Spirituality Combined with A Call to Action

Both the deteriorating economy and the Occupy Generation's holistic approach to life as vocation have changed the traditional view of a working life.

For many fundamentalists, religious practice revolves around one inward-looking question: Am I saved? As the world has witnessed, however, the Occupy Generation takes their embodied spirituality in the opposite direction, eliminating the division between the sacred and mundane, and blending spiritual vocation with career and public activism.Our dialogue continues with the fourth pattern we've seen in our conversations with today's generation of mystic prophets:An Excerpt from Chapter 2 … [Read more...]

Faith in the Occupy Generation: Balancing Concept and Experience

A makeshift altar at one of the Occupy encampments

We started this series of posts by looking at the first of seven themes that we’ve seen in our intensive interviews with many of the coming generation’s evolving mystics and prophets. We witnessed the deeply ecumenical nature of the Occupy generation’s evolving spirituality…a spirituality that we feel will become the template for faith in the 21st century, moving away from the forms of institutional religion to embrace the one underlying reality at the root of all faith traditions.The second … [Read more...]

Walking the Christ Path in Creativity and Transformation

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So now we’ve looked at two of the paths of Creation Spirituality as we walk them on the Christ Path. We begin with the Via Positiva – the path of awe, wonder, and conscious connection to the cosmos. And then there is the Via Negativa – the path of grief, loss, silence and letting go.And part of the Via Negativa, besides listening, besides grieving, is also an experience of shakeup, chaos, being turned upside-down to shake the nonsense out. That’s part of the dark night of the soul. All kinds … [Read more...]


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