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A Wisdom for Our Time

All Will Be Well A Wisdom for Our Time Thursday, April 8, 2021 I believe it is a loss to our Christian heritage that Julian’s mystical teachings have not received more widespread hearing. Matthew Fox points out that she was in many ways ahead of her time. Her voice and writings were sidelined by a… Continue Reading A Wisdom for Our Time

An Essential Presence

Incarnation An Essential Presence Wednesday, December 23, 2020 When we use the language of incarnation, we probably first think of Jesus, and then perhaps of all the rest of creation. No incarnation can take place, however, without a very real feminine presence and polarity. We’ve forgotten that reality for far too long, which is why… Continue Reading An Essential Presence

Fruit of Our Labor

Giving Birth to Christ Fruit of Our Labor Thursday, December 10, 2020 When we are engaged in some form of contemplative practice, we are more able to bring Christ into the world. By emptying ourselves, we are more able to embody God’s presence for others. Professor and Episcopal priest Vincent Pizzuto writes about how contemplation… Continue Reading Fruit of Our Labor

Grandmother God

Ways of Knowing Grandmother God 
 Wednesday, February 12, 2020 Since first working at Acoma Pueblo as a deacon in 1969 and making my permanent home in New Mexico in 1986, I have learned much from our Native American pueblos and tribes. I encourage you to learn about the history surrounding your home. [1] Settler colonial—and primarily… Continue Reading Grandmother God

Feminine Incarnation: Weekly Summary

Feminine Incarnation Summary: Sunday, June 9—Friday, June 14, 2019 God and Christ are beyond gender, and all humans are a blend of masculine and feminine traits. But because Western Christianity and culture have primarily worshipped male images, I believe it’s important to reclaim and honor female wisdom. (Sunday) Mary intuitively symbolizes the first incarnation—or Mother… Continue Reading Feminine Incarnation: Weekly Summary

Wise Women

Feminine Incarnation Wise Women Friday, June 14, 2019 Today’s reflection is by Mirabai Starr, drawn from her article in the Center’s spring newsletter and her new book Wild Mercy: As you have undoubtedly noticed, the feminine is rising at last, overflowing the banks of every landscape, from politics to religion, from the world of entertainment… Continue Reading Wise Women

She Is Love

Feminine Incarnation She Is Love Thursday, June 13, 2019 Why not? Why not pretend for now that the Absolute (the Great Mystery, the Ground of Being) sometimes expresses itself in the body of woman? Pretending God’s a dude hasn’t exactly worked out for the vast majority of the human family, let alone the animal and… Continue Reading She Is Love

Our Blessed Mother

Feminine Incarnation Our Blessed Mother Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Clarissa Pinkola Estés has spent many years gathering and sharing stories of the Divine Feminine across cultures and religions. In her book Untie the Strong Woman she helps us connect with the Holy Mother’s comfort, guidance, and vision. Read Estés’ words through your heart center more… Continue Reading Our Blessed Mother

The Deep Feminine

Feminine Incarnation The Deep Feminine Tuesday, June 11, 2019 I think Christians of the first thousand years understood Mary as the feminine incarnation on an intuitive and allegorical level. But by the time of the much-needed Protestant Reformation, all we could see was “She is not God.” This is entirely true, but we lost the… Continue Reading The Deep Feminine

The First Incarnation

Feminine Incarnation The First Incarnation Monday, June 10, 2019 In mythic imagination, I think Mary intuitively symbolizes the first incarnation—or Mother Earth. I am not saying Mary is the first incarnation, only that she became the natural archetype for it. Carl Jung believed that humans produce in art and story the inner images the soul… Continue Reading The First Incarnation

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