Tag Archives: Daily Meditation

Begin Again in Each Moment

Love: Week 1 Begin Again in Each Moment Wednesday, December 30, 2015 One of Jesus’ favorite visual aids is a child. Every time the disciples get into head games, he puts a child in front of them. He says the only people who can recognize and be ready for what he’s talking about are the Read More »

The Perennial Tradition

Wisdom Lineage Summary The Perennial Tradition Sunday, December 20, 2015 As I shared in last week’s meditations, the development of consciousness is a gradual, lifelong process. Though Spiral Dynamics and other models of development show a trajectory toward non-dual thinking and unitive experience, it’s not typically a straightforward journey. We may catch a glimpse of Read More »

Mystics and Non-Dual Thinkers: Week 1 Summary

Mystics and Non-Dual Thinkers: Week 1 Summary: Sunday, July 12-Saturday, July 18, 2015 A mystic is one who has moved from mere belief systems or belonging systems to actual inner experience. (Sunday) “We awaken in Christ’s body, / as Christ awakens our bodies.” –Symeon the New Theologian (Monday) “This gift is from God and not Read More »

Meister Eckhart, Part II

Mystics and Non-Dual Thinkers: Week 1 Meister Eckhart, Part II Thursday, July 16, 2015 Meister Eckhart illustrates the height of western non-dualism. This is why he is largely impossible to understand with our usual dualistic mind. When Eckhart says, “I pray God to rid me of God,” our logical mind would see this as nonsense! Read More »

Meister Eckhart, Part I

Mystics and Non-Dual Thinkers: Week 1 Meister Eckhart, Part I Wednesday, July 15, 2015 Meister Eckhart (1260-1327), a German friar, priest, mystic, and renowned preacher, was also an administrator—prior, vicar, and provincial—for several Dominican houses. My fellow Living School faculty member, James Finley, suggests this engagement in the “ways of the world” makes his teachings Read More »

Richard of St. Victor

Mystics and Non-Dual Thinkers: Week 1 Richard of St. Victor Tuesday, July 14, 2015 My beloved contemplative teacher, St. Bonaventure (1221-1274) owes many of his insights to Richard of St. Victor (1123-1173) who shortly preceded him. Richard was born in Scotland, but we know little of his early life. At some point he enrolled as Read More »

Symeon the New Theologian

Mystics and Non-Dual Thinkers: Week 1 Symeon the New Theologian Monday, July 13, 2015 Symeon the New Theologian (949-1022) was a Byzantine Christian monk and mystic revered to this day by Eastern Christians. Symeon believed humans had the capacity to experience God’s presence directly. He visualized this union happening within the “force field” of the Read More »

You Are What You Seek

Mystics and Non-Dual Thinkers: Week 1 You Are What You Seek Sunday, July 12, 2015 Over the next several weeks, I will introduce you to a number of mystics who are important in my lineage of spiritual wisdom. We’ll explore these non-dual thinkers from various traditions and religions in somewhat chronological order, beginning where I Read More »

Native and Celtic Spirituality Summary

Native and Celtic Spirituality Summary: Sunday, July 5-Saturday, July 11, 2015 Lived outwardly, the inner experience of union moves us toward compassion, justice, and inclusivity. One of the non-dual gifts of Celtic and Native traditions is their openness to inspiration and wisdom from nature, beauty, and signs and symbols that speak deeply to the unconscious. Read More »

Initiation

Native and Celtic Spirituality Initiation Friday, July 10, 2015 Life and grace seem to move us along, often without our notice, toward greater maturity, inclusivity, and non-dual wisdom. But at certain points along the way, we are prone to getting stuck unless we have 1) some kind of initiatory experience, 2) some healing rites of Read More »

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