Tag Archives: Gerald May

God’s Heartbeat

Cosmology God’s Heartbeat Friday, November 3, 2017 CAC’s core faculty member, Cynthia Bourgeault, shares insights from other mystics—current and past—to reveal mercy at the heart of the universe. She shares the theological implications of quantum physics from contemporary Episcopal preacher, Barbara Brown Taylor: Where is God in this picture? God is all over the place. Read More »

The Dark Night of the Soul

Hope in the Darkness The Dark Night of the Soul Thursday, September 7, 2017 I came out of the seminary in 1970 thinking that my job was to have an answer for every question. What I’ve learned is that not-knowing and often not even needing to know is—surprise of surprises—a deeper way of knowing and Read More »

Step Eleven

Twelve-Step Spirituality: Week 2 Step Eleven Wednesday, June 8, 2016 Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood God, praying only for knowledge of God’s will for us and the power to carry that out. [1] In his book, Addiction and Grace, psychiatrist Gerald May—who was a personal Read More »

You Are Not in Control

Initiation You Are Not in Control Thursday, May 26, 2016 To be in control of one’s destiny, health, career, or finances seems to be an unquestionable cultural value. On a practical level it may be partially true, but not on the bigger level. Our bodies, our souls, and especially our failures, teach us this as Read More »

Order, Disorder, Reorder

Scripture: Week 1 Order, Disorder, Reorder Tuesday, February 23, 2016 The Bible reveals the development of human consciousness and human readiness for a Divine Love Affair. The differences between earlier and later Scriptures clearly show an evolution of human capacity, comprehension, and depth of experience. Jesus, for me, represents the mature image of what God Read More »

Step: 6: Undergoing God

Twelve-Step Spirituality: Week 2 Step: 6: Undergoing God Friday, November 27, 2015 We were entirely ready to have God remove all of these defects of character. —Step 6 of the Twelve Steps I like to say that we must “undergo God.” Yes, God is pure and free gift, but there is a necessary undergoing to Read More »

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