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Jacklyn Heaton
  • Springfield, OR
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Contemplative Prayer: Some Assert it is Unbiblical
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I was reading some reviews of The Shack on Amazon and came across a comment with the curious (to me) assertion that contemplative prayer was “unbiblical.” Googling the subject led to…Continue

Tags: Office, the, Praying, Prayer, Contemplative

Started this discussion. Last reply by Aleta Shepler Apr 26, 2011.

 

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THE LORD'S PRAYER NEW ZEALAND STYLE

The Lord's Prayer(from the New Zealand Prayer BookRev ed.: He Karakia Mihinare O Aotearoa)Eternal Spirit, Earth-maker, Pain-bearer, Life-giver,Source of all that is and that shall be,Father and Mother of us all,Loving God, in whom is heaven:The hallowing of your name echo through the universe!The way of your justice be followed by the peoples of the world!Your heavenly will be done by all created beings!Your commonwealth of peace and freedom sustain our hope and come on earth.With the bread we…See More
Apr 14, 2016
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"Well I fell off the face of the earth again. Anybody out there a Christian/pagan hybrid? Quaker pagan? Unitarian Druid? Anybody?"
Apr 14, 2014
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Feb 6, 2013
Jacklyn Heaton posted a status
"Finally. finally, finally. Rereading Original Blessing without feeling like i fell into the middle of the story."
Feb 6, 2013
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"Finding my way back. Perhaps with enough under my belt to contribute a litte."
Feb 1, 2013
Lois Mary Arata replied to Jacklyn Heaton's discussion THE POPE'S WAR in the group Book Reviews
"AMEN SISTER! Throw that RAT-BASTARD RATZINGER OUT! CORRUPTION REIGNS in the Catholic Church. . I am grateful to be OUT!"
Jan 5, 2013
Jacklyn Heaton posted a status
"For what are you grateful right now?The beautiful fushia in the terra cotta pot by the porch made it through another winter."
Apr 26, 2012
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"First crocuses are up!"
Feb 8, 2012
Jacklyn Heaton joined Anamcara's group
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Anamacara _ Soul Frienship

To share the journey of the blessing in Celtic Sprituality called Anam cara - Anam - Soul - Cara - Friendship
Jan 11, 2012
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TO BE THANKFUL

 Creation has blessed us with many paths to truth. Many of us express our reverence for Creation and the sacred in too many ways to count. But, there are things that all of us wish for ourselves and for our families. These we can be thankful for no matter what path we walk. Bless us, for these, which we are about to…See More
Dec 25, 2011
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TWO VOICES ONE MESSAGE

 A shot of Cannon Beach, Oregon at sunset on a very rare calm day. There's water, sky, clouds and stones. I guess we'll have to fill in the fish and the birds. Two ways of looking at our relationship with the natural world. One from a pagan, one from a Christian hermit.  A wildwood mystic is “….One who speaks for the tree…See More
Dec 13, 2011
Jacklyn Heaton commented on Jacklyn Heaton's blog post THE LORD'S PRAYER NEW ZEALAND STYLE
"I've been using the night prayer as a compline style personal devotion. Finally found something that speaks to me."
Nov 18, 2011
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"Saw a humming bird this November morning. The fuschia in front of the house is still blooming. Gave the hummer a chance to top off."
Nov 18, 2011
Wayne Schwandt and Jacklyn Heaton are now friends
Nov 18, 2011
Wayne Schwandt commented on Jacklyn Heaton's blog post THE LORD'S PRAYER NEW ZEALAND STYLE
"thank you for the citation to page 181.  I never looked in the special service sections, only the rites for eucharist.  I will recheck that."
Nov 18, 2011
Jacklyn Heaton commented on Jacklyn Heaton's blog post THE LORD'S PRAYER NEW ZEALAND STYLE
"Yeah, the web is a good place start. Not necessarily a good place to finish. Especially if you actually have to provide a bibliography or footnote."
Nov 16, 2011

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How did you come to discover Creation Spirituality?
Discovered Pelagius years ago in a collection of essays on the Celtic church (unfortunately I let that book get away from me). I was intrigued by the chapter on Pelagius; it made a lot of sense to me but when I brought him up during a home visit with our pastor I was greeted with "he was a heretic" oooookaaay obviously struck a nerve with that one. Didn't know enough to counter him so the Celts went into the need more information column.

Stumbled over Matthew Fox through a backdoor. I'm an old X Files fan and read some of the fan fic. A relative of one of main characters was greeted with "Dom, where's your collar? Back in Rome" which led to Original Blessings and Matt Fox and the rest as they say is history on that.

But, here is a snippet from a letter from Pelagius to an unknown friend

Look at the animals roaming the forest: God’s spirit dwells within them.
Look at the birds flying across the sky: God’s spirit dwells within them.
Look at the tiny insects crawling in the grass: God’s spirit dwells within them.
Look at the fish in the river and sea: God’s sprit dwells within them.

He goes on to say that the presence of God's spirit in all tliving hings is what makes them beautiful; and that if we look with God's eyes nothing on earth is ugly.

That's a tall order but I'm trying.
How would you briefly describe your spirituality? (Be creative! Don't worry if it only seems to make sense to you - we love the diverse and the hard-to-explain!)
I was raised Methodist in a congregation so liberal we didn't do Advent or Lent. I've been attracted to Celtic Sprituality for years. A couple of years ago I started researching our familty history and discovered several Quaker branches on the tree. I was even more intrigued when I discovered that there are believers who combine traditional silent Quaker spirituality with what many call paganism and that there are meetings that welcome them. Come to Mama! So, here I am. Still evolving.
What is your first language?
English

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TO BE THANKFUL

Posted on December 25, 2011 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

 Creation has blessed us with many paths to truth. Many of us express our reverence for Creation and the sacred in too many ways to count. But, there are things that all of us wish for ourselves and for our families. These we can be thankful for no matter what path we walk.

 

Bless…

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TWO VOICES ONE MESSAGE

Posted on December 13, 2011 at 10:30am 0 Comments

 

A shot of Cannon Beach, Oregon at sunset on a very rare calm day. There's water, sky, clouds and stones. I guess we'll have to fill in the fish and the birds.

 

Two ways of looking at our relationship with the natural world. One from a pagan, one from a Christian…

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THE LORD'S PRAYER NEW ZEALAND STYLE

Posted on October 29, 2011 at 5:00am 5 Comments

The Lord's Prayer

(from the New Zealand Prayer Book

Rev ed.: He Karakia Mihinare O Aotearoa)



Eternal Spirit, Earth-maker, Pain-bearer, Life-giver,

Source of all that is and that shall be,

Father and Mother of us all,

Loving God, in whom is heaven:

The hallowing of your name echo through the universe!

The way of your justice be followed by the peoples of the world!

Your heavenly will be done by all created beings!

Your commonwealth of peace and…

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CALLING ALL PROPHETS

Posted on June 12, 2011 at 5:00am 0 Comments

This is from an interview that is part of a collection from Shamanism compiled by Shirley Nicholson. In many ways shamanic practice can subvert organized religion. How can you enforce the rules from the top down when the individual can access the otherworld and who or whatever dwells there on their own?

Interviewer: “You mentioned earlier that every shaman is in effect his or her own prophet. Some people might consider this a rather dangerous idea.”

Michael Horner: “If a state…

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At 3:55pm on August 21, 2010, Liz Shaw said…
Thanks for the information on your blog, Jacklyn. I'm going to check it out.
At 10:27pm on August 20, 2010, Amy Johnston said…
Welcome Jacklyn! I don't know anything about Pelagius,but your comment intrigues me. Would like to know more. Again welcome.
At 1:11pm on August 20, 2010, Liz Shaw said…
Welcome to the communities, Jacklyn! It's wonderful to meet you. I would love to hear more about being a Celtic Methodist.
 
 
 

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