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 …

Special Kind of Heart Intention

Beverly Lanzetta Meditations, Practice

We don’t give ourselves completely to this path [to be a servant of love through the path of prayer], and therefore we do not obtain the blessings we desire in a short amount of time. Because: it seems to us we are giving all to God, whereas the truth of the matter is that we ...

Luminous Darkness by Howard Thurman

Beverly Lanzetta Meditations, Practice

This passage is from the book, Luminous Darkness by Howard Thurman (1899-1981), theologian, mystic, and civil rights mentor. In 1936, he led the “Negro Delegation of Friendship” to India and met Mohandas K. Gandhi, advocating the application of nonviolence to the African American struggle for freedom and equality. The format of the narrative paragraph has been changed …