Monthly Archives: October 2010

chapter two and surrender

In this chapter, Molinos says that conforming our will completely to the will of God is the main purpose of his book. I have been learning a lot about surrender in the last couple of years and i have observed … Continue reading

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Week Two

I have experienced the God given desire to move beyond discursive relationship with Him. It goes in cycles though, not just a one time deal. With time it is getting more solid and sure however. Furthermore, for me it is … Continue reading

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Experiences

I have had 95% “discursive” and 5% contemplative experiences in the past month. By discursive I mean I’ve been reading a lot, sharing with others, thinking and making vocal requests towards God. By contemplation I mean rest, ‘being not doing’ … Continue reading

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Lets post some experiences

I am interested in hearing about the experiences that folks on this blog have had in reference to meditation/contemplation.  Lets keep in mind that experiences are not the  end all, and not to be sought.  We are to seek the … Continue reading

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Chapter One

Until I received what I believe was God’s call to contemplative prayer just a few years ago, I wonder if Molinos writing would have held me at all.  Since then and now, what he wrote speaks to my heart loud and … Continue reading

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Consuming fire

I’m a fairly timid person, yet I don’t feel particularly attracted to “safe” Christianity.  I certainly don’t want to pick a fight with John Wimber or Mark Petterson, both of whom I admire greatly, but the words “main and plain” … Continue reading

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Love and Prayer

  Really, my previous answer is inadequate.  There is SO MUCH more.  Prayer is a love relationship – unique and personal in its communication.  No one actually teaches a wife to communicate with her husband; she learns by doing, being, anticipating … Continue reading

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Prayer and Love

Building on Bob’s post about making a distinction between prayer and listening, I would add the follow comment about contemplative prayer. Submitting our selves to silence and contemplation, through the power and grace of the Spirit, is about learning how … Continue reading

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My view

The last word has always bothered me.    This kind of prayer can’t be “acquired”.  ALL IS  GIFT!

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beholding God

I really liked Eric’s post about the interplay of two kinds of prayer. I find quiet contemplation very difficult to practice but would agree with Bob that the times that it is very fulfilling keep us coming back wanting more … Continue reading

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