Tag Archives: Cynthia Bourgeault

What Do You Want?

Perennial Tradition What Do You Want? Friday, August 3, 2018 A good gauge of spiritual health is to write down the three things you most want. If they in any way differ, you are in trouble. —Daniel Ladinsky, inspired by Rumi [1] Big Truth was manifest in reality itself before it was ever written in… Continue Reading What Do You Want?

Wisdom of the Heart

Politics: Week 2 Wisdom of the Heart Thursday, July 19, 2018 The human heart is the first home of democracy. It is where we embrace our questions. Can we be equitable? Can we be generous? Can we listen with our whole beings, not just our minds, and offer our attention rather than our opinions? —Terry… Continue Reading Wisdom of the Heart

The Law of Three

Creativity The Law of Three Tuesday, June 5, 2018 Today, Cynthia Bourgeault, a faculty member at the Center for Action and Contemplation, explores the profound metaphysical Law of Three. Understanding and consciously participating in this principle can help us welcome new, surprising resolutions that free us from our usual binary and oppositional way of operating… Continue Reading The Law of Three

Poetry

Art: Week 2 Poetry Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Before 500 BCE, religion and poetry were largely the same thing. People did not presume to be able to define the Mystery. They looked for words that could describe the Mystery. Poetry doesn’t claim to be a perfect description as dogma foolishly does. It’s a “hint half guessed,” to use T.… Continue Reading Poetry

Chant: Discovering Your Voice

Art: Week 2 Chant: Discovering Your Voice Monday, May 21, 2018 Chant is singing our prayers. Chant is vocal meditation. Chant is the breath made audible in tone. Chant is discovering Spirit in sound. —Robert Gass [1] My colleague, Center for Action and Contemplation faculty member Cynthia Bourgeault, sees the psalms as a powerful prophetic… Continue Reading Chant: Discovering Your Voice

Love Endures

Relationships Love Endures Wednesday, May 2, 2018 CAC core faculty member, Cynthia Bourgeault, beautifully describes growth in “conscious love” in her sermon, given at her daughter’s wedding. I hope you will find it quite profound, as I did. It’s easy to look at marriage as the culmination of love—the end point of the journey that… Continue Reading Love Endures

Mary Magdalene

Gender and Sexuality: Week 2 Mary Magdalene Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Today I’ll offer a glimpse into Cynthia Bourgeault’s deep study of Mary Magdalene. Cynthia draws from the unfortunately named “Gnostic” gospels of Mary, Thomas, and Philip. Even though these texts are not part of the biblical canon, I believe they offer wisdom deeper than… Continue Reading Mary Magdalene

Reclaiming Women’s Wisdom

Gender and Sexuality: Week 2 Reclaiming Women’s Wisdom Tuesday, April 24, 2018 While there is great value in the archetypes of feminine and masculine principles—which, regardless of our gender, we might all embody—it’s important to acknowledge the inequality within the church and culture at large. For example, in the United States, women make 83% of… Continue Reading Reclaiming Women’s Wisdom

Lent: Awake and Paying Attention

Lent: Awake and Paying Attention A faculty reflection by Cynthia Bourgeault “Remember, O man, that thou art dust, and to dust thou shalt return.” As this alumni newsletter wends its way to you, we have barreled past Ash Wednesday, which this year—February 14—happened to coincide with Valentine’s Day. Does it strike you that there’s something… Continue Reading Lent: Awake and Paying Attention

Alumni Newsletter — February 2018

A Note from the Editor Dear Living School alumni, The Three-in-One God is giving birth to transformation in the world through you. Much of this transformation, I suspect, takes place under the radar as you go about your often-busy days, radiating love in a fractured world. Sometimes it is simply the full presence you give… Continue Reading Alumni Newsletter — February 2018

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