Be still and know that i am god.
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Take a writer with a gentle sensibility, probing curiosity, and fierce intelligence with, say, a PhD in Creative Writing with a passion for the Christian Mystics, place her, her husband and children in an intentional Mennonite community in rural Ohio full of idealistic vigor, then knead, proof, bake, and cool.
Ever since I was young, it always seemed to me that if God were real, if there was any supernatural force in the Universe, then it must also be accessible in everyday life…
As we progress along the spiritual path, we hit peaks and valleys. Sometimes we may lose our way altogether for a time. Other times, it feels like we’re exactly where we’re supposed to be: experiencing the fullness of divine love and joy.
It’s been a trying time. Within my own extended family in the past couple months there has been a failed adoption, several trips to urgent care, a surgery, and a layoff. A line from Cormac McCarthy’s novel The Crossing keeps coming to mind: “Doomed enterprises divide lives forever into the then and the now.”
One of the most well-known and celebrated mystics from the Christian tradition is teacher and preacher Eckhart von Hochheim or Meister Eckhart. He had a wide and varied career, taught some controversial principles, and became touchstone for interreligious dialogue in the 20th century, especially given some of his Neoplatonist teachings.
Six passages from Evelyn Underhill’s Mysticism.
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The Contemplative Light Podcast
The Contemplative Light Podcast is like a warm and candid conversation between friends. Sometimes, it is Contemplative Light regulars, sometimes the guest is a surprise. You can subscribe on iTunes, and you can also check it out below.
We talk with Robert about social issues, structure-stages, and the latest craze of Jordan Peterson's popularity. Robert is a leader within the Integral Theory "movement" initiated by Ken Wilber's philosophical work.
The traditional four paths of yoga are explained and examined through a contemporary framework. Also, we look at what aspects of the Christian tradition address the same aspects of the spiritual life as the yoga paths.
Lisa Delay of the Spark My Muse podcast speaks with Clint. She shares her own personal story very openly.