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365 Readings and Meditations That Celebrate the Mystical Path
As a member of the Catholic Dominican Order for 34 years, Matthew Fox held closely to the mystical teachings of Christianity, teachings that embraced the feminine, the natural world, and social justice in their vision of the sacred. Fox's approach continually put him at odds with the Vatican, and in 1998, he was expelled from the Order by Cardinal Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI.
Goddesses for Every Day
Exploring the Wisdom and Power of the Divine Feminine around the World
By Julie Loar
Throughout time, people have turned to goddesses as symbols of what they seek — from abundance to healing, from protection to passion. In Goddesses for Every Day: Exploring the Wisdom and Power of the Divine Feminine around the World, spiritual teacher Julie Loar presents the qualities and origins of an international array of these deities.
This excerpt on silence comes from a newly released edition of In the Heart of the World by Mother Teresa. This powerful portrait of one of the most beloved women of all time is told in her own words through a fascinating blend of daily life experiences, prayers, and spiritual wisdom. Enjoy!
In the silence of the heart God speaks. If you face God in prayer and silence, God will speak to you. Then you will know that you are nothing. It is only when you realize your nothingness, your emptiness, that God can fill you with Himself. Souls of prayer are souls of great silence.
A colleague recently asked me to answer the following question. It was such a good question, I found myself writing far more than I expected, and thought it would make a perfect blog post: