Our Life is Love: the Quaker Spiritual JourneyMarcelle Martin's new book has just been published! It explores ten elements of the spiritual experience of Quakers, both in the 17th century and in our time. It makes a great resource for study groups to explore the experience of these elements in our own lives. Available from Inner Light Books. For more information, go to the Publications page. * * * * * * * * Marcelle is available to lead workshops and retreats and to give talks. See the Teaching and Upcoming Workshops page to learn more.
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Category Archives: Learning from Early Friends
We each have an amazing inner connection to divine wisdom and guidance, always available. The challenge is to turn our attention toward it and stay focused long enough to receive benefit. Here is a link to a guided meditation to help us focus on situations in our lives that require more understanding. Continue reading
“Meeting for worship is a Quaker technology for shifting levels of consciousness,” Bill Taber sometimes explained. Descriptions of gathered worship reveal that the divine Presence is revealed when the mind is still, and this opens the heart.
For decades I’ve dreamed of finishing a book that would encourage others and empower their spiritual journey. Our Life is Love: the Quaker Spiritual Journey finally arrived on my doorstep the day the cherry tree blossomed. Continue reading
For more than two and a half decades, I’ve held the intention of following God’s purpose–or will–for my life. And all of that time, I’ve struggled with a strong desire to do things my own way. When confronted with the … Continue reading
In April 2015, Pendle Hill conference center offered an extraordinary opportunity for a merging of the Christian contemplative tradition and the faith and practice of Quakers. Fifty people desiring to immerse themselves more fully into the waters of the Spirit … Continue reading