Primitive religion is not believed, it is danced!

Arthur Darby Nock

Earth's crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God;
And only he who sees takes off his shoes;
The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.

Elizabeth Browning

Sunday, December 23, 2012

The Spiritual Life

The spiritual life
is not a matter of doctrine
right thinking
and rituals

it is a matter of seeing
it is all of life
seen from a certain perspective

it is 
waking, sleeping dreaming
eating, drinking
relaxing, recreating
walking, standing, and breathing
understood and experienced
and seen
though the eyes of the soul

the spiritual life is simply life
seen from the vantage point
of the Spirit.

it is heaven and earth
An Advent Antiphon
"Drop down, you heavens, from above and let the skies pour down the Just One"

"Let the earth open up and bud forth a Savior"
                                                       Quoted in "Starlight" by John Shea

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