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Andrew

Andrew

I am journeying through life practicing a Christian spirituality. I am also an Oblate of the World Community for Christian Meditation.

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Thank you for taking the time to have a look around Lines From Inbetween.

It seems that, for as long as I can remember, I have always had a sense of a presence within me that somehow includes me and yet is also more than me. If this sounds to you somewhat irrational, well I agree. At one level it does not make rational sense. At another level sense is all it can make.

So what is this blog about, mostly?

My Christian heritage says the heart is the place of our deepest identity as Self and in God. Today’s age would seem to say that we are first people of intellect, of rationality. It is my contention, and the contention of many, that ‘top-heavy’ wonderings can only get us so far. There may come a time for each of us when the rational will come to its impasse and the heart will invite our awareness deeper into consciousness. In the centre of consciousness, at the heart of things, it is there where we will experience not a heart of darkness but a heart of being. For the Christian the Being of Christ is here at this centre calling our restless attention home to ourselves and God. This movement of attention is the journey of our lives.

Once attention unites with this Self of the heart and this Christ of our longings, then human experience comes to reside in its own context. We discover we are made for love and that we do not make love. The Christian gift to human life is discovered: love is uncreated and you are made to co-create with it. The way of co-creation is also the way of our healing.

I have found a home for my Christian humanity as an Oblate of the World Community for Christian Meditation. My life as an Oblate and my meditation practice will influence a lot of posts on this blog.

This blog is intellect’s limited attempt to point a finger at the unknowable. It does so through the careful choosing of words. As graced experience becomes conscious, may my heart inform the choosing.

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