Sacred Practices

Sacred Practices for Spiritual Living

Sacred Practice: Restore

By Colette Lafia / Comments Off on Sacred Practice: Restore

Learning to give ourselves a break, sometimes for just 5 minutes, is a great way to shift our perspective, shake off negative energy, and quickly restore ourselves. Yes, we would love to be on a plane to Hawaii, but for most of us that is not possible in this moment, so we…

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Practice Hospitality with Yourself and Others

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Wednesday Wisdom: Hospitality: A Way of Being In a few weeks, I will be doing a mini-retreat on the topic of hospitality. Two things have inspired me to explore this topic more in depth:  my personal experience at a Benedictine monastery, and my work as a spiritual director. In the rule…

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See Yourself as a Manifestation of Divine Love

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Wednesday Wisdom: See Yourself as a Manifestation of Divine Love. “…Our very being and the very being of everyone and everything around us is the generosity of God. God is creating us in the present moment, loving us into being, such that our very presence is the manifested presence of…

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How to Open Up More in Your Life

By Colette Lafia / Comments Off on How to Open Up More in Your Life

Wednesday Wisdom. Let Go. Let More. Gifts of the Spirit Last Friday, at the end of facilitating a day of prayer at Mercy Center, I had a moment of surprise. It was a Spirit-filled day, as participants prayed with the Seven Gifts of the Spirit, created art work, and engaged in…

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Open Your Heart to Love

By Colette Lafia / Comments Off on Open Your Heart to Love

Wednesday Wisdom. Open Your Heart to Love My intention during this holy time is to cultivate a practice of dwelling in love, trusting that love is healing force, trusting in the perspective that love gives me. As my dear friend Brother Rene also told me: “God is love.” I offer…

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The Spirit Offers Healing

By Colette Lafia / Comments Off on The Spirit Offers Healing

Wednesday Wisdom: Gazing at my life with the Spirit. I continue to open myself to deeper healing within, wanting freedom, wanting integration. As I mourn the loss of my mother, I meet tender wounds that I still carry from a complex childhood. But healing is a process, not something I can…

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