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5-7 Dec. 2003 Advent Retreat Glenairley Sooke, BC
Feel the mystery within and without.
Today in church we will light the first candle in our Advent wreath.
In life we spend most of our time bracing and fighting with our conditions, pushing them off, resisting. This creates a state of inner turmoil where there cannot possibly be inner silence. So you start complaining and lose the opportunity to rise to the occasion by embracing your situation from a deeper place.
My life is my spiritual practice.
The Cloud is the irreducible communication gap built into human experience by the fact of infinitude and finitude trying to relate.
In his book Self Completion, the spiritual teacher and hermit Robert S. de Ropp who died in northern California in 1987, offers a challenging warning of signs that characterize any spiritual organization that is beginning to lose its force.
When we look at Sufism, we are coming back to some of the transformational wisdom of Jesus. Learning from Sufism is not going away from Christianity, but returning to it far more intimately.
A yoga student recently sent me an email describing comments made during class by the yoga teacher.
The heart is the key piece in the system of subtle perception.
It is a blessing and a privilege when a congregation is able to welcome children in church.