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A fast is really training

Jesus, [when he went into the desert for 40 days of fasting after his baptism]…was actually “leaning out” his nourishment at the physical level so that his heart would be able to listen more deeply and his subtle energetic body might feast directly on the flesh and blood of the divine Word stirring to life within him. He was fine-tuning his instrument so that he would be able to catch the more subtle drift of what was awaiting him up ahead.

A fast is really training – exactly like athletic training- so that our whole embodied being can be tuned up to support a spiritual aim we wish to achieve… our physical capacity to be available to truth at a subtle and much more intense level.

~ from The Wisdom Jesus by Cynthia Bourgeault, pp. 126, 136

A Point of Nothingness

At the center of our being is a point of nothingness which is untouched by sin and by illusion, a point of pure truth, a point or spark which belongs entirely to God, which is never at our disposal, from which God disposes of our lives, which is inaccessible to the fantasies of our mind or the brutalities of our own will. This little point of nothingness and of absolute poverty is the pure glory of God in us. It is so to speak His name written in us, as our poverty, as our indigence, as our dependence, as our sonship. It is like a pure diamond, blazing with the invisible light of heaven. It is in everybody, and if we could see it we would see these billion points of light coming together in the face and blaze of a sun that would make all the darkness and cruelty of life vanish completely.

~Thomas Merton, Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander, p. 158

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Alan Krema – Chicago, IL

Alan Krema

Alibrando’s book

Allen Bourque – Ashland, MA

Art thou in the darkness?

Art thou in the darkness? Mind it not, for if thou dost it will feed thee more. But stand still, and act not, and wait in patience till light arises out of darkness and leads thee.

~ James Naylor, Quaker mystic

As your being increases

As your being increases, your receptivity to higher meaning increases; as your being decreases, the old meanings return.

~ Maurice Nicoll, Psychological Commentaries on the Teachings of Ouspensky and Gurdjieff

Authentic Spiritual Experience

He who aspires to authentic spiritual experiences never confounds the intensity of the experience undergone with the truth that is revealed. [He does not regard the force of impact as a criterion of its authenticity and truth.]

~ by Valentin Tomberg in Meditations on the Tarot

Be Still and Know Body Prayer

Beth O’Brien – Madison, Wisconsin

Beth O’Neill


Bob Sabath

Boehme for Beginners by Cynthia Bourgeault

Buddha by the Gas Pump

Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening

Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening

Chants by Darlene Franz

Chants by Debbie Brewin-Wilson

Christ in Evolution

Christ will storm the hell in you

Here, now is the right time to wrestle before the divine presence. If you stand firm, if you do not bend, you will see and perceive great wonders. You will discover how Christ will storm the hell in you and will break your beasts.

~ Jacob Boehme, The Way to Christ

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