Thursday, December 7, 2017

Cynthia Bourgeault ‘Seeing With The Eyes Of The Heart’ Interview by Renate McNay

 

https://youtu.be/0J7XUSF2Ql4

"MInd the Gap" is a saying that you hear a lot in Ireland, Scotland and England when you are  leaving a train.

Cynthia uses this metaphor to describe our journey and experience of prayer when the negative/or distractions encompass our prayer. The challenge is to be conscious of this state and let it go as you center in the heart of love. 

It is all about becoming love and holding the cup of suffering and pain in compassion. We grow in our capacity to hold love in the mystical  heart of love. Sometimes all you can do is weep, and this is praying in the heart of the Holy One. 
A major challenge is learning how to live in one's skin. So often our restlessness is a gift to help us to grow more restful, grounded in love.
The gift is to be in solidarity , we touch the heart space of everyone.
We need to grow in a higher level of "this is my body given to you, to bear the beams of love."
Bridget Mary Meehan ARCWP, www.arcwp.org

Author of several books including, “Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening”,“Wisdom Jesus”, "The Meaning of Mary Magdalene”, “Love is Stronger than Death”.
In this Interview Cynthia tells us how her Christian Life began encountering the presence of Jesus when she received her first communion and then how she started searching for the missing message in the Church. Very important teachers were Gurdjieff and Ouspensky. She studied the Sacred Dances and Movements which threw her at times into a Rabbit Hole. She also talks about Freedom and the willingness to bare our suffering, GOD’s Love, Solitude and Silence.

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