In our Christian tradition and perhaps in other faith traditions, we’ve lost sight of the “practices” that allow us to experience the presence of God in mind, body, and spirit. Just like we go for walks to exercise our bodies, stretch our muscles or work-out to help maintain physical health, so too our spiritual muscles need practice-based exercises to allow us to connect with the presence of God, to stretch us so we can experience mind, body, and spirit the Divine Light and Love that lives within and through us.
Aaron Niequist in The Eternal Current—How a Practice-Based Faith Can Save Us from Drowning says his faith stopped working when he got stuck into trying to think his way into wholeness. His intellect alone wasn’t enough to deepen his relationship with God and live from his authentic self. To get unstuck, he discovered we’re invited to move beyond spiritual observation and information into divine participation through practices that let us experience the Presence of God.
The Finding Flow book I’m writing is all about what I call “doable spiritual practices”—real-life exercises you can do to reclaim inner peace, balance, and wholeness because that’s what God wants for us—the Creator wants us to be happy, to participate in a life filled with love and guided by wisdom.
This week, I’ve prepared a twelve minute podcast you can listen to and download as a way of practicing the presence of God.
Inspired by the writings of Luke Healy of the Integral Christian Network, I prepared the podcast hoping you’ll click on the link below, sit back, and listen as you allow yourself to practice the Presence of God. InJoy!
—brian j plachta