People had to discern John the Baptist’s message. Was he the messiah? What were the signs they saw? Discernment includes many signs, consolation and desolation, and movements from the spirits that prepare the way to a choice.
God illumines a light into the world through the Annunication. Mary’s yes comes in a place of freedom, hope, and not clinging. Ignatius gives us several exercises for making decisions with this kind of freedom.
Incarnation occurs all the time, even in our decisions. We are in a whirl of confusion and feel like we’re in darkness. Advent is a time of sitting with those raw feelings and emotions because discernment begins with observation.
The comfort when Jesus shines like the sun in a moment of darkness.
It is human nature to engage memory in bettering ourselves. Memory is an integral part of Ignatian spirituality and a primary way God speaks to us.
Ignatian spirituality says that God shares the deep desires of our heart, but what if they never come to fruition?
A new audio track to guide you through the imaginative prayer process with a passage of scripture.
Are your efforts to create a prayer routine a failure? The Taoist concept of Wu wei may give some relief.
How do I hear God’s voice? How do I know what God wants me to do?