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Voices 91: Dawn Geiges, South Africa Returning to the Word in Centering Prayer

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Voices of Grace and Gratitude
Week: 
91

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English Transcript: 

My greatest joy is to introduce people to Centering Prayer and it’s ever new. You know, I don’t know how many times I’ve watched the Spiritual Journey tapes and they’re ever-new. I’m just amazed. I think well, it just never gets boring or dull.  It’s as though it speaks to me in different ways each time. I think that the main shift for me has really come in returning to the word ever-so-gently. For years I just returned to the word and it was when I realized the gentleness of the returning, it was as though I had an experience of the gentleness of God and sometimes it brings – even now – quite deep emotion in me. That’s in itself has been a tremendous healing – that ever-so-gently and released me from that grim drivenness of my cultural conditioning. 


 

Spanish Transcript: 

Volviendo a la Palabra en la Oración Centrante

Mi mayor alegría es presentar la Oración Centrante a los que no la conocen, y siempre es una experiencia nueva. Saben, no se cuántas veces he mirado el Viaje Espiritual y siempre es como la primera vez. Me maravilla. Creo que nunca se vuelve opaco o aburrido. Es como si cada vez me hablara de distinta manera. Creo que el cambio más importante en mi realmente se ha producido al volver a la palabra muy suavemente. Es como si hubiera tenido una experiencia de la suavidad, de la amabilidad de Dios, y a veces me produce – aún ahora – una emoción profunda. Eso en si mismo ha sido inmensamente sanador – esa manera tan suave de librarme de la nefasta fuerza de mi condicionamiento cultural.

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