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Awakening to Oneness

Meditation Awakening to Oneness Monday, February 20, 2017 Guest writer and CAC teacher James Finley continues to share insights on meditation (another word for contemplative prayer). We begin in ego consciousness, imagining that the union with God we seek is far off. After all, ego consciousness is the subjective perception of being a separate self Read More »

Union with Infinite Love

Meditation Union with Infinite Love Sunday, February 19, 2017 This week James Finley—a psychologist, retreat leader, and member of CAC’s core faculty—continues exploring meditation (another name for contemplative prayer) from a Christian perspective. His messages truly read as “meditations,” invitations to openness and presence, more than intellectual essays. I hope you receive Jim’s words with Read More »

Overtaken by Oceanic Oneness

Dualistic and Nondual Thinking Overtaken by Oceanic Oneness Friday, February 3, 2017 Today’s guest writer, CAC faculty member James Finley, shares what it is like to be within nondual consciousness. We approach nondual consciousness by means of our contemplative experience. “To contemplate” means to observe carefully, to pay attention. Throughout the day, things catch our Read More »

Oned with God

Dualistic and Nondual Thinking Oned with God Wednesday, February 1, 2017 Over the next few days I’d like to share insights from my fellow CAC faculty members, Cynthia Bourgeault and James Finley. I trust Cynthia and Jim because they are truly grounded in the Christian and wider wisdom Tradition, Scripture, and their own authentic experience. 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 »

Union: Weekly Summary

Union Summary: Sunday, December 11-Friday, December 16, 2016 There is an absolute, eternal union between God and the soul of everything. The problem is that Western religion has not taught us this. Our ego over-emphasizes our individuality and separateness from God and others. (Sunday) Mystics like Francis and Clare lived from a place of conscious, Read More »

Christ’s Body

Union Christ’s Body Friday, December 16, 2016 Symeon the New Theologian (949-1022), a saint and mystic revered to this day by Eastern Christians, wrote some words that point beautifully to this “force field” that we call the Body of Christ. It is a living organism created by those who live in love, much more than 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 »

The Communion of Saints

Union The Communion of Saints Wednesday, December 14, 2016 Jesus spoke these things; and lifting up his eyes to heaven, he said, “Father, . . . I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word; that they may all be one; even as You, Read More »

One God, One Love

Union One God, One Love Tuesday, December 13, 2016 Lady Julian of Norwich (c. 1342-c.1416) is one of my favorite mystics. Julian experienced her showings, as she called them, all on one night, probably May 8, 1373. It was such a profound experience that she asked the bishop to enclose her in a small anchor-hold Read More »

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