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Beloved

Beloved

“Listening to that voice with great inner attentiveness, I hear at my center words that say:

‘I have called you by name, from the very beginning.  You are mine and I am yours.  You are my Beloved, on you my favor rests.  I have molded you in the depths of the earth and knitted you together in your mother’s womb.  I have carved you in the palms of my hands and hidden you in the shadow of my embrace.  I look at you with infinite tenderness and care for you with a care more intimate than that of a mother for her child.  I have counted every hair on you head and guided you at every step. 

Wherever you go, I go with you, and wherever you rest, I keep watch.  I will give you food that will satisfy all your hunger and drink that will quench all your thirst.  I will not hide my face from you.  You know me as your own as I know you as my own.  You belong to me  I am your father your mother, your brother, your sister, your lover, and your spouse … yes even your child … wherever you are I will be.  Nothing will ever separate us.  We are one.'”  Henry J.M. Nouwen  Life of the Beloved

Beloved

Pathway

The pathway through which infinite awareness assumes the form of the finite mind is the same pathway, traversed in the opposite direction, through which the finite mind loses its limitations and stands revealed as infinite awareness. – Rupert Spira

Remembering

Remembering

When he (Jesus) tells his closest friends over a last meal to remember whenever they gather around the table together (Luke 22:7-23), he is inviting them to notice the holy in the mundane, to acknowledge his presence in the unremarkable, to make acknowledging him part of the normal rhythm of life.  This is perhaps the greatest challenge we experience along the spiritual journey:  remembering.”  John Pavlovitz
Remembering

Doubt

“Doubt isn’t the sign of a dead faith, not necessarily even of a sickly one.  It’s often the sign of a faith that is allowing itself to be tested, one that is brave enough to see if it can hold up under stress.  God is more than big enough to withstand the weight of your vacillating belief, your part-time skepticism, and even your full-blown faith crises.”  John Pavlovitz, A Bigger Table:  Building Messy, Authentic, and Hopeful Spiritual Community

Remembering

Spirituality

“Spirituality is recognizing and celebrating that we are all inextricably connected to each other by a power greater than all of us, and that our connection to that power and to one another is grounded in love and compassion.”  Brene Brown