For years the sacred word that has served as an anchor for me when practicing Centering Prayer has been “feather.”
Last spring, LEAD sponsored an event called Influence. Prior to the event, I struggled with the title. “Influence” seemed like such an imposing kind of word. As I pondered and journaled with it, though, I was reminded of how a feather, time and time again, has been the gentle influence bringing me back into the presence of the Holy, allowing me to be open to divine action. That is influence.
(And now as a side note, I’m hoping sacred words aren’t supposed to be kept secret!)