Tag Archives: Evelyn Underhill

Silent Shouts of Joy: Finding Peace & Contentment (1/3)

Silent Shouts of Joy Let those who delight in my righteousness shout for joy and be glad and say evermore, “Great is the LORD, who delights in the welfare of his servant!” [Psalm 35:27]. Where can we find real joy — … Continue reading

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Mystical Echoes: Amplifying the Divine Silence

Divine Silence . . . divine silence might just be an expression of God’s preferred mode of interaction, and that we need not experience his silence as absence … if we live out our lives in the conviction that God … Continue reading

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Fasting for Spiritual Energy: Holiness, Halos and Ketone Bodies

Spiritual Energy: Halos & Ketones When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the covenant law in his hands, he was not aware that his face was radiant because he had spoken with the LORD. [Exodus … Continue reading

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Fasting for Spiritual Energy: Brain Food & God-consciousness

  Spiritual Energy & God-consciousness The journey begins with your spirit, which becomes empowered by God’s Spirit. Every human being has had the sense of receiving ideas or energy from a source beyond ourselves. We speak of being in-spired, a … Continue reading

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Fasting for Spiritual Awareness and God-consciousness

Understanding God-consciousness  . . . fasting is useful as atoning for and preventing sin, and as raising the mind to spiritual things. And everyone is bound by the natural dictate of reason to practice fasting as far as it is necessary … Continue reading

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Transcendence & Altered Consciousness (4)

Transcendence & Altered Consciousness There is an irreducible opposition between the deep transcendent self that awakens only in contemplation, and the superficial, external self which we commonly identify with the first person singular. Our reality, our true self, is hidden … Continue reading

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Transcendence: Climbing beyond Our Mind (2)

Transcendence  . . . transcendence means literally, “to climb across.” It is defined as “exceeding the usual limits.” When we speak of the transcendence of God, we are talking about that sense in which God is above and beyond us. … Continue reading

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Spiritual Silence: Controlling the Restless Mind

  A Mind at Ease Thus does a summer evening suggest idyllic thoughts, soothing even a restless mind with its assuagement, inducing even the soaring imagination to abide on earth with an indwelling yearning for home as the place from … Continue reading

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Habits: Training the Thoughtless Mind

  Forming and Breaking Habits … I was bound by the iron chain of my own will. The enemy held fast my will, and had made of it a chain, and had bound me tight with it. For out of the … Continue reading

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Motivation and Enthusiasm: Finding Spiritual Dynamism

Motivation and Enthusiasm Our attitude mirrors our motivation and enthusiasm. Enthusiastic participants are not the same as indifferent, reluctant or insecure ones. A lethargic child, a slothful employee or an underachieving athlete can all improve their performance appreciably if they are motivated. … Continue reading

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