Author and Modern Mystic

Prayer & Meditation

 

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Susan Beilby Magee leads the Circle of Meditation and Healing
at the Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington DC.
For a listing of circles, please click here.

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Prayer, meditation and visualizations are conversations with the Divine as we understand the “Source of All That Is.”

  1. Prayer is a request or statement of gratitude to the Divine. We may pray for strength, courage, wisdom and understanding.   We may pray for guidance when confused or challenged; healing and wholeness for ourselves and the world. We may also pray to be of service and to fulfill our souls’ purpose. Every thought is a prayer, inviting peace or anger, love or fear.
  2. Meditation is quiet listening and takes many forms:  breathing, chanting, sitting in silence, walking in nature.
    Life itself is a meditation where we may act mindfully in everything we do.
  3. Visualization is an active meditative conversation with our higher self, the Divine and the energy of unconscious memories and emotions held in our bodies. This process allows us to heal old wounds. We may also speak with nature and animal spirits, spirits of those who have passed over and communities of spirits that live in parallel worlds and different dimensions.

The benefits of these practices are peace, understanding, healing, compassion, humility and wholeness. The practices also raise the level of our consciousness, quiet the mind and reduce stress.  Finally, they connect us to our hearts, inner wisdom and the world.

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Previously recorded meditations from the Circle of Meditation and Healing at the Washington National Cathedral are available online. Listen now.