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“I think spirituality is also about the reconciliation of opposites. It’s about diving deep inside yourself beyond the polarities to a place of unity where everything holds together.”  — Sister Helen Prejean, IN SWEET COMPANY: CONVERSATIONS WITH EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN ABOUT […]

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 “I do not let pain change the essence of gratitude that is in my soul. I acknowledge that I have pain — I say, ‘This is sad or this is difficult’ — but I do not let pain alter the […]

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“Getting in touch with [this feminine, receptive side of our nature] can be a life-transforming experience because what we’re really talking about when we talk about receptivity is how we can be open to growing and evolving into more enlightened […]

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“Whether you pray to Jesus or to the Great Mother or to Buddha, that’s just the path you choose as you evolve towards something within yourself that is of God.” — Olympia Dukakis, IN SWEET COMPANY: CONVERSATIONS WITH EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN […]

“Saint Brendan said, ‘You are the veil that hides the paradise you seek.’ Each of us has our own veil that keeps the immanent God, the greening power of God, the God who wants to birth Herself in us, hidden.”  […]

“I believe there is an evolutionary movement towards love in the universe, a self-organizing process around love that’s moving us toward what we call higher levels of consciousness.” — Riane Eisler, IN SWEET COMPANY: CONVERSATIONS WITH EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN ABOUT LIVING […]

 “… the more you become aware of God, the more you … want to share the best of yourself with people, and you want to participate more fully in life. You … realize you have a choice: to admire the […]

“My God is both personal and impersonal. By this I mean that though in His infinite nature He is formless, all pervading, I have come to have a relationship with God that is so close, so sweet, so profound and blissful, […]

“I simply wait and watch for grace to unfold like the petals of a flower.” — Sister Helen Prejean, IN SWEET COMPANY: CONVERSATIONS WITH EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN ABOUT LIVING A SPIRITUAL LIFE With Thanksgiving under our expanded belts, the Western world […]

Yes, Maggie 1 !  I do so believe in the God of Small Things! I love how the Universe sets things up and “gives” me an opportunity to grow. I love my answered prayer to “be” Santa; the look in […]