Spiritual

Reclaim the Divine Feminine: Connect to Your Creative Spirit | New Workshop for 2014

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A Six Week Series led by Jude Rittenhouse When: Begins Tuesday, March 25, 2014,  7 pm (Eastern Time) Whether you write, paint, draw, sing, cook, raise children, dance, take care of elderly parents, run a household or a...

EXPLORING THE DIVINE FEMININE

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Some newly restored frescoes in the Catacombs of Priscilla show what many see as evidence that the early Christian church had women priests. But The Vatican quickly dismissed the claims of the Women's Ordination...

Improv as Spiritual Practice

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I just passed the half-way point of an improvisational acting class, my first in many years. I enrolled out of a desire to have fun and practice spontaneity.  While “practicing spontaneity” might sound like...

Spirits and Spirituality: The Grace of Discernment

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As a scholar of mysticism and religious literature, I spend a lot of my time reading, thinking, and writing about the encounters with God various writers, mystics, and seers had or claim to have...

Knitting as Zen Practice

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For years, I've had a knotty relationship with knitting.  As a teenager, I envied friends who, having learned the skill from their mothers, aunts or grandmothers, whipped up scarves and sweaters.  In my freshman...

Underneath the Tarot Moon

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I have a monthly tarot card date with my friend Tania.  Tania taught me how to read the cards about twenty years ago.  She got married thirteen years ago and moved to California and...

A Mixed Lineage

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This past weekend I meditated with Susan Piver as I participated in her Open Heart Project Virtual Retreat (susanpiver.com). Susan is a terrific meditation teacher, and I have been using her beautifully-voiced instructions in...

Oil Changes for the Soul

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I used to fear my tears and hold them back with all my might, but now I welcome them with open arms. They are likened to an oil change for the soul. My friend...

On Merton’s Snow and Watt’s Potatoes

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"your heart is my hermitage" - thomas merton one of the most profound beauties in merton's spiritual journey is his progression from a spirituality of "the" heart as a general proposition in the abstract, to...

Lectio Poetica: Becoming Who We Are

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“All the birds and creatures of the world are unutterably themselves.” – David Whyte During the catastrophic flooding here in Colorado back in September, we discovered a tiny sparrow lurking in our patio garden. We...