This Wisdom Practice Day was hosted by Wisdom Waypoints and recorded live on Zoom September 24, 2022.
Our thanks and appreciation to all who participated and contributed to this event. A special thanks to our event facilitators: Heather Ruce, Marcella Kraybill-Greggo, Heather Vesey, Jeanine Siler Jones, and Nan Delach.
And deep gratitude to our teacher, Cynthia Bourgeault, for providing her pre-recorded message to launch our day with her wisdom and encouragement.
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Wisdom Practice Day Resources
1) The music played beforehand was a Gurdjieff/de Hartmann piece called “Fragments
from the Struggle of the Magicians: III Fragments No. 3” played by Jeroen van Veen.
2) Find Chanting resources HERE. You will find some of the chants we worked with when you click on Darlene Franz, including:
> Inner life of Being, bearing Christ within us, come
> Abide in me as I abide in you, we are one, we are one
> Lord as you will, Lord as you know, have mercy, have mercy
Also Tony Martin chant:
> We swim in mercy, as in an endless sea
3) Find the Body Prayer we worked with HERE.
4) You can find a guided Atmosphere Exercise HERE
5) The following is the quote we spent time with in lectio divina, from Mystical Hope by Cynthia Bourgeault:
“So when we think of the mercy, …
[it is] first and foremost …
an infallible link of love that holds
the created and uncreated realms together.
The mercy of God does not come and go,
granted to some and refused to others.…it is unconditional – always there,
… the force that holds everything in existence,
the gravitational field
in which we live and move and have our being.
Mercy is God’s innermost being turned outward
to sustain the visible and created world
in unbreakable love.”
…We, too – in the words
of Psalm 103 -“Swim in mercy as in an endless sea”.
Wisdom Waypoints is a network of learners and practitioners. From wherever you are please join us online for Centering Prayer Practice sessions, scheduled multiple times a week. Each session is guided by a community leader, and includes a brief opening with sacred gesture, chant, and/or a reading, then a 20 minute Centering Prayer sit. Find times and details for online Centering Prayer sits HERE.
Wisdom Waypoints also offers periodic Wisdom Book Practice Circles – to learn and practice together, drawing from the principal teachings of our Wisdom lineage through selected books by Cynthia Bourgeault. Find Wisdom Book Circle details HERE
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