Would you like to know more about spiritual practice? You might enjoy this interview with Amy Agape from Passings.
Contemplative Light offers support and guidance for the journey of awakening through blogs, podcasts, and more. One of the writers, Roger Butts, is a dear friend. His 2021 book Seeds of Devotion, is a beautiful gem.
The Center for Action and Contemplation was founded by Father Richard Rohr. Here you’ll find podcasts on understanding bias, the universal Christ, and turning to the mystics. You can sign up for daily meditations or classes. And you can find books and other publications, too.
Dr Barbara Holmes is, in her words, “…committed to the struggle for justice, the healing of the human spirit, and the art of relevant and radical creativity.” Hers is a voice which is at once warm and full of wise, no-nonsense truth telling. Like no other teacher I’ve encountered so far, she understands that stillness is not always found in silent practices.
Another of my teachers is Cynthia Bourgeault. Her bright intellect, decades of practicing centering prayer, and profound devotional exploration gives her a voice like a steeple full of the clearest of bells. Her writings range from practical teaching to esoteric calls to touch the imaginal realms.
You will, no doubt, encounter many poets and references to poets along your way: Taslee Jamila, David Whyte, Rilke, Mary Oliver, Rumi, T S Eliot, and so many others. As Cynthia Bourgault says, you can count on the poets to open doorways into liminal space. The poet whose presence has split me open with both tears and laughter is Hafiz, lovingly brought into English by Daniel Ladinsky.