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The Path of Descent: Weekly Summary

The Path of Descent Saturday, March 28, 2020 Summary: Sunday, March 22-Friday, March 27, 2020  I am not alone in my tiredness or sickness or fears, but at one with millions of others from many centuries, and it is all part of life. —Etty Hillesum (Sunday)   We abandon the self-improvement project and instead surrender to the Holy Fire. –Mirabai Starr (Monday)   But crisis… Continue Reading The Path of Descent: Weekly Summary

Enneagram Part Three: Head Center: Weekly Summary

Enneagram Part Three: Head Center Saturday, March 14, 2020 Summary: Sunday, March 8–Friday, March 13, 2020 If taken seriously and used responsibly, the Enneagram is a tool that can help us move from dualistic thinking to nondual consciousness. (Sunday) [The Enneagram] offers both a portrait of healthy and a portrait of unhealthy for each type, and… Continue Reading Enneagram Part Three: Head Center: Weekly Summary

Enneagram Part Two: Heart Center: Weekly Summary

Enneagram Part Two: Heart Center: Summary: Sunday, March 1–Friday, March 6, 2020 Through the lens of the Enneagram we have greater self-knowledge and the ability to let go of what only seems good in order to discover what in us is really good. (Sunday) Something is clearly working here, and the enneagram of personality movement seems… Continue Reading Enneagram Part Two: Heart Center: Weekly Summary

Enneagram Part One: Body Center: Weekly Summary

Enneagram Part One: Body Center Sunday, February 23–Friday, February 28, 2020 The Enneagram’s purpose is to help us uncover the traps that keep us from living fully and freely as our True Self so that we will use our unique, authentic gifts for the good of others and the world. (Sunday) The Intelligence Centers . . . include the Body… Continue Reading Enneagram Part One: Body Center: Weekly Summary

Mind, Body, Heart: Weekly Summary

Mind, Body, Heart Sunday, February 16–Friday, February 22, 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. (Sunday)   Wisdom is a way of knowing that goes beyond one’s mind, one’s rational understanding, and embraces the… Continue Reading Mind, Body, Heart: Weekly Summary

Ways of Knowing: Weekly Summary

Ways of Knowing Sunday, February 9–Friday, February 14, 2020 God calls us to “not conform to the pattern of the world but to be transformed by the renewing of our minds” through relationship with those who see differently than we do (see Romans 12:2). (Sunday)  The vast majority of people throughout history have been poor, disabled,… Continue Reading Ways of Knowing: Weekly Summary

Alternative Orthodoxy: Weekly Summary

Alternative Orthodoxy Sunday, February 2–Friday, February 7, 2020 Franciscan alternative orthodoxy has never bothered fighting popes, bishops, Scriptures, or dogmas. It just quietly but firmly pays attention to different things—like simplicity, humility, non-violence, contemplation, solitude and silence, earth care, nature and other creatures, and the “least of the brothers and sisters.” (Sunday)  As part of our emphasis on orthopraxy over… Continue Reading Alternative Orthodoxy: Weekly Summary

Knowing and Not Knowing: Weekly Summary

Knowing and Not Knowing Sunday, January 26–Friday, January 31, 2020 Alongside all our knowing must be the equal and honest “knowing that I do not know.” (Sunday)  It is amazing how religion has turned the biblical idea of faith into a need and even a right to certain knowing, complete predictability, and perfect assurance about whom God… Continue Reading Knowing and Not Knowing: Weekly Summary

Action and Contemplation: Part Three: Weekly Summary

Action and Contemplation: Part Three Summary: Sunday, January 19—Friday, January 25, 2020 The desert mystics’ primary quest was for God, for Love; everything else was secondary. (Sunday)  This describes many Desert Fathers and Mothers: high states of union but low levels of cultural, historic, or intellectual exposure to coherent thinking. (Monday)  The desert mystics saw solitude, in… Continue Reading Action and Contemplation: Part Three: Weekly Summary

Action and Contemplation: Part Two: Weekly Summary

Action and Contemplation: Part Two Summary: Sunday, January 12—Friday, January 17, 2020 In order to become truly prophetic people who go beyond the categories of liberal and conservative, we have to teach and learn ways to integrate needed engagement with a truly contemplative mind and heart. (Sunday) The job of religion is to help people… Continue Reading Action and Contemplation: Part Two: Weekly Summary

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