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The Fearlessness Of The Jesus Prayer

The Fearlessness Of The Jesus Prayer

The Protestant reformation had a valid point in its rebellion against the practices it perceived to be idolatrous.  After all, there is no God but God, and no earthly things - whether people, statues, or cathedrals - can substitute for the Eternal and Infinite nature of a God that always eludes the conscious understanding of our finite minds.  Everything in this world remains imperfect, and it's good to be reminded of that.

From Mythic Christ to Inner Christ: Causal to Witnessing State-Stages in Integral Christianity

From Mythic Christ to Inner Christ: Causal to Witnessing State-Stages in Integral Christianity

Going into deeper states can reach a point, and usually many points, where our own "mental picture" of God starts to seem as if it is in need of a new architecture.  In fact, this is central to the journey of contemplation, for we are traveling through spaces within God and through God, and yet, as the old saying goes, it often appears that we live "without God" too.   One of the gifts of the contemplative journey is the increased presence of the indwelling Spirit in our daily lives.