Saturday, August 19, 2006

Embracing Silence

On Saturday, I spent an afternoon embracing silence and spending time with God, and a group of people (it was just as well during the 40 hour famine, so I got to pray and fast at the same time).

First of all, we had a time of meditation / contemplation led by an accredited Journey Therapist. It was a gentle, meditative healing modality, and it was facilitated with grace and respect and gentleness. According to her, the Journey is about Freedom . . .Freedom to live our life as we’ve always dreamed it could be. It is believed that the possibility exists for us all to become absolutely free, whole and healed. We are capable of getting to the root cause of these issues, resolving them, letting them go completely, and setting ourselves free to live our life at our highest potential, as a full expression of our true self. It was nurturing!

After that, we embraced silence through poetry, art and music. There was the awakening to beauty in nature, people and the arts, the discovering healing, inner peace and joy, as well as offering inspiration in meeting life's challenge. We listened to poems read, and music played while enjoying the images of beautiful works of Monet, Courbet, Turner, Pissarro, Manet, Munch, Sisley, and Constable projected.

The my friends Linda and Marg performed two beautiful liturgical dances, where I could see that their movements were really worshipful acts. They were so inspirational!

Silence is really golden!


Kel said...

that must have been very enjoyable

the journey therapist sounds interesting too

i'd like to know more about that

Kitty Cheng said...

Kel, that WAS very enjoyable! Yes the journey therapist is really interesting, and I am planning to make an appointment to see her again. Her 'clinic' is in Toorak.

Godwyn Lim said...

Wow That's Awesome Sister Kitty! I stayed in Toorak area before, how I wish I'm back in Melbourne:-)

Thank you for sharing! God Bless:-)

Kitty Cheng said...

Hey Godwyn, why don't you come back to Melbourne for a visit? hehe...would LOVE to meet you in person :)

Ryan S. said...

Thanks for your prayers.

Keep trusting in Him.

"Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it."
—1 Thessalonians 5:22-24

Kitty Cheng said...

You're welcome Ryan. Take care & God Bless :)

audrey` said...

Oh yes, dear sis!
The beauty and power of silence when we can hear our Lord clearer and louder :)

Kitty Cheng said...

Audrey, I agree that we can hear our Lord better when we are silent.