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We embrace the process of transformation in Christ, both in ourselves and in others, through the practice of Centering Prayer.

Voices 33: Lindsey Geyer, South Africa

Series: 
Voices of Grace and Gratitude
Week: 
33

Voices of Grace & Gratitude are joyful expressions of grace and gratitude from the worldwide community of Contemplative Outreach for the gift of Centering Prayer in their lives and its meaning for all creation. During this year of celebration of the 30th anniversary of Contemplative Outreach, a new video will be presented every Monday. May they serve to lift your hearts.

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English Transcript: 

Contemplative Outreach, in my instances, was the saving of my soul – in fact, the saving of my life – because Fr. Carl will know this story: that the trauma that I experienced needed a lot of medicating and I’ve taken no medication. I have, over a period of two years, managed this through Centering. Whenever that anguish or whatever it is that rose inside me – the sorrow, the strickeness – I would just step back into myself into Centering Prayer and remain there until I could feel this total stillness and the sense of the Trinity being there within me, comforting me. And when I was settled in that and I felt that I could come out again and just continue everyday life. I live that way. I don’t do it sometimes – I live like that.   


 

Spanish Transcript: 

Contemplative Outreach, en mi caso, fue la salvación de mi alma – de hecho, la salvación de mi vida – porque el Padre Carl sabrá lo que digo: que el trauma que experimenté necesitaba de mucha medicación, y no he tomado nada. Durante un período de dos años he podido hacer esto gracias a centrarme. Cada vez que la angustia o lo que fuera surgía en mi interior – el dolor, la aflicción – simplemente regresaba a mi interior, a la Oración Centrante, y permanecía allí hasta que podía sentir esta total quietud y la sensación de que la Trinidad estaba allí, conmigo, consolándome. Y cuando ese sentimiento se había estabilizado sentía que podía volver a salir y simplemente continuar con mi vida de todos los días. Así vivo. No es que lo haga algunas veces – vivo así.

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Centering Prayer