Open Circle for Wannabe Contemplatives and Nervous MysticsFrom 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Open Circle for Wannabe Contemplatives and Nervous Mystics is an inter-congregational monthly gathering to cultivate openness to God’s presence. It is open to anyone willing to engage, or merely be prayerfully present, in an ethos of mutual exploration and non-judgmental sharing.755 McLeod Ave, Winnipeg, MB, R2K 0B8 firstname.lastname@example.org
Portal into Silence
A rendition of
“The Invitation” by Oriah Mountain Dreamer
adapted by Mary Anne Isaak, December 2019
It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living.
I want to know what you ache for
and if you dare to dream
of meeting your heart’s longing.
It doesn’t interest me how old you are.
I want to know if you have touched the centre of your own sorrow,
if you have been opened by life’s betrayals
or have become shriveled and closed from fear of further pain.
I want to know if you can sit with pain,
mine or your own,
to hide it or fade it or fix it.
I want to know if you can see Beauty
even when it is not pretty – every day.
And if you can source your own life from its presence,
from my Presence.
I want to know if you can be alone with yourself,
and if you truly like the company you keep
in the empty moments.