It’s gonna be okay! Piano Guys’ latest is upbeat, uplifting, and biblical — Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

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Famous for their piano and cello renditions of popular songs and classical pieces, the Piano Guys recently released something of their own, an original piece written together with pop artist Andy Grammer. The upbeat and uplifting piece is already a hit and proves the group can do more than just covers (which, by the way, […]

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As Kingfishers Catch Fire — Julia Margaret and Hermia Host

by Gerard Manly Hopkins As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies draw flame; As tumbled over rim in roundy wells Stones ring; like each tucked string tells, each hung bell’s Bow swung finds tongue to fling out broad its name; Each mortal thing does one thing and the same: Deals out that being indoors each one dwells; […]

As Kingfishers Catch Fire — Julia Margaret and Hermia Host

Breath at the Center

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English: The dome of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul,... English: The dome of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, seen from the inside. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The breath moves at the center of the self being less fearful of what is strange to us. Move into the darkness. The light is more than ample. Much is shown to in the darkness, through the inward eye. Much we never perceived before is presenting to us now.  Return to the depth of the well from the surface of our life. Returning to the source of our life, Explore in the silence, in the silence. I place my life upon the altar in the silence in the silence. Cold cement walls leading to a warm light. Not knowing where I am going but feeling led by truth. Honest leading to freedom. Defense falling away, light drawing light, drawing me slowly closer to the light. Watch for the unexpected opportunity for light.Waking up to the unity of the holy in us, yes…

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Breathing Now

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Puerto Princesa Subterranean River, Philippine... Puerto Princesa Subterranean River, Philippines: View of the cave’s entrance (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We are all here now

In the underground stream

Breathing deeply

We all came by our separate paths

Here we move freely

The waters are buoyant

None will be lost

At home breathing beauty

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Lectio Divina: Easter Sunday — Sunflower Seed Spirituality

Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord Here, as stated before, it is my intention to draw from the forthcoming Sunday liturgy and to offer a guided prayer on one of the pieces of scripture in the same way that we have been doing in Exploring Personal Prayer. I do not intend to offer […]

Lectio Divina: Easter Sunday — Sunflower Seed Spirituality

Rest Silently in Resurrection

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Most surely, in the thin places, the Irish teach us to sense another reality Most surely, in the thin places, the Irish teach us to sense another reality

Those who do not know there is another life after this one, or who cannot bring themselves to live in time as if they were meant to spend their eternity in God, resist the fruitful silence of their own being by continual noise. Even when their own tongues are still, their minds chatter without end and without meaning, or they plunge themselves into the protective noise of machines, traffic or radios. When their own noise is momentarily exhausted, they rest in the noise of other people.

– Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island

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12 April: Easter Day, My Changed Ear. — agnellusmirror

This is an exceptional bell tower: just count those sallies, or ropes, one to each bell. We are in Lincoln Cathedral in England; the bells are high above the ringing chamber so that the sound rings out from the hilltop across the plain below the city. It’s also good for the ringers’ ears not to […]

12 April: Easter Day, My Changed Ear. — agnellusmirror

MERCIES

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I see lily pads as places of mercy. My experience is that the lily is just out of reach.

It is important for some things to protect themselves from grasping.

I remember finding out that even if you could reach the lily it was almost impossible to pick because of the tangled web below the surface. In the dark water there is a balance of life that is protected by the lily stems. I am most authentic when I honor these roots. These little islands float along the shore of our understanding, wish great tolerance. There is a sheltering and a flowering. It is a scene of mercy and interconnectivity.

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The Bell Tower — KaliDesautelsReads

“Let this darkness be a bell tower and you the bell; As you ring what batters you becomes your strength.” ~ Rainier Maria Rilke #quotestoliveby #poetry #rilke #loop #looper #austrian #strength #belltower #bells #bell #strong #batterednotbroken #bestrong💪 #ring #sunrise #yvr #vancouver_canada #vancouver_ig #anglican #anglicanchurch #cathedrale #cathedral #kalidesautelsreads

The Bell Tower — KaliDesautelsReads
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