Good Morning all!
Here is a short Visio Divina exercise for you to meditate on. This beautiful poem is written by Hilde Wegter. While Lectio Divina is a method of praying with scripture, Visio Divina (Latin for “divine seeing”) is a method for praying with images or other media.
Spend a few minutes looking at the photo and meditating on it. Then read the poem through. Once to familiarise yourself with the words and then again out loud. If you journal, then write down what you are feeling and what this piece and photo brings out in you.
Photo by Matt Lawson
A moment to pause and look
and let the image sit with me
There is no need to run
not at this minute.
The image draws me in and makes me feel protected,
Warmth all around, soft inviting light that is embracing ME!
I feel so snug and seem to float in silence there.
I’m there and listen to my heart!
let me be.
There is protection there as well,
protection from the outside…
but outside lives,
it lives within.
And softly speaks
words that are whispered through these walls
Harshly reminding me
seeping through these inner walls
almost convincing me again…
My will is strong and through this image
I silence these whispers!
Let me be here now in this cave
this cave of love!
I’m worth so much
AM LOVED SO MUCH
I let this sink deeply in my being
And start this day!
By Hilde Wegter
As your prayer deepens, open yourself to what the image might reveal to you. What does it and the Spirit want to say, evoke, make known, or express to you as you attend to it in quiet meditation? Become aware of the feelings, thoughts, desires, and meanings evoked by the image and how they are directly connected to your life (Reference).
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