The following represent moments of
inspiration captured from personal reflection, meditation, reading, listening, or conversation. These
tidbits of spirituality may become the seeds for future writing . . .
God is both Mother and Father. At this time in history, God is more Mother than Father because the
feminine is most missing and it is important to bring back gender balance. [Matthew Fox, A New Reformation: Creation Spirituality and the Transformation of Christianity
(Rochester, VT: Inner Traditions, 2006), 61.]
All things are in God, and God is in all things. This is
panentheism. The idea that God is "out there" or above and beyond
the universe is theism.
God is experienced through ecstasy, joy, wonder, and delight
(via positiva). God is also experienced through darkness, chaos,
nothingness, suffering, silence, and in learning to let go and let be (via
negativa). Finally, God is experienced through acts of creativity and co-creation
(via creativa). [Matthew Fox, A New Reformation, 85-86.]
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