Fear and anxiety disconnect us from the Source and subtly become a way of trying to control the future as well as a way of setting us up for disappointment and despair. ~Betty The Hidden Life Awakened p117View Meditation about September 22
Henri Matisse. The Dance. Hermitage Museum Nothing is as debilitating to our spiritual life as fear. We have been taught to think that fear is a natural emotion we can’t control. How often have we said, “I have so much […]Read More about Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled
Felix Vallotton. Moonlight. Musée d’Orsay. Morning slowly comes to consciousness, my prayers stretch tight across the silent sky awakened by the beauty of the golden dawn shake free the endless circles of a dark and fearful night. The senses fuse […]Read More about Run To The Place Of Splendor
Karl Knaths. Water Valley. Smithsonian Museum of American History Hardly a day passes, Lord, that I am not overwhelmed and drawn under by the pain of someone I love. I too often allow the fear to take me to the […]Read More about What Do I Do With The Pain?
David Holgate. Julian of Norwich. Anglican Cathedral, Norwich, England Jesus’ admonition, “Be not afraid.”, does not mean that we cannot have fear. We all have fear, but we do not have to lead from a place of fear. Fear forecloses […]Read More about Be Not Afraid.
Living in the future produces anxiety, worry, and fear. Living in the past produces guilt, bitterness, and regret. The spiritual life can only be lived in the present. ~BettyView Meditation about October 8
Our prayer is that “On Retreat” will help you break from habituated patterns of mind and frantic activity, make more space for God, and step into a new way of seeing, believing, and abiding. Each retreat will focus on a healthy […]Read More about On Retreat: May