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Path of Spirit

May 2009

May 31, 2009

Tears of Wine
Mystical Experience as Invitation to Love
Saying For Today: "God - Who is Mystery - unfolds at deeper, more expansive levels of awareness and life."

May 30, 2009

A Tied Up Cat
Wisely Applying Tradition
Saying For Today: "God gave us a brain for a reason; let us use it and discover fresh ways to let tradition flow into the needs of now and prepare for those arising in the future."

May 29, 2009

Touching the Sky
That Sufficient of Itself
Saying For Today: "Flesh to ashes, I've become tonight/Words to spirit, kisses of Light. "

May 28, 2009

A Righteous Intimacy
Communion Beyond Rules
Saying For Today: "There is a mystery built into community, and everyone in that community. Honoring that makes the community a holy communion."

May 27, 2009

Our Spiritual Brain
The Science of Prayer
Saying For Today: "Science is showing, in my estimation, our brains are designed for us to experience God through prayer. We may interpret God differently, and the brain itself does not care; still, we are experiencing Something we can call the Sacred, or God."

May 27, 2009

He Restores My Soul
On Rest As Means of Grace
Saying For Today: "Everything we do in spiritual devotion is a means to renew the self, to receive spiritual refreshment."

May 24, 2009

A Humbling Contemplation
Beyond Expertise on Faith
Saying For Today: "Contemplation is humbling, for it leads into an abyss of ignorance that is one with certainty, arising from God and not from self, or any source of this world, that passes beyond all common meanings of faith, religion, and spirituality."

May 23, 2009

A Circle Unbroken
On Kindness
Saying For Today: "Is not kindness a sacrament of self-giving, a seed planted in the Garden of Heaven, which shall last forever? Is this Heaven not in one word - Love?"

May 22, 2009

This Momentary Loveliness
On Persevering Thankfully
Saying For Today: "Then, the time of waiting, as well as fruition, are equally sacred in God and, thus, in our Being-in-God."

May 21, 2009

A Hushed Surf Rising Up
On Relational Joy
Saying For Today: "Joy is linked with strong desire, a passion, to claim that life is Good - positively an adventure."

May 20, 2009

You Own Absolutely Nothing
On Dispossession
Saying For Today: "Can you see that you do not own anything?"

May 18, 2009

A Grace Given Us Each
Our Calling to Serve Others
Saying For Today: "Every Christian is called and gifted to fulfill a role in the spiritual economy of Christ. "

May 17, 2009

No More Fussing Over Dung
The Blessing of Confession
Saying For Today: "We need to move beyond the self-righteousness whereby we esteem ourselves better for doing only what we are supposed to do in the first place, regardless of what someone else does."

May 16, 2009

The Power of the Holy Spirit
Spiritual Renewal Daily
Saying For Today: "So, the Sacred Spirit is a personal source of power. Yet, we are not to seek the power first. We are to live in relationship with the Holy Spirit. "

May 14, 2009

Edifying and Encouraging
On Good Speech
Saying For Today: "When we submit to the Spirit, we are agreeing to allow the Spirit to act in and through us according to the Nature of the Holy Spirit."

May 13, 2009

Mice in a Piano
Faith As Way of Life
Saying For Today: "Much of what goes as intellectual freedom from religion is a pitiable, ego-centric, and uninformed resistance to faith. Such deserves no respect."

May 13, 2009

A Thread of Hope
Promises in the Heart
Saying For Today: "We can, out of deep affection, through a love smothered with hurt, faithfully lament, argue with, and blame God."

May 12, 2009

We All Are Waiting For Something
On Patience
Saying For Today: "We all wait for something. And ... life offers good surprises we did not even know we were waiting for. "

May 11, 2009

A Beautiful Friend
Saying For Today: "We each can, like Jesus - and all great Spiritual Masters -, be a means of sat-sanga - a Beautiful Friend - for others. We can, by Grace, be a conduit of God."

May 10, 2009

The Gift of Paradise
Healing of the Nations
Saying For Today: "See, faith is the way of entrance into a spiritual Paradise, which is no less than the intimate, inner Life of Christ, in the person you are and as you are, in reliance on the Working of God for you."

May 9, 2009

The Time of Prayer
Essentials of Christian Prayer (Part IV)
Saying For Today: "Is it too much to ask for us to have one or two longer prayer times daily, and two or three shorter ones - even if the shorter is very brief?"

May 9, 2009

Our True Home
With-ing With Christ
Saying For Today: "Every love will finally disappoint, except that Love found in Love, not as an acquisition, but as a gift."

May 8, 2009

The Orientation of Prayer
Essentials of Christian Prayer (Part III)
Saying For Today: "The Abba - Father - Jesus refers to can no more be contained in any faith than the Ocean can be contained in a thimble."

May 7, 2009

The Inner Disposition of Prayer
Essentials of Christian Prayer (Part II)
Saying For Today: "Use the faith you have. Your faith is not to be in faith, but in God."

May 6, 2009

The Place of Prayer
Essentials of Christian Prayer (Part I)
Saying For Today: "Possibly, many churches could rightfully and biblically say to its pastoral leader: Start giving us Christ when you speak, or for God's sake and our sake, too, remain silent."

May 5, 2009

Some Alien Energy
Naked of God
Saying For Today: "Mystical contemplation entails the dropping of the senses that a Presence of Love arises from outside, or within, and through the senses."

May 4, 2009

Taking the Hint
Unlikely Convergences in Spirit
Saying For Today: "The Universe, made of Energy, displays a single Mind, and each aspect is like a synapse in the holy communion called Life."

May 3, 2009

Spiritual Availability
The Touch of Grace
Saying For Today: "Certainly, the key to living as a blessing to others is not our ability but our availability."

May 2, 2009

Visits of the Noonday Demon
Restlessness and Spiritual Life
Saying For Today: "When in spiritual unrest, settling down to pray and meditate may be the last thing we want to do. Yet, it might be the thing we most need to do."

May 1, 2009

Fulfilling the Will of God
Divine Providence and God Leading
Saying For Today: "Desire indicates the direction of our heart - our inner will. Our desire to follow the Divine Leading must be there, in the heart, rather than to follow the leading of the many discordant voices about us."

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