Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Imaginatio divina

At my beloved priest's invitation, for a few weeks I have been practicing what I am calling imagiplation or imaginatio divina; the use of the imagination for experiencing God.

It has been an amazing adventure, one which I need to document in greater detail in future. For now I'll limit myself to telling you about His gift to me this morning.

I approach Him in a particular setting which He created for me, and I climb into His lap. Normally I cuddle in like a child. This morning however, I turned my face up to Him as a woman, not a child. He bent His head to meet me and we kissed a kiss of lovers at rest. And as we kissed, He began to blow His breath into me.

I entered His presence heavy of heart and mind. I left at peace and in wonder.

He is so very generous...


Anonymous said...

Sacred imagination is a beautiful gift and practice. Your imagery reminds me of the Song of Songs and the icon of the Theotokos called Sweet Kissing. In that icon Mary and Jesus seem to share the one breath of life.

Suzanne Marie DeWitt said...

I am not familiar with that icon, and will now look for it. Thank you for the reference.