Unite with the Light through the beauty of mystical poetry

Bethe Lightthat risesin darkness – Open upto the Sourceof who you are- Allow love like heliumto illuminateyour soul. We are living in dark times. If we focus on the negativity in the news and on social media, it’s easy to get sucked into the dark gravity of fear-based, divisive thinking. But we can make a […]

Deeper Life: What are you living and breathing for?

If this was my last breath,I would want itto be herewith You,just like this –simple and tangled in laughterwith no pressure,pure togetherness –a family being woven into an exquisite tapestryout of ordinary moments and presence. The older I get,the more I realizethe gift it isto be here, nowon this wild and gorgeous planet – It’s […]

Encouragement to fully accept yourself as you are created to be

You are as ordinary as the sun shining in the depths of my heart and the moonafter everything else goes dark. You are as ordinary as the trees dancing with each new breeze,shimmering leaves existto enrich the atmosphere. You are createdin the image ofPure Loveand Raw Power –by the same Brilliancethat invented every othermiraculous thing. […]

Prayer for the grace to see Christ in the marginalized and oppressed

You love us spectacularly –blazing light extravagant,unconditional,pure andtrue. And yet so often,we failto even see You. We are blindto Your presencein each other’s hearts,soft and burningfor someone to noticeand care,innocence buried under layers of injustice-scarswe didn’t choose. We fail to see purity,when it’s shroudedin suffering passed downlike a legacy-every ounce longingto be healed,screaming for mercywith […]

Contemplative prayer is the solution to all the problems we’re seeing in the world right now

Will youopen the floodgateinto eternity,into the vast realm beyond? Will you allowthe infinite supplyof Divine Loveto flowfreelyinto your heartand through? That’s all it wants to do. Imagine this:Pure Majestywaiting patientlyjust beyond the horizon like a sun hoping to rise …you may not live to see. But will you acknowledgethis great resourceof the heavensgrand,miraculous,so far beyondour […]

What my toddler daughter can teach us about contemplative prayer

She opens her heart and expects the heavens to shower graces like rain. Of course, they always do. How could God resist such sweetness? My daughter’s name is Celia, which means heavenly. She is truly a gift from God and a reminder of the gift that all children are. In the glory of her toddlerhood, […]

Prayer for you to encounter God’s extraordinary love in ordinary moments

Today, I pray your ordinary moments are drenched in the extravagant, radiant, shimmering abundance of your Creator, who loves you perfectly. Today, I pray you recognize the miracle of His presence all around you, in your heart and overflowing through you into the world. Has the presence of God ever snuck up on you in […]

Journey into the Heart of God with Saint Catherine of Siena

Sister, saint, dear heavenly friend, please pray for me. Teach me how to believe like you did. Show me how to be brave like you were. Be the spark that helps me start a wildfire of God’s love, like you said we all can. Saint Catherine of Siena was a mystic, saint and doctor of […]

Deeper Life: How to cultivate the heart of a contemplative amidst the chaos of everyday life

In the silence of prayer, I am filled with a stillness that breathes within me. I am learning to rest in this calm without ceasing. Sometimes now, I can remain full of peace, while walking through the chaos that used to sink me. I am beginning to understand how I’m supposed to be in this […]

Spiritual Journey: When you’re bogged down by heavy emotions

Pain is only beautiful once it’s grafted into the heart of Christ. Don’t hesitate to place all the ugliness you can’t bear into that sacred space, so high above, yet walking right beside us all along … He carries the weight of our world like gold into His kingdom. He transmutes our worst nightmares into […]