Week 4 – February 9th 2016
In addition to Sarah’s weekly blog on the development circle, another attendee, Judith Rosenbauer, shares her experience so far:
I joined the development circle, not knowing exactly what to expect or where it might lead me, perhaps I am still not sure. It has been a wonderful experience to rendezvous with that special place within us, that centre, that joining of the physical and non-physical. To treat myself to the stillness which I actually need to do on a daily basis. How grateful I am, at least, to know that I have access at anytime and anywhere to this comfort zone, this buffer from my mind/thoughts that often cause me discomfort. At home, on the bus, at work or on the tube I can go to that place of least resistance.
Perhaps it is the fact that it is evening but I am very aware that my body wants to wind down and make adjustments to this blissful state.
I do meditate often but the collective experience of other like-minded souls seeking the tranquillity magnifies the experience. The commitment we make to one another is precious and special and the power that we generate is rewarding. Doreen, a church Vice President, is very caring and gentle with us and she makes it easy for us to succumb to the POWER OF SILENCE making us aware of the difference it affords us in comparison to the other world which we also, love and embrace. Each week, as the lights are dimmed we allow ourselves to submerse deeper and for longer periods and are amazed at how quickly the time has transpired. When I journey home I feel that I am renewed and the physical world seems lighter.
I sincerely hope that when the circle commences that we can institute an ongoing weekly, silent meditation, as part of the church’s regular events.