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Spiritual Practice

Prayer for the Earth

Prayer for the earth is vital in today's spirituality. Why would this be so?   Prayer is a response to a need, our need, the Beloved’s need, and at this present time most pressingly, the need of the earth. In whatever way we are drawn to...

6 Lessons from Teresa of Avila on Contemplation and Community

I began reading Teresa of Avila’s The Interior Castle to learn more about my journey through learning about Teresa’s journey of prayer to union with God. Little did I know sprinkled throughout this very individual journey was the call to reach out and connect with...

7 Steps of Interspiritual Meditation

What is interspiritual meditation and how does one practice it? Read below to find out the process. The History of Interspiritual Meditation Within every religion, there is small population of dedicated contemplatives whose inner lives go mostly unnoticed by the general public. They might be monks, nuns,...

5 Ways Embodiment Helps Us Listen Better

Embodiment is a crucial way to live our lives in better understanding of the world and in relationship with others. Here are 5 ways embodiment helps us to listen more deeply. 

“…If we meet, and if we listen, we reweave the world into wholeness. And holiness.”

~Margaret Wheatley

1. Wisdom

Dialogue rooted in deeper wisdom offers greater potential for transformation and healing, and connection to the body is crucial in building relationship with this deeper knowing. The body connects us to the moment where a deeper, generative and vital Source resides. Without the richness of the present moment, we can communicate in ways that are reactive, defensive, or simply boring as we retell old stories or fear imagined futures.

St. Benedict: Rules for a Busy Contemplative

St. Benedict created a rule for those seeking to live a monastic life that I have applied to my daily life. Whether you are Christian, or follow a different spiritual path, you can find great value in following St. Benedict's Rule, acknowledging the spiritual in your everyday...