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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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Thomas Merton

(1915 – 1968)
An American Trappist monk,

writer, theologian, mystic, poet, 
social activist, and scholar of
 comparative religion

http://merton.org/

"Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone - we find it with another."

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Tara Brach

American psychologist, author,

and proponent of Buddhist meditation

www.tarabrach.com

 
 

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 the Cosmic Christ, (The Divine Power, greater than her personal self).  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, walking, hiking and snowshoeing.  But what brings her peace and joy beyond the "doing", is her relationship to all of creation. She is mesmerized by the mirrored pond, melts in the presence of puppy cuteness, and loves the heart of a friend, willing to risk being vulnerable.  What does Ricky think would make the world a better place?  Loving kindness and more laughter!

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.*

Made to soar....

My Roots...

It is the butterfly story of 

transformation that has inspired my "work" in contemplative spirituality.  Through the Christian Contemplative Tradition and experiential faith, I have learned that the journey of great love and great suffering, are the two normal and primary paths of transformation into God and ultimately, Divine Love.  Yet, I also know beyond a shadow of doubt, that when we learn to drop into our deepest self, our Divine-in-us-self, we are transformed.  I have had the honor of studying and receiving spiritual guidance under some of today's best spiritual guides and theologians. Now it is my heart's desire to pass on this beautiful gift of spiritual companionship to others in search of union with the Divine.  I offer spiritual companionship as a facilitator in groups, in personal relationships, and with clients. Whether you are struggling, stuck, wondering where God is, or just need a place to "be" with the questions, it is my desire to help guide you on the journey that is yours alone. Whether you are looking for a prayer community or a one-on-one Spiritual Companion, I'm here to help you take the first step. Together, we can discover the Peace your soul desires.  Are you willing?  All it takes is a "yes"!  

                                      ~Ricky

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.  But what does all this mean?  It means I agree with the teachings of Jesus.  God is Love and God’s love is toward EVERYONE, it is inclusive. I've learned that this Higher Power 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 never impose my beliefs on you.

                                              ~ Ricky

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

 
 

Prayer & Contemplation

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Are you ready to reconnect with your Inner Wisdom?

Check out the Summer's

Prayer & Contemplation Recordings

Decisions.  Decisions. Decisions.

What will fall bring?  Unfortunately, we will not be meeting in person for Prayer & Contemplation.  After consulting with a few of you, I've made the decision to stay with Zoom gatherings regardless of the state of the pandemic.  Basically, it is easier for most and allows others from around the country to continue to join in.  If you are one who prefers in-person, I hope you'll give Zoom a try.  If not, there will continue to be a monthly recording.  Thank you for your understanding.

PRAYER & CONTEMPLATION
2nd Thursday of the Month
NEW TIME!
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Beginning
OCTOBER 13, 2022
NOVEMBER 10, 2022 (Recording Only)
December 8, 2022
January 12, 2023
February 9, 2023
March 9, 2023
April 13, 2023
May 11, 2023

 

 

CONTACT

For inquiries, please contact Ricky Gregerson:

Tel: 425-736-6302 | ricky.gregerson@gmail.com

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