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The Womb of God, Pt. III

Series: 
Heartfulness
Week: 
4

A weekly message from Fr. Thomas Keating on Awakening to the Contemplative Dimension of Life

 

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English Transcript: 

This is a point that is very hard to grasp:
We’re distinct from God, but not separate from God.
So, in a sense all creation is the womb of God
… and everything is in there
… and the divine umbilical cord, so to speak,
is feeding everybody at every level of their being,
body, soul and spirit
… so that they can grow into the fullness
of the divine human being
…for whom it is God’s will
to enter into the fullness of divine life,
or the maximum of divine light, life and love
we can possibly receive.
And how do we get it?
Not by action, but consent.

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Love is not rude,
it does not seek its own interests,
it is not quick-tempered,
it does not brood over injury

1 Corinthians 13: 5

Selections from the works of Fr. Thomas Keating for further study
on the nature of divine love that flows from divine union:

The Four Consents, Invitation to Love, The Way of Christian Contemplation

The Christian Contemplative Tradition, Intimacy with God

Centering Prayer, Heartfulness: Transformation in Christ
 

For more information on Heartfulness retreats and programs visit Heartfulness Offerings.
For Archives of past Habit of Heartfulness segments visit Heartfulness Archive


 

Spanish Transcript: 

El Seno Materno de Dios, parte III

Este es un punto que es muy difícil de entender
Nosotros somos distintos de Dios, pero no separados de Dios
Así que hasta cierto punto toda la creación es el seno materno de Dios
….. y todas las cosas están allí contenidas
… y el cordón umbilical, por así decirlo, está alimentando a todo el mundo
En cada nivel de su ser, cuerpo, alma y espíritu
de modo que puedan llegar a la plenitud
del ser humano divino,
para quienes es la voluntad de Dios
que alcancen la plenitud de la vida divina
o la máxima luz divina, vida y amor que les sea
posible recibir
Y, ¿Cómo conseguir esto?
No por la acción, sino por el consentimiento

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El amor no procede con bajeza,
no busca su propio interés,
no se irrita
y no tiene en cuenta el mal recibido
1Corintios, 13:5

 

Selecciones de las obras del Padre Thomas Keating para estudio adicional
sobre la naturaleza del amor divino que fluye de la unión divina:

The Four Consents, Invitation to Love, The Way of Christian Contemplation

The Christian Contemplative Tradition, Intimacy with God

Centering Prayer, Heartfulness: Transformation in Christ

For more information on Heartfulness retreats and programs visit Heartfulness Offerings.
Para los Archivos de El Hábito de Vivir con Todo el Corazón, visite  Archivos de Con Todo el Carazón. (Heartfulness)

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