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Shifting to the Heart

“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.
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Perfection (in One’s Measure)

The first Quakers did not want to postpone perfect faithfulness until after death. They sought a surrendered life, a life in union with God. They experienced the Spirit of Christ within them, teaching them, step by step, how to become perfectly responsive to God’s will and free from the compulsion to sin. In doing so, they became joined with the Fountain of Love. Continue reading

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Living in the Cross

Following the leadings of the Light ultimately brings joy and many other spiritual blessings, but early Quakers referred to following God’s promptings as living in “the cross.” The power they found in practicing their faith came from surrendering their own wills to the Love and Truth and Power of God, to the inward guidance of Christ. <a href="”> Read More…
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Openings

Part Six in a series about The Elements of the Quaker Spiritual Journey. Human beings have five senses that enable us to be aware of the physical world.  We are also endowed with spiritual senses.  Although children are born with … Continue reading

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Turning Within

Be still, and know that I am God Psalm 46:10 Part Four in a series about The Elements of the Quaker Spiritual Journey. In my early twenties, my longing to understand the truth about life impelled me to seek. I … Continue reading

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