The Art of Spiritual Guidance

We do not learn such wisdom on our own

In the immense field of divine compassion, countless small life fields are interwoven with each other. When human hearts deepen through some form of contemplation, there emerges in them an intuition of human oneness prior to all separation ... a "communion of saints.  "In each religion's communal story, there is a way of handing on from generation to generation this transforming perception of universal solidarity in the Mystery. We do not learn such wisdom on our own. We receive this wisdom from someone else.

~ from THE ART OF SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE by Carolyn Gratton thanks to June Schulte

New eyes to see others contemplatively

Unless we are grounded in Mystery -- unless we experience both ourselves and others as co-participants in Mystery -- we find it almost impossible to live in compassionate love of one another for any length of time. Unless we have "new eyes" that can see others contemplatively, it is easy to miss the many-spendored thing that is our life together.

~ ~ from THE ART OF SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE by Carolyn Gratton thanks to June Schulte
The Art of Spiritual Guidance
By Carolyn Gratton
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