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2013 December | Touching The Spirit

Voice of the Soul, Music of the Heart

Posts made in December, 2013

A New Year’s Blessing

Posted by on Dec 28, 2013 in Voice of the Spirit |

A NEW YEAR’S BLESSING •May all our sorrows gradually stretch our heart to be more fully open and compassionate. •May we experience a depth of caring in our lives sufficient to convince us that we are deeply and truly loved and lovable. •May we learn to respond to the persons and events in our lives less and less from the place where we are hurt, afraid, or angry, and more and more from the place where we are loved. •May we always be a safe and trustworthy place to those who entrust something...

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Forgiveness

Posted by on Dec 18, 2013 in Voice of the Spirit | 1 comment

To forgive ourselves or others is to recognize a worth deeper than any wrong. It is to free self or others from the burden of the past and the dread of the future so that we may live freely and creatively in the present.

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What’s missing in taking photos

Posted by on Dec 13, 2013 in Voice of the Spirit |

New evidence suggests that taking photos may prevent our brain from remembering details of what we saw. We believe that snapping photos may give our spirit an exit plan so that we miss the experience itself and therefore are not able to remember or articulate that experience, or share it with others. Take the photo … miss the experience? What do you...

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Waiting

Posted by on Dec 9, 2013 in Voice of the Spirit |

Advent is portrayed as a time of waiting. Waiting is often seen as simply putting in time. Yet it can also mean to expect, to attend to, to reach toward, to hope. In this sense, we can speak of openness, a giving space and time to listen to our own inner depths and the living truth that flows from within. Rainer Maria Rilke: “Go into yourself and see how deep the place is from which your life flows.” Thomas Merton: “Contemplation is essentially a listening in silence, an...

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Advent and Longing

Posted by on Dec 3, 2013 in Voice of the Spirit |

Advent is a season of longing, longing for renewal, for wholeness, for completeness. following is a quotation from the section on longing in our book, Touching the Spirit, Reflections from the Heart. Longing is the voice of  love in its aching for completeness and wholeness  … Longing is a gentle openness  to embrace and share our lives as they have been and are. Longing is a gentle openness to grow beyond where we are now, to move with another on our journey, as we trust the unfolding...

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