son.
We welcome all virtual participants to join us in this graced time with the hope that eyes around the world may be opened to the peace that comes from the inner light of love.
*For more information about our Wisdom Schools, see http://www.wisdomswork.com.