As we ready ourselves for Lent and its Deconstructing Into Wholeness, here are some things to ponder. We will have the program here: The Spiritual Practice of Lent, so make some room for change. Think about what the season of Lent and Deconstructing Into Wholeness means for you.
We are getting ready as we rebuild the website. I recovered this post today I hope will encourage you.
The Way of Transformation In Christ
No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it. ~Albert Einstein
Beyond Right and Wrong
As the Right and the Left pick and pull at the threads of life that bind us, so contemplation opens to us an alternative way in Christ. A third way that includes all dualities, transcending them into love, oneness, and the wholeness of God out of which all duality are breakaways into isolation.
The Way of Christ As Transformation
The entrance fee is that we must die to our ego before we can enter into this eternal living present with Christ. We leave our stories, agendas, and rusty swords behind us. We let go, that we might enter in, abiding in the eternal goodness of the grace of God.
God Is Faithful
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, His tender mercies never come to an end, They are new every morning, new every morning, And great is Thy faithfulness O LORD,
Great is Thy faithfulness.
This steadfast love is the daily process that works progressively in our lives from the bottom up and from the inside out. We get to choose every morning to enter into this abundant, and eternal grace, or not. This is ‘the why’ for a Morning Devotional Practice. This is why we do Centering Prayer and meditation first thing in the morning and again after our daily work. We start over a thousand times a day if we need to.
**So when you pray, go into your inner room, shut your door, and pray to your Father, who is unseen. And your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. **
This begins a consciousness shift that brings us into the eternal perspective of the mind of Christ, and the life-giving flow of the Spirit.
From Form To Substance
When Scripture and religion become like ‘a finger pointing at the moon’, we are invited to enter into the very presence of God. This presence becomes our resting place, our abiding place. A place we 'come from' in our contemplative life. We begin working out, and integrating what God has worked within us into our everyday life.
Though we may take the same actions as we would have otherwise made, now the Spirit of our actions has an eternal impact, rather than the temporary back and forth of oppositional energy.
So we feed the poor, clothe the naked, visit those in prison. We defend the cause of the fatherless and the widow. We show love toward the foreigner and the aliens in the land with the Spirit and love of God. We know our life here is short, and everything belongs to God, to whom we will give an account.
The heart of the law for us is revealed in Jesus.
A new commandment I give you:** Love one another**. As I have loved you, so also you must love one another, by this, all men will know that you are My disciples, if you love one another.
So we do justice and we love mercy and we walk humbly with God and with each other.
Knowing that our evolutionary trajectory in Christ is into love, light, and life-giving.
So, let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be as life-giving breath. Let the soul river of my actions bring healing and wholeness to this broken land. And may I Be the light of the world, and the salt of the earth, bearing this cup of living water, that agape love of God, to every person I meet.
As it is in heaven and is now becoming on earth. In Jesus, we pray. And all heaven resounds.