Visio Divina invites viewers, both spiritual and not into "divine seeing." Visio Divina shares roots with the likeminded practice of Lectio Divina. Luner Imaging firmly chooses to take the time to encounter and acknowledge the divine through images. Prayerful consideration and interaction with photographs in a magazine, newspaper, art gallery, and beyond allows viewers to experience the divine in a unique and powerful way.
Recommendations for Seeing The Divine:
1. Pick out an image from a website, a photograph, painting, or icon.
2. Look at the image and let your eyes stay with the very first thing that you see. Keep your attention on that one part of the image that first catches your eye. Try to keep your eyes from wandering to other parts of the picture. Breathe deeply and let yourself gaze at that part of the image for a minute or so.
3. Now, let your eyes gaze at the whole image. Take your time and look at every part of the photograph. See it all. Reflect on the image for a minute or so.
4. Consider the following questions:
- What emotions does this image evoke in you?
- What does the image stir up in you, bring forth in you?
- Does this image lead you into an attitude of prayer? If so, let these prayers take form in you. Write them down if you desire.
5. Now, consider offering these prayers in a final time of silence.
This introduction and the succeeding steps were individually summarized from The Upper Room.