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Path of Spirit

December 2005

Dec 31, 2005

My Head Upon Your Breasts
Divine Consolation and Guidance
Saying For Today: "I’m seeking kindly to pull you with the ropes of my Love to a place you’ve never been."

Dec 30, 2005

The Ultimate Efficacy
On Belief and Love
Saying For Today: "Ultimately, we must ask, Is love the servant of truth, or truth the servant of love? "

Dec 29, 2005

Being Your Bright Self
Love, Exceptionalness, and Being You
Saying For Today: "I can give you the courage and sense of safety for you to explore being yourself in a new way, a way that will bring love, healing, and new insights into your life. "

Dec 28, 2005

The Field Beyond “Each Other”
Enjoying a Daily Time to Just Be
Saying For Today: "Will we let ourselves relax and just be in that field that Rumi refers to, where even the words each other no longer make sense of the union we are feeling? "

Dec 27, 2005

After the Mess, Beyond the Desperation
The Surrendered Life
Saying For Today: "Desperation consequent of our seeking to manage and control the circumstances of our lives is a gift, an opening to another, and free way to live our lives. We can be released from the life of necessity into the life of fullness of love, joy, and peace. "

Dec 25, 2005

A Blessed Brokenness
Cosmic Eucharist
Saying For Today: "We are fed by feeding, we are loved by loving, we receive by giving—such is the mystery of the Eucharistic Mystery arising from the very Nature of the Reality. "

Dec 25, 2005

The Fire of Love
Christmas and Intimacy with God
Saying For Today: "… drawing near the Fire, we are infused with a Holy Ingression of the Spirit. "

Dec 24, 2005

Horizon to Horizon
Love’s Treasures for You
Saying For Today: "And once tested, Love will give itself and its treasures to you. "

Dec 23, 2005

A Face Given to God
On Christmas and the Mystical Marriage
Saying For Today: "Christmas gives a face to Infinity, while that face to Infinity leads us to the Mystical Marriage, the actualization of experiential Union with God, even as Christ is the perfect Union that shows us the Way to the fullness of love, joy, and peace. "

Dec 22, 2005

Tense and Christmas
Actualizing Potency and Presence
Saying For Today: "We accept our purpose is to transform, if only a little, that small patch of the Cosmos we live in."

Dec 21, 2005

Living the Mary Way
The Principle of Manifestation
Saying For Today: "The subtle process of openness, receptivity, and surrender to the Wisdom of God already working is the Mary Way."

Dec 20, 2005

Monk Helps, Frog Jumps, Water Plops
Open Awareness and Empathic Compassion
Saying For Today: "This compassion and empathy is made possible by the bare, open attention we are with the other person. "

Dec 19, 2005

The Genius Master
On Spiritual Insight
Saying For Today: "Some persons see what is, while other persons see what is to be in what is. "

Dec 18, 2005

An Empathic Understanding
Against Religious Fanaticism
Saying For Today: "If we looked at matters from God’s viewpoint, we might conclude that many who are seeking to convert others are the ones needing conversion themselves. "

Dec 17, 2005

Feet Pointing Toward God
Devotion, Where, and Respect
Saying For Today: "Ultimately, God is within where and outside where."

Dec 16, 2005

The Son Lost Twice
The Tenacious Grip of Presumption
Saying For Today: "Indeed, belief is a wonderful servant, but an awful master. "

Dec 15, 2005

Sitting Among Wild Dogs
Dissolving Fear
Saying For Today: "… by not reacting we can calm our own fear but, also, more likely defuse the aggressiveness of other persons. "

Dec 14, 2005

Awakened to the Garden
Being an Interspiritual Christian
Saying For Today: "The experiential realization of the cosmic presence of Christ leads us not from absolute devotion to Christ, but it surely does lead us from absolute devotion to Christianity."

Dec 12, 2005

The Simple and Present
Just Where Is Paradise?
Saying For Today: "Lofty, ethereal ideas can leave us detached from the reality of what is simple and present, waiting to be seen and enjoyed, always."

Dec 11, 2005

What Is Always Available
A Pervasive Intimacy
Saying For Today: "The reality of the universe is one unbounded ocean of God in motion. "

Dec 10, 2005

Love Flowing Naturally
On Advent
Saying For Today: "When we in myriad ways can live such intimacy with God daily, we are rooted in an awareness from which springs all true Love. "

Dec 9, 2005

Open to the Never Before
On Advent
Saying For Today: "Being open allows us to be inviting of the new, the fresh, the never before."

Dec 8, 2005

Being a Eucharistic Person
On Growing Gratitude
Saying For Today: "To be grateful consistently, we choose to be grateful, we decide to express thankfulness, we give thanks. "

Dec 7, 2005

A Seed Syllable Point
Confusion and the Wisdom of Unknowing
Saying For Today: "We welcome God into this life of ours, the one we did not want, and find God is waiting for us already, right there. "

Dec 6, 2005

The Boulder and the Peasant
Obstacles and Opportunities
Saying For Today: "With every obstacle is an opportunity."

Dec 5, 2005

Experiencing the Primary Text
No Substitute for God
Saying For Today: "Living in awareness of the primary text prepares us to participate with others in meaningful, lively, and insightful worship. "

Dec 2, 2005

Seeing Yourself as God Sees You
A Spiritual Exercise
Saying For Today: "… God is God and God-ing. "

Dec 1, 2005

Love Beyond Claimfulness
The Freedom of Detachment
Saying For Today: "A whole grid of past experience and ideology and language … is placed on this Wonderful Presence and, then, we have lost the initially pure immediacy with the Sacred."

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