Now Is Our Time

Beverly Lanzetta Meditations, Study

Our hearts are called to the quiet desert, a desert that looks a bit different today than it did to our monastic fore-bearers, a desert that is so difficult to inhabit with any regularity amid the noise of daily life. This movement into the desert is not a journey, actually, not a striking out to …

Obey the Eternal Rhythm

Beverly Lanzetta Meditations, Study

I remembered one morning when I discovered a cocoon in the bark of a tree, just as the butterfly was making a hole in its case and preparing to come out. I waited a while, but it was too long in appearing and I was impatient. I bent over and breathed on it to warm …

The Mother Seed

Beverly Lanzetta Meditations, Practice

Divine Sophia is the mother seed from which sacred consciousness grows, and the starting point for a global spirituality. This is because in the hiddenness of the Divine Feminine is the principle behind every principle, the root consciousness that incarnates in various forms. When you experience nondual intimacy beyond religious identity, then everything is holy. …

The Cloud of Forgetting

Beverly Lanzetta Meditations, Practice

The Cloud of Unknowing; The Cloud of Forgetting April 13, 2017  The anonymous author of The Cloud of Unknowing continues his contemplative advice to a young disciple on the importance of abandoning all distractions in the quest for God.           Just as the cloud of unknowing lies above you, between you and …

Just Give Your Whole Being

Beverly Lanzetta Meditations, Practice

For the next several weeks, I will post a reflection on portions of The Cloud of Unknowing, a masterful guide to the contemplative life. The Cloud of Unknowing, Chapter 3 Reflection April 5, 2017    Lift your heart up to the Lord with a gentle stirring of love desiring him for his own sake and …