Tag Archives: Julian of Norwich

God Is Diversity

Interfaith Friendship God Is Diversity Wednesday, December 6, 2017 I have been drawn to the living heart of every spiritual tradition I have encountered. . . . What I found irresistible was the essential unity at the core of all that diversity; each faith tradition was singing the same song in a deliciously different voice:… Continue Reading God Is Diversity

Julian of Norwich, Part II

Mysticism: Week 2 Julian of Norwich, Part II Monday, October 2, 2017 The place which Jesus takes in our soul he will nevermore vacate, for in us is his home of homes, and it is the greatest delight for him to dwell there. . . . And the soul who thus contemplates is made like… Continue Reading Julian of Norwich, Part II

Julian of Norwich, Part I

Mysticism: Week 2 Julian of Norwich, Part I Sunday, October 1, 2017 We who seek to grow spiritually are like children ushered off to school for their education and personal growth. God is the principal or headmaster, and the saints and mystics are the various teachers and coaches who will interact with us on a… Continue Reading Julian of Norwich, Part I

Universal Restoration

Love Summary for the Year: Week 2 Universal Restoration Friday, December 30, 2016 There were a number of fathers in the early church (the first four centuries C.E.) who believed in apokatastasis, “universal restoration” (Acts 3:21). They believed that the real meaning of the resurrection of Christ was that God’s love was so perfect and… Continue Reading Universal Restoration

One God, One Love

Union One God, One Love Tuesday, December 13, 2016 Lady Julian of Norwich (c. 1342-c.1416) is one of my favorite mystics. Julian experienced her showings, as she called them, all on one night, probably May 8, 1373. It was such a profound experience that she asked the bishop to enclose her in a small anchor-hold… Continue Reading One God, One Love

Oneing

The Perennial Tradition Oneing Friday, November 25, 2016 We must finally go back to the ultimate Christian source for our principle—the central doctrine of the Trinity itself. Yes, God is “One,” just as our Jewish ancestors taught us (Deuteronomy 6:4), and yet the further, more subtle level of meaning is that this oneness is actually… Continue Reading Oneing

Path of Descent: Weekly Summary

Path of Descent Summary: Sunday, October 16-Friday, October 21, 2016 The pattern of down and up, loss and renewal, enslavement and liberation, exile and return, transformation through darkness and suffering is quite clear in the Hebrew Scriptures, and Jesus evidently sees himself as representing this pattern. (Sunday) Rather than look for impressive apparitions or miracles,… Continue Reading Path of Descent: Weekly Summary

The Process of Divinization

Levels of Development: Week 1 The Process of Divinization Wednesday, December 9, 2015 Joseph Chilton Pearce’s book, The Biology of Transcendence, points to both culture and the cultural entrapment of Christianity as blockages to potential growth toward transcendence. Each stage of brain development provides a biological window to connect with higher levels. But if the… Continue Reading The Process of Divinization

Discovering Our Story

Science: Week 2 Discovering Our Story Friday, November 13, 2015 Today we are realizing that “science and religion are long lost dance partners,” to use Rob Bell’s words. Ilia Delio writes, “Raimon Panikkar said that when theology is divorced from cosmology, we no longer have a living God, but an idea of God. God then… Continue Reading Discovering Our Story

Julian of Norwich, Part III

Mystics and Non-Dual Thinkers: Week 2 Julian of Norwich, Part III Wednesday, July 22, 2015 Like most Christian mystics, Julian of Norwich is very Trinitarian, and as with many others, the dynamic principle of three invariably produces a fourth on a new level and the triangle becomes a circle. Many say in different ways that… Continue Reading Julian of Norwich, Part III

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