Our Writers


Join The Team!

Contemplative Light is actively seeking writers and teachers interested in sharing new content for our courses and online magazine.

Clint Sabom

Award-Winning Writer and Gilman Scholar who enjoys hosting podcasts.

Marc Thomas Shaw

Contemplative Instructor and Author of Dante’s Road: The Journey Home for the Modern Soul.

Kimberly Holman

Certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher with an M.A. in Religious Studies from Naropa University.

Rich Lewis

Daily practitioner of Centering Prayer since June 1, 2014. Enjoys writing short quotes and small articles.

Tim Moon

Life long learner, educator and lover of mystery. Enjoys exploring and writing about topics related to mystical spiritual awakening.

Kelly Boyer Stagart

Professional writer, editor and coach. Author of Everything to God in Prayer: A Writer’s Weekly Devotional.

Justin Coutts

Contemplative teacher living on the beautiful and mysterious Manitoulin Island. Author of In Search of a New Eden.

David Cole

International Spiritual Teacher and Retreat Leader. Award winning author; ‘Explorer Guide’ for The Community of Aidan and Hilda.

Join Me at the Summit and Other Free Resources

Given the current struggles, I thought it might be useful to share some free resources we’ve identified. Perhaps they will provide some benefit during this difficult time.

Tuesday Tip with Rich: Divine Therapy

This week Rich talks about tension and stored emotions. Each Centering Prayer sit is an opportunity to allow Divine therapy to act in us.

Mystical Monday: Mindfulness and Centering Prayer

Kimberly Holman distinguishes mindfulness from mindfulness meditation and contemplates the role of mindfulness in Centering Prayer.

Three Foundational Techniques for Mastering Your Ego and Promoting Mindfulness

We are meant to be happy, and our ego was meant to be a tool to promote one part of that happiness, our survival. Sadly, many souls find themselves in circumstances where there are few real physical threats to their survival, yet they live in constant fear. Mindfulness, at its core, involves identifying our fears, and the self-centered, egotistical tendencies that exaggerate them.

Tuesday Tip with Rich: The Silence of Centering Prayer

In this week’s tip on Centering Prayer, Rich talks about how the silence of Centering Prayer is a safe place to sit with and ever so gently let go of your unproductive emotions.

The 60 Day Breaking Point

Most of us can honestly say we’ve never been in a situation quite like this. It’s scary. It’s confusing. It’s difficult. It’s annoying. I’m tired of being so meticulous about washing my hands. I know that sounds childish. I mean some people in the world don’t even have soap. Am I really complaining about this?

Mystical Monday: A Simple Way to Deepen Contemplation

In this week’s installment of Mindful Monday, Kimberly Holman talks about listening as a traditional meditation technique and further explains how listening to silence deepens into contemplation. Applicable to Centering Prayer and Mindfulness practitioners alike.

Tuesday Tip with Rich: We Are Not Our Thoughts

In today’s tip, Rich Lewis talks about working with thoughts in Centering Prayer.

Featured Author

Tim Moon

Tim is a life long learner, educator and lover of mystery. As a result of a recent spiritually transformative experience (STE), he enjoys exploring and writing about topics related to mystical spiritual awakening.

Staff Pick

The Essential Benefits of Christian Non-Duality

Non-dual Christianity unlocks significant benefits for spiritual awakening. It promotes a deep spiritual connection to all reality, resulting in transcendent inner peace. It also brightens, completes and brings clarity to existing spiritual knowledge. Finally, it provides essential reconciliation between the Eastern and Western worlds, which the formal church has unfortunately forgotten.