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Living on Holy Ground

So, when we begin to realize that God lives in through and as us and that everywhere we stand is holy ground, what happens next?  To put it simply things begin to change.

We begin to see all goodness, all Godness that surrounds us.  We see the divine in the places, situations and people we encounter in our lives.  Life and definitely relationships become easier.  We seek to heal the divisions in our world rather than creating new ones.

We were created as part of one great whole.  The separation we experience is simply an illusion.  Once we realize this we can begin to heal ourselves and our world.  We can begin to love those we now fear.

Does this all seem impossible?  It isn’t, but it doesn’t magically all happen at once.  It begins one person, one action and one decision at a time.  Will you make love your decision?

 

 

 



 

Let’s Talk About It

We are talking about Holy Ground this month in The Espirational Community on Facebook.  While due to the founders of this site’s personal backgrounds this is a Christ based Website this site and The Espirational Community  is a place for people of all faiths to gather, discuss and praise the God of us all. Please consider this your invitation to join our community and participate in the discussion of this timely topic.

It’s not how well you know the book..

Image Copyright 2017 by R.A. Robbins

“No matter what your sacred or religious book is, it’s not how well you know the book, it’s how well you’re in alignment with the author.” 
― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Let’s get real here.  Walking a spiritual path is not for the faint of heart.  If you care about and see God in people and nature you are going to get your heart broken.  It will happen.

It has happened to me several times in the last month.  I live in a senior community in the woods.  The destruction of wildlife habitat and human suffering are common.

There have been several incidents of both within the last month.  When the most recent one involved a friend I was heart broken.  I shut down for a day or two and stayed inside feeling very sad.

Finally, I went down to the lake at sunrise and sat on the dock.  When I went within seeking guidance all I heard was “shine your light.”  Although that was not what I wanted to hear, I was comforted.  I may not be able to stop damage to the earth or my sisters and brothers on this journey with me.  But I can shine my light the best I can, stay on the path and keep on walking.

Too many people in our world are closing their hearts and shutting down.  I believe this is leading to many of the problems we see today.  So I will do my best to keep my heart open, keep on caring, even if it means being hurt and keep on shining the light of God in this dark old world.  Will you join me?  It won’t be easy, but it is our calling as sons and daughters of God.

 

 



 

Let’s Talk About It

We are talking about Divine love this month in The Espirational Community on Facebook.  Please consider this your invitation to join our community and participate in the discussion of this timely topic.

The Right Place

Copyright 2017 by R.A. Robbins

“Each place is the right place–the place where I now am can be a sacred space. ” 
― Ravi Ravindra, The Wisdom of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras: A New Translation and Guide by Ravi Ravindra

 

Let’s Talk About It

We are talking about Easter inThe Espirational Community on Facebook.  Is there more to Easter than what many Christians celebrate?  Please come join us!

Reminders that all is holy

Copyright 2016 by R.A. Robbins

“It is well to have specifically holy places, and things, and days, for, without these focal points or reminders, the belief that all is holy and ‘big with God’ will soon dwindle into a mere sentiment. But if these holy places, things, and days cease to remind us, if they obliterate our awareness that all ground is holy and every bush (could we but perceive it) a Burning Bush, then the hallows begin to do harm.” 
— C.S. Lewis (Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer)

 



Let’s Talk About It

We are talking about Divine love this month in The Espirational Community on Facebook.  Please consider this your invitation to join our community and participate in the discussion of this timely topic.

We Walked Barefoot on Holy Ground

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For that moment, at least, all our doors and windows were wide open; we were not carefully shutting out God’s purifying light, in order to feel safe and secure; we were bathed in the same light that burned and yet did not consume the bush. We walked barefoot on holy ground.”Madeleine L’Engle

 



Let’s Talk About It

We are talking about Divine love this month in The Espirational Community on Facebook.  Please consider this your invitation to join our community and participate in the discussion of this timely topic.

God Hallows the Ordinary

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  “For Christians, every place they walk is, in a sense, holy ground.  We lose sight of the preciousness of our daily steps, that God hallows the ordinary that’s committed to Him.  Tourist who have visited Israel and have seen the places where Jesus walked often experience a sense of awe at being where Jesus was when He walked on earth.  Yet He lives today, and He still walks on earth–in our shoes.  Look around you, and see the holy ground on which you walk.” — Nick Harrison

 

 

We are talking about Holy Ground this month in The Espirational Community on Facebook.  Please consider this your invitation to join our community and participate in the discussion of this timely topic.

This Way is the Life of the Spirit

Copyright 2017 by R.A. Robbins

“Jesus said – long before his followers had established churches and a priesthood – ‘I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.’ This Way is the life of the Spirit.  To follow it entails no necessity for  places (all places are holy ground), no priesthood, since every man becomes a priest unto God.” — Esme Wynne-Tyson

 

 

We are talking about Holy Ground this month in The Espirational Community on Facebook.  Please consider this your invitation to join our community and participate in the discussion of this timely topic.

The Opportunity to Serve as an Agent of God

“God knows the needs of his children, and he often works through us, prompting us to help one another. When we act on such promptings, we tread on holy ground, for we are allowed the opportunity to serve as an agent of God in answering a prayer.”

— Kathleen H. Hughes

 

 

We are talking about Holy Ground this month in The Espirational Community on Facebook.  Please consider this your invitation to join our community and participate in the discussion of this timely topic.

One Little piece of Holy Ground to the next

Copyright 2017 by R.A. Robbins

Seymour once said that all we do our whole lives is go from one little piece of Holy Ground to the next. Is he ever wrong?” J. D. Salinger

 

 

We are talking about Holy Ground this month in The Espirational Community on Facebook.  Please consider this your invitation to join our community and participate in the discussion of this timely topic.

 

We Stand Before a Burning Bush…

Copyright 2017 by R.A. Robbins

“We stand before a burning bush whenever other human beings share with us something of their relationship with God or something of the movements of their hearts.  In such moments may we always realize that we stand on holy ground.” — Margaret Silf

 

 

We are talking about Holy Ground this month in The Espirational Community on Facebook.  Please consider this your invitation to join our community and participate in the discussion of this timely topic.