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“… I wonder what it would be like to go into a forest where nothing has a name… if we started all over, giving names, would any fact about the forest compel us to name the same units? Would we label trees? Or instead… Continue Reading “Naming”

May I Find You, O God, Everywhere

You are above me, O God, you are within. You are in all things yet contained by no thing. Teach me to seek you in all that has life that I may see you as the Light of life. Teach me to search for… Continue Reading “May I Find You, O God, Everywhere”

Recognizing Our Place in the Community of Life

“In our estrangement from nature we have severed our sense of the community of life and lost touch with the experience of other animals. …understanding the human animal becomes easier in context, seeing our human thread woven into the living web among the strands… Continue Reading “Recognizing Our Place in the Community of Life”

Living Poems

“Remember the plants, trees, animal life who all have their families, their histories too. Talk to them, listen to them. They are alive poems.” – Joy Harjo To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

Are We Ever Out of Communion with God?

“The place you are right now, God circled on a map for you.”– Hafiz To learn about Santa Sabina Center’s online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

Wednesday of Hope . . . . in Stillness

In the stillness of the quiet, if we listen, we can hear the whisper of the heart giving strength to weakness, courage to fear, hope to despair. – Howard Thurman

Fasting from Fear

Jesus was always telling his disciples, “Fear not.” So let’s fast from anxiety, fear and worry.  God’s goodness permeates our lives. So let us trust in the goodness of the Divine. What a great Lenten practice!

The Magic of the Words “Thank You”

The day I acquired the habit of consciously pronouncing the words “thank you”, I felt I had gained possession of a magic wand capable of transforming everything. – Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov

The Bright Field

Today’s Lenten poem from Education for Justice is by R. S. Thomas. The Bright Field I have seen the sun break through to illuminate a small field for a while, and gone my way and forgotten it. But that was the pearl of great… Continue Reading “The Bright Field”