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Prayer and Meditation Simplified

Meditation centers our mind. If Christian meditation is new or elusive to you, here are three suggestions to get you started. This can be done in 15 minutes a day. Breathing: Close your eyes and breathe through your nose and

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Posted in Revised Posts

Silkworms and Butterflies: Part Two

And now let us see what becomes of this silkworm, for all that I have been saying about it is leading up to this. When it is in this state of prayer, and quite dead to the world, it comes

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Posted in 5th Mansions - Chapter 2, Stories and Parables

Prayer of Recollection: Part Four

It is a form of recollection that also seems to me supernatural for it does not involve remaining in the dark, or closing the eyes, nor is it dependent upon anything exterior. A person involuntarily closes his eyes and desires

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Posted in 4th Mansions - Chapter 3

Getting Your Hammer Back

What hope can we have of being able to rest in other people’s homes if we cannot rest in our own?¬†For none of our friends and relatives are as near to us as our faculties, with which we have always

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Posted in 2nd Mansions

A Black Dog, a Cheerful Priest, and an Unresponsive Walker

Prayer and Meditation Part II When I go to my place of solitude I regularly see the same man walking his black dog. I drive slowly and carefully because, at dawn, his dog is hard to see. As I pass

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Posted in 1st Mansions - Chapter 1, Stories and Parables