Hildegard of Bingen was a brilliant woman from the middle ages. She composed music, wrote medical treatises, interpreted scripture, was a competent and effective administrator of a large monastery, and was gifted with profound visions from God. Today I would like to share with you one of her teachings about the human condition. She compares … Continue reading You Are a Tree: Understanding What We Are From Hildegard of Bingen
New Eden Ministry has been growing by leaps and bounds the last few months. We have been able to reach so many more people with the teachings of Celtic Christianity and we have been exploring new ways of doing virtual community. It is amazing to see how this community is really coming together and becoming … Continue reading Patreon and New Eden Ministry
Throughout May and June we will be having a series of reflections shared by Michael Petrow. Michael is a scholar of Origen, who was a brilliant early Christian theologian from the second century. Even though Origen’s name has been tarnished with the label of heresy, his writing has had as much impact on Christianity as … Continue reading Does everything happen for a reason?
In the Celtic imagination, the spiritual journey is one which brings us inward to explore the hidden depths of our souls. This journey can be treacherous as we face those demons which are only reflections of ourselves. It can be joyous and liberating as we free ourselves from their grasp. It can be exhilarating as … Continue reading Anamcara: Soul Friendship as Spiritual Direction
Are our wounds sources of greater healing for ourselves and others? One Origenal idea that I LOVE—maybe my favorite—is the notion of the “health bestowing wound”. This notion, quite simply, is that we are each wounded in life, but for some of us, our greatest wound ends up becoming the very means of our salvation, … Continue reading Our Spiritual Genius is a Reflection of Our Own Deepest Wound
And this, my dear friends is the whole point of the religious life - to be a finite creature experiencing the beauty of the finite world while still knowing the unified source of all that is and to realize that in your essence, you are one with the everything from which you came.
Today I would like to share with you a guest post from Michael Petrow. He's been sharing the wisdom of Origen with us every Wednesday for the last little while but today's message is about our current situation, trauma and triggers, and how our mental health is interrelated with our bodies. Michael is a spiritual … Continue reading Trauma, Triggers, and Healing
Throughout May and June we will be having a series of reflections shared by Michael Petrow. Michael is a scholar of Origen, who was a brilliant early Christian theologian from the second century. Even though Origen’s name has been tarnished with the label of heresy, his writing has had as much impact on Christianity as … Continue reading A Note on Death and Love
Today is the first Sunday of the month when we share guest posts from people living and teaching the Contemplative and/or Celtic Christian way around the globe. One of the beautiful things about the internet is that people doing amazing things in isolated parts of the world can learn from one another and grow together. … Continue reading Finding God in Creation: A Celtic Perspective
Today I would like to share with you a guest post from Marc Thomas Shaw. Marc is an author and instructor focusing on the contemplative path as a means of inner transformation. He has been a Centering Prayer Practitioner for over a decade and is a commissioned presenter with Contemplative Outreach. He is also the … Continue reading An Architecture For Silence