Lectio Divina - Fasting of the Mind
Fasting of the Mind (meditation) will help unite us with God and Lectio Divina is a beautiful way to meditate. When we meditate we open a pathway for God to speak to us. However, in order to do so we may need a tool to help our mind quiet down a bit.
There are many ways we can experience Fasting of the Mind and Lectio Divina is a one of my favorites. Lectio Divina, a practice Benedictine monks observed in their daily lives dating back to the early monastic communities, can beautifully transform your heart and align it with the heart of God.
Lectio Divina, or sacred reading, was used by the monks as they embraced the Word of God – Sacred Scripture. There are four steps to follow when praying and meditating on Scripture in this way.
- Faith – read your chosen verse slowly and reflectively, knowing that God is really there with you.
- Silence – read the verse again in a meditative manner, keeping silence in your heart.
- Openness – read the verse a third time leaving your thinking aside, keep your heart open to God.
- Rest – read a forth time and rest, listen at your deepest level to God’s small voice within.
Enjoy my friends!