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Black Women Mystics: Weekly Summary

Black Women Mystics Summary: Sunday, July 28—Friday, August 2, 2019 God is present in everything. In the universe, in creation, in me and all that happens to me, in my brothers and sisters, in the church, and in the Eucharist—everywhere. —Thea Bowman (Sunday) When the word contemplation comes to my mind I want to think… Continue Reading Black Women Mystics: Weekly Summary

Why Are You Here?

Mystic: Howard Thurman Why Are You Here? Thursday, July 25, 2019 Today, as you read this second excerpt from Howard Thurman’s book Jesus and the Disinherited, hold an open heart and mind. In other words, read with a contemplative stance. The meditation ends with a question that I’ll hope you’ll sit with—as Thurman and his… Continue Reading Why Are You Here?

Prayer, Action, and Unlearning Racism

Prayer, Action, and Unlearning Racism A note from the editor, Mark Longhurst: Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove is a celebrated speaker, writer, and activist living in Durham, North Carolina. He is the author, most recently, of Reconstructing the Gospel: Finding Freedom from Slaveholder Religion. I had the chance to ask him several questions about prayer and action. Here are his… Continue Reading Prayer, Action, and Unlearning Racism

Justice: Week 1 Summary

Justice: Week 1 Summary: Sunday, June 10-Friday, June 15, 2018 Jesus is a visible incarnation of the union between human and divine, matter and spirit. He models inclusive, nondual, compassionate thinking and being. (Sunday) We must work to dismantle systems of oppression while at the same time honoring our differences and celebrating our oneness! This… Continue Reading Justice: Week 1 Summary

Black Bodies

Human Bodies: Week 2 Black Bodies Thursday, April 12, 2018 Until the killing of black mothers’ sons [and daughters] is as important as the discovery of white mothers’ sons, we who believe in freedom cannot rest. —Ella Baker [1] As I wrote in last week’s meditations, the early ego creates itself by comparison or negation,… Continue Reading Black Bodies

The Invisible Character of White Privilege

God as Us: Week 2 The Invisible Character of White Privilege Friday, November 17, 2017 If we are going to talk about God as me, we must also talk about God as thee too!  For a long time, I naively hoped that racism was a thing of the past. Those of us who are white… Continue Reading The Invisible Character of White Privilege

Dividing the Field of the Moment

Nondual Consciousness Dividing the Field of the Moment Tuesday, August 16, 2016 Most of us tend to cut every new idea or situation in half and eliminate that which we do not understand or things that are beyond our present experience. Not only do we divide the field of the moment, but we almost immediately… Continue Reading Dividing the Field of the Moment

Universal Connection

Jesus: The Christ Universal Connection Friday, March 27, 2015 There were clear statements in the New Testament giving a cosmic meaning to Christ (Colossians 1, Ephesians 1, John 1, 1 John 1, and Hebrews 1:1-4), and the schools of Paul and John were initially overwhelmed by the hope contained in this message. In the early… Continue Reading Universal Connection

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