The Liminal Space – The Art of Transition

"The very vulnerability and openness of liminal space allows room for something genuinely new to happen."Richard Rohr Good Morning on this beautiful... um... what day is it today..? No idea, but it doesn't matter. We are here and now. Over the course of the last week or so I have come across many conversations happening … Continue reading The Liminal Space – The Art of Transition

The Continuum of Evolution

"If you pray to God for peace does God give you peace or give you opportunities to be peaceful?" One of the hard problems of theology and religion is the presupposition that God is all loving and all-caring and His Will for us is perfect peace and love; and yet we live in a world … Continue reading The Continuum of Evolution

Death and Resurrection

Greetings from quarantine. I hope everyone is using this time to fully embrace all of the personal elements of your life which go un-nurtured due to busy schedules and distractions. I wanted to take some time today to think about the main theme of Easter; Death and Resurrection. I understand that the story of Jesus … Continue reading Death and Resurrection

Self Authoring VS Socially Defined

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” — Will Durant Greetings. We are nearly a month into what may become the most severe and damaging crises the world has faced in the last 20 years. While we are being tested via the social impacts of COVID-19, there arises … Continue reading Self Authoring VS Socially Defined

Cultivating a Stable Mind

“Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.” —Wayne W. Dyer Greetings and Blessings to all of my readers! Today, I want to speak on a topic I think should be at the heart of any meaningful practice; the cultivation of … Continue reading Cultivating a Stable Mind

“Be ready because the light will surely come”

Wonderful piece

Cassidy Hall post this insight into the heart and mind of Fr. Charles Cummings, OCSO

The monastic night watch is good practice in the art of waiting, as we patiently look for the coming of dawn. Monks and nuns wait in the dark, longing for the light of dawn but unable to hasten its coming. No one can force the dawn or bring it about in any way. It dawns in its own good time on those who wait for it. The ability to wait is characteristic of those who have learned to slow down and live in the fullness of the present moment. By quietly watching and praying through the night, I learn to live with the slow process of my spiritual growth. I have no control over the future, and I do not know exactly what will happen. I am asked only to stay awake and be…

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The United Self

In my last post, I left off posing some questions that I wanted my readers to consider and that I also wanted to consider for myself as we move into a new year. I have spent some time now contemplating these questions and wanted to provide my own insights into these existential questions; questions that … Continue reading The United Self

Emergence – In a Christ Soaked World

One of the main focuses of my blog centers in on Emergent Christianity, a field of study and practice that I particularly resonate with due to Christianity being such a dominant element in the culture I was raised in. Furthermore, I believe that Christianity is one of the traditions which will be deeply effected, molded, … Continue reading Emergence – In a Christ Soaked World

The Activating Energy of Gratitude

Each of us are engaged, daily, with a wide variety of responsibilities. "Adulting" can be tiresome, draining, and we might wake up in the morning and simply not want to take part in all of the 'grown up' chores that await us. I know what that is like. I've had many "jobs" that did not … Continue reading The Activating Energy of Gratitude