Tag Archives: wholeness

Our Response

Introduction to Christian Mysticism Our Response Wednesday, July 17, 2019 If you want to find God, then honor God within you, and you will always see God beyond you. For it is only God in you who knows where and how to look for God. When you honor and accept the divine image within yourself,… Continue Reading Our Response

Laying Down Our Life

Conscious Love Laying Down Our Life Tuesday, June 18, 2019 Cynthia Bourgeault continues reflecting on authentic love, distinguishing it from infatuation or romance. She begins by sharing insights from Scottish psychiatrist Maurice Nicoll (1884–1953), offering a basis for understanding union within the Gospel framework. Nicoll suggests that laying down one’s soul for our neighbor “is… Continue Reading Laying Down Our Life

God Speaks

Meeting Christ Within Us God Speaks Monday, May 27, 2019 In a time when everything was being swept away, when “the whole world is becoming a giant concentration camp,” [Etty Hillesum] felt one must hold fast to what endures—the encounter with God at the depths of one’s own soul and in other people. —Robert Ellsberg… Continue Reading God Speaks

God With Us

Meeting Christ Within Us God With Us Sunday, May 26, 2019 If God’s Spirit has truly joined our spirit, then we have every reason to trust the deepest movements of our natures. This trust becomes a key for all spirituality. The goal of Christian spirituality is to recognize and respond to the continual interior movements… Continue Reading God With Us

Christ Means “Anointed”: Weekly Summary

Christ Means “Anointed” Summary: Sunday, April 7—Friday, April 12, 2019 This entire world is soaked through and through with Christ, with divinity, like an electron planted in every atom. (Sunday) The word we translate from the Greek as “Christ” comes from the Hebrew word mesach, meaning “the anointed” one or Messiah. Christ reveals that all… Continue Reading Christ Means “Anointed”: Weekly Summary

A Hidden Wholeness

Growing in Christ: Week 2 A Hidden Wholeness Wednesday, March 27, 2019 As we grow spiritually, we discover that we are not as separate as we thought we were. Separation from God, self, and others was a deep and tragic illusion. As we grow into deeper connection and union, the things that once brought meaning… Continue Reading A Hidden Wholeness

Consciously Evolving

Christ in Evolution Consciously Evolving Friday, March 15, 2019 Ilia Delio explores what it means to consciously, intentionally participate in evolution: Because we humans are in evolution we must see Christ in evolution as well—Christ’s humanity is our humanity, Christ’s life is our life. . . . To live Christ is to live community; to… Continue Reading Consciously Evolving

A Bigger Story

Christ in Paul’s Eyes A Bigger Story Friday, March 1, 2019 To legitimate our religion’s status in the Roman Empire, Christians felt that we had to prove that Jesus was independently divine. After the Council of Nicaea (325), Jesus was said to be “consubstantial” with God, and after the Council of Chalcedon (451), the church… Continue Reading A Bigger Story

Coherence and Belonging

Christ Since the Beginning Coherence and Belonging Tuesday, February 19, 2019 The kind of wholeness I’m describing as the Universal Christ is a forgotten treasure of the Christian Tradition that our postmodern world no longer enjoys and even vigorously denies. I always wonder why, after the rise of rationalism in the Enlightenment, Westerners would prefer… Continue Reading Coherence and Belonging

Christ Is Everyman and Everywoman

Jesus: Human and Divine Christ Is Everyman and Everywoman Wednesday, January 30, 2019 Many of the early Christian mystics saw Jesus as a dynamic and living (“interactive”) union of human and divine in one person. They saw Christ as the living icon of the eternal union of matter and Spirit in all of creation. Jesus was fully… Continue Reading Christ Is Everyman and Everywoman

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