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Wide-Eyed Seeing

October 20, 2019
Gender and Sexuality Wide-Eyed Seeing Sunday, October 20, 2019 I know that many Daily Meditations readers are my age—or almost (I’m 76 now)—and come from traditional religious backgrounds, so I want to recognize that this week on Gender and Sexuality may challenge what we were taught about what it means to be human, made in the image and likeness...
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Seeing Christ Everywhere

February 13, 2019
Jesus and Christ Seeing Christ Everywhere Wednesday, February 13, 2019 We need to look at Jesus until we can see the world with his eyes. In Jesus Christ, God’s own broad, deep, and all-inclusive worldview is made available to us. Too often, we have substituted the messenger for the message. As a result, we spent a great deal of time worshiping...
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Seeing the Divine Image Everywhere

December 23, 2018
Image and Likeness: Summary Seeing the Divine Image Everywhere Sunday, December 23, 2018 We cannot earn God. We cannot prove ourselves worthy of God. Knowing God’s presence is simply a matter of awareness, of enjoying the now, of deepening one’s own presence. There are moments when it happens. Then life makes sense. Once I can see the Mystery here...
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Seeing with God’s Eyes

November 6, 2018
Love: Week 2 Seeing with God's Eyes Tuesday, November 6, 2018 Love [people] even in [their] sin, for that is the semblance of Divine Love and is the highest love on earth. Love all God’s creation, the whole and every grain of sand in it. Love every leaf, every ray of God’s light. Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you love...
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Unitive Seeing

December 12, 2016
Union Unitive Seeing Monday, December 12, 2016 (Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe) It comes down to this: When we see things in a unitive way, in conscious union with the eyes of God, what we see is qualitatively different. Our seeing is no longer self-referential but expansive. This changes our entire frame and perspective. Unitive consciousness is what...
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Contemplative Seeing

December 2, 2016
Everything Belongs: Week 1 Contemplative Seeing Friday, December 2, 2016 Spirituality is about seeing—seeing things in their wholeness, which can only be done through the lens of our own wholeness. That is the key! It’s about taking responsibility for our way of relating to things rather than aiming for any kind of perfect results or necessary...
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The Soul of All Things

November 11, 2016
Nature: Week 1 The Soul of All Things Friday, November 11, 2016 Apprehend God in all things, for God is in all things. Every single creature is full of God and is a book about God. Every creature is a word of God. If I spent enough time with the tiniest creature—even a caterpillar— I would never have to prepare a sermon. So full of God is...
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Seeing with God’s Eyes

August 17, 2016
Nondual Consciousness Seeing with God's Eyes Wednesday, August 17, 2016 St. John of the Cross says in many ways throughout his writings that God refuses to be known in the way we know all other objects; God can only be known by loving God. I like to call this "center to center" or "subject to subject" knowing where neither participant is ever...
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Seeing Truly

July 15, 2016
Embracing the Shadow Seeing Truly Friday, July 15, 2016 The movement to full wisdom has much to do with necessary shadow work and the emergence of healthy self-critical thinking, which alone allows you to see beyond your own shadow and disguise and to find who you are “chosen in Christ from the beginning of the world” (see Ephesians 1:4ff). The Zen...
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Seeing the Divine Image

January 1, 2016
Love: Week 1 Seeing the Divine Image Friday, January 1, 2016 You cannot earn God. You cannot prove yourself worthy of God. Knowing God’s presence is simply a matter of awareness, of enjoying the now, of deepening one’s own presence. There are moments when it happens. Then life makes sense. Once I can see the Mystery here, and trust the Mystery even...
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