Deeper Wells Are Ours

“The unconscious comes to the aid of the conscious ego when it is grappling with a task that is beyond its capacity.”Anthony Stevens from Private Myths

What help could come our way if we were willing to pay attention to our dreams and visions. The resolute determination to avoid a meaningful connection between the inside and outside of our being almost rises to the level of what the Roman Church calls “Invincible ignorance” — the ultimately fatal decision to not accept the truth.

However, in the past year I have been in sustained conversations with men who are working with their dreams and I observe the amazing change in them as them as they take seriously this communication. I have observed one fellow getting “unstuck” in his career as he listened to the coaching of his sleeping dreams. He had never considered such work, but now calls me with reports of his nocturnal adventures.

I am more convinced than ever that soul work is the principal task of priests & deacons in parishes. It requires vigilance not to succumb to the tyranny of the immediate, losing focus of what is essential. The institution of the church no doubt needs maintaining but only if that maintenance supports the primary ministry of the Church the cure of souls. So long as Church leaders, lay and clergy, keep that in mind the institution thrives and souls thrive. As Saint John writes in Third John chapter one verse two, “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” King James Bible

What if our life reflected the health of our soul? Would it look like Dorian Gray’s portrait?

Dorian Gray - Moniquil

Dorian Gray – Moniquil

Some of the problems of life do not depend on our personal functioning. Other people’s choices make a difference to the prosperity or famine of one’s life. However much of our dis-ease comes from within and Jesus warned when he said that what defines comes from within not what sort of food that is eaten.

 

 

Major Jason Wright

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Major Wright is defense counsel for 9/11 mastermind.  He has resigned his commission rather than leave the defense team. We need more people like him in this country.

Major Wright is defense counsel for 9/11 mastermind. He has resigned his commission because he considered it unethical  to leave the defense team of a capital case even though ordered by the army.   We need more people like him in this country.

 

When you sit in…

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When you sit in a nail/hair/etc. business and discuss the failings/sins/mistakes of teens and college age kids in the area – just know that the lady sitting next to you hearing all of your nasty comments/judgements may actually know some of those kids – and may love them – and if you make your living photographing all of the kids sports events, dances, etc. locally – you should really zip it – and probably shouldn’t be wearing your “Young Life” tee shirt either

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