Celtic Christian Spirituality Meditation Circle

Celtic Christian Spirituality Meditation Circle

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Celtic Christian Spirituality Weekly Meditation Circle (Online)

About this event

Celtic Christian Spirituality is rich with an awareness of the sacred inter-related nature of all of life.

It is a living tradition which celebrates the good news that the Divine Love and Light is the core essence of every human being, every leaf of grass, every star in the sky.

Celtic Christian Spirituality holds reverence for the transcendent unknowable aspect of the Divine, and the immanent Divine dance of creation manifest in the world around us, in every taste, touch, sight, and sound.

It is a grounded spirituality affirming the souls need for Divine Grace, along with compassionate inner transformation work, to further release the integrity, goodness and unique song-note of praise of our true self.

Celtic Christian Spirituality honours one's living relationship with local place and with the natural world, along with the living soul, sentience, mythologies, magic, memories, and archetypes present in the land.

The spirit of our community is a mutual interest in direct experience, with a focus on the cultivation of the heart through prayer, meditation, dreamwork, study, inner work, and spiritual inquiry.

This is a sincere contemplative practice group.

Our circle is based on the principles of integrity, reverence, and a loving sacred awareness for ourselves, each other, and the world around us.

We are an affirming inclusive gathering, welcoming people from all Christian denominations, faith backgrounds, religious traditions, spiritual backgrounds, and none.

One doesn't need to be a practicing Christian to join this circle. If you are someone who doesn't feel drawn to attend church, or if you haven't been baptised, and you have a love for the Divine and a respect for the essence of all faith traditions, you are also very welcome.

We welcome individuals of any age, race, ethnicity, gender expression, sexual orientation, ability, religion, and socioeconomic background.

What is the format of the meditation group?

We enter the zoom room in silence, and start at 7pm.

We start with prayers for the earth and humanity, and for all those held in the hearts of the community present.

We then meditate together for 40 minutes, for the sake of the Divine's Love for all.

Whether you practice Centering Prayer, St. Teresa of Avila’s Prayer of the Heart, John Main’s Christian Meditation, or any other form of meditation, you are more than welcome to pray or meditate in the way you have been guided. 

For anyone new to practicing meditation, I will offer a short guidance to bring us into the silence.

We then share a tea break, and return for dreamwork.

Working with dreams has long been a source of guidance and healing in all cultures throughout history. “In dreams will I speak to him” - Numbers 12:6

Some of our dreams can teach us about ourselves, and reconnect us with the soul as it speaks to us in this ancient language of images and symbols, guiding us towards wholeness and our soul's higher creative destiny in service to Divine Love. 

Please kindly note: For anyone new to joining our circle, I meet with you online 30 minutes in advance of your first gathering to share some guidance on the shared group value agreements we have for dreamwork which are needed to hold this safe, confidential, and sacred space for each other, where the dreamers dream can be heard reverently by the hearts of all present.

After dreamwork, we study a passage or listen to a talk, which may be from any one the following (although not limited to):

Writings from the Holy Bible; the Wisdom Tradition of Christianity; the Gospel of Thomas; Celtic Christian Spirituality writers including John O’Donohue, Teilhard de Chardin, Thomas Berry; Christian Mystics and Saints including Lady Julian of Norwich, St. Theresa of Lisieux, Meister Eckhart, St Francis of Assisi; Spiritual Ecology teachers and pioneers from the world's diverse and blessed faith traditions; along with the light bears of our Celtic Christian Spirituality heritage here in Ireland including Brigid of Kildare, and St. Colmcille.

The evening will often finish with a devotional intercessory prayer, praise, thanksgiving, song, or poem offered to the Divine.

Participating Details:

This meditation group offers a space for individuals with a mutual interest in the exploration of spiritual truth, love, peace and service.

There is no charge for this meditation circle.

To join the gathering you are welcome to register a place here on Eventbrite.

If it is your first time joining us, I will contact you by email in advance of the event to arrange to meet you on the zoom call at 6:30pm on the Wednesday evening - 30 minutes in advance of the circle starting - to share with you our shared value agreements for working with dreams together as a group. Please note that by signing up to this event you are granting consent for me to contact you directly by email, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

About the Facilitator

I’m Lynda Morrissey, a practicing ecumenical Christian who has a particular grá for Celtic Christian Spirituality and the Christian Wisdom Tradition.

I live a semi monastic daily rhythm in my home life, balancing meditation, prayer, study, church, community action, and retreat, alongside a career in the social purpose sector.

My contemplative journey started with John Main’s Christian Meditation and in more recent years, with Centering Prayer through Contemplative Outreach.

I’ve been involved in Interfaith and Sufi-Christian dialogue for 7 years. I'm an advocate for inter-spiritual approaches to social change. I’m particularly interested in engaged forms of faith and mindful awareness in response to the global climate and social crises present in our time.

I live in Killala, County Mayo, located at the gateway of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Coastline.

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