Vivir en “presencia”

Foto tomada por nosotras El tiempo junto con el espacio es una de las coordenadas que condicionan nuestra vida y sin embargo nos damos cuenta de lo relativo que es. El tiempo, nos pasa volando o parece que no se “mueve” dependiendo de lo ocupados, distraídos atareados que estemos. No es que no tengamos tiempo, como estamos acostumbrados a decir, sino más bien que vivimos abocados hacia afuera sin notar lo que se cuece por dentro y cuando hay poca actividad hacia afuera, empezamos a vislumbrar que cuanto más trabajamos nuestro interior lo que exteriorizamos es de mejor calidad, más … Continue reading Vivir en “presencia”

¿Tumba o Útero?

    Fotos gratuitas en Pexels   Siento en mi piel y aún más adentro que estas podrían ser las palabras que Jesús nos intenta comunicar cuando en los textos evangélicos de Resurrección habla en diferentes momentos de “la otra orilla”, echad  la red “al otro lado”. Mi yo liberado dice: claro, el no-oficial, es decir, el lado que Jesús tomó, y que se nos indica por dentro si estamos a la escucha. No el dictado por…sino ¡el lado del Espíritu! No voy a repetir que estamos confinados porque igual me dais una torta, es casi imposible que el tema … Continue reading ¿Tumba o Útero?

Give each other hope

Field of tulips Precious Sisters and brothers, so near and dear to me….through time and space. This very ‘different’ Easter season, just now begun, with lockdowns of all sorts and sizes worldwide, I send you my song of HOPE I composed many years ago, here at the sea….which is the theme song for the CDs Give Each Other Hope vol 1 & vol 2. You may download it and it will automatically play it on iTunes…… I sing to you still from across the sea, with this Easter hope….that  Love IS stronger than death, and also stronger than dead-end roads, relationships… … Continue reading Give each other hope

SLOWLY AND SPIRALLY

    Baptism is a process. There is a special time for its ritual at the heart of the community. But the awareness of our deep identity may only come slowly and spirally. It might come only slowly because it is too profound to be absorbed fast. Like a balm it slides along the skin of our soul, permeating each pore, hydrating the dryness of our inner self, which is tired of seeking outside what abides within. It is the water that opens our soul to the Ruah, the water that cleanses the dust from our eye, so we are … Continue reading SLOWLY AND SPIRALLY

THE TRACE OF THE PERFUME: FROM THE TABLE TO THE GARDEN

He is Risen, Alleluia!!     When nature is devastated by fire, small islands of vegetation which have been protected by mother-nature often appear among the ashes. These spaces become seedbeds which allow forest life to regenerate. Scientists do not know how exactly this phenomenon occurs, but these ecological shelters are essential to life after destruction. We do not know how they are formed but we are able to understand this experience at a cultural, social and also spiritual level.  For example: the Benedictine Monasteries were a refuge for culture and spirituality in the middle Ages, during the invasions in … Continue reading THE TRACE OF THE PERFUME: FROM THE TABLE TO THE GARDEN

Holy Saturday: night prayer

  Psalm 68 Lord, listen to me for you are good, give ear to my plea. My eyes fail, looking for my God. For I endure scorn for your sake, and shame covers my face. I am a foreigner to my own family, a stranger to my own mother’s children; for zeal for your house consumes me, and the insults of those who insult you fall on me. But I pray to you, Lord, in the time of your favor; in your great love, O God, answer me with your sure salvation. Rescue me from the mire, do not let … Continue reading Holy Saturday: night prayer

Holy Saturday evening prayer

On this Saturday afternoon, when I feel loneliness, in which I do not see or feel your presence, I prepare myself to receive you, opening my whole being to your presence. method_cp_eng-2016-06_0     Holy Saturday: guided meditation After a time of centering prayer, we realize that it is not easy. What matters, as it happens with faith, is to know that we cannot control what the Spirit is doing in us and in the world, when we connect in a conscious way and with an open heart. Now, from this sacred interior space, we enter the garden, where the … Continue reading Holy Saturday evening prayer

Holy Saturday

The English language has two terms which seem to have the same meaning:” loneliness” and “solitude”. Both translate into “being alone”; yet, depending upon the context, it is more than just this. Loneliness means “feeling lonely”; solitude is a loneliness sought, desired, almost an achievement for a serious spirituality. Both imply silence, probably, and the absence of people… however, the context says it all. It might be a mistake to approach today as only a day to face our fears of death, disease or pain, or to unwanted loneliness. Today, Holy Saturday, may or may not include the above. The … Continue reading Holy Saturday

Good Friday: night prayer

Isaiah: 52,13–53,12 See, my servant shall prosper; he shall be exalted and lifted up, and shall be very high. Just as there were many who were astonished at him–so marred was his appearance, beyond human semblance, and his form beyond that of mortals- so he shall startle many nations; kings shall shut their mouths because of him; for that which had not been told them they shall see, and that which they had not heard they shall contemplate. Who has believed what we have heard? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed? For he grew up … Continue reading Good Friday: night prayer