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Spiritual Direction: Weekly Summary

Spiritual Direction Saturday, June 26, 2021 Week Twenty-Five Summary and Practice Sunday, June 20—Friday, June 25, 2021 Sunday No matter the religion or denomination in which we are raised, our spirituality still comes through the first filter of our own life experience. Monday As a spiritual midwife, the director’s task is to pay attention, to… Continue Reading Spiritual Direction: Weekly Summary

Trusting Our Inner Authority

Spiritual Direction Trusting Our Inner Authority Friday, June 25, 2021 The two wheels of Scripture and Tradition can be seen as sources of outer authority, while our personal experience leads to our inner authority. I am convinced we need and can have both. Only when inner and outer authority come together do we have true spiritual wisdom. Christianity… Continue Reading Trusting Our Inner Authority

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

Who Do You Say That I Am?

Spiritual Direction Who Do You Say That I Am? Wednesday, June 23, 2021 We all have a yearning to be known by each other and by God. Professor and spiritual director Ruth Takiko West uses Jesus’ question, “Who do you say that I am?” as a model for our deepest spiritual questioning. “Who do you… Continue Reading Who Do You Say That I Am?

Jesus as Spiritual Director

Spiritual Direction Jesus as Spiritual Director Tuesday, June 22, 2021 Every culture and religious tradition have some method of passing on spiritual wisdom and for helping individuals to discover their own. The Christian tradition of spiritual direction can find its origin in Jesus’ own way of relating to his disciples and the many who sought… Continue Reading Jesus as Spiritual Director

A Midwife for the Soul

Spiritual Direction A Midwife for the Soul Monday, June 21, 2021 Summer Solstice Tend only to the birth in you and you will find all goodness and all consolation, all delight, all being and all truth. Reject it and you reject all goodness and blessing. What comes to you in this birth brings with it… Continue Reading A Midwife for the Soul

The Importance of Experience

Spiritual Direction The Importance of Experience Sunday, June 20, 2021 No matter the religion or denomination in which we are raised, our spirituality still comes through the first filter of our own life experience. We must begin to be honest about this instead of pretending that any of us are formed exclusively by the Scriptures… Continue Reading The Importance of Experience

Love in Action

Action and Contemplation: Week 2 Love in Action Thursday, May 18, 2016 The way to arrive and remain within “the force field of the Holy Spirit,” which is one way of describing consciousness—is both very simple and very hard: you’ve got to remain in love, with a foundational yes to every moment. You can’t risk… Continue Reading Love in Action

Going Deeper

In Our End Is Our Beginning Going Deeper Monday, December 29, 2014 It’s one thing to read the Daily Meditations (or any spiritual text). It’s quite another to integrate the teachings into your very being. I hope you will take all of what I say deeper than mere intellectual understanding, perhaps in some or all… Continue Reading Going Deeper

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