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When our images of God go through an expanding metamorphosis, the kind or praying we used to do when we still had only one image gets challenged. For many of us, the only image of God we had was ‘Our Father Who art in heaven.” When this becomes one way of thinking about God among many, the way of praying many of us grew up with gets a bit uncomfortable… and is often abandoned.
So, can Quantum Christians still pray?
In this lesson, I’ll suggest we can. Continue reading
“Dirt” actually has a derogatory connotation. Perhaps “Ground” would be better… maybe “Ground of All Being.” Yes, that’s better. Historical, even.
Listen as we think about Psalm 139 from two vantage points. If we think of God as superman, we read the psalm one way. If we think of God as the soil in which we are rooted; another. Once again, we are trying to reframe some of our fundamental instincts about God in a way that will work in the Quantum worldview. Change our view of God, and we change our spiritual experience. Continue reading
Today we continue our lesson “The Clutch of Death.” We’ve seen how we tend to clutch at people, things, and circumstances at the expense of our freedom and connecting to our truest, Divine selves.
We do this because our “Life-Stories,” the narratives that drive our instincts, actions and reactions are faulty. They drive us, compel us, but don’t purchase us freedom.
At the core of the “ultimacy” stories, is what we believe about God. Even if we don’t believe there is a God, God (or the absence of God) figures heavily in our framing narratives about “The Way Things Are.”
If our view of God was rooted in a childhood world of magic, or parents… if our view of God is tainted by an absent father, a demanding coach, or some other faulty projection, we pollute our Stories, and our freedom, our peace, our well-being is stolen away.
In this lesson, I ask you to spend some time thinking about what you think about God. What do you believe about God? What instincts kick in when you try and access God? Continue reading
I thought about titling this message “Don’t Waste Your Time Praying” (since I just did a lesson titled “Don’t Waste Your Time Going To Church”), but that’s not exactly what this lesson is about.
When our images of God change as we progress on the spiritual journey, our ways of praying have to morph as well. I’ve noted that for many Christians, as this metamorphosis happens in their souls, they simply stop praying. I’m hoping that this lesson will restore to us, lives of prayer that are relevant, useful, and helpful. Continue reading