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Tag Archives: Cynthia Bourgeault

God’s Love Made Manifest

Tears express that vulnerability in which we can endure having our heart broken and go right on loving. Continue Reading God’s Love Made Manifest

The Parables of Jesus: Weekly Summary

Parables take us far beyond the safety zone of conventional morality into a world of radical reversal and paradox. Continue Reading The Parables of Jesus: Weekly Summary

Wisdom Teachings

Stories were Jesus’ stock-in-trade, the main medium by which he conveyed his message. Continue Reading Wisdom Teachings

Embodied Faith

The language of spiritual transformation is already written deeply within our bodies. Continue Reading Embodied Faith

Freedom from Our Passions

The real heart of emotion is the willingness to let go, to sacrifice your personal drama so that you can begin to see. Continue Reading Freedom from Our Passions

Love Poured Out

Jesus’ idea of “dying to self” was through radically squandering everything he had and was. Continue Reading Love Poured Out

A Metaphysics of Hope

For as the heavens reach beyond earth and time, we swim in mercy as in an endless sea. —Psalm 103:11 Cynthia Bourgeault explores the idea that mystical hope is something that arises from within us, not as a result of our own effort, but as a fruit of our ability to consciously abide in what… Continue Reading A Metaphysics of Hope

Simple Trust in God’s Presence

Living Inside God’s Great Story Simple Trust in God’s Presence Friday, September 3, 2021 Living School emeritus teacher Cynthia Bourgeault shares how her early exposure to a simple form of quiet prayer impacted her spiritual journey. “Prayer is talking to God”: with these words nearly all of us receive our first religious instruction. Certainly I… Continue Reading Simple Trust in God’s Presence

Good and Bad Power: Weekly Summary

Good and Bad Power Saturday, August 14, 2021 Week Thirty-Two Summary and Practice Sunday, August 8—Friday, August 13, 2021 Sunday Once we come into contact with the Holy Spirit, our Inner Source, we become living icons of true, humble, and confident power. Monday When we haven’t experienced or don’t trust our God-given “power within,” we… Continue Reading Good and Bad Power: Weekly Summary

Finding Presence

Doorways to Christian Contemplation Finding Presence Tuesday, July 13, 2021 Chanting is one of the most traditional methods of contemplation. While some traditions repeat a single word or sound, Benedictine and Gregorian chant within the Christian tradition draw their inspiration from the Psalms. Cynthia Bourgeault describes how chant works as a contemplative method. She is… Continue Reading Finding Presence

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