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Prayer & Contemplation

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Listening Deeply

Spiritual Companionship

 

IN THE KNOW

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Richard Rohr, OFM
Center for Action and Contemplation
https://cac.org/

“People who’ve had any genuine spiritual experience always know that they don’t know. They are utterly humbled before mystery. They are in awe before the abyss of it all, in wonder at eternity and depth, and a Love, which is incomprehensible to the mind.”

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Tara Brach

American psychologist, author,

and proponent of Buddhist meditation.

https://www.tarabrach.com/

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Dr. George Pransky

https://www.pranskyandassociates.com/

"Thought is powerless to affect our lives unless we give it that power by believing it.  When we believe in thought it is the most powerful force in the world.  However, when recognized for what it is, thought will pass through our minds uneventfully, like trains passing in the night."

BIO

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Ricky Gregerson, as a graduate of the Franciscan Spiritual Center in Milwaukie, OR., received her training and certification as a Spiritual Director/Companion.  She is also a commissioned, Centering Prayer Presenter for Contemplative Outreach, LTD, a Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitator and is currently an apprentice practitioner of the 3P's Global Community, (a.k.a. The Inside Out Understanding).  Ricky's passion to make a difference has led her to several volunteer opportunities.   She has supported "In Our Back Yard", a non-profit organization against human trafficking and currently supports her local Oregon Food Bank, Bethlehem Inn; and has organized a team called "The Dinner Belle's & Beau's", who serve meals at the Shepherd's House (Homeless Shelter).  Ricky and Fynlee (her Golden Retriever) are a therapy team and belong to Compassionate Canines where visits include Senior Living facilities, Children's Events, and wherever the need arises.  Her own path evolved from evangelical Christianity to the Wisdom tradition of Christianity and now beyond any religion to being at home in Universal Love. She is inclusive, non-dualistic, and honors, learns and shares from other faith traditions beyond her own.   In her spare time, Ricky enjoys cooking, art classes, Qi Gong, Zumba, walking, hiking and snowshoeing.  But what brings her peace and joy far beyond any "doing", is time spent in laughter and love with her family and friends!

Following anyone is giving up our own wisdom.  Following the TEACHINGS of mystics, sages, and spiritual leaders, however, can help point us to the Divine Intelligence that resides in each one of us.

I sometimes forget that

I was created for joy

My mind is too busy

My heart is too heavy

Heavy for me to remember

that I have been

called to dance

the sacred dance for life

I was created to smile

to love

to be lifted up

and lift others up

O sacred one

Untangle my feet

from all that ensnares

Free my soul

That we might

Dance

and that our dancing

might be contagious.

Hafiz

The Butterfly....

It is no mistake that my home page has a brilliantly colored butterfly.  The butterfly is symbolic of the spiritual journey. As a part of the metamorphosis process the caterpillar leaves everything it has ever known and experiences darkness and pain as it feels like it’s facing death in the cocoon.  Unbeknownst to the caterpillar, this place of desolation is where the Creator brings forth the transformation.   Yet, the process cannot be rushed.  The caterpillar must be held, nurtured, and allow growth to take place.  Then, one day, it happens!  With new possibilities and a whole new way of living, the magnificent butterfly takes flight…..able to soar above the twig it once inhabited, over the seas, and to the ends of the earth, going beyond what it believed possible to make the impossible a reality.*

My Roots...

I believe all of us act out whatever is inside of us.  Whatever we think, whatever we hear…that’s the behavior we’ll display.  I became involved in Christianity in my late 30's.  The path took many twists and turns from evangelical Christianity, necessary at that time in my life, to now landing on a contemplative, inclusive, path which surpasses all RELIGION and feels like coming home.  Belief systems are the history of mankind and unfortunately have created tragic disharmony on this earth.  But what does all this mean?  It means I agree with the teachings of Jesus.  "God" (the name I give to this the Universal Energy) is Love and God’s love is toward EVERYONE, it is inclusive. I've learned that this Divine Intelligence is not some punitive god that is disappointed in me or wants me to earn love! The God I know, lives within my very being and I am an extension of this Love Force.  God is not separate from me and I don't have to earn my way to "heaven" and neither does anyone else.  I continue to learn from different faith traditions and find that at the higher level of consciousness we have more in common than what separates us.  And oh, by the way, I will always honor your journey without an agenda of my own.  For in the end...we are all just walking each other home.

                                              ~ Ricky

 
 

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Are you ready to reconnect with your Inner Wisdom?

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