Tag Archives: the Light

Looking at the Shadow that Blocks the Light

Facing the shadow in ourselves and in our country can ultimately free us for lives of greater love, and release the divine power available to deal with our challenges. Continue reading

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Vistas From Inner Stillness

When is it fruitful to share our deepest spiritual experiences, and when is it better to keep them close, to ponder them only in our hearts? Vistas From Inner Stillness raises the question. In it, author Richard L. Walker describes encountering God in some awesome natural settings, when his mind was in deep stillness. These experiences transformed his faith in the presence of God to an experience of that divine reality. Continue reading

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Quakers and the Light

A delightful short YouTube video in the QuakerSpeak series shows nine contemporary Friends describing the Light and how they have experienced it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0SLPW0JHsU
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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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The Refiner’s Fire

The Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple… But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appears?  For he is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap…(Malachi 3:1, 2) … Continue reading

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