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Tag Archives: Mirabai Starr

Luminous Darkness, Deepening Love: Weekly Summary

On the inner journey we meet a God who interacts with our deepest selves. Continue Reading Luminous Darkness, Deepening Love: Weekly Summary

Longing

The divine-human love affair really is a reciprocal dance. Continue Reading Longing

The Earth Is at the Same Time Mother

Like the Christ Mystery itself, the deep feminine often works underground and in mysterious ways. Continue Reading The Earth Is at the Same Time Mother

Loving Mother of the Americas

People turn to Our Lady of Guadalupe for a reminder of what grace may yet be available when we meet fear with love. Continue Reading Loving Mother of the Americas

God Is Beyond Gender

Images of God God Is beyond Gender Wednesday, December 1, 2o21 Virtually all Christians are taught to call God “Father,” as Jesus did himself. Yet Richard understands the need for both masculine and feminine images of God. He writes: I must invite us all to reclaim and honor female wisdom, which is often qualitatively different… Continue Reading God Is Beyond Gender

Good Grief

Everybody Grieves Good Grief Wednesday, August 4, 2021 When someone you love very much dies, the sky falls. And so you walk around under a fallen sky. —Mirabai Starr, Caravan of No Despair My dear friend Mirabai Starr has suffered many losses in her life, including that of her fourteen-year-old daughter Jenny, which Mirabai writes… Continue Reading Good Grief

The Gift of Wise Friends

Friendship and Grace The Gift of Wise Friends Tuesday, April 13, 2021 As a Franciscan, I have always been curious about the fruitful friendship between Francis of Assisi and his female companion Clare. They were not lovers, yet they were deeply devoted to one another, built their orders together, and turned to one another for… Continue Reading The Gift of Wise Friends

Love Revealed

All Will Be Well Love Revealed Tuesday, April 6, 2021 My dear friend Mirabai Starr, herself a mystic and author, has translated Julian’s Long Text (her second exploration of her visions) in a way that is both faithful to the original and understandable to today’s spiritual seekers. She introduces Julian’s work in this way: What… Continue Reading Love Revealed

The Way of Unknowing

Unknowing The Way of Unknowing Friday, February 5, 2021 Descriptions of the “dark night of the soul” from the Spanish mystic John of the Cross (1542–1591) have become the marker by which many Christians measure their own experience of unknowing. He fits an entire life spent exploring God’s mystery into memorable poetry, and even dares… Continue Reading The Way of Unknowing

Our Cosmic Mother

The Cosmic Egg Our Cosmic Mother Thursday, January 28, 2021 The image of the “Cosmic Egg of Meaning” is in some sense maternal, with each dome nestled and held by something larger and more powerful than itself. This is an ancient idea that may be helpful to our postmodern psyches, allowing us to embrace the… Continue Reading Our Cosmic Mother

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