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“Breathe in deeply to bring your mind home to your body.” – Thich Nhat Hanh


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John 14:26

Jesus told his followers, “The Advocate, the holy Spirit that the Father will send in my name—he will teach you everything and remind you of all that I told you.”


This whole idea of Trinity is mysterious.

It’s really beyond the grasp of our rational minds.

It seems to me that the Holy Spirit is like the energy between God and Jesus, the loving-relationship-itself, the giving-and-receiving itself.

This Loving-Energy is always present in-the-mix of everything that exists.

But we humans have free will.

We have the option of whether we want to tap into this Spirit.

I first must be aware that I have an ego, a mind that wants to run the show, so to speak.

It wants to protect its little construction of “me”, its story of who-I-am.

When I am aware of its game, then I begin to awaken.

Then the real me, my true self as Thomas Merton would have put it, comes to life.

This true self is totally loved and fully complete in this moment.

You can have realizations of this when being awestruck by the beauty of nature, perhaps a stunning sunset.

It’s those moments when everything stands still and the joy of beingness envelopes you.

You can nurture this type of awareness through various methods of meditation such as Centering Prayer.

The Spirit will always awaken you to the unconditional love of the Great “I Am” (as God self-identified to Moses in the Book of Exodus).

This Love is always available inside you.

As your mind surrenders to the is-ness of now, the I Am, breathe-in deeply.

Contemplate this Zen saying: “What, at this moment, is lacking?”

Allow the Spirit to lead you.


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About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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