The Mysticism of Everyday Life

Excerpt from “The Mystical Theology of Karl Rahner” by Harvey D. Egan The Mysticism of Everyday Life Rahner holds the position that everyone—even the agnostic or atheist— who lives moderately, selflessly, honestly, courageously and in silent service to others, lives what he calls the ‘mysticism of everyday life’.11 He stresses not only the intrinsic unity between the love of God

Integral Life Practice: The Life You Want to EXPERIENCE

Build Your Integral Mind View this email in your browser Lesson 9 Hello Robert, You’ve been introduced to holons and quadrants. Now I’ll introduce you to Integral Life Practice, and use what we’ve learned about quadrants to explain why ILP is so powerful. We know that we practice things we want to get better at. Piano. Fishing. Tennis. Our career

Your Inner Experience: The Upper-Left Quadrant of Reality

Build Your Integral Mind View this email in your browser Lesson 3 Hello Robert, Welcome back. In the last email I introduced you to the four quadrants of your present experience: the intrapersonal quadrant (subjective), the biology and behavior quadrant (objective), the relational quadrant (intersubjective), and the social/systems quadrant (interobjective) perspectives. In this email, we’ll dive deeper into the interior-individual,

Be Mindful in Daily Life

Mindfulness is the energy of being aware and awake to the present moment. It is the continuous practice of touching life deeply in every moment of daily life. To be mindful is to be truly alive, present, and at one with those around you and with what you are doing. We bring our body and mind into harmony while we

A Beginner’s Guide to Kundalini Yoga

Interested in Kundalini yoga, and want to know what it’s all about before you take a class? Here’s the primer you’re looking for. BY BRITTANY DEANDA AND TARA SCHULENBERG , APR 13, 2019 In its early creation, Kundalini was a study of the science of energy and spiritual philosophy Life is filled with vibrant energy—everything and everyone we interact with is energy. Kundalini

Celtic Spirituality – A Beginner’s Guide

Reflections on Celtic Spirituality. I love ‘The Antiques Roadshow’ where all manner of ordinary household items from the ‘there and then’ of years gone by are paraded in the ‘here and now’ of today, explained and valued. There are often huge surprises for people, making me wish I had kept more things handed down from my Grandparents. For younger people

Mirroring

Mirroring Contemplative knowing intuits things in their wholeness, with all levels of connection and meaning, and perhaps how they fit in the full scheme of things. Thus, the contemplative response to the moment is always appreciation and inherent re-spect (“to look at a second time”) because I am now a part of what I am trying to see. Our first practical and

Centering Prayer

“Prayer is not a request for God’s favours…Genuine prayer is based on recognising the Origin of all that exists, and opening ourselves to it.” ~Cynthia Bourgeault CENTERING PRAYER: THE VERY BASICS Most faith traditions have some form of meditation or contemplation. Virtually all methods of meditation have a goal of expanding, or deepening, the consciousness of the practitioner. The details

Integral Spirituality

Integral Spirituality is a perspective of spirituality that honors the truths of modernity and postmodernity—including the revolutions in science and culture—while incorporating the essential insights of the great traditions. Integral means comprehensive, balanced, inclusive, and essential for completeness. Integrity means to integrate all parts of our nature; to cultivate body, mind, and spirit in self culture, and nature. Gandhi said,

Learning Model

(15 minute read) The Contemplative Interbeing (CI) Learning Model is fundamentally based around three dimensions, which broadly encompass the types of knowledge and competencies it seeks to foster in students: (1) Contemplation, (2) Compassion, and (3) Engagement. Furthermore, these three dimensions can be approached in three domains: (1) Personal, (2) Social, and (3) Interbeing. This framework is evidence-based and parallels

Freedom

A miscellany of freedom. Today, most of us try to find personal and individual freedom even as we remain inside of structural boxes and a system of consumption that we are then unable or unwilling to critique. Our mortgages, luxuries, and privileged lifestyles control our whole future. Whoever is paying our bills and giving us security and status determines what

Our Founder

Hello from Rev. Dr. Robert A. Ferrell Robert Ferrell is a soft spoken gentle guide who honors the opportunities to be a healing manifestation of divine love. As a contemplative practitioner and psychologist, Robert helps seekers who desire to live a contemplative and whole life. May all encounter life in all its fullness, living in relational wholeness, discovering the miracles

Meditation & Contemplation

Contemplative Interbeing offers workshops and retreats to fits your group’s specific needs. For those willing to learn the practice of Christian meditation, Centering Prayer, please contact us to schedule a workshop or retreat. At the bottom of this page are four videos to help introduce meditation and contemplation. You can read more about the brains role in meditation and contemplation

RAIN: A Practice of Radical Compassion

The acronym RAIN is an easy-to-remember tool for bringing mindfulness and compassion to emotional difficulty. Recognize what is going on; Allow the experience to be there, just as it is; Investigate with interest and care; Nurture with self-compassion. You can take your time and explore RAIN as a stand-alone meditation or move through the steps whenever challenging feelings arise. R—Recognize