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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”

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”

Wednesday of Hope – Let Everything Happen to You

Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final. – Rainer Maria Rilke

Extending Our Concept of God

The world must have a God, but our concept of God must be extended as the dimensions of our world are extended. – Teilhard de Chardin

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 – What Affects One, Affects All

Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality. – Martin Luther King Jr.

Wednesday of Hope – Despair Cannot Stain Joy

…no despair of ours can alter the reality of things, or stain the joy of the cosmic joy which is always there. – Thomas Merton