Tag Archives: Carl Gustav Jung

Becoming Who You Are

Shadow Work Becoming Who You Are Monday, September 9, 2019 I have learned much from the Swiss psychotherapist Carl Gustav Jung (1875–1961). Jung brought together practical theology with good psychology. He surely was no enemy of religion; in fact, I would call him a mystic. Late in his life, when asked if he “believed” in… Continue Reading Becoming Who You Are

God Speaks

Meeting Christ Within Us God Speaks Monday, May 27, 2019 In a time when everything was being swept away, when “the whole world is becoming a giant concentration camp,” [Etty Hillesum] felt one must hold fast to what endures—the encounter with God at the depths of one’s own soul and in other people. —Robert Ellsberg… Continue Reading God Speaks

The Cosmic Christ: Week 1 Summary

The Cosmic Christ: Week 1 Summary: Sunday, October 23-Friday, October 28, 2016 Jesus is the union of human and divine in space and time, and the Christ is the eternal union of matter and Spirit from the beginning of time. (Sunday) In the beginning was the Blueprint, and the Blueprint was with God, and the… Continue Reading The Cosmic Christ: Week 1 Summary

A Clod of Earth

Path of Descent A Clod of Earth Wednesday, October 19, 2016 The path of descent involves letting go of our self-image, our titles, our public image. I think this is one of the many meanings of the First Commandment: “You shall have no other gods before me” (Exodus 20:3). What is at stake here is… Continue Reading A Clod of Earth

Faith, Hope, and Love

Paradox Faith, Hope, and Love Thursday, August 25, 2016 I want to talk about what I mean in the practical order by holding the opposites. This is “the third way” thinking I referenced earlier this week. The reconciling third isn’t necessarily a third opinion. It’s much more subtle than that. The third way acknowledges: “That… Continue Reading Faith, Hope, and Love

Spiritual Authority

Wisdom Lineage Summary Spiritual Authority Wednesday, December 23, 2015 How do we know what we think we know? How and why do I, Richard Rohr, say the things I say with any kind of authority or confidence? Why should you trust these writings? How do you know these are not just my ideas or merely… Continue Reading Spiritual Authority

My Wisdom Lineage

My Wisdom Lineage Monday, December 21, 2015 This year’s meditations have explored the traditions, texts, and teachers that have had the greatest influence on my worldview and theology. Together they compose my “wisdom lineage.” I’ve shared these elements not to persuade you that my way is the only or best path, but to illustrate that… Continue Reading My Wisdom Lineage

Step 2: Trusting a Higher Power

Twelve-Step Spirituality: Week 2 Step 2: Trusting a Higher Power Monday, November 23, 2015 We came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. —Step 2 of the Twelve Steps You have probably heard it said that most of our problems tend to be psychological, but our solutions are always… Continue Reading Step 2: Trusting a Higher Power

My Wisdom Lineage

In Our End Is Our Beginning My Wisdom Lineage Friday, January 2, 2015 As best I can discern it, my spiritual lineage has about 15 building blocks. I must begin with “The First Bible”—Creation itself. God has revealed who God is through what is: “Ever since the creation of the world, God’s everlasting power and… Continue Reading My Wisdom Lineage

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