Tag Archives: True Self

Freedom

Franciscan Spirituality: Week 3 Freedom Tuesday, June 20, 2017 For Saint Francis, “penance” was not some kind of dark asceticism but a proactive, free leap into the problem. It is the same freedom that we see in Jesus when he says “You are not taking my life from me; I am laying it down freely” Read More »

Paul as Nondual Teacher

The Apostle Paul Paul as Nondual Teacher Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Meeting the Risen Christ on the road to Damascus changed everything for Paul. He experienced the great paradox that the crucified Jesus was in fact alive! And he, a “sinner,” was in fact chosen and beloved. This pushed Paul from the usual either/or, dualistic Read More »

The True Self Says YES/The False Self Prefers NO

Resurrection The True Self Says YES/The False Self Prefers NO Wednesday, May 10, 2017 The great wisdom teachers and mystics say in various ways that you cannot truly see or understand anything if you begin with a no. You have to start with a yes of basic acceptance, which means you do not too quickly Read More »

Being Awake

Contemplation Being Awake Thursday, February 9, 2017 In our regular contemplative “sit” (time of silent prayer) we are actually practicing being awake. Religious teachers, including Jesus, the Buddha, as well as many Hindu sages, are always telling us to wake up—to be alert, alive, awake, attentive, or aware. You might call it the AAAAA recovery Read More »

Your True Self Is Love

Love Summary for the Year: Week 1 Your True Self Is Love Sunday, December 18, 2016 Those who have gone to the depths—of suffering, awe, or silence—discover an Indwelling Presence. It is a deep and loving “yes,” an “amen” or “let it be,” that is inherent within you. In Christian theology, this inner presence is Read More »

Your True Self

Union Your True Self Thursday, December 15, 2016 Union with God is the primary and most unavoidable reality of our lives. —Alan Watts [1] The True Self is who you are because of the divine indwelling, the Holy Spirit living within you (Romans 8:9). This is the only solid basis for human sacredness and for Read More »

Nonviolence: Weekly Summary

Nonviolence Summary: Sunday, October 9-Friday, October 14, 2016 “Before you speak of peace, you must first have it in your heart.” —St. Francis of Assisi (Sunday) We each carry a certain amount of pain from our very birth. If that pain is not healed and transformed, it actually increases as we grow older, and we Read More »

Ahimsa: Love Is Your Nature

Nonviolence Ahimsa: Love Is Your Nature Sunday, October 9, 2016 Before you speak of peace, you must first have it in your heart. —St. Francis of Assisi [1] Christianity seems to have forgotten Jesus’ teachings on nonviolence. We’ve relegated visions of a peaceful kingdom to a far distant heaven, hardly believing Jesus could have meant Read More »

God Is for Us

Trinity: Week 3 God Is for Us Friday, September 30, 2016 Love is just like prayer; it is not so much an action that we do, but a dialogue that already flows through us. We don’t decide to “be loving”; rather, to love is to allow our deepest and truest nature to show itself. The Read More »

Trinity: Week 2 Summary

Trinity: Week 2 Summary: Sunday, September 18-Friday, September 23, 2016 Divine knowing—some would call it spiritual intuition—is actually an allowing of Someone Else to know in us, through us, for us, and even as us. (Sunday) The divine flow either flows both in and out, or it is not flowing at all. (Monday) The Trinity Read More »

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