Gathered Wisdom, June 7

A weekly curated collection of essays, poetry, and reflections for your spiritual journey.  From The Wisdom Years.

The Spirit is doing a new thing. It is springing forth now in our consciousness, among every people, in every discipline, in every walk of life . . . Will we be open to this moment of grace? 

-John Philip Newell, A New Harmony

Found in Well for the Journey. 

Baptism of Fire and Spirit

Too often the Holy Spirit is an afterthought in our spiritual lives, says Richard Rohr.  We ask for the Holy Spirit but forget it has already been given to all of us in the event of Pentecost. We need to realize it and rely on it.

Read the reflection.

From Center for Action and Renewal.

In Search of Wisdom

“To be in the stream of wisdom is to become it,” says Beverly Lanzetta in an interview with The Perennial Leader Project. ‘It is not just to know about it,” she says. “It’s not just absorption of knowledge.” The Perennial Leader Project is dedicated to searching for and spreading wisdom for modern life.

Listen to the podcast. 

Find more podcasts and articles from The Perennial Leader Project – In Search of Wisdom.

A Prodigal God

God is over-generous, over-lavish, over-extravagant, over-prodigious, over-rich, and over-patient. That is both a challenge and a consolation for us. The challenge is how to respond to God’s generosity. The consolation is that no matter how many times we refuse God, we are given an infinite number of times to respond.

Read the reflection from Fr. Ron Rolheiser.

More about Ron Rolheiser.

Dying to Be Me

Anita Moorjani was almost dead from cancer when she arrived at the hospital. Then she was dead. Then she was not. What she learned in the coma was that where we focus our awareness is all we know, but there is so much more in our world.

Watch the 18-minute video.

From Karma Tube.

The Age of the Possible

Consider the octopus and what she has taught us about what we cannot see.

Read the poem from Maria Popova.

From Orion magazine.

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