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Spiritual Resources for the COVID-19 Pandemic

An index of resources posted each day on the Spirituality & Practice homepage — practices, readings, films, quotes, and more to help you navigate these times.

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Mindful Moment: Meditation with Rev. Jim Burklo

A mindfulness meditation on “seeing that you are seen” – for students and staff in this time of “physical distancing”.

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The Pandemic’s “Monastic” Opportunity

To several readers, already isolated because of health or age or retirement, I’ve written this could be our “monastic” opportunity to experience the value of being “all-one” (where the word “alone” comes from) as well as resting in God, taking a break and a breath and a breather, especially important resisting a respiratory infection.

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Being Present to Presence

On being a non-anxious presence in an anxious time.
How centering prayer can help us to be present to Presence.

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Coronavirus Podcast: A Spiritual Response

We are living in extraordinary times! We asked The Grand Council to do a PODCAST about the Coronavirus and we just posted the results!

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Mystical Activism

In Mystical Activism, we each hold the power to change the world right where we are. To call these “end times” is not hyperbole.

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Does Divinity Shape My World?

I have often heard from many people that if you just accept Jesus as your savior then you will be alright. Right? Of course Right? I don’t believe so because as far as I know God or Spirit is everywhere present.

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Help from the Other Side

Mystical Neuropsychology

Throughout history, humans have believed that deceased loved ones, ancestors, spirit guides, angels, and other helpful spiritual beings operate in our lives and are genuinely interested in our welfare. Notwithstanding the advent of scientific materialism, such beliefs are also alive and well today.

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Creating Justice (A Prayer)

It is easy to get so caught upin the business and troublesof our own lives,

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Acceptance for the Holidays

Patience is the amount of time you can remain in acceptance. With you in mind, figuratively, I created a 20-minute total over five days mini-course about patience and accepting reality as it is.

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Mystical Activism: Transforming a World In Crisis

In Mystical Activism, we each hold the power to change the world right where we are. To call these “end times” is not hyperbole. We are in trouble and the signs are everywhere: extreme political divisions; xenophobic violence; enormous wealth inequity; poverty and homelessness; racism, sexism, and ageism; arms buildups and unending wars; and, most critical of all, terrifying climate disruption associated with man-made global warming.

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Prayer and feeling God’s mercy.

Although I’m now trying to be a Christian, I would like to be able to do something to bring myself closer to our Lord, other than sitting still while trying to keep invasive thoughts from disturbing my prayer session.

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Sit

A film about purpose in life, seen through the eyes of a Buddhist monk who was ordained at just 22 years of age, and his son now 22 and living at home as he searches for his own aspirations. The apple may appear far from the tree but it seems, when it comes to searching for purpose, we are all the same.

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The Way of the Rose

What happens when a former Zen Buddhist monk and his feminist wife experience an apparition of the Virgin Mary?

“This book could not have come at a more auspicious time, and the message is mystical perfection, not to mention a courageous one. I adore this book.”—Caroline Myss, author of “Anatomy of the Spirit”

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The Way of Emptying

If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 

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Wild Mercy

Wild Mercy is essential reading for anyone ready to awaken the feminine mystic within and birth her loving, creative, and untamed power into the world.

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Happy Birthday Charles Fillmore – This One’s For You!

It is Charles Fillmore’s birthday today, he would have been 165 years old. So I offer this essay about “the Silence.” His meditation practice was referred to as Practicing the Silence, and then there is the Silence itself, a state of consciousness.

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Glory Happening: Finding the Divine in Everyday Places

When you have an experience and tell the story of that experience to someone, something sacred happens inside of you. That experience doesn’t have to be an extravagant moment, but it can be beautiful, nonetheless. And as you store up all those stories and share them, you grow your world’s boundaries. You build community and remind yourself that every moment of your life counts for something holy, good, and glorious.

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