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January 8, 2013

Original Sin, Original Wound IV, December 2, 2012

Kristine

Dear People Whom God Loves, We now turn to our journey through the process of integration rather than by will power alone. Remember that our human emotions and impulses come from the two older parts of our brain:  the reptilian brain and the mammalian.  When we don’t have the newest part of our brain the […]

January 8, 2013

Original Sin, Original Wound III, November 25, 2012

Kristine

Dear People Whom God Loves, How is will power valuable in this journey?  I would put it this way.  We need a willingness to look at ourselves honestly and a willingness to grow in this area.  Indeed, even here the Love that we name God helps us in this willingness.  That is why we call […]

November 11, 2012

ORIGINAL SIN, ORIGINAL WOUND, November 11, 2012

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Dear People Whom God Loves, Original Sin.  G. K Chesterton said that the doctrine of original sin is the only doctrine that is verifiable.  That means if we look at human beings, we see difficulties and problems with living well.  Something doesn’t seem to work right.  Looking at myself and looking around I surely appreciate […]

November 4, 2012

JUSTICE, November 4, 2012

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Dear People Whom God Loves, The justice teaching of our church goes back a long way and is currently confirmed by modern papal teachings.  When we look at how St. Thomas Aquinas defined justice in the 13th century we can see why our church’s position today does not endorse either socialism or capitalism.  Thomas calls […]

November 4, 2012

ONE CHRISTIAN’S STORY, November 4, 2012

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Dear People Whom God Loves, ONE CHRISTIAN’S STORY Everything starts and ends with God.  The way that we image God has a profound influence on the way we live.  My image of God has changed through the years.  Our images of God all fall far short of what God is, but some images are more […]

October 28, 2012

HEAVEN A PLACE? HEAVEN A STATE OF BEING? – October 28, 2012

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Dear People Whom God Loves, When we think of heaven as a place, we usually think of it as a place of reward that God gives us because of our good behavior.  Heaven in this understanding is something that we earn.  It is not a gift.  This is the unfortunate tendency that some of us […]

October 28, 2012

HEAVEN A PLACE? HEAVEN A STATE OF BEING? – October 28, 2012

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Dear People Whom God Loves, When we think of heaven as a place, we usually think of it as a place of reward that God gives us because of our good behavior.  Heaven in this understanding is something that we earn.  It is not a gift.  This is the unfortunate tendency that some of us […]

October 21, 2012

SPIRITUAL GROWTH – XII, October 21, 2012

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Dear People Whom God Loves, We continue with the shadow and meditation.  Difficult as it is for me to acknowledge my shadow, I do find it helpful to pray and ask God to help me see myself as I truly am.  I know that this will reveal a lot of ugly stuff.  It is good, […]

October 14, 2012

SPIRITUAL GROWTH – XI, October 14, 2012

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Dear People Whom God Loves, Now, how does meditation fit in all of this?  When we meditate, we just let ourselves be aware of any thoughts, feelings, emotions, or impulses.  We don’t judge them.  We just let ourselves be aware of them.  They are just there. Now, what is wrong with that?  Nothing.  What is […]

October 7, 2012

SPIRITUAL GROWTH – X, October 7, 2012

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Dear People Whom God Loves, When I read Integral Spirituality about five years ago, I learned something.  In reading it again, I realized that I had remembered only that meditation was not a substitute for psychological therapy.  I now see more clearly why this is so.  Here is what is clear to me, but I […]

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