Sunday May 21: Christ is All in All

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  • Sunday May 21: Christ is All in All
    • Posted by pbegeman on May 19, 2023 at 4:22 pm #135271

      To Practice:

      • Reread these passages aloud in the manner of Lectio Divina, feeling and sensing them in your body and inmost being. What do you hear for your journey now?
      • Practice the Welcoming Prayer, noticing and sinking into any sensations of resistance, resentment or triggered emotions, and let them go. If you have a history of trauma, a “sandwich” practice is good; welcome the pleasant, welcome the unpleasant, and then welcome the pleasant again. Practice only as long as it brings more ease rather than intensity; many people mistake intensity for healing.

      You may wish to re-read the full email reflection here:

    • Posted by Kathleen M. Kelly on May 23, 2023 at 2:18 pm #135353

      Well, coming off the tuesday group, I am so moved.

      Ann spoke about her struggle with God allowing such awfull things. Something I read a couple of years ago helped so much:

      God is there too, in the desperation.

      I do not know why God should strike

      But God is what is striken also.

      Life if what despairs in death.

      And desperate, is life still

      Archibald MacLeish in J. B., a play about God and Job

    • Posted by Adeline Behm on May 25, 2023 at 6:24 pm #135386

      “Heart expansion” names so much of my lived experience since Easter Sunday, 2023. Liminal experience is like that; few words, more often a felt sense of a reality so deep, may give simple expression to my experience. I look up and see a watercolor I did some thirty years: mature tree trunks extending down into their roots. Today it honors my participating into Jesus’ ascent by  going down, down where truth lives, from  my center of  humility. Dreams are also a source of liminality; (a practice of some 30 years). These past weeks coming out dreaming I find myself praying the Welcome Prayer, a recognition of the Spirit at work, burning off ruminants of my ego happiness programing buried ever so deep. Words for the work of the Spirit: excavation and evacuation. My awareness “heart expansion”.

      • Posted by pbegeman on May 25, 2023 at 6:39 pm #135387

        Adeline, I am always so moved by your depth, and the liminal depths you are willing to dive deeper into in service to healing, transformation, and the lifting up of the world.  Thank God for you and the work you do on behalf of all of us. Deep bow – Pamela

    • Posted by Adeline Behm on May 25, 2023 at 9:25 pm #135392

      The body prayer suggestion of last week: await…allow…accept… attend, is being woven into the beginning and end my C.P. and other activities, such as  phsio exercises, especially those more challenging, such as, coaxing  my muscles to just a little stretch.

    • Posted by linda rhead on May 26, 2023 at 11:43 am #135402

      Sunday May 21: Christ is All in All

      I hear a call to awareness of “…this unity in love amidst the chaos of the world…”. Much is chaotic in daily living. Centering prayer allows me to descend to my deeper level of interconnectedness and realize I am not the chaos; I, too, am the Christ. This loving connection aids me with facing daily chaos with grace, humor and love. <3 linda

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