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Awe and Surrender

Contemplative Consciousness Awe and Surrender Friday, January 12, 2018 To begin to see with new eyes, we must observe—and usually be humiliated by—the habitual way we encounter each and every moment. It is humiliating because we will see that we are well-practiced in just a few predictable responses. Not many of our responses are original, Read More »

From the Bottom Up: Summary: Weekly Summary

From the Bottom Up: Summary Summary: Sunday, December 24-Friday, December 29, 2017 Rather than coming from those in power at the top, the most effective and lasting change happens at the grass-roots level, led by those who are on the “edge of the inside” and are not dependent upon the status quo. (Sunday) Both Jesus Read More »

When Things Fall Apart

From the Bottom Up: Summary When Things Fall Apart Friday, December 29, 2017 The word change normally refers to new beginnings. But transformation more often happens not when something new begins but when something old falls apart. The pain of something old falling apart—disruption and chaos—invites the soul to listen at a deeper level. It Read More »

Self-Emptying: Weekly Summary

Self-Emptying Summary: Sunday, December 10-Friday, December 15, 2017 Every created thing is the self-emptying of God into multitudinous physical and visible forms. (Sunday) “In sum, we are not called to love God or the world. Rather, we are called to love God in the world. We love God by loving the world. We love God Read More »

Time-Tested Wisdom

Living in the Now Time-Tested Wisdom Sunday, November 19, 2017 Embrace the present moment as an ever-flowing source of holiness. —Jean Pierre de Caussade [1] Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience Read More »

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 Read More »

Grief

Hope in the Darkness Grief Friday, September 8, 2017 My friend and fellow teacher Mirabai Starr has become intimate with darkness through studying and translating the work of St. John of the Cross, as well as her own journey through the tragic loss of her daughter. Here she describes the experience of spiritual darkness and Read More »

Forgiveness: Weekly Summary

Forgiveness Summary: Sunday, August 27-Friday, September 1, 2017 Let’s ask for the grace to let go of those grudges and hurts we hold on to, and let’s do it now and not wait until later. (Sunday) Nothing new happens without forgiveness. (Monday) God does not love us if we change; God loves us so that Read More »

A Flash of Love

True Self and False Self: Week 1 A Flash of Love Wednesday, August 9, 2017 As disappointed as I get in religion, I can’t give up on it because only healthy religion is prepared to point you beyond the mere psychological to the cosmic, to the universal, to the absolute. Only healthy religion is prepared Read More »

Path of Descent: Weekly Summary

Path of Descent Summary: Sunday, July 30-Friday, August 4, 2017 Jesus is a person and, at the same time, a process. Jesus is the Son of God, but he is also “the Way”—the way of the cross. He’s the goal and the means. (Sunday) Jesus undoes religion by doing the most amazing thing: he finds Read More »

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