Thomas Keating's The Secret Embrace
Recently the Center for Action and Contemplation shared portions of Cynthia Bourgeault's commentaries on Thomas Keating’s final book, The Secret Embrace-A collection of evocative poetry, and, a beautiful final gift of writing from his life. I recently took Cynthia’s online course through spiritualityandpractice.com on this work. I wanted to offer several of my own reflections from the course that seemed to come more through me, than from me.
I have put TK’s corresponding poem above each of my reflections. The first two poems have two reflections each whereas the last two have one each respectively. You will have to look for Cynthia’s corresponding commentary either through the CAC emails or through taking the S&P course yourself if you haven't already.
Regardless, I hope these reflections serve as an invitation for others to work with this exquisite collection of mystical writings by Thomas Keating, whose 2-year anniversary of passing from this world happened to fall on my own twelfth wedding anniversary, the 25th of October. Thank you, Thomas for hanging around and assisting us through this breach. Namaste, Cosmic Servant.
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Jonathan lives in the Rio Grande Valley of south Texas with his wife, dogs and three children. His teaching blends the Christian Contemplative tradition, 4th Way spirituality and the teachings behind the Enneagram - with a focus on companioning others from the unified and collective field accessed through the heart. He is a life-long seeker who offers, retreats, workshops and private Spiritual Direction in person or by zoom, one-to-one or in groups.