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In the previous chapter I focused on lectio, the first movement of lectio divina, which includes the dynamics of settling and shimmering— preparing yourself to enter the deep silence of the heart and then listen for the word or phrase from the sacred text that chooses you, calls
to you, asks for your attention. In this chapter I move into the second movement, traditionally called meditation in Latin, or meditation. In meditatio, you allow the word or phrase that has settled in your heart to unfold within you. You savour it, inviting in the images and feelings it conjures for you…

Taken from Lectio Divina the Sacred Art by Christine Valters Painter

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