Conversations of the Heart
spiritual direction and companionship
A thousand miles would you run to speak with another who you knew really felt it and yet when you got there, find yourself speechless!
And yet your only joy would be to speak of it….words fruitful, and filled with fire.
– Unknown Author, Cloud of Unknowing
The Author of the Cloud of Unknowing knew of our desire for spiritual conversation and of our joy in finding such a person with whom we can speak of the Divine Beloved dwelling, awakening and shining in the Silence in the ground of our heart. Conversations of the Heart has been established by Robyn Fitzgerald to provide a contemplative space to embrace and deepen into these such beautiful conversations, through spiritual direction, retreats and spiritual companionship.
God loves nothing better than the desert, where the seeker goes to give birth to God and participate in the joy of birth, the joy of preexilic birth.
This Advent, we will walk the path taught to us by John the Baptist who had learned to empty himself so completely, to be “empty and bare as the desert” in which he lived, and where he discovered and enjoyed God’s birthing within himself. In the subtle beauty and the colourful hues of the silence of the desert, we will create the necessary quiet to prepare our hearts for the birthing of the Word, personally and communally. Over five days, we will soak in the wisdom of St John the Baptist, accompanied by the mystics, artists and poets who know this blossoming place in the soul, and are deeply versed in the wisdom of unitive consciousness.
The voice of one crying in the wilderness, prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight the paths of our God. Isaiah 40:3