Contemplative Light

Providing Education and Resources to Inspire and Connect
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Our Mission

We provide education and resources in a global effort towards inner transformation through contemplative prayer and meditation.

Our Vision

Together we envision all hearts illuminated by the divine light within, restoration of global balance, and a world transformed in love.

As contemplative practitioners, we value the experience of divine presence available to us in silence. Resting in the present moment, we realize we are deeply connected to each other and that our inmost self abides in God. Silence helps us remove the inner obstacles keeping us from this state of divine awareness.

Transformed by the practices of prayer and meditation, we discover the true nature of our being as whole, complete and already perfect. This overflowing, transformational grace naturally flows outward in service to God, others, and the world.

The ultimate goal of the contemplative journey is a dissolving of the false self or ego. This inner transformation into wholeness includes greater health, balance, and vitality. The healing of self, other, and creation is part of an ongoing divine dance we both consent to and participate in.

Contemplative Education: in the form of 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.

On the Contemplative Path

We believe

The spiritual path is available to anyone willing to be radically transformed through prayer and meditation.

Transformation occurs as we confront our own suffering and that of the world.

In doing this work, we learn to how to trace the roots of our harmful patterns, recognizing they generally grow from our woundedness.

We are therefore committed to see reality as it is and accept it.

With greater understanding of our ego patterns we live more freely and cultivate compassion for others.

Doing this enables us to be more present and aware moment to moment.

This empowers us serve others and the world.

We continually recognize areas for growth and feel guided toward a clear sense of purpose.

“In our time, this interconnectedness is inescapable. The world economy is intertwined as never before. Problems in one market affect the rest of the world. Global climate change is a constant reminder that our consumption patterns and daily practices have disastrous effects on others. This broader awareness of the consequences of our own actions on others and the discipline to bring about change is one characteristic of the spiritual maturity we’re seeking. “

– Marc Thomas Shaw