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Tag Archives: illusion

The World, the Flesh, and the Devil

If violence is met by violence, the world will fall into a spiral of violence. Continue Reading The World, the Flesh, and the Devil

The Root of Violence

When we don’t know we are connected, we will invariably resort to some form of violence to get the dignity and power we lack. Continue Reading The Root of Violence

Letting Go of the False Self

When we are connected to the Whole, we no longer need to protect or defend the mere part. Continue Reading Letting Go of the False Self

Seeing Ourselves as God Sees Us

Spirituality and Addiction Seeing Ourselves as God Sees Us Thursday, November 18, 2021 In this conversation, CAC teacher and therapist James Finley shares his belief that we can only be freed from our addictions by healing our original wound—a loss of connection with divine love. Jim speaks here about the healing nature of seeing ourselves… Continue Reading Seeing Ourselves as God Sees Us

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

A Hopeful Foundation

Original Goodness A Hopeful Foundation Sunday, October 24, 2021 We are not loved because we are so beautiful and good. We are beautiful and good because we are loved. —Jürgen Moltmann, Theology of Joy (video interview, 2014) There is plenty of evidence in the world to conclude that there is something fundamentally flawed with humanity.… Continue Reading A Hopeful Foundation

Letting Go of What Used to Be

An Evolving Faith Letting Go of What Used to Be Thursday, June 3, 2021 God is doing new things, Jesus proclaimed, but only those with new minds and hearts can see a new world breaking through the cracks of the old. —Ilia Delio, The Hours of the Universe If evolution is the language of growth… Continue Reading Letting Go of What Used to Be

The Path of the Fall

Prophetic Imagination The Path of the Fall Monday, March 22, 2021 In spirituality, there are basically two paths, what I’ve called the path of the fall and the path of the return. The path of return has been the message of the priestly class. True priests talk of religion, communion, love, transcendence, connecting this world… Continue Reading The Path of the Fall

The Spirits of the Air

What Do We Do with Evil? The Spirits of the Air Wednesday, October 14, 2020 It was very difficult to become a Christian if you were a Black man on a slave ship, and the slave ship was called ‘The Good Ship Jesus.’ —James Baldwin (1924–1987) The “flesh” is the second source of evil, deadness,… Continue Reading The Spirits of the Air

A Negative Matrix

What Do We Do with Evil? A Negative Matrix Monday, October 12, 2020 One reason we lost interest in the concept of sin is because we usually heard it being used to judge, shame, exclude, or control others or ourselves. Seldom was the concept of sin used to bring discernment or deeper understanding, much less… Continue Reading A Negative Matrix

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