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Giving Thanks to God and Recognizing the Spiritual Haze

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Giving Thanks to God and Recognizing the Spiritual Haze     How should we respond to experiencing God in prayer? What is “spiritual haze”, where does it come from, and how should we properly deal with it? Dan and Melissa look to the wisdom of St Peter of Alcántara in the book Finding God Through Meditation as they discuss answers to these questions in today’s show.   Topics/Questions... Read More

Reflections on Finding God through Meditation – Centering Prayer and the Necessity of Prayer

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Centering Prayer and the Necessity of Prayer What is “centering prayer”? Can it lead to contemplation? Do I need to pray to be saved? Dan and Melissa discuss the necessity of prayer and answer these questions and more as they reflect on the book Finding God Through Meditation by St Peter of Alcántara.     Topics/Questions covered in the show: Is contemplation the same thing... Read More

Appetites and Spiritual Progress – Divine Intimacy Radio

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If you have been blessed by Divine Intimacy Radio, please help us spread the word by sharing this post on Facebook and with friends through email or other social media. This new series is focused on traditional themes of Lent with respect to how we orient our hearts and minds to God through mortification, mitigation of appetites and all other manner of cleaning out our spiritual gardens to prepare... Read More

Sayings of Light and Love 38 – St John of the Cross

April 4, 2014 by  
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Sayings of Light and Love 38 Sayings of Light and Love 38: When fixed on something else, one’s appetite leaves no room for the angel to move it. John of the Cross More “Sayings of Light and Love” + Saint John of the Cross, O.C.D. (1542-1591), priest and Doctor of the Church, considered to be the Doctor of Mystical Theology, was a reformer of the Carmelite Order, along with Saint Teresa of... Read More

Sayings of Light and Love 23 – St John of the Cross

February 28, 2014 by  
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Sayings of Light and Love 23 Sayings of Light and Love 23 Those who do not allow their appetites to carry them away will soar in their spirit as swiftly as the bird that lacks no feathers. Saint John of the Cross More “Sayings of Light and Love” + Saint John of the Cross, O.C.D. (1542-1591), priest and Doctor of the Church, considered to be the Doctor of Mystical Theology, was a reformer of... Read More

Sayings of Light and Love 22 – St John of the Cross

February 27, 2014 by  
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  Sayings of Light and Love 22 Sayings of Light and Love 22 A bird caught in birdlime has a twofold task: It must free itself and cleanse itself. And by satisfying their appetites, people suffer in a twofold way: They must detach themselves and, after being detached, clean themselves of what has clung to them. Saint John of the Cross More “Sayings of Light and Love” + Saint John of the... Read More

Sayings of Light and Love 18

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Sayings of Light and Love 18 Sayings of Light and Love 18: The soul that carries within itself the least appetite for worldly things bears more unseemliness and impurity in its journey to God than if it were troubled by all the hideous and annoying temptations and darknesses describable; for, so long as it does not consent to these temptations, a soul thus tried can approach God confidently, by doing... Read More

Appetites – Navigating the Interior Life Spiritual Dictionary

October 29, 2013 by  
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APPETITES – DISORDERED: Inordinate and willful desires of created things or circumstances not rightly ordered to moral or spiritual good that impede union with God and darken, defile, weaken, and torment the soul.   This Spiritual Dictionary Term is an excerpt from Dan’s book Navigating the Interior Life – Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God. To learn more, click here. + What... Read More

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