A Year of Inspirers (7) – Michelangelo’s Vision of Humanity

A Year of Inspirers (7) – Michelangelo’s Vision of Humanity

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

Limitless

Limitless

. 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

The Flowering of Being Human

The Flowering of Being Human

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

Be Spiritually Transformed

Be Spiritually Transformed

. 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

The Progress of the Soul

The Progress of the Soul

. 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

Beyond the Planets

. 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