March E-bulletin




“Prayer and activity are not enemies. We ascend the ladder of consciousness beyond rational consciousness to intuitive and unitive levels, and then, when they become stabilized, action and contemplation become the same thing because God is present in everything. You see God in everything, and you see God intentionally working with circumstances outside of you and inside of you to teach you something new.”


 —Thomas Keating, 
God is All in All: The Evolution of the Christian Spiritual Journey



Let It All Go and Just BE
with Fr. Carl Arico

Q: Occasionally, I feel when I am in Centering Prayer that God is setting up a barrier, and that beyond that barrier is fire and that I would be burned if God allowed me to go beyond the barrier. The fire is God’s holiness, into which we cannot enter. It’s holy ground and taking off one’s shoes is not an option. Do other people have this kind of experience?

A: Read Fr. Carl’s response here




Be sure you have the free Contemplative Outreach app for Centering Prayer to support your daily prayer practice.  A Spanish-language version is also available.

You can find the app in the the iTunes App Store or the Google Play Store for the Android platform; search for Centering Prayer, select the one by Contemplative Outreach.



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