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Putting on the Mind of Christ

Jesus: Wisdom Teacher Putting on the Mind of Christ Monday, January 14, 2019 Guest writer and CAC faculty member Cynthia Bourgeault continues exploring Jesus as a wisdom teacher. A well-known Southern Baptist theologian quips that the whole of his Sunday school training could be summed up in one sentence (delivered with a broad Texas drawl):… Continue Reading Putting on the Mind of Christ

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

The Inner Blueprint

The Universal Christ The Inner Blueprint Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Let’s begin in the beginning with the prologue to John’s Gospel (John 1:1-11). John is not talking about Jesus; he’s referring to Christ. I’m going to give you my own translation, which I think is a fair one. Instead of “Word,” which is taken from… Continue Reading The Inner Blueprint

Collective Consciousness

Relationships Collective Consciousness Friday, May 4, 2018 The dynamic relationships in a family, classroom, workplace, or grassroots movement can have an evolutionary effect, creating new ways of thinking and being. Louis Savary and Patricia Berne share how Christopher Bache, a college professor, noticed what he called “collective consciousness” emerge when he gave assignments to small… Continue Reading Collective Consciousness

Creation Reflects God’s Glory

Creation: Week 2 Creation Reflects God’s Glory Sunday, February 18, 2018 The universe itself can be understood as the primary revelation of the divine. —Thomas Berry [1] The Divine Presence is happening in, through, and amidst every detail of life. . . . [It] penetrates all that exists. Everything in virtue of coming into existence is… Continue Reading Creation Reflects God’s Glory

Conscious Love

God as Us: Week 2 Conscious Love Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Cynthia Bourgeault, one of CAC’s core faculty members, names Jesus’ teaching and way of life “the path of conscious love.” [This phrase] emphasizes the life-affirming and implicitly relational nature of the path, and the word “conscious” makes clear that the touchstone here is transformation,… Continue Reading Conscious Love

The Work of Contemplation

Exploring the Mystics with Cynthia Bourgeault The Work of Contemplation Friday, October 20, 2017 Guest writer and CAC faculty member Cynthia Bourgeault continues reflecting on the classic, anonymous text of Christian mysticism, The Cloud of Unknowing. As I mentioned yesterday, I approach The Cloud in a different way than it is typically understood. While reading… Continue Reading The Work of Contemplation

The Evolution of Consciousness

Mysticism: Week 1 The Evolution of Consciousness Monday, September 25, 2017 Let’s take a look at the history of mysticism to find our roots and see how we had it, how and why we largely lost it, and to recognize that now we are in the midst of a rediscovery and new appreciation for the… Continue Reading The Evolution of Consciousness

Existence

True Self and False Self: Week 2 Existence Thursday, August 17, 2017 Guest writer and CAC faculty member James Finley continues exploring insights on the true self and false self that he gleaned from Thomas Merton. The contemplative journeys within, to discover “that if you descend into the depths of your own spirit . .… Continue Reading Existence

Metamorphosis of Consciousness

Path of Descent Metamorphosis of Consciousness Friday, August 4, 2017 Today James Finley, one of CAC’s core faculty members, reflects on how hard it is for our ego to surrender to the path of descent, the transformative process. In meditation, our customary, ego-based ways of experiencing ourselves are yielding and giving way to more interior,… Continue Reading Metamorphosis of Consciousness

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