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    The Ground Of Being

We are all children of God. God and God’s creation are not separate realities, therefore, God can be incarnate. But the divine is within all of us.  God is one without a second, the only Reality.  If we are going to posit a suffering God in our understanding of the incarnation, that God cannot be limited to one Person 2000 years ago in Palestine. The suffering God is present in all the poor, oppressed & suffering (Matthew 25).  -  Dom Bede Griffiths

    The Ground Of Being

    We are all children of God. God and God’s creation are not separate realities, therefore, God can be incarnate. But the divine is within all of us.  God is one without a second, the only Reality.

    If we are going to posit a suffering God in our understanding of the incarnation, that God cannot be limited to one Person 2000 years ago in Palestine. The suffering God is present in all the poor, oppressed & suffering (Matthew 25).  -  Dom Bede Griffiths

     
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    "We are not here on Earth to be alone, but to be a part of a living community, a web of life in which all is sacred. Like the cells of our body, all of life is in constant communication, as science is just beginning to understand. No bird sings in isolation, no bud breaks open alone. And the most central note that is present in life is its sacred nature, something we need to each rediscover and honor anew. We need to learn once again how to walk and breathe in a sacred universe, to feel this heartbeat of life. Hearing its presence speak to us, we feel this great bond of life that supports and nourishes us all. Today’s world may still at times make us feel lonely, but we can then remember what every animal, every insect, every plant knows — and only we have forgotten: the living sacred whole.”—Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

    "We are not here on Earth to be alone, but to be a part of a living community, a web of life in which all is sacred. Like the cells of our body, all of life is in constant communication, as science is just beginning to understand. No bird sings in isolation, no bud breaks open alone. And the most central note that is present in life is its sacred nature, something we need to each rediscover and honor anew. We need to learn once again how to walk and breathe in a sacred universe, to feel this heartbeat of life. Hearing its presence speak to us, we feel this great bond of life that supports and nourishes us all. Today’s world may still at times make us feel lonely, but we can then remember what every animal, every insect, every plant knows — and only we have forgotten: the living sacred whole.”

    —Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

     
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    I’M NOT A LIGHTWORKER, I’M A DARKWALKER

"The language, images, and metaphors we use to interpret and frame our spiritual experiences are extremely important. They can push us to greater depth or they can subtly pull us away from certain types of realization and experience. Our frames, especially our spiritual ones, can start to form a deep bias in our minds. As a consequence, there are enormous implications to the frames we placed around spirituality."  -  Chris Dierkes

    I’M NOT A LIGHTWORKER, I’M A DARKWALKER

    "The language, images, and metaphors we use to interpret and frame our spiritual experiences are extremely important. They can push us to greater depth or they can subtly pull us away from certain types of realization and experience. Our frames, especially our spiritual ones, can start to form a deep bias in our minds. As a consequence, there are enormous implications to the frames we placed around spirituality."  -  Chris Dierkes

     
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    Giving Thanks for Darwin on Evolution Weekend

"Instead of one autonomous Creator dictating by divine right an absolute morality to which all human knees must bow, evolution offers us the ability to not just share and experience the world but to become creators of it ourselves. And this offer extends beyond humanity to the entire natural world. Indeed, through evolution, the whole earthly realm becomes collaborators with each other, creating together the world in which we live… Viewed theologically, this means that we are all creators, made in one another’s images, adapting to the adaptations of each other. As humans create on earth so to does the earth create on us. In our interconnected web of creating and being created, we come to be images of our planet and of all our co-creators on this terrestrial sphere. In this view, we can truly begin to see the deep wisdom of St. Francis of Assisi who called the moon, water, larks and crickets his sisters, the wind, fire, rabbits and wolves his brothers, and the whole Earth his mother.”  -  David R Henson

    Giving Thanks for Darwin on Evolution Weekend

    "Instead of one autonomous Creator dictating by divine right an absolute morality to which all human knees must bow, evolution offers us the ability to not just share and experience the world but to become creators of it ourselves. And this offer extends beyond humanity to the entire natural world. Indeed, through evolution, the whole earthly realm becomes collaborators with each other, creating together the world in which we live…

    Viewed theologically, this means that we are all creators, made in one another’s images, adapting to the adaptations of each other. As humans create on earth so to does the earth create on us. In our interconnected web of creating and being created, we come to be images of our planet and of all our co-creators on this terrestrial sphere. In this view, we can truly begin to see the deep wisdom of St. Francis of Assisi who called the moon, water, larks and crickets his sisters, the wind, fire, rabbits and wolves his brothers, and the whole Earth his mother.”  -  David R Henson

     
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  8. Practicing vipassana, you have more space to make appropriate responses, and more space, too, around your looping thought-track, which can dramatically reduce stress and anxiety as well as raise a person’s baseline levels of happiness and fulfillment. This is one reason why mindfulness has become the technique of choice for thousands of clinicians and psychotherapists, and there is now a considerable body of scientific research demonstrating these and other benefits.

    Yet most of the clinicians who so enthusiastically endorse mindfulness do not have a proper understanding of where it can lead. The fact is that mindfulness in large doses can penetrate more than just your thoughts and sensations; it can see right through to the very pith of who you are – or rather, of who you are not. Because, as Buddhist teachers and teachers from many other contemplative traditions have long argued, on close investigation there doesn’t appear to be any deeper “you” in there running the show. “You” are just a flimsy identification process, built on the fly by your grasping mind — a common revelation in meditation that happens to be compatible with the views of many contemporary neuroscientists.

     
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    Prayer For Those Overwhelmed By Christmas: Stop. Sit down. Rest a bit. Imagine that you’re in God’s presence. Because you are. Now just be with God. And let God be with you.

Fr James Martin SJ

    Prayer For Those Overwhelmed By Christmas:

    Stop.

    Sit down.

    Rest a bit.

    Imagine that you’re in God’s presence.

    Because you are.

    Now just be with God.

    And let God be

    with you.

    Fr James Martin SJ