Sacred Reading and Writing

Many different types of sacred reading practices are often called Lectio Divina.  To explore Lectio Practices which explore finding a relevant verse, click here.

To explore the Jewish tradition of Padres, click here.

To explore Lectio practices which help place the reader within the scene he is reading, click here.

To explore an exercise which helps explore all the components of a phrase, click   here or  here.  

One of the most common forms of sacred writing is the spiritual journal.  There are, of course, many reasons that writing a spiritual journal might feel like a powerful practice.  One of them is the idea that we are talking directly to the divine, as in prayer, but there is a record of this.  It can be both fun and illuminating to look back at these records of our conversations.

For a list of possible prompts for spiritual journaling, click here.

It’s worth giving some thought to how you are going to spiritual journal.  Some people find the tactile act of writing to build intimacy.  Others find the convenience of typing to be beneficial.

There are a wide variety of writing prompts that can be considered.  In addition to the question of what you are writing, it is worth considering how you are writing.

To explore an exercise that emphasizes spontaneous, and even unconscious connections, click here.

To explore a more carefully measured technique, click here.

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