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An Uncreated Spark

The Perennial Tradition An Uncreated Spark Thursday, August 15, 2019 Eknath Easwaran (1910–1999) was an Indian born spiritual teacher and author, as well as a translator and interpreter of early Hindu texts such as the Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita. I was personally introduced to him during a visit from Henri Nouwen in the late… Continue Reading An Uncreated Spark

Images

Black Women Mystics Images Sunday, July 28, 2019 It’s so important that all people are able to recognize themselves as God’s image. Icons and images of Mary, the mother of Jesus, with a dark or ebony hue are revered in many cultures around the world. For example, the Black Madonna as a model of maternal… Continue Reading Images

The Meaning of Life

Mystic: Howard Thurman The Meaning of Life Sunday, July 21, 2019 In spite of all seeming evidence to the contrary, mystics know that God is love, and this love is both our source and our goal. I’d like you to recognize that it’s not just me saying these things. There are a great many theologians,… Continue Reading The Meaning of Life

Our Response

Introduction to Christian Mysticism Our Response Wednesday, July 17, 2019 If you want to find God, then honor God within you, and you will always see God beyond you. For it is only God in you who knows where and how to look for God. When you honor and accept the divine image within yourself,… Continue Reading Our Response

Take Your Place at the Table

Trinity: Part 1 Take Your Place at the Table Monday, May 6, 2019 In Genesis, we see the divine dance in an early enigmatic story (18:1-8). “The Lord” appears to Abraham as “three men” or “three angels,” and Abraham and Sarah seem to see the Holy One in the presence of these three; they bow… Continue Reading Take Your Place at the Table

Image and Likeness: Summary: Weekly Summary

Image and Likeness: Summary Summary: Sunday, December 23-Friday, December 28, 2018 When we see the image of God where we are not accustomed to seeing the image of God, then we see with eyes not our own. (Sunday) The true and essential work of all religion is to help us recognize and recover the divine… Continue Reading Image and Likeness: Summary: Weekly Summary

Growing in the Divine Likeness

Image and Likeness: Summary Growing in the Divine Likeness Friday, December 28, 2018 Today I share more from Tilden Edwards as he emphasizes the importance of lowering the mind into the heart in order to grow in likeness to God. My interpretation of the early Christian desert elders’ over-encouragement of allowing the mind to sink… Continue Reading Growing in the Divine Likeness

Listening as Divine Likeness

Image and Likeness: Summary Listening as Divine Likeness Thursday, December 27, 2018 Tilden Edwards is a dear friend, who is also an Episcopal priest and co-founder and Senior Fellow of The Shalem Institute. I’d like to close this year’s theme, Image and Likeness, with portions of an article he wrote for CAC’s journal Oneing: Some… Continue Reading Listening as Divine Likeness

Trusting the Divine Image and Likeness

Image and Likeness: Summary Trusting the Divine Image and Likeness Wednesday, December 26, 2018 In the practical order, we find our Original Goodness, the image of God that we are, when we can discover and own the faith, hope, and love deeply planted within us: A trust in inner coherence itself. “It all means something!”… Continue Reading Trusting the Divine Image and Likeness

Saying Yes to the Divine Likeness

Image and Likeness: Summary Saying Yes to the Divine Likeness Tuesday, December 25, 2018 Christmas Day My work is to free myself of myself so that You can be born in me. —Meister Eckhart, paraphrased [1] The positive being that emerges from you and me [is] the image of God. The problem is that this… Continue Reading Saying Yes to the Divine Likeness

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