Impossible? Not with God!

Ignatian Spiritual ExercisesWeek of Prayer #11The Contemplation on the Incarnation The angel Gabriel comes to Mary with an announcement – that she will carry the child who is the Son of God, conceived by the Holy Spirit. Remarkable is an understatement, and the consequences far reaching. Mary’s question, “How can this be…” is reasonable, forContinue reading “Impossible? Not with God!”

Accepting What Has Been Given from Heaven. 

Week Four – God’s Invitation to Greater Freedom No one can receive anythingexcept what has been given from heaven. ~John the Baptist, John 3:27 John speaks this statement in response to a word from his disciples that Jesus is baptizing more people and all are going to him. John knew his place and accepted this asContinue reading “Accepting What Has Been Given from Heaven. “

“Do not fear…”

Week One of the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises: God’s Unconditional Love for Me. The Ignatian Spiritual Journey begins with God speaking these words to God’s people: Do not fear, for I have redeemed you: I have called you by name, you are mine.When you pass through the waters I will be with you,and through the riversContinue reading ““Do not fear…””

Getting Out of the Way of Myself

Weekly I participate in a Teacher Assisted Self-Practice of Ashtanga Yoga at Bodhi Tree Studio. Liz Chamberlain is the Teacher. I wrote to her this reflection of a recent session: Liz,  I have continued to think about what you said in regard to the pose Supta Kurmasana – Sleeping Tortoise Posture – “You have toContinue reading “Getting Out of the Way of Myself”

Our Essential, True-Self Identity (Part 1)

Then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the wild animals of the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.Continue reading “Our Essential, True-Self Identity (Part 1)”

Our Essential, True-Self Identity

An Introduction How I view myself will determine the entire spectrum of who I am. This is the fabric of my core self. One way that I do this is to create an image of myself that I believe will be received by the world. I carefully fabricate this image of myself and nurture itContinue reading “Our Essential, True-Self Identity”

The Spiritual Formation Practice of Submisson

I have been thinking a lot about submission these days. Actually this has been going on for sometime, but it is only recently that I am discovering this as a significant practice of spiritual formation. The discipline of submission does not surface very often. In a culture that embraces and pursues individualism, any conversation aboutContinue reading “The Spiritual Formation Practice of Submisson”