In addition to presenting many creative contemplative retreats at our Center, Debra meditation, stressDonnelly-Barton is the Executive Director of the Center for Spiritual Development and she is also a Spiritual Director. Debra introduces an audio meditation below. Thank you for sharing with our community, Debra!

In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. Then God said, ‘Let there be light’; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.

I am writing to you at a time when we are all shaken and many of us are afraid. And if we are not ourselves afraid, we are living in a context of fear and uncertainty. I wanted to send this meditation out to you as a gift of peace. Click the below and you will be able to hear a meditation based on the scripture above.