Tag Archives: Cynthia Bourgeault

Spirituality of Change

Alternative Orthodoxy Spirituality of Change Monday, May 29, 2017 Metanoia, Jesus’ first message upon beginning his ministry (Mark 1:15, Matthew 4:17), is unfortunately translated with the moralistic word repent. Metanoia literally means change or even more precisely “Change your mind!” So it is strange that the religion founded in Jesus’ name has been resistant to Read More »

The Beatitudes: Weekly Summary

The Beatitudes Summary: Sunday, April 16-Friday, April 21, 2017 This week guest writer and CAC faculty member Cynthia Bourgeault explored Jesus’ eight blessings known as the Beatitudes. Only through a point of nothingness can we enter the larger mind. As long as we’re filled with ourselves, we can go no further. (Sunday) Only when we Read More »

Be Peaceable, Be Free

The Beatitudes Be Peaceable, Be Free Friday, April 21, 2017 Guest writer and CAC teacher Cynthia Bourgeault continues exploring Jesus’ eight blessings known as the Beatitudes. “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God.” —Matthew 5:9 This Beatitude follows as the logical consequence of all that has been laid out Read More »

Be Whole-Hearted

The Beatitudes Be Whole-Hearted Thursday, April 20, 2017 Guest writer and CAC teacher Cynthia Bourgeault continues exploring Jesus’ eight blessings known as the Beatitudes. “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” —Matthew 5:8 This may well be the most important of all the Beatitudes—from the perspective of wisdom it certainly is. Read More »

Be Merciful

The Beatitudes Be Merciful Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Guest writer and CAC teacher Cynthia Bourgeault continues exploring Jesus’ eight blessings known as the Beatitudes. “Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.” —Matthew 5:7 In this Beatitude Jesus again returns to the idea of flow. Notice that there’s an exchange going on here: we Read More »

Be Connected

The Beatitudes Be Connected Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Guest writer and CAC teacher Cynthia Bourgeault continues exploring Jesus’ eight blessings known as the Beatitudes. “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” —Matthew 5:6 The key to this fourth Beatitude lies in understanding what the word “righteousness” means. To Read More »

Be Comforted, Be Gentled

The Beatitudes Be Comforted, Be Gentled Monday, April 17, 2017 Guest writer and CAC teacher Cynthia Bourgeault continues exploring Jesus’ eight blessings known as the Beatitudes. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” —Matthew 5:4 From a wisdom perspective, this second Beatitude is talking about vulnerability and flow. When we mourn (not Read More »

Be Receptive (or Be Open)

The Beatitudes Be Receptive (or Be Open) Sunday, April 16, 2017 This week Cynthia Bourgeault, one of CAC’s core faculty members, reflects on Jesus’ eight blessings given in his Sermon on the Mount. If you were raised Christian, you are probably familiar with the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-12). They’re one of most commonly memorized texts in Read More »

The Wisdom Jesus: Weekly Summary

The Wisdom Jesus Summary: Sunday, April 9-Friday, April 14, 2017 This week guest writer and CAC faculty member Cynthia Bourgeault introduced us to Jesus, the wisdom teacher. Jesus was not a priest or a prophet in the usual sense of those terms. Rather, he was a wisdom teacher. He stayed close to the ground of Read More »

Self-Emptying

The Wisdom Jesus Self-Emptying Friday, April 14, 2017 Guest writer and CAC faculty member Cynthia Bourgeault continues exploring Jesus as a wisdom teacher. Jesus teaches the art of metanoia, or “going into the larger mind.” Underlying all his teaching is a clarion call to a radical shift in consciousness: away from the alienation and polarization Read More »

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