Dark Night of the Soul (6.1) – A “System” to live by? No.

How are we to mysteriously surrender to the creative abundance of darkness?

A response to religious bribery (corruption)

It’s deeply interesting to me that the religious corruption cited here is largely, to me, indeed a corruption of religious traditions themselves, and by the most visible/vocal religious adherents themselves. This is what gave rise to Nietzsche’s announcement that, “God is dead.” And it is the corrupt God-following zealots who killed God—who corrupted the wisdomContinue reading “A response to religious bribery (corruption)”

I am being loved (2). You. Your Power. A Christface

Each of you who has loved me has been God’s face for those moments

I am being loved

I like that wording more than, “I am loved,” or, “I am loved by God,” or even, “God loves me.” Feels more intimate, breathing with aliveness. “Am being.”

Dark Night of the Soul (5) – One Simplification

Forget “One day at a time,” or, “Live in the moment,” if you aren’t up to them… What IS naturally human is relationship. Relate to one Christface at a time. As each comes.

Dark Night of the Soul (4) – Introductory Musings: Exemplary Lessons?

[6 minute read] [see also resource index] [A shorter 1-minute version of below, extricated from any Dark Night contexts, is here.] Most narrowly, the phrase originates from a Spanish poem (Dark Night) centuries ago. Its author wrote explications of the poem which speak of two metaphorical nights that purge the soul to approach divine unionContinue reading “Dark Night of the Soul (4) – Introductory Musings: Exemplary Lessons?”