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THE DIVINE TRANSFORMATION: ESSENTIALS OF CONTEMPLATIVE SPIRITUALITY AND PRACTICE

A comprehensive introductory through intermediate level course on both practice and perspectives of these timeless teachings from the Christian Mystical and Contemplative traditions! 

87. Guy Finley On The Intimate Enemy

Guy Finley talks about his book, The Intimate Enemy.

86. Dr. Jana Rentzel On Centering Prayer

Dr. Rentzel adds a deep perspective on the practice of centering prayer.

Contemplatives in Conversation: Images in Contemplative Practice

Arthur Aghajanian and Don Salmon discuss the use of images for spiritual guidance in traditional and contemporary practice.

YOUR TRUE NATURE IS HIGH

In this article, best-selling, self-realization author, Guy Finley shares with us that there is a new way, a “higher” way that we can live in each and every moment that will cooperate with the real rules of Life.

OUT WITH THE “OLD IN THAT”

In this article, conscious parenting expert Terri Knuth, shares with us what needs to take place in order for any individual to truly be made new.

83. Rev. Bill McDonald On His Three Near-Death Experiences

An amazing tale of three near-death experiences that could be externally verified. Proof of the hereafter!

82. The Story Of An Organic Enlightenment, With Lucy Grace

An interview with Lucy Grace about her spiritual journey.

HONESTY IS GOD’S POLICY

In this short article, conscious parenting expert Terri Knuth shares with us the invaluable need for self-honesty and how in agreeing to any form of lie only protects those dark hidden parts of ourselves and keeps them from being brought into the light for transformation.

OPEN YOURSELF TO THE PRESENCE OF THE ASCENDING SPIRIT

In this writing, Guy Finley shares with us that every effort to free ourselves by using our mind is doomed to fail, but we can be aware of the ascending spirit of higher influences that are always present in us..

Tuesday Tip With Rich: Keep Moving Forward

In this week’s tip on Centering Prayer, Rich Lewis talks about how Centering Prayer teaches us patience and perserverance.

On the Contemplative Path

The Contemplative Path

The contemplative path is both ascent and descent. It is a movement of love in our inmost self allowing us to grow in awareness of our inner egoic tendencies that keep us from manifesting divine love in the world. We usually come to a place of accepting this process after what Franciscan author Richard Rohr calls necessary suffering.

Contemplative Practices

Our focus is on contemplative practices for the individual, but the ultimate hope is that this transformation radiates outward into all facets of life to help us open to the greatest extent possible. Here are some of the many available spiritual practices that Christian contemplatives, mystics, and monastics have drawn on over the centuries.

A RADICAL TRANSFORMATION: DANTE, THE WOUND & THE CONTEMPLATIVE JOURNEY

In this mini course based on the acclaimed book Dante’s Road: The Journey Home For The Modern Soul, we engage with the timeless wisdom of one of the greatest poems of all time, The Divine Comedy from 14th century Italian poet Dante Alighieri.

CONTEMPLATIVE PERSPECTIVES: FRAMEWORKS FOR THE DIVINE

For anyone who craves to deepen their contemplative process and more fully embody and integrate the the higher stages of the mystical path, Contemplative Perspectives: Frameworks for the Divine offers an opportunity to travel through the various states of awakening and understand the territory.

HOW TO WRITE A DEVOTIONAL: PLUS HOW TO GET THEM PUBLISHED

If you read devotionals, you already know how they can be a true blessing. A devotional can uplift you when you’re feeling discouraged, sad or lonely. It can help you acknowledge and repent from sins that cause personal rifts and create distance in your relationship with God.

WRITING AS A SPIRITUAL PRACTICE: FOCUSING ON GOD’S PURPOSE FOR YOUR LIFE

This course helps you to access the rich spiritual stories that lie deeply within you. Words are powerful. People who are drawn to writing as a spiritual practice range from beginning writers to experienced ones. The amount of writing you’ve done is not relevant.

WHAT WE PROVIDE

Contemplative Education: courses, study guides, training materials, articles, podcasts, and lessons on silent prayer, meditation, and mindfulness for beginning and experienced contemplatives.

Contemplative Spiritual Community: to connect, grow, learn from, and support each other on this journey. Please join us on Facebook.

Resources for Healing Professionals: including clergy, therapists, doctors, spiritual directors, and mental health professionals open to the meditative aspect of the healing process.

5 WAYS OF CONSENTING TO THE DIVINE

Learn methods practiced by Christian mystics for centuries including Centering Prayer, The Examen, Lectio Divina, Christian Meditation, and the Jesus Prayer.

THE POWER OF THE JESUS PRAYER

Welcome to a thorough introductory course on the practice and perspectives of the timeless Jesus Prayer, from the Christian Mystical and Contemplative traditions!