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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”

The Divine Assails Us

  By means of all created things, without exception, the divine assails us, penetrates us, and molds us. We imagined it as distant and inaccessible, when if fact we live steeped in its burning layers. – Teilhard de Chardin This month, on October 17th,… Continue Reading “The Divine Assails Us”

Nothing Here Is Profane

By virtue of Creation, and still more the Incarnation, nothing here below is profane for those who know how to see. – Teilhard de Chardin This month, on October 17th, Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Teilhard the Mystic: Exploring the Five Circles of… Continue Reading “Nothing Here Is Profane”

Just Keep Going

Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final. – Rainer Maria Rilke 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… Continue Reading “Just Keep Going”

The Gift of Chaos

I have a great belief in the fact that whenever there is chaos, it creates wonderful thinking. I consider chaos a gift. – Septima Poinsette Clark This month Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Grounding Ourselves When There is No Ground: A Buddhist-Christian Perspective… Continue Reading “The Gift of Chaos”

Wakening to Oneness – Be Willing to Experience Aloneness

Willing to experience aloneness, I discover connection everywhere; Turning to face my fear, I meet the warrior who lives within. -Jennifer Welwood This month Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Grounding Ourselves When There is No Ground: A Buddhist-Christian Perspective on Living in Interesting… Continue Reading “Wakening to Oneness – Be Willing to Experience Aloneness”

We Cannot Survive Singularly

Snowflakes, leaves, humans, plants, raindrops, stars, molecules, microscopic entities all come in communities. The singular cannot in reality exist. – Paula Gunn Allen

Wednesday of Hope – Letting Go of Anticipation

Before, I always lived in anticipation . . . that it was all a preparation for something else, something “greater,” more “genuine.” But that feeling has dropped away from me completely. I live here and now, this minute, this day, to the full, and… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Letting Go of Anticipation”

May I Be a Lamp

May I become an island for those seeking dry land A lamp for those needing light, A place of rest for those who desire one, And a servant for those needing service. – Shantideva

Ethical Alchemy

Religion isn’t about believing things. It’s ethical alchemy. It’s about behaving in a way that changes you, that gives you intimations of holiness and sacredness. – Karen Armstrong