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The Contemplative Companion for Friday, May 22, 2015

Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits.”  – Psalm 103.2

No one is exempt from reverence.

While life has a way of boring us into denial of the higher, the Reality of God-All-Endlessness-of-Love-Fullness is the shock I need to awaken into worship and remembrance of my soul’s source.

 


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The Contemplative Companion for Thursday, May 21, 2015

“Keep me, O God, for in you I take refuge.”  – Psalm 16.1

Remembering has a subtle field of awareness in which I know that I am with God and God is with me in and through all things occurring. While I may not experience external protection, inwardly, I take refuge in the Presence of the Higher.


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The Contemplative Companion for Wednesday, May 20, 2015

“Keep watch over yourselves and over the whole flock…” – Acts 20.28

 Negligence is a force on this earth that I contend with. Nevertheless, I am invited to make efforts to keep watch, to observe and to Work. In so doing, I will follow the lives of the holy saints who have preceded me in their ascension in Christ.

 


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The Contemplative Companion for Tuesday, May 19, 2015

I did not shrink from proclaiming to you the entire plan of God.”  – Acts 20.27

On this Tuesday, amidst life and work, I wish to discover more of the fullness of God’s plan of wisdom for the cosmos, applied to the life choices awaiting me in this and every moment.

 


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The Contemplative Companion for Monday, May 18, 2015

“In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world.”  – John 16.33

The “world” is at a particular level on the great ray of creation, complete with its own laws and dynamics that influence all of us. I remember that there are other levels from which help can come. Jesus has led the way from this “other” level, and opens to me the possibility of further development. I wish to partake with courage in Christ’s conscious victory.

 


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The Contemplative Companion for Friday, May 15, 2015

“The Apostle Paul settled there for a year and a half and taught the word of God among them.” – Acts 18.11

Stability of place is valuable to both our spiritual formation and flourishing. While a year and a half is not a very long period of time, it represents a significant moment in the Apostle’s life: one in which a vow was taken and his head shaved (v. 18). Perhaps his vow was to remain in one place with the same people for the purpose of discovering together the depths of God’s revelation in Christ and the community that arises as we give our attention to the living Word of God together.  There is a time for everything, including staying and also going. As the Spirit of God leads us, we learn the twin practices of releasing and embracing. And the gift of simply being fully there, where we are.

 


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The Contemplative Companion for Thursday, May 14, 2015

“Brothers and sisters: May the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, give you a Spirit of wisdom and revelation resulting in knowledge of him.”  – Ephesians 1. 17

As I feel the uprising of the Spirit through a moment reading or in worship, I discover that the wisdom of God is occurring through the presence of love.  It  excites me to  discover that spiritual knowledge is beyond information, and is akin more to a relationship and a way of seeing one another as we are rather than analyzing cold hard facts with judgement. In this relationship of wonder, I also discover that I can grow and become  more than I am, and in so doing, shift my relationships toward new beginnings.


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