I just had to share this, even if it’s from the same resource as the previous post, because it’s on a different but parallel thought track. These are Thomas Merton’s suggestions (highlighting mine) on how to live the contemplative life in a secular world, as capsulized in a talk by Fr. James Conner, OCSO: Every … Continue reading Being Contemplative in a Secular World
How do contemplatives deal with their sexuality? As I grow deeper in my prayer and interior life, I find that it also releases bursts of energies which I cannot totally just channel to my work and creative life, so this bothers me, given my Catholic upbringing; it also makes me seriously wonder and question, given … Continue reading An Honest Question of the Heart
I started reading this book as I was ending my Prayer and Life Workshops (PLW) and I feel very loved and guided by Spirit in my journey. If I learned the fundamentals of cultivating a rich prayer life and intimacy with God, as well as applying my interior learning to my every day life, in … Continue reading Total Surrender
Originally posted on THE RIVER WALK:
Read: Isaiah 62:6-65:25, Philippians 2:19-3:3, Psalm 73:1-28, Proverbs 24:13-14 In all their suffering he also suffered, and he personally rescued them. In his love and mercy he redeemed them. He lifted them up and carried them through all the years. (Isaiah 63:9) Yet I still belong to you; you hold my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, leading… Continue reading Will You Dance?
This article is even more enlightening and helpful for me. I participated in an introductory session of dance therapy just a week ago, and one of the tools I learned from there is Tapping, which I have promptly incorporated into my meditation practice now, in the chakra cleansing part as I go into Silencing. I’ve … Continue reading Untwisting Through Erotic Work
I have been noticing lately, that as I grow in my spirituality through my involvement with the Prayer and Life Workshops Bacolod, I seem to be getting … uhm… “more easily turned on”– by a picture here, a gesture there, a line from a song somewhere. And then I remember how this happened to me … Continue reading Sensuality, Sexuality, Spirituality Entwined
Silence can make us nervous thinking we need to fill the void, but there is immense strength in silence. All sounds, from a whisper to a classical symphony, arise out of silence and disappear into silence. But silence is always there beneath sound and is the space where sound can exist. We tend to think … Continue reading The Power of Silence