fear

Our Spirits Long To Soar

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“Our spirits long to soar like eagles, to be filled with inspiration, to feel the love that flows between us and our Creator. But until we are willing to relinquish all forms of judgment and attack, we will remain half-dead and unaware of the splendor that awaits us.”

~ Gerald Jampolsky, Teach Only Love

Painting by Hans Baluschek (1917)

Transformation

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“I believe the message of the crucified Jesus is a statement about what to do with your pain. It’s primarily a message of transformation, and not a transaction to “open the gates of heaven” unless you are talking about being drawn into heaven right now. For some unfortunate reason Christians have usually “used” Jesus as a mere problem solver, one who would keep us personally from pain later. That kept us in a very small, self- centered world. The big loss was that we missed Jesus’ message of how to let God transform us and our world here and now.”

~ Richard Rohr

Painting by Camille Pissarro (1889)