Tag Archives: Mary

Our Blessed Mother

Feminine Incarnation Our Blessed Mother Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Clarissa Pinkola Estés has spent many years gathering and sharing stories of the Divine Feminine across cultures and religions. In her book Untie the Strong Woman she helps us connect with the Holy Mother’s comfort, guidance, and vision. Read Estés’ words through your heart center more… Continue Reading Our Blessed Mother

The Deep Feminine

Feminine Incarnation The Deep Feminine Tuesday, June 11, 2019 I think Christians of the first thousand years understood Mary as the feminine incarnation on an intuitive and allegorical level. But by the time of the much-needed Protestant Reformation, all we could see was “She is not God.” This is entirely true, but we lost the… Continue Reading The Deep Feminine

The First Incarnation

Feminine Incarnation The First Incarnation Monday, June 10, 2019 In mythic imagination, I think Mary intuitively symbolizes the first incarnation—or Mother Earth. I am not saying Mary is the first incarnation, only that she became the natural archetype for it. Carl Jung believed that humans produce in art and story the inner images the soul… Continue Reading The First Incarnation

Archetypal Feminine

Feminine Incarnation Archetypal Feminine Sunday, June 9, 2019 Pentecost I know I am taking some risks writing about Feminine Incarnation. There are certainly limitations to the construct of binary genders. God and Christ are beyond gender, and all humans are a blend of masculine and feminine traits. But because Western Christianity and culture have primarily… Continue Reading Archetypal Feminine

Transforming Pain

Suffering: Week 1 Transforming Pain Wednesday, October 17, 2018 All healthy religion shows you what to do with your pain, with the absurd, the tragic, the nonsensical, the unjust and the undeserved—all of which eventually come into every lifetime. If only we could see these “wounds” as the way through, as Jesus did, then they… Continue Reading Transforming Pain

Blinded by Privilege

Bias from the Bottom: Week 2 Blinded by Privilege Sunday, March 27, 2016 You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb into his skin and walk around in it. —Harper Lee (1926-2016), To Kill a Mockingbird Once in a place of power, after the 4th… Continue Reading Blinded by Privilege

Stories from the Bottom

Bias from the Bottom: Week 1 Stories from the Bottom Tuesday, March 22, 2016 Most of political and church history has been controlled and written by people who have the access, the power, and the education to write books and get them published. One of the few subversive texts in history, believe it or not,… Continue Reading Stories from the Bottom

Transforming Our Pain

Scripture: Week 1 Transforming Our Pain Friday, February 26, 2016 One of the enlightened themes that develops in the Judeo-Christian scriptures and reaches its fullness in the crucified Jesus is the recognition of the transformative significance of human pain and suffering. We see this most especially in the four “Servant Songs” of Isaiah (chapters 42-53),… Continue Reading Transforming Our Pain

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

Step 3: Turning Over Our Lives

Twelve-Step Spirituality: Week 2 Step 3: Turning Over Our Lives Tuesday, November 24, 2015 We made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood God. —Step 3 of the Twelve Steps Notice that each of the Twelve Steps is expressed in terms of “we” and… Continue Reading Step 3: Turning Over Our Lives

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