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Surrendering to the “Glory of Existence”- Celtic Spirituality, II

Celebrating the Celtic poetry and teachings concerning the sacredness of nature and the cosmos on St. Patrick’s day yesterday, I used to be pushed at present to return to my guide Unique Blessing to hunt out extra knowledge from Celtic and different poets which are gathered there.  A cornucopia of riches adopted and I share a few of them right here.

Superb Eire: “Searching over the Glens of Antrim from Truthful Head” Photograph by Ok Mitch Hodge on Unsplash

Dylan Thomas:
The drive that by means of the inexperienced fuse drives the flower drives my inexperienced age;
…The drive that drives the water by means of the rocks drives my purple blood.

Gerard Manley Hopkins:
Glory be to God for dappled issues—
For skies as couple-colour as brindled cows;
For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim

Chief Seattle:
The earth doesn’t belong to folks; folks belong to the earth….This earth is valuable to the Creator and to hurt the earth is to heap contempt upon its Creator…Our useless always remember this stunning earth, for it’s the mom of the purple folks.  We’re a part of the earth and it’s a part of us.

Cows of Eire. Photograph by Ok. Mitch Hodge on Unsplash

Teilhard de Chardin: 
Humanity has reached the organic level the place it should both lose all perception within the universe or fairly resolutely worship it.  That is the place we should search for the origin of the current disaster in morality….Henceforth the world will solely kneel earlier than the natural middle of its evolution.

Thomas Berry: 
This new language is primarily the language of the earth, a language of residing relationships that stretch all through the universe.

“Earth’s greenings” in Skye, UK. Photograph by Robert Lukeman on Unsplash

Hildegard of Bingen:
Look on the solar.  See the moon and the celebs. Stare upon the fantastic thing about earth’s greenings. Now, suppose. What delight God provides to human form with all these items….

Albert Einstein:
“An important perform of artwork and science is to awaken the cosmic non secular feeling and hold it alive.” 

Simone Weil: “One ought to determine with the Universe itself.”

Biblical scholar Gerhard Von Rad: 
Creation not solely exists, it additionally discharges reality….Knowledge requires a give up, verging on the paranormal, of  an individual to the glory of existence.

Tailored from Matthew Fox, Unique Blessing, pp. 35, 42, 58, 68, 66.

To learn a transcript of Matthew Fox’s video instructing, click on HERE.

Banner picture: The Glory of Eire (Glendalough Higher lake, Wicklow, Eire) Photograph by Magdalena Smolnicka on Unsplash

Queries for Contemplation

Which of those meditations speaks most deeply to you presently?  Why do you suppose that’s?  Do you give up recurrently to “the glory of existence?”  Is that your prayer?

Beneficial Studying

Matthew Fox lays out an entire new path for Christianity—a path that’s actually very historical and really grounded in Jewish considering (the truth that Jesus was a Jew is usually uncared for by Christian theology): the 4 Paths of Creation Spirituality, the Vias Positiva, Negativa, Creativa and Transformativa in an prolonged and deeply developed method.
Unique Blessing makes out there to the Christian world and to the human group a radical remedy for all darkish and derogatory views of the pure world wherever these could have originated.” –Thomas Berry, creator, The Dream of the Earth; The Nice Work; co-author, The Universe Story

Fox’s spirituality weds the therapeutic and liberation present in North American Creation Spirituality and in South American Liberation Theology. Creation Spirituality challenges readers of each non secular and political persuasion to unite in a brand new imaginative and prescient by means of which we be taught to honor the earth and the individuals who inhabit it because the present of a very good and simply Creator.
“A watershed theological work that gives a typical floor for non secular seekers and activists of all stripes.” — Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Observe.



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