David G Benner – Knowing Oneness

David G Benner shares with us today a wonderful reflection of the essential human thirst for oneness in Christ. This will sound quite familiar, even if, possibly, more holistic and challenging, for those acquainted with the Eastern Orthodox concepts of theosis or deification, and with the classic universal Christian concept of mystical union.

I will let you read the entre text on Dr Benner’s blog, but here is, as a teaser, a beautiful prayer rooted in the indigenous Lakota concept of Mitakuye Oyasin – in English, “all my relations.” Enjoy!

To the Creator, for the ultimate gift of life, I thank you.

To the mineral nation that has built and maintained my bones and all foundations of life experience, I thank you.

To the plant nation that sustains my organs and body and gives me healing herbs for sickness, I thank you.

To the animal nation that feeds me from your own flesh and offers your loyal companionship in this walk of life, I thank you.

To the human nation that shares my path as a soul upon the sacred wheel of Earthly life, I thank you.

To the Spirit nation that guides me invisibly through the ups and downs of life and carries the torch of light through the Ages, I thank you.

To the Four Winds of Change and Growth, I thank you.

You are all my relations, my relatives, without whom I would not live. We are in the circle of life together, co-existing, co-dependent, co-creating our destiny. One is not more important than the other. Each evolves from the other and yet each is dependent upon the others. All of us are a part of the Great Mystery.

Thank you for this Life.

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The Gift of Awakening | Dr David G Benner

Source: The Gift of Awakening | Dr David G Benner

Awakening is a call we find in all religious traditions.
Did you ever receive this call? And, if you did, how di you respond to it, if, indeed, you did respond?

Wisdom and the Mind of Christ | Dr David G Benner

Source: Wisdom and the Mind of Christ | Dr David G Benner

David Benner on accessing the mind of Christ

Practicing Presence | Dr David G Benner

Source: Practicing Presence | Dr David G Benner

Do we really try to practice presence at leaast from time to time?
Or do we really know what that is?
Here is, possibly, a good question for the beginning of the new year.

Faith and Belief | Dr David G Benner

Source: Faith and Belief | Dr David G Benner

This  is the third of a 4-part interview of Dr. David G Benner by Dr. Jackie Stinton – a psychologist and spiritual director who lives in Calgary

Fully Human | Dr David G Benner

Source: Fully Human | Dr David G Benner

This is the first of a 4-part interview of Dr. David Benner by Dr. Jackie Stinton – a psychologist and spiritual director who lives in Calgary

John O’Donohue – At the End of the Year

year's end

The particular mind of the ocean
Filling the coastline’s longing
With such brief harvest
Of elegant, vanishing waves
Is like the mind of time
Opening us shapes of days.

As this year draws to its end,
We give thanks for the gifts it brought
And how they became inlaid within
Where neither time nor tide can touch them.
Continue reading “John O’Donohue – At the End of the Year”

The Spiritual Journey, The Human Journey | Dr David G Benner

The Spiritual Journey, The Human Journey | Dr David G Benner.

A must read, for those interested in spiritual formation.