Heart of Silence

Beverly Lanzetta Meditations, Practice

WE ARE BORN with a heart of silence, nurtured by the vast cosmic solitude. The language of the gods, silence speaks without sound and teaches without word. In the depth of each being, silence connects, sustains, and imbues all things with its holy spark. Children of its mother womb, the entire creation intones the eternal …

Prayer of Fire

Beverly Lanzetta Meditations, Practice

In The Monastic Journey, Thomas Merton reflects on the teachings about prayer from the fourth century Christian monk and theologian, John Cassian (c. 360-435 CE). OF COURSE there are degrees in monastic prayer . . . Cassian makes clear the nature of the highest kinds of contemplative prayer. . . . are intuitions of God …

The Mother Seed

Beverly Lanzetta Meditations, Practice

Divine Sophia is the mother seed from which sacred consciousness grows, and the starting point for a global spirituality. This is because in the hiddenness of the Divine Feminine is the principle behind every principle, the root consciousness that incarnates in various forms. When you experience nondual intimacy beyond religious identity, then everything is holy. …

The Cloud of Forgetting

Beverly Lanzetta Meditations, Practice

The Cloud of Unknowing; The Cloud of Forgetting April 13, 2017  The anonymous author of The Cloud of Unknowing continues his contemplative advice to a young disciple on the importance of abandoning all distractions in the quest for God.           Just as the cloud of unknowing lies above you, between you and …

Just Give Your Whole Being

Beverly Lanzetta Meditations, Practice

For the next several weeks, I will post a reflection on portions of The Cloud of Unknowing, a masterful guide to the contemplative life. The Cloud of Unknowing, Chapter 3 Reflection April 5, 2017    Lift your heart up to the Lord with a gentle stirring of love desiring him for his own sake and …