Tag: contemplation

Uniqueness is oneness

We all know that each of us has a unique finger print.  No two people have the same retinal patterns.  We all have individuality, unique personalities.  No two people are alike.  Even identical twins have uniqueness.  If we look around we see the same thing in all of creation.  There aren’t two things that are…

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What love looks like

In the last two posts I’ve talked about motivation and how we are the divine manifestation of love in this reality.  We are love, the essence and substance and product of love.  We are what other-centered, unconditional love looks like.  God, being love, expressed Himself as love to become us.  In doing so, He took…

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The Lego Moment

“OUR discovery of God is, in a way, God’s discovery of us.” (Thomas Merton) The contemplatives and the mystics (which are really the same thing) talk about “living in the present moment.”  Actually there are many traditions that have discovered the divine power of living in the present moment.  This can be a difficult concept…

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Who is Trudy?

The “spiritual life” is then the perfectly balanced life in which the body with its passions and instincts, the mind with its reasoning and its obedience to principle and the spirit with its passive illumination by the Light and Love of God form one complete man who is in God and with God and from…

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A New Year – A New Look

For me to be a saint means to be myself.  Therefore the problem of sanctity and salvation is in fact the problem of finding out who I am and of discovering my true self.  (Thomas Merton, “New Seeds of Contemplation) Alancetotheheart has been quite the journey.  I started this blog in June 2013 with the…

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Where you come from – Part II

I couldn’t resist a part II so here you go. In the last post I talked about how Paul coined a word to describe the revelation of our “sonship.”  He came up with this word that combines “son” with “laying down.”  The “laying down” word is where we get our English word for Thesis.  Paul…

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Where you come from

Sometimes I get questions that make me think.  I love them especially in light of the revelation of who I am and who you are and who our Father is and how it all fits together, our origins.  Oh yeah, where you come from is everything.  Every single breathing human has thoughts about where they…

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