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Sunrise | Our Whispering Heart

Centering Prayer | Guided Meditation – Abwoon

 This Centering Prayer | Guided Meditation was recorded live at The Retreat in Wayzata, Minnesota on May 10th, 2016. The practice begins with an overview of the St Francis Prayer. We look at the difference between what we want and how we are asking. The introduction to the practice begins at 2:54 and the...
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Sunrise | Our Whispering Heart

Centering Prayer | Guided Meditation – Shakti

Shakti [pronounced [shuhk-tee] The female principle of divine energy moving through the entire universe sometimes referred to as “The Great Divine Mother” in Hinduism. Begin with a set-aside prayer; “Dear God, please set aside everything I think I know about myself, the world, my concerns, my joys, and especially about you dear God so that...
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Meditate | Our Whispering Heart

Weekly Centering Prayer | Guided Meditation

Together we awaken our awareness of grace on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 to 6:50 in the Meditation Room at The Retreat in Wayzata, Minnesota.  Everyone is welcome. The 11th Step of Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon guides our practice “Sought through Prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying...
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Centering Prayer | Guided Meditation – OM

OM [pronounced AUM] a Hindu sacred sound that is considered the greatest of all mantras. The syllable Om is composed of the three sounds a-u-m along with the silence that follows and surrounds the syllable. Begin by aligning your intention with Step 11 of Al-Anon and Alcoholics Anonymous: “Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our...
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Sunrise | Our Whispering Heart

Centering Prayer | Guided Meditation – Branchline

 Recorded live at The Retreat in Minnesota. Relax into this guided meditation.  Find a comfortable position, close your eyes, let go and listen. Allow the intuition of your inner wisdom to provide a touch of serenity that will brighten your day.
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Pathways | Our Whispering Heart

The Cloud of Unknowing

If you want to have a relationship with God’s love, you have to read this book with your heart. Being smart or well educated will not help you understand this. God responds to humility and love, not pride. Between you and God, there is a cloud of unknowing. You cannot know God with words or...
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Sunrise | Our Whispering Heart

Centering Prayer | Guided Meditation – Invocation

 Recorded live at The Retreat in Minnesota. Relax into this guided meditation.  Find a comfortable position, close your eyes, let go and listen. Allow the intuition of your inner wisdom to provide a touch of serenity that will brighten your day.
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Sunrise | Our Whispering Heart

Centering Prayer | Guided Meditation – Shekhinah

Shekhinah, [pronounced “shi-kee-nuh] represents the presence of God on earth or a symbol or manifestation of His presence. Align your intention with Step 11 of Al-Anon and Alcoholics Anonymous: “Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and...
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The Dance of Unity and Relationship

In early December 2015 I was honored to share a part of my story at Unity of the Valley Spiritual Center in Savage, Minnesota.  In the presentation I discuss the interweaving nature of unity and relationship.
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