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The Law of Three

May 16, 2019
Trinity: Part Two The Law of Three Thursday, May 16, 2019 Cynthia Bourgeault, one of our core faculty members and an Episcopal priest, has helped Christianity rediscover the powerful model of the “Law of Three.” This was originally developed by the Armenian-born spiritual teacher G. I. Gurdjieff (1866–1949) who saw it comprising what he called...
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The Law of Three

June 5, 2018
Creativity The Law of Three Tuesday, June 5, 2018 Today, Cynthia Bourgeault, a faculty member at the Center for Action and Contemplation, explores the profound metaphysical Law of Three. Understanding and consciously participating in this principle can help us welcome new, surprising resolutions that free us from our usual binary and oppositional way...
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The Law of Three in Action: Weekly Summary

March 25, 2017
The Law of Three in Action Summary: Sunday, March 19-Friday, March 24, 2017 This week guest writer and CAC teacher Cynthia Bourgeault dove deeper into the Law of Three, a metaphysical principle found in the basic structure of the universe and in the Trinity. The political and religious culture wars of our era could be eased by the simple courtesy of...
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Law of Three as Contemplative Practice

March 24, 2017
The Law of Three in Action Law of Three as Contemplative Practice Friday, March 24, 2017 Guest writer and CAC teacher Cynthia Bourgeault continues exploring the Law of Three in action. We’ve been exploring the Law of Three as a practical tool for inner and outer transformation. Its strength lies in its consistency and versatility as well as in its...
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Law of Three as Skillful Means

March 23, 2017
The Law of Three in Action Law of Three as Skillful Means Thursday, March 23, 2017 Guest writer and CAC teacher Cynthia Bourgeault continues exploring the Law of Three in action. Sometimes an infusion of third force arrives quite directly. One of my students recounted how in a heated business meeting that was spiraling out of control, he was able to...
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Trinity and the Law of Three: Weekly Summary

March 18, 2017
Trinity and the Law of Three Summary: Sunday, March 12-Friday, March 17, 2017 If the universe is created in the image of the Creator and the Creator is a Trinity, it begs the question: What if we don’t live in a binary universe, but instead in a ternary universe? (Sunday) This week guest writer and CAC teacher Cynthia Bourgeault explored the...
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The Law of Three Changes Everything

March 12, 2017
Trinity and the Law of Three The Law of Three Changes Everything Sunday, March 12, 2017 In the United States our politics have devolved into divisiveness and partisanship. Think about it: You feel passionate about your party and your issues. Your co-worker or neighbor backs the other political party with equal passion. The way we live so much of our...
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Type Three: The Need to Succeed

March 5, 2020
Enneagram Part Two: Heart Center Type Three: The Need to Succeed Thursday, March 5, 2020 Holy Idea: Holy Harmony, Holy Law, Holy Hope Virtue: Truthfulness, Authenticity Passion: Deceit [1] The Three is the central type of the heart group, but this does not mean that Threes manage their emotional world very well. On the contrary, Threes have...
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The Law and Grace

March 18, 2016
Paul: Week 2 The Law and Grace Friday, March 18, 2016 Paul’s letters to the Romans and Galatians are a tour de force on the pure meaning of grace and the serious limitations of morality and religion to lead you to God. “Cursed be the law,” Paul even says (Galatians 3:13). No wonder he has been called a “moral anarchist” by people who are...
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Three Steps Forward, Two Steps Backward

February 22, 2016
Scripture: Week 1 Three Steps Forward, Two Steps Backward Monday, February 22, 2016 Life itself is always three steps forward and two steps backward. We get the point and then we lose or doubt it. In that, the biblical text mirrors our own human consciousness and journey. Our job is to see where the three steps forward texts are heading (invariably...
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