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The Method

Centering Prayer The Method Monday, February 13, 2017 Guest writer Cynthia Bourgeault continues exploring the contemplative practice of Centering Prayer. For nearly thirty years now, the following four guidelines have successfully introduced tens of thousands of people worldwide to Centering Prayer: Choose a sacred word as the symbol of your intention to consent to God’s… Continue Reading The Method

Implanted Desire

Grace: Week 2 Implanted Desire Tuesday, February 2, 2016 The idea of grace first develops in the Hebrew Scriptures through the concepts of election, or chosenness, and is finally called “covenant love” because it becomes a mutual giving and receiving. This love is always initiated from YHWH’s side toward the people of Israel, and they… Continue Reading Implanted Desire

Love: Week 2 Summary

Love: Week 2 Summary: Sunday, January 3-Friday, January 8, 2016 What you seek is what you are. (Sunday) The inner knowledge of God’s love is itself the Indwelling Presence. (Monday) “Anyone who loves is born of God and knows God . . . for God is love.” —1 John 4:7-8 (Tuesday) Intimacy (mutual vulnerability) is the… Continue Reading Love: Week 2 Summary

Intimacy

Love: Week 2 Intimacy Wednesday, January 6, 2016 (Feast of the Epiphany, The “Self-Manifestation” of God) Today is called “The Twelfth Day of Christmas” perhaps because it took at least twelve days, and then some, for the self-disclosure of God to slam into our consciousness. Intimacy is another word for trustful, tender, and risky self-disclosure.… Continue Reading Intimacy

Scripture as God’s Self-Disclosure

Love: Week 2 Scripture as God’s Self-Disclosure Tuesday, January 5, 2016 Only those who truly know their need for the Beloved know how to receive the gift of the Beloved without misusing such love. A mutually admitted emptiness is the ultimate safety net for all love, and in the Scriptures, even God is presented as… Continue Reading Scripture as God’s Self-Disclosure

The Hidden Secret

Love: Week 2 The Hidden Secret Monday, January 4, 2016 Bonaventure, the Franciscan philosopher and theologian, taught, “We are each loved by God in a particular and incomparable way, as in the case of a bride and bridegroom. Francis and Clare of Assisi knew that the love God has for each soul is unique and… Continue Reading The Hidden Secret

Experiencing Intimacy

Twelve-Step Spirituality: Week 1 Experiencing Intimacy Friday, November 20, 2015 Addiction has been variously described as a moral weakness, a simple lack of willpower, a cowardly inability to face life, or a spiritual illness or disease. I agree with Alcoholics Anonymous that addiction is the latter: a disease of the soul, an illness resulting from… Continue Reading Experiencing Intimacy

Native and Celtic Spirituality Summary

Native and Celtic Spirituality Summary: Sunday, July 5-Saturday, July 11, 2015 Lived outwardly, the inner experience of union moves us toward compassion, justice, and inclusivity. One of the non-dual gifts of Celtic and Native traditions is their openness to inspiration and wisdom from nature, beauty, and signs and symbols that speak deeply to the unconscious.… Continue Reading Native and Celtic Spirituality Summary

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