Tag: butterfly

Transformative Power of Gratitude

“You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful… Continue Reading “Transformative Power of Gratitude”

From Awkwardness to Grace

“Adding wings to caterpillars does not create butterflies, it creates awkward and dysfunctional caterpillars. Butterflies are created through transformation.” – Stephanie Marshall To learn more and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

We Are Sparks of God’s Light

“All living creatures are sparks from the radiation of God’s brilliance, and these sparks emerge from God lie the rays of the sun. If God did not give off these sparks, how would the divine flame become fully visible?” – Hildegard of Bingen From… Continue Reading “We Are Sparks of God’s Light”

Awakening to Oneness – God Is Unity

At the heart of every being lies creation’s dream of a principle that will one day give organic form to its fragmented treasures. God is unity. – Teilhard de Chardin This month, on October 17th, Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Teilhard the Mystic:… Continue Reading “Awakening to Oneness – God Is Unity”

Love – a Sacred Reserve

Love is a sacred reserve of energy; it is like the blood of spiritual evolution. – Teilhard de Chardin   This month, on October 17th, Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Teilhard the Mystic: Exploring the Five Circles of the Divine Milieu,” with Ruth… Continue Reading “Love – a Sacred Reserve”

Wednesday of Hope – Accepting Disappointment

We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. – Martin Luther King, Jr. This month Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Grounding Ourselves When There is No Ground: A Buddhist-Christian Perspective on Living in Interesting Times.” So this month’s quotes will be… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Accepting Disappointment”

Wakening to Oneness – The Deep Truth

The deep truth about matter, which neither Descartes nor Newton realized, is that, over the course of four billion years, molten rocks transformed themselves into monarch butterflies, blue herons, and the exalted music of Mozart. Ignorant of this stupendous process, we fell into the… Continue Reading “Wakening to Oneness – The Deep Truth”

Wakening to Oneness – Wisdom of Thomas Berry

During these days of physical distancing we’ve had glimpses of our interconnectedness – of our interdependence – of the need for all of us to support the common good of, not only the human family, but of all of our Earth family. So I… Continue Reading “Wakening to Oneness – Wisdom of Thomas Berry”

Wednesday of Hope – Think the World is Over?

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, she became a butterfly. – Barbara Haines Howett

Wednesday of Hope – the Winds Will Carry You

I have come to accept the feeling of not knowing where I am going. And I have trained myself to love it. Because it is only when we are suspended in mid-air with no landing in sight, that we force our wings to unravel… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – the Winds Will Carry You”