The Sistine Chapel is one of the wonders of human art that is so hard to comprehend. How could one man create such a complex vision of human life? If you look just below the centre, you will see an image which often feature. It is the creation of humanity: Just below this you will … Continue reading A Year of Inspirers (7) – Michelangelo’s Vision of Humanity
. In the dead of night The mysteries confound us . What is the meaning Of my life? . His answer Which would take . The whole of a life To explore . Is that God moves Like the wind . And we are born Of the Spirit . Again and again And again. .
. I started in darkness with no guide but faith and I longed for the love of God . I began to break from my habits of being and my feeble capacity for love . I rejoiced in the blessed moments of peace that came upon my soul . And now in moments of clarity … Continue reading I Started My Journey in Darkness
. Through the layers of darkness is that rich seam of infinity . Where God opens out the limitless possibilities of floodedness with God . And in that dissolving of the self there is the realisation of the self . And through what seemed a negation there is the full … Continue reading Limitless
~ This morning It was joyful ~ To walk Under a glowing sunrise ~ It promised Beauty ~ Flaming The skies ~ Reminded me Of existence ~ The sheer Surprise. ~
I recently launched another blog - a branching out from Flowering Poverello, with some things in common (like poetry and art and spirituality) but with a wider focus on wellbeing, flourishing, gratitude practices, a book of the month, a connection of the month, and a link to a Facebook group I adminster, called "Christian Spirituality … Continue reading The Flowering of Being Human
. To be spiritually transformed you may be plunged into the darkness . And not just concerning temporal things but also carried afar in this torrent of God from your sensual and rational soul . This supernatural transfiguration transports you beyond your merely natural existence . And who shall prevent God … Continue reading Be Spiritually Transformed
. How to climb the mountain in the night that is beyond all knowledge? . The call is there the desire is there Heaven beckons . We must in darkness follow. .
. A sceptical mind was all I could find as I peered inside at my own desolation . All that I’d found was the sound of my thinking my good thoughts retreating . And all the stress Of all my feeling . Then turning the pages of a book I read words that hit me … Continue reading The Progress of the Soul
. Beyond the planets are those who have seen . More of horror and distress than you are able to imagine - . Each year the lightness flickers from solstice to solstice . And we plough on determined in each our separate furrows . Driven by the desire for completion this time. . Does God … Continue reading Beyond the Planets