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  • My Experience with the Practice of Utmost Charity
  • Posted by linda rhead on February 20, 2024 at 2:28 pm in reply to: Sunday February 18: Soul Force #142128

    What speaks to my journey are Beverly Lanzetta’s quote on Ghandhi’s willingness to change as he understood more. “He was open to evolving, to allowing his understanding to move to a new level, receptive to metanoia of heart, mind and practice to serve a greater good.” May Lent open and evolve my heart. <3 linda

    Posted by linda rhead on February 13, 2024 at 8:39 pm in reply to: Sunday February 11: God is With Me #141993

    I am being asked to “obey” – to listen and respond – to strengthening my discernment muscles. I get caught up in life’s weather. I think I have listened and heard, yet find instead I have, as Gerald May writes, “rushed ahead of grace”. God asks me to be still wait out the storms. With Jesus asleep in the bottom of my boat, storms are just weather. <3 linda

    Posted by linda rhead on February 11, 2024 at 1:10 am in reply to: Sunday February 4: The Inner Observer #141942

    Cynthia Bourgeault’s statement “…presence can be sustained regardless of what inner or outer storms assail you” resonates at this juncture of my journey. It is truly the peace that passes all understanding. Why should I remain calm and steady while living in tumultuous circumstances at home and abroad? Presence can be sustained. Thanks be to God. <3 linda

    Posted by linda rhead on January 31, 2024 at 10:21 pm in reply to: Sunday January 28: Theosis #141653

    For my journey now I hear “Wonderful…my very self you know…wonderful!” God knows me so much better than I know myself. When I discover some aspect of frustration with an energy center, I can acknowledge and let it go. That is wonderful. <3 linda

    Posted by linda rhead on January 31, 2024 at 9:51 pm in reply to: Sunday January 21: Getting Out of Your Squirrel Cage #141652

    I did have the opportunity to experience an emotional trigger with comments of love and support to a friend that went unheeded…until a perfect stranger to her told her and it was a new revelation. I was frustrated she didn’t believe me. Then I realized all I have control over is sending out edifying energies and God will do the delivering of the message. <3 linda

    To “know that what you seek is already here” is a deep heart and soul comfort – knowledge that brings great joy. Trusting that Presence in the midst of life’s crises is faith. For my journey now, I pray I trust that what I seek is already here. <3 linda

    Posted by linda rhead on January 19, 2024 at 10:06 pm in reply to: Sunday January 7: Each of Us is Manifesting God #141207

    Father Keating’s invitation to cultivate becoming unified/identified with God, and to all ow myself to be convinced God loves me, has come forth as a two-track course for 2024. Both tracks can be nurtured with my daily centering prayer practice, coupled with just doing my daily tasks with as much love as I can muster. <3 linda

    Posted by linda rhead on December 31, 2023 at 10:40 pm in reply to: Sunday December 31: Incarnatio Continua #140091

    It has been said that you cannot outgive God. This is especially true about love. We are called to absorb all bitterness, anger, unforgiveness and hatred, in order to return it as love. This is accomplished twenty minutes, twice a day, remaining faithful to centering prayer. In 2024, may I learn to love better. <3 linda

    Posted by linda rhead on December 30, 2023 at 10:12 pm in reply to: Sunday December 24: Birthing The Eternal Dream: Peace #140063

    Evocative are these readings and images. This year, so many families with whom I have relationships are engaged in turmoil and disruptions of loving relationships. Wares rage around the globe. I pray as 2023 closes Father Keatings words: “Charity, as a way of life, has never been tried on a national, let alone world wide scale.” May utmost violence be loved out of existence by utmost charity. <3 linda

    Posted by linda rhead on December 22, 2023 at 8:33 pm in reply to: Sunday December 17: Do Not Quench The Spirit #139454

    What I hear for my journey now is in the sentence “All we have to do, ultimately, is accept God’s love and the great realities of life and the immense possibility for transformation.” Out of this Father Keating quote, what my spirit hears is “all you have to do is be you.” My attention, consent, humility and all the other attributes point to me being able to just be me. Help me, Lord. <3 linda

    Posted by linda rhead on December 22, 2023 at 8:08 pm in reply to: Sunday December 10 – Fierce Light #139453

    Sitting in darkness upon my bed, I close my eyes and sense a warmth deep inside me. I open my eyes and gaze out a picture window framing my world. Deep waters of a river frame mountains in the distance, all bathed in soft moonlight. Peace, peace flows like the river in this dark stillness. <3 linda

    Posted by linda rhead on December 6, 2023 at 7:23 pm in reply to: Sunday December 3 – Love Springs from Awareness #139189

    My heart opens at Anthony De Mello’s passage, especially to take seriously the task of seeing. I desire the hard, protective shell of my heart to soften and melt. I want to know at last what love is. This week’s breath prayer: melt me, Lord. Amen. <3 linda

    Posted by linda rhead on December 2, 2023 at 11:42 pm in reply to: Sunday November 26 – A Guide for Perplexed Feet #139055

    My heart opens to Father Keating’s words “…to allow God in God’s infinite wisdom let happen to us what happens.” Living life trusting each circumstance comes from God’s infinite wisdom takes confusion about why something happens out of the equation. Are all situations pleasant? No, that is not the point. Trusting to be given what is needed in any circumstance does bring the joy of the Kingdom to everyday life. <3 linda

    Posted by linda rhead on December 2, 2023 at 11:33 pm in reply to: Sunday November 19 – The Reciprocity of Love #139054

    “…the light from the inner sanctuary of the soul can be a workaday light for the marketplace, a guide to perplexed feet…” Thomas Kelly’s words speak to what centering prayer can become. During prayer times, we nurture the “bright shoots of everlastingness”. Then, during day to day living, that light shines on the paths of all encountered. Called to be a light, shining on paths for perplexed feet. Allow me to be “deadly earnest” in my dedication to the light. <3 linda

    Posted by linda rhead on November 14, 2023 at 5:05 pm in reply to: Sunday November 12 – The Practice of Vigilance #138744

    Good to have Father Keating’s words as a reminder to allow myself to be in the present moment, whatever the present moment holds. “Patience is hope in action. It waits for the saving help of God without giving up, giving in, or going away.” I have an image of sitting at the foot of God’s throne, smiling and waiting, just smiling and waiting. Forever, if need be. Patience is hope in action. <3 linda

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