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Wisdom: Weekly Summary

Wisdom Saturday, February 27, 2021 Week Eight Summary and Practice Sunday, February 21—Friday, February 26, 2021 Sunday Jesus teaches his disciples through his lifestyle, a kind of “seminary of life.” Monday What Jesus experiences in his consciousness, we are to experience in ours. We are to enter into his very heart, the center of his… Continue Reading Wisdom: Weekly Summary

The Wisdom of Presence

Self-Emptying The Wisdom of Presence Thursday, December 17, 2020 We empty ourselves to let the divine flood us with love. We are empty so we may be full. —Beverly Lanzetta It seems that one of the most difficult lessons for us to learn is that knowledge is not the same as wisdom. Even sincere spiritual… Continue Reading The Wisdom of Presence

Fruit of Our Labor

Giving Birth to Christ Fruit of Our Labor Thursday, December 10, 2020 When we are engaged in some form of contemplative practice, we are more able to bring Christ into the world. By emptying ourselves, we are more able to embody God’s presence for others. Professor and Episcopal priest Vincent Pizzuto writes about how contemplation… Continue Reading Fruit of Our Labor

Cultivating Mysticism

Interspiritual Mystics Cultivating Mysticism Thursday, August 8, 2019 Deep down, each one of us is a mystic. When we tap into that energy we become alive again and we give birth. From the creativity that we release is born the prophetic vision and work that we all aspire to realize as our gift to the… Continue Reading Cultivating Mysticism

Living Mysticism

Interspiritual Mystics Living Mysticism Wednesday, August 7, 2019 Mysticism is a special consciousness of the presence of God that by definition exceeds description and results in a transformation of the subject who receives it. —Bernard McGinn [1] It’s not enough to have wonderful theories about God. Authentic mystical encounter radically changes us and our way… Continue Reading Living Mysticism

Introduction to Christian Mysticism: Weekly Summary

Introduction to Christian Mysticism Summary: Sunday, July 14-Friday, July 19, 2019 A mystic is simply one who has moved from mere belief or belonging systems to actual inner experience of God. (Sunday) A mystic sees things in their wholeness, connection, and union, not only their particularity. Mystics get the whole gestalt in one picture, beyond the sequential and… Continue Reading Introduction to Christian Mysticism: Weekly Summary

A Revolutionary Matter

Contemplation: Week 2 A Revolutionary Matter Monday, December 17, 2018 Contemplation is beyond the normal consciousness of the mind, granting access to the mystery, known only by love. Here, the normal activities of the human personality come to rest, in order to hear what has remained unheard and to see what has been hidden or… Continue Reading A Revolutionary Matter

Relationship

Contemplation: Week 1 Relationship Tuesday, December 11, 2018 The contemplative potential . . . is the capacity to gradually unfold into intimacy with God. God is relationship: a relationship that has no end and unlimited possibilities. —Thomas Keating [1] Christian contemplation is never simply meditation on something but is necessarily the deepening of relationship with… Continue Reading Relationship

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