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Path of Spirit

October 2007

Oct 30, 2007

Re-Form of Spiritual Consciousness
Beyond Practical Atheism
Saying For Today: "We will ... not become like Christ simply by imitating Christ or sharing Christ: we must be transformed, or re-form-ed, into the awareness of the Living Christ. "

Oct 26, 2007

Being a Reservoir of Spirit
Living from the Overflow
Saying For Today: "We are to live and give from being filled to overflowing."

Oct 24, 2007

The True Seat of Christ
Possessing and Enjoying Christ
Saying For Today: "Regardless of how close Christ is to me, I will not be intimate with Christ if I do not trust Christ as living in my heart."

Oct 23, 2007

Pilgrimage to the Spiritual Jerusalem
Where To Set The Heart
Saying For Today: "This wholly in and like Christ Jesus is the spiritual Jerusalem that inspires Christian pilgrims onward, a God-pull-ing toward the divine destiny implanted in us by our Creator."

Oct 22, 2007

Losing All For Christ
Asceticism of the Heart
Saying For Today: "We give our heart to Christ, and we give our heart to all else as devotion to Christ. "

Oct 20, 2007

Beyond Desperation
The Essentiality of Quiet
Saying For Today: "Here we meet God, to meet God everywhere else."

Oct 19, 2007

Touched by the Spirit of Gratitude
Being and Feeling Grateful
Saying For Today: "God wills for gratitude to touch us not only in mind but also in feeling. God wills for us to feel grateful, to feel blessed. "

Oct 18, 2007

Like Thread Through Needle
Position and Christian Life
Saying For Today: "In Christ means you and I are placed within a supernatural order, a supernatural alignment with the Living Christ."

Oct 17, 2007

In Christ In God
The Hidden Self
Saying For Today: "I can never find myself in myself. I can discover myself as the Spirit of Christ discovers me in Christ, to the honor of God and the good of the other in God."

Oct 16, 2007

Unconscious Energies and Prayerful Receptivity
The Holy Spirit in Contemplative Prayer
Saying For Today: "The Prayer of Receptivity is meant to lead to a more empowered life, more manifesting the Fruit of Spirit, for we will have energy once held in negativity freed to fulfill the Will of Good in our lives. "

Oct 15, 2007

When the Sun Rises
Spiritual Practices
Saying For Today: "Our spiritual practices do not give us God, and they do not gain us grace."

Oct 13, 2007

Realizing the Immediacy of God
The Felt-Sense of Presence
Saying For Today: "God being present does not rely on my experience of that Presence; however, my truly knowing God is present relies on my receptivity to that Presence. "

Oct 12, 2007

Two Reconciliations
Opening to Grace
Saying For Today: "Something must be able to intervene and not become lost in my being lost and reconcile me from outside my lostness to Itself."

Oct 11, 2007

Unity From In Christ
Spiritual Unity Within to Without
Saying For Today: "The Christian is a man or woman growing into an increasing unity, or organization, of all his or her inner energies, with the center being the mystical presence of Christ. "

Oct 10, 2007

Temptation and Sin
Reigniting the Outflow of Charity
Saying For Today: "I can receive Charity from others, from the outflow from within them, but to give Charity means God flows from within me to others outside. "

Oct 9, 2007

Silent Longing As Prayer
Deepening Communion Within
Saying For Today: "This communing and its silent content, silent in being beyond the translation of the mind, but not silent in the domain of spirit, is heart prayer. "

Oct 6, 2007

A Loving Devotion
God Leading into Love
Saying For Today: "True devotion ... is only by surrender. This surrender is an act of love."

Oct 5, 2007

Good Like a Rushing Downpour
Human Capability and Divine Grace
Saying For Today: "Spirit wants to send us good like a rushing downpour, not a subtle sprinkle. "

Oct 4, 2007

A Spiritual Christian's Faithfulness
Deeper Loyalty of Heart
Saying For Today: "The most apparently noble works are in themselves no proof alone that the spiritual Christian is faithful to God, for divine faithfulness is first and foremost not to working for God but to God. "

Oct 3, 2007

God is Spirit
Inner Marriage with the Word
Saying For Today: "We are ... lifted up into God as God is, not as we think and speak of God."

Oct 2, 2007

When God Seems Absent
On Spiritual Aridity
Saying For Today: "Affirmation of the Divine Presence in the darkness of feeling establishes that our faith is in the Divine Presence, not in our sense of the Divine Presence."

Oct 1, 2007

Discovering God, Discovering Peace
The Source and Condition of Peace
Saying For Today: "I have peace, then, as long as I live in Love with God, for God is the source and condition of my peace."

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