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Entering the Stream: Poems about Union by N. Thomas Johnson-Medland PDF

By N. Thomas Johnson-Medland

ISBN-10: 1498259340

ISBN-13: 9781498259347

ISBN-10: 1610971396

ISBN-13: 9781610971393

The concept and word of “entering the circulation” has lengthy been a picture for merger and union. normally it really is intended to sum up the belief of union with the Divine precept or God. much less frequently, but nonetheless universal, it truly is used to photo the union of principles, our bodies, and movements.

The experience that something folds into or flows into one other and will get misplaced continues to be an important underpinning towards the assumption that there's a few “ah ha” second in existence the place we will float out of straightforward, average lifestyles and input the sphere of ALL understanding. We think that there should be and is a second of merger (a born-again instant), an awakening to anything open air of what it capability to be singularly dual.

It isn't really unintentionally that the 2 sacramental rites inside of Christianity that experience the inner most roots within the accumulated group over time—reaching down into the loam of our existence—are Baptism and Eucharist. The first—the initiation rite—is approximately dissolving into God and His mercy and forgiveness. We input into Him and the fullness of His nation. we're crushed via the waters and emerge a brand new creature. The second—the continuation rite—is approximately God dissolving into us. He enters us bringing the fullness of His country. We ingest God (depending upon your theology) in both photograph or truth and we emerge a brand new creature.

The poems that keep on with are approximately this “axis of consumption,” this “axis of dissolving” in our lives. we're swallowed up by means of God. We swallow up God.

“We reside our lives, each day, pondering tens of hundreds of thousands of concepts. And as Deepok Chopra, the renown Hindu thinker, so brilliantly acknowledged, we aren't simply a set of strategies, we're the philosopher of these techniques. it is the house in among these techniques the place you and that i, as participants, reside . . .
It is my honest desire for you that, as a searcher for either the which means in and which means of existence, you'll proceed to learn what you currently carry on your palms. it's a good ebook written via an outstanding individual. Tom's present of writing either insightful prose in addition to eloquent poetry will remodel you and take you to a spot only a few in lifestyles will ever arrive: nose to nose with your self and your God.”
—Glenn Walsh
Adjunct Professor of Humanities
Temple University

Tom Johnson-Medland is the nutrients prone supervisor for Pocono Plateau Camp and Retreat middle in Cresco, Pennsylvania. he's the writer of Turning inside (1998). Tom maintains to put up articles on end-of-life matters, religious course and formation, and nutrients carrier administration. He lives on the camp along with his spouse Glinda and sons Zachary and Josiah.

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