Tag Archives: John of the Cross

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… Continue Reading Participatory Knowing

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… Continue Reading The Meaning of Spiritual Love

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… Continue Reading Order, Disorder, Reorder

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… Continue Reading Integrating Human and Divine Love

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… Continue Reading We Do Grow, Change, and Evolve

Step 1: Admitting Our Powerlessness

Twelve-Step Spirituality: Week 2 Step 1: Admitting Our Powerlessness Sunday, November 22, 2015 We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable. —Step 1 of the Twelve Steps The very first step of the Twelve Step program is our admission that we have come to the end of ourselves. Once again we… Continue Reading Step 1: Admitting Our Powerlessness

Emotional Sobriety

Twelve-Step Spirituality: Week 1 Emotional Sobriety Thursday, November 19, 2015 Bill Wilson saw “emotional sobriety” as the final culmination of the Twelve Steps. Full sobriety is not just to stop drinking, but to become a spiritually awakened person who has found some degree of detachment from your own narcissistic emotional responses. The word emotion comes… Continue Reading Emotional Sobriety

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