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Voices 102: Irene Martin, CO, Centering Prayer and the Eleventh Step

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Voices of Grace and Gratitude
Week: 
102

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. A new video will be presented every Monday. May they serve to lift your hearts.

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English Transcript: 

Contemplative Outreach was a life-preserver thrown to me. I started my spiritual journey in Al-Anon and in Al-Anon the eleventh step is: ‘Improve your conscious contact with God.’ And Centering Prayer helps me do that. I experience nature in such a deeper way now. Last summer I hiked 350 miles. I’ve hiked from Denver to Durango. I’m on the trail a lot and I feel I’m doing a walking prayer meditation when I hike. Emptying of things that you’re attached to and opening up to just experiencing God. And I feel that God touches me through other people and, in turn, my hope is that I am God’s hands by being present to people and through service.


 

Spanish Transcript: 

La Oración Centrante y el paso número once

Contemplative Outreach fue un salvavidas que me arrojaron. Comencé mi viaje espiritual en Al-Anon y en Al-Anon el paso número once es “Tratemos de mejorar nuestro contacto consciente con Dios.” Y la Oración Centrante me ayuda a hacerlo. Ahora experimento la naturaleza de manera muy profunda. El verano pasado hice una caminata de 350 millas. He caminado de Denver a Durango. Paso mucho tiempo caminando y siento que estoy haciendo una oración de meditación al caminar. Es librarse de cosas a las que nos apegamos y abrirse a la experiencia de Dios. Y siento que Dios me llega a través de otras personas y, a su vez, mi esperanza es que, al estar presente a las personas y al servirlas, esté en las manos de Dios.

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