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Path of Spirit

December 2007

Dec 22, 2007

A Shining Darkness
On Divine Illumination
Saying For Today: "Un-know God to know God."

Dec 21, 2007

The Farmer Who Lost His Prayerbook
The Heart of Religion
Saying For Today: "The institutional church is likely the place one can best see the insincerity of persons who claim devout religiousness and are not truly spiritual and the sincerity of many who have no desire to appear very religious at all and are truly spiritual."

Dec 20, 2007

Warm Up or Freeze Up
Spirituality and Reality
Saying For Today: "Even that which oppresses us comes to be seen as a veil to reach through with Faith and into the Most Holy Place, where the Light of Love waits for our reaching."

Dec 19, 2007

Mercy and Mercy
Beyond an Ethic of Justice
Saying For Today: "True Christian love transcends justice. No one can survive with justice. "

Dec 18, 2007

Will and Inflow
Cooperation in Spiritual Life
Saying For Today: "Graced will, which is our intent to consent to the Divine within us, is integral to spiritual inflow."

Dec 16, 2007

Only Seeds
On the Logic of Spiritual Practice
Saying For Today: "There are innate capacities of virtue in all persons that unfold like any seed in nature."

Dec 14, 2007

A Seeing Within
Awakenings of Contemplation
Saying For Today: "[T]he Christian contemplative is having awakened deeper seeing, for this is really a more whole encounter with and reception of Christ Himself."

Dec 13, 2007

A Creative Convergence
Being a Point of Release of God into the World
Saying For Today: "Ironically, we, through resignation, are more powerful beings, for we have joined with the orchestration of God. We find our ultimate desire fulfilled in Christ, for we surrender our self-oriented desires to what the Christ Presence is willing for everyone. "

Dec 12, 2007

The Prayer of Examen
Yes and No in Inner Healing
Saying For Today: "Examen is a way of opening to the loving God who wants to connect us to love, joy, and peace, and by helping heal those aspects of our selves that disconnect us from the fullness of these qualities. "

Dec 10, 2007

The Symbolic Hedge
Three Lookings of Advent
Saying For Today: "The inner faith in the relationship releases me from the arrogance that throws facile projections onto the wall of Mystery. Here, the darkness of faith teaches us much more than the light of intellect."

Dec 10, 2007

Three Lookings
Meaning and Advent

Dec 9, 2007

A Re-Union with God
On Mystical Marriage
Saying For Today: "We move within the mystical marriage to a being as Christ is by consciously, spontaneously being in Christ and Christ being in us."

Dec 7, 2007

The Best Spiritual Practice
On Universal Love
Saying For Today: "This is called universal love, Christ love, or Divine love. When our beingness manifests as universal love there is no personality."

Dec 6, 2007

Cooperating with God
The Process of Divine Manifestation
Saying For Today: "Meditation leads toward the Center; the Center leads us back into the world to witness by creativity of life to the divine love, joy, peace, and power inhering in the Center. "

Dec 5, 2007

On Self-Transcending Love
Saying For Today: "Self-transcending love is not focused on getting to heaven somewhere else; this love is exemplified by a person, of any religious faith, who wants to share as much as possible of the heaven~within with others now."

Dec 4, 2007

Graceful Inner Operations
Claiming the Gifts of the Spirit
Saying For Today: "Our claiming the inner dispositons of heart is within our power, and our affirming these gifts is our act of reaching out in faith."

Dec 2, 2007

The Worm in the Dung
Spiritual Practice and Attachments
Saying For Today: "If you purify you soul of attachment to and desire for things, you will understand them spiritually. *St. John of the Cross"

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