One of the most talked about aspects of the day of reflection at Molesey last Saturday was the meditation I led through the chakras. It is not something I would do with every group but from the beginning of the day I realised that the group had a thorough grounding in contemplative prayer and was open to experiment with new things. As I led them through the chakra meditation we did a ‘sounding’ for each chakra, the beautiful sounds that resonated through the group were very healing to us all. Unfortunately I cannot post the meditation here as I wrote it 17 years ago for my first book ‘The Way of Ecstasy: Praying with St Teresa of Avila’ (Canterbury Press 1997) and I think it was written on a floppy disk for an old style computer- so I don’t possess an electronic copy (perhaps Canterbury Press does?). However the book is very cheap to buy on Amazon ( I think you can get it for under £2) and the meditation is in Chapter Seven on Teresa’s Sixth Mansion. As compensation I attach the youtube link to the Bhajan, Om Jagat Jyothi sung by Joseph J Palackal OMI with which we began the day. It is a beautiful Bhajan that extols Christ as universal light of the world and makes a good start for the morning meditation:
I am going shortly to central London to record a radio programme to be broadcast over Easter on Teresa of Avila in her jubilee year. Once I have the details of broadcast I will post them here.
In the meantime, may Christ’s Light fill your hearts and special thanks to all those who took part in the day of reflection last Saturday.