Stages of Lectio Divina
Statio – Coming to Rest, Sitting.
Lectio – Reading or Listening to passage of scripture until something jumps out at you and “Touches the heart”.
Meditatio – Reflect on what you might be being invited to hear. Ask yourself : “How does this apply to my life now?”
Oratio – Feeling at the level of affectivity. Allow the words to touch your deepest self and talk back to your heart.
Contemplatio – Natural emergence of space, contentment, simply coming to be. (Similar to Shamata practice)
Collatio – Sharing of meditation experience with a spiritual community (Sangha)
Actio – Back in the world into action (The “Rise Up” half of “Sit Down, Rise Up”)