Tag Archives: John of the Cross

Exploring the Mystics with James Finley: Weekly Summary

Exploring the Mystics with James Finley Summary: Sunday, October 8-Friday, October 13, 2017 This week CAC faculty member and guest writer James Finley introduced us to the Christian mystics Teresa of Ávila and John of the Cross. James is attuned to the pedagogy of the mystics and invites us to a different kind of reading. Read More »

Only Love Is Real

Exploring the Mystics with James Finley Only Love Is Real Friday, October 13, 2017 Guest writer and CAC faculty member James Finley continues sharing insights from John of the Cross. Take a few moments in the midst of your busy day to slow down, to enter into the quiet, and to read these words from Read More »

Experiencing God’s Love

Exploring the Mystics with James Finley Experiencing God’s Love Thursday, October 12, 2017 Guest writer and CAC faculty member James Finley continues sharing insights from John of the Cross. Before you read, take a few deep, slow breaths. Feel yourself in your body, in this place. Attune to your heart’s wisdom and let your mind Read More »

Love Is Our Origin and Destiny

Exploring the Mystics with James Finley Love Is Our Origin and Destiny Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Today James Finley will introduce us to another great mystic, John of the Cross. As with all of the mystics, a different kind of reading and perception is required. Remember that mysticism is simply experiential knowing, rather than intellectual Read More »

Grief

Hope in the Darkness Grief Friday, September 8, 2017 My friend and fellow teacher Mirabai Starr has become intimate with darkness through studying and translating the work of St. John of the Cross, as well as her own journey through the tragic loss of her daughter. Here she describes the experience of spiritual darkness and Read More »

Participatory Knowing

Trinity: Week 2 Participatory Knowing Sunday, September 18, 2016 All authentic knowledge of God is participatory. I must say this directly and clearly because it is a very different way of knowing reality—and it should be the unique, open-horizoned gift of people of faith. But Christians have almost entirely lost this way of knowing, ever Read More »

The Meaning of Spiritual Love

Nondual Consciousness The Meaning of Spiritual Love Friday, August 19, 2016 When I teach nondual consciousness, I often use the phrase “not one, but not two either.” Nondual consciousness heals our splits and sense of separation. Think of how a truly loving, faithful relationship has helped you be fully and wholly yourself. John of the 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 »

Integrating Human and Divine Love

Incarnation: Week 1 Integrating Human and Divine Love Tuesday, January 12, 2016 God is always given, incarnate in every moment and present to those who know how to be present themselves. [1] It is that simple and that difficult. To be present in prayer can be like the experience of being loved at a deep Read More »

We Do Grow, Change, and Evolve

Levels of Development: Week 1 We Do Grow, Change, and Evolve Sunday, December 6, 2015 In the next section of my lineage, I will be discussing one of the most helpful and clarifying elements for the modern mind: understanding things in terms of developmental stages. As a preacher and teacher, I know that I can Read More »

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