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A Way of Being

Mind, Body, Heart A Way of Being
 Sunday, February 16, 2020 Wisdom is not the result of mental effort. It cannot be gained through intellectual study. Even life experiences do not make us wise if we don’t process them humbly and consciously. Sadly, most of us were never taught how to do that, which is why so few older people are true elders, with any wisdom to pass on to the next generations.  … Continue Reading A Way of Being

God Cannot Be Thought

Knowing and Not Knowing God Cannot Be Thought 
Thursday, January 30, 2020 Augustinian priest Fr. Martin Laird is an author, retreat leader, and professor of early Christian studies at Villanova University. He is a gifted teacher who makes the history and practice of Christian contemplation accessible to people of all backgrounds. Here he relates the… Continue Reading God Cannot Be Thought

Growing in the Divine Likeness

Image and Likeness: Summary Growing in the Divine Likeness Friday, December 28, 2018 Today I share more from Tilden Edwards as he emphasizes the importance of lowering the mind into the heart in order to grow in likeness to God. My interpretation of the early Christian desert elders’ over-encouragement of allowing the mind to sink… Continue Reading Growing in the Divine Likeness

Listening as Divine Likeness

Image and Likeness: Summary Listening as Divine Likeness Thursday, December 27, 2018 Tilden Edwards is a dear friend, who is also an Episcopal priest and co-founder and Senior Fellow of The Shalem Institute. I’d like to close this year’s theme, Image and Likeness, with portions of an article he wrote for CAC’s journal Oneing: Some… Continue Reading Listening as Divine Likeness

Open Heart, Mind, and Body

Contemplation: Week 1 Open Heart, Mind, and Body Sunday, December 9, 2018 We may think of prayer as thoughts or feelings expressed in words. But this is only one expression. . . . Prayer is the opening of mind and heart—our whole being—to God, the Ultimate Mystery, beyond thoughts, words, and emotions. Through grace we… Continue Reading Open Heart, Mind, and Body

Listening to Our Body

Human Bodies: Week 1 Listening to Our Body Thursday, April 5, 2018 Though we began our lives immersed in unitive, kinesthetic knowing, very quickly we begin to see the distinctions and divisions in the world. As a toddler, I learned: “I am not my mother. My mother is not me.” The developing ego sees by… Continue Reading Listening to Our Body

Bodily Knowing

Human Bodies: Week 1 Bodily Knowing Wednesday, April 4, 2018 (50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.) If you lose hope, somehow you lose that vitality that keeps life moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of all. And so today I still… Continue Reading Bodily Knowing

Incarnation and Indwelling

Living in the Now Incarnation and Indwelling Monday, November 20, 2017 Most religious people I’ve met—from sincere laypeople to priests and nuns—still imagine God to be elsewhere. Before you can take the “now” seriously, you must shift from thinking of God as “out there” to also knowing God “in here.” In fact, that is the… Continue Reading Incarnation and Indwelling

Mysticism: Week 1 Summary

Mysticism: Week 1 Summary: Sunday, September 24-Friday, September 29, 2017 “Institutional Christianity has hardly contemplated the possibility that the consciousness of Jesus might be the consciousness of the Christian, that the whole point of the Gospel is that everyone may experience union with God in the same way as Jesus himself.” —Alan Watts (Sunday) Jesus… Continue Reading Mysticism: Week 1 Summary

Enneagram: Week 1 Summary

Enneagram: Week 1 Summary: Sunday, April 24-Friday, April 29, 2016 When used in conjunction with a regular practice of contemplative prayer, the Enneagram can be powerfully transformative. It can open us to deeper and deeper levels of understanding and insight, love and grace. (Sunday) When we are excessively fixated on our supposed gift it becomes… Continue Reading Enneagram: Week 1 Summary

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