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Love

Mystics experience a full-bodied embrace by Divine Love, and then spend their lives trying to verbalize and embody it. Continue Reading Love

An Identity Transplant

As the primary fruit of a Spirit-filled life, love is about more than our relationships with individuals. Continue Reading An Identity Transplant

Living in Christ

From the very depths of his being, Paul experienced and surrendered to the love of God in Christ. Continue Reading Living in Christ

A Tug-of-War with Truth

Meeting the Risen Christ on the road to Damascus changed everything for Paul. Continue Reading A Tug-of-War with Truth

An Enlightening Experience

We have tried to understand Paul, a nondual mystic, with our simplistic, dualistic minds. Continue Reading An Enlightening Experience

Made in the Divine Image

Original Goodness Made in the Divine Image Wednesday, October 27, 2021 Father Richard views religion’s purpose as reminding us of who we truly are: The essential work of religion is to help us recognize and recover the divine image in ourselves and everything else too. Whatever we call it, this ‘image of God’ is absolute… Continue Reading Made in the Divine Image

Unveiling the Great (Christ) Mystery

Unveiling the Universal Christ Unveiling the Great (Christ) Mystery Sunday, August 22, 2021 This mystery has been kept in the dark for a long time, but now it’s out in the open. God wanted everyone, not just Jews, to know this rich and glorious secret inside and out, regardless of their background, regardless of their… Continue Reading Unveiling the Great (Christ) Mystery

The Mystics as Directors

Spiritual Direction The Mystics as Directors Thursday, June 24, 2021 In addition to his work as a therapist, my friend James Finley has served as a spiritual director for decades. While spiritual direction most often involves one-on-one conversations between two living persons, Jim shows us how reading the words of the mystics can be a… Continue Reading The Mystics as Directors

Mystical Marriage: Weekly Summary

Mystical Marriage Saturday, May 15, 2021 Week Nineteen Summary and Practice Sunday, May 9—Friday, May 14, 2021 Sunday The big and hidden secret is this: an infinite God seeks and desires intimacy with the human soul. Once we experience such intimacy, only the intimate language of lovers describes the experience for us: mystery, tenderness, singularity,… Continue Reading Mystical Marriage: Weekly Summary

Transformed in the Beloved

Mystical Marriage Transformed in the Beloved Friday, May 14, 2021 The infinite love that is the architect of our hearts has made our hearts in such a way that nothing less than an infinite union with infinite love will do. It’s the setup in the beginning. . . . That infinite love creates you as… Continue Reading Transformed in the Beloved

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