JACOB BOEHME AND THE VIRGIN SOPHIA

“Dear Soul! Here sincerity is required: but sincere and determined will must prosecute this or else it will not be achieved. For, if the Soul wants to gain Christ’s knightly crown from the Virgin Sophia, she (i.e. the Soul) must woo it from her (i.e. the Virgin Sophia) with great Love-desire. She must beg for […]

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MAKING LENT ENJOYABLE

FIRST THINGS FIRST Just smile. It sounds like some new wave “positive vibes only” head trip but it’s not. Your body releases three different hormones when you smile- dopamine, endorphins and serotonin. You don’t need a PhD to know that these chemicals send signals to your body that you’re happy which, in fact makes you […]

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HOW TO MEDITATE ON THE SENSES

CONCENTRATION Concentration is the ability to channel our physical, mental, or spiritual energy to obtain a specific goal. Physical concentration consists of channeling all of our muscular energy in that part of the body- arms, shoulders, legs, whatever- which is about to be used. Yoga and Qigong practices combines this form of energy to awaken […]

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THE GOLDEN CANDLESTICKS

“Then the angel who spoke with me returned and aroused me, like one awakened from sleep. He said to me, “What do you see?” I replied, “I see a lampstand all of gold, with a bowl on top of it. There are seven lamps on it, with seven spouts on each of the lamps that […]

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HOW TO ROLL WITH THE PUNCHES

LIFE KEEPS BEING LIFE “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth!” -Mike Tyson We all feel Iron Mikes sentiment here. The training ground is a must for the go getter. So we plan meticulously. We make all of the necessary arrangements, dotting all the I’s and crossing all the T’s. We […]

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What Is Christian Meditation

This week I bring in a special guest and dear friend of mine to discuss what Christian meditation is. We take a look at breathing, how it brings our body in tune and outline a few prayers and meditations you guys can start doing: The Jesus Prayer Lectio Divina The Cloud of Unknowing I will […]

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PRAYER TO REMAIN CHASTE

“Lord, inflame our hearts and our inmost beings with the fire of Your Holy Spirit, that we may serve You with chaste bodies and pure minds. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.” -St Gregory(?) Now, please understand, desire is a natural phenomenon. Lust is a part of the human condition. We recognize beauty. We recognize pleasure […]

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