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Tag Archives: Experience

Rebuilding from the Bottom Up

Let’s be honest: religion has probably never had such a bad name. Continue Reading Rebuilding from the Bottom Up

Unknowing: Weekly Summary

Healthy religion is always humble about its own holiness and knowledge. It knows that it does not know. Continue Reading Unknowing: Weekly Summary

Gestures in the Right Direction

Our words and ideas tend to become wobbly and unreliable when we point them at the divine. Continue Reading Gestures in the Right Direction

A Quality of Relationship

When we live from our true self in God, religion is about the quality and capacity of our relatedness to God and others. Continue Reading A Quality of Relationship

We Are One and Many: Weekly Summary

We are each impacted by the circumstances that impact those around us. What hurts you hurts me. What heals you heals me. Continue Reading We Are One and Many: Weekly Summary

The Experience of God Unites Us

Meaningful experiences of unity among peoples were more compelling than all that divided and separated. Continue Reading The Experience of God Unites Us

God Is Revealed in Our Lives

The biblical God would much rather be in relationship than merely be right! Continue Reading God Is Revealed in Our Lives

Trusting Our Inner Experience

Carl Jung Trusting Our Inner Experience Friday, November 26, 2021 Father Richard elaborates on Jung’s teaching on the importance of inner experience as the only pathway to transformation. Carl Jung wanted to bring externalized religion back to its internal foundations. He saw how religion kept emphasizing the unbridgeable distance between the Creator and creation, God… Continue Reading Trusting Our Inner Experience

Seeking Aliveness

Carl Jung Seeking Aliveness Thursday, November 25, 2021 Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. Ann Ulanov is a noted Jungian scholar, theologian, and therapist. Here she writes about “aliveness” as the key to transformation: Aliveness comes down to one thing—consenting to rise, to be dented, impressed, pressed in upon, to rejoin, to open, to ponder, to… Continue Reading Seeking Aliveness

Stinking Thinking

Spirituality and Addiction Stinking Thinking Monday, November 15, 2021 I do not understand my own behavior. I fail to carry out the very things I want to do, and find myself doing the very things I hate. . . . For although the will to do what is good is in me, the performance is… Continue Reading Stinking Thinking

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