Category Archives: The Mystical Life

In Another Universe So Near Yet Far, Far Away

Theoretical physicists and cosmologists think that there could be multiverses, even parallel universes. Various versions of ourselves might be populating those other universes, living out their life versions utterly differently from our own lives here and from the other versions … Continue reading

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The Path in Autumn

Once again, it is that magical golden time of the year when the spiritual journey takes us through the autumnal season of transformation and letting go. This is The Mystical Path in autumn. The path is now strewn with the … Continue reading

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The Four Consents

In his Spiritual Journey series of retreat conference lectures, Fr. Keating speaks of four (4) “consents” that an individual is expected to make at certain stages of life, in order to develop fully into a spiritually mature human person. [The … Continue reading

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A Contemplative Conversation

The following is a compilation of dialogues I had with someone over the recent weeks. The compilation was made by that person, who decided to put together the substantive portions of the spiritual conversations we had. In his own words: … Continue reading

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Meditate Thru, a Step at a Time

You can take baby steps or grab little snack bites of spiritual morsels and refreshment frequently throughout your day by practicing the presence of God, especially if you are a newbie or beginner to meditation.   (We recommend a book by … Continue reading

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What Centering Is and Is Not

Technically, centering is NOT meditation.  This is a very important distinction every student of meditation should know and discern, because many students are misled into thinking that their initial or introductory centering practice is already the very practice of meditation, … Continue reading

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Grace and Healing as Fruitage

Grace and healing are the fruitage of our meditation practice. (Enhance your reading experience; let the music below play in the background as you read.) [Acknowledgement to SoundCloud user252443097 from San Jose, Costa Rica, for the music.] A life of … Continue reading

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Who is my neighbor?

Who is my neighbor? That question first confronted Audrey, a mother of three children. The same question later confronted her friend Tisha Beauchmin, herself a mother of five, and Tisha’s husband, Kevin. Then, the question finally confronted the larger community … Continue reading

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Illusion Busting

Take a quick glance at the photograph below. The picture above is a perfect example of something “illusory.” You tend to see something that is not so. You definitely might see something shockingly unbelievable or unreal at first glance. But … Continue reading

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Online Conversations

We have allocated and dedicated a Facebook page titled “A Contemplative Life,” for the purpose of carrying on online conversations primarily on the subjects of higher spirituality, contemporary mysticism, the spiritual journey, and the art and practice of living the … Continue reading

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