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Into the Dark

Today’s post is by Joann Nesser I was afraid to follow you into the dark, afraid I would lose your lovely face. But, gently, you took my hand and led me across into the abyss where no one knows the way. Gradually the light began to dawn And then came streaming in. Bright light, shining […]

June 06, 2017 by Joann Nesser
Categories: Contemplative Spirituality. Tags: darkness, light, poem, and Poetry. Formats: Article and Friday Blog. Interest Areas: Friday Blog.

Stay close to anything that makes
you glad you are alive.

~Hafiz

 

Categories: Love, Nature and spirituality, and Non-duality. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

In Community With All Living Things

Today’s post is by Wendy Adams “Oh Great Spirit, Land and Sky and Sea You are inside, and all around me.” Some of my fondest spiritual experiences have happened while I was on a retreat or pilgrimage. It is no coincidence that I need time away from my busy routine. I have to set aside […]

June 06, 2017 by Wendy Adams
Categories: Contemplative Spirituality, Nature and spirituality, Non-duality, and Pilgrimage. Tags: Pacific NW. Formats: Article and Friday Blog. Interest Areas: Friday Blog.

You yourself are your own barrier—
rise from within it.
~Idries Shah

Poetry as Prelude to Prayer

Article by Dana Greene (June 2017 eNews) Poetry like prayer is a form of primary speech, an expression of the intensity of life breaking forth in language. Both can tap into latent energy, expand it, and in the process create a communion, which overcomes separation and loneliness. Both evoke a powerful attachment to life, engaging […]

June 06, 2017 by Dana Greene 3 Comments
Categories: Contemplative Spirituality. Formats: Article and eNews Article.

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world,
the master calls the butterfly.

~Richard Bach

Categories: Nature and spirituality, Non-duality, and Prayer. Tags: butterfly and transformation. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

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Categories: Contemplative Spirituality, Prayer, and spiritual growth. Tags: journey. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.