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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! 

Tuesday Tip With Rich: Show Up

In this week’s tip on Centering Prayer, Rich Lewis talks about showing up for our practice.

RECEIVE THE GIFT OF UNLIMITED POSSIBILITIES IN ANY MOMENT

In this article, best-selling self realization author, Guy Finley, shares with us that in order to stop being captive of a flood of reactions, we must change where we place our attention in the moment.

The Fragrance of Peace

This is an exceptional piece from Elaine Fourie introducing the subject matter of her next book: that people can be transformed from the love of the sword to the love of peace and nonviolence through disciplined contemplative prayer.

A GENERATIONAL WILL

In this article, conscious parenting expert Terri Knuth shares with us the part we all play in the continuation of proliferating our will in this world and how we can sacrifice that in favor of something higher.

Forever Without End

In this poem, Kimberly Holman presents some interesting ideas about the ever spinning wheel of time.

Tuesday Tip With Rich: God Is Always Present

In this week’s tip on Centering Prayer, Rich Lewis talks about how God is always present.

Wear It with Style

In a new poem, Kimberly Holman reflects on an eternal wellspring and hidden pearl. Will you wear it with style?

Broken Bread

You will find many pearls of wisdom salvaged from a really rough day in this beautiful reflection shared by Keren Dibbens-Wyatt, a chronically-ill writer and artist with a passion for poetry, mysticism, story and colour.

THE PROPER ORDER OF THINGS

In this article, conscious parenting expert, Terri Knuth, shares with us about wrong order, wrong authority and how to effectuate something new into the equation.

THREE EXTRAORDINARY IDEAS TO HELP YOU REALIZE LASTING FREEDOM

In this article, best-selling, self-realization author, Guy Finley, shares with us that true lasting freedom is and can be found within oneself and oneself only.

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!