Looking for a fresh way to get inside the meanings of Advent
Willing to think outside your comfort zone
Wanting to see challenge and promise all around you
Prepared to spend ten minutes each day in contemplation
Then why not try this during Advent
Visit Onexposure and look at the thumbnail pages of their latest or most popular photographs and choose one image which catches, provokes or disturbs your interest. You will know which one. View it large size on screen, simply sit with it and be open to whatever layers of meaning emerge. Let this process then draw you into prayerful awareness.
As you can see, Onexposure offers several categories of photos to choose from. The quality is excellent as each image is hand picked before being uploaded to the site.
This image, Elixir by Bjorn Leirvik, leapt out of the screen when I did this. Looking at the four dull, dirty bottles led me to reflect upon my ways of thinking and behaving which are not life-giving. Those old cobweb encrusted patterns which are long past their sell by date.
The wonderful amber coloured bottle, backlit through a hole in the wall, caused me to think appreciatively of all that is life-enhancing in my experience at present; to see where the light gets in.
From this awareness to an Advent prayer is but an intention away.