Quiet Nothingness

February 6, 2013

What happens when our prayer feels dry? Or we struggle to hear or feel God within our prayer?   What is God teaching us in these moments?  These are questions I found myself asking frequently within the last two years as I experienced “Quiet Nothingness“.

Quiet nothingness was what my prayer felt like. There were many days I was thankful just to be able to get my mind quiet. When the quiet came, I heard nothing from God. Not only did I feel I could not hear God, I could not feel God in prayer. I found myself agitated and angry at God. More than ever, I needed to hear God’s voice. More than ever, I needed to feel the strong pull of the Holy Spirit towards a direction. There was nothing.  (From my newest post at dotMagis blog)

What I know now looking back is “Quiet nothingness is everything” w hen it comes to our relationship with God.

To read my full post, head over to the dotMagis blog, where they frequently invite me and challenge me to reflect on prayer and my experience of Ignatian Spirituality!

Becky is an Ignatian-trained spiritual director, retreat facilitator, and writer. She is the author of the Busy Lives and Restless Souls (March 2017, Loyola Press) and The Inner Chapel (April 2020, Loyola Press). She helps others create space to connect faith and everyday life through facilitating retreats and days of reflection, through writing, and through spiritual direction. With nearly twenty years of ministry experience within the Catholic Church, Becky seeks to help others discover God at work in the every day moments of people’s lives by utilizing St. Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises and the many gifts that our Catholic faith and Ignatian Spirituality provide.

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