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Dream a little Dream with Me

I have been asked, "Where are you coming from with IamSignificant.ca?  Is it self-help/ self-improvement? Or is it spiritual / faith stuff?  Grief/loss care?  What is it?"  I smile and say, "Yes, and more!" I am coming from a place that mystic and monk Thomas Merton so aptly states - it's all spiritual, or none…
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Head to the Heart – Prayers, Poems & Other Stuff

“You must descend from your head into your heart. At present, your thoughts of God are in your head.  And God himself is, as it were, outside you, and so your prayer and other spiritual exercises remain exterior.  Whilst you are still in your head, thoughts will not easily be subdued but will always be whirling about, like snow in winter or clouds…
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Not about the Tool

Many religious expressions come from a deep and rich tradition, and with that comes an assortment of books, songs, sacred space and practices.  These are tools or, if you will, a means to connect with God.  I am all for these things to the extent that they continue to connect folks to a meaningful experience…
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The Both and of Knowing God

There are a couple of ways that we can know. We can know in an epistemological sense and an experiential heart sense. Our western culture has been significantly shaped by Greek philosophical thinking. It forms a lens that shapes the way we see and engage reality. Epistemology is basically the way we can know about…
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Opening Your Heart

One of the challenges in my personal life has been opening my heart. An open heart is an open posture to the flow of love, life, beauty, hope, deeper relationships, new possibilities, healing, and a movement towards a greater wholeness. This is not easy for me for a variety of reasons. If I were honest,…
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When This is Over

- A poem by Laura Kelly Fanucci - When this is over,may we never againtake for grantedA handshake with a strangerFull shelves at the storeConversations with neighborsA crowded theaterFriday night outThe taste of communionA routine checkupThe school rush each morningCoffee with a friendThe stadium roaringEach deep breathA boring TuesdayLife itself. When this endsmay we findthat…
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Patient Trust

Trusting God's hand to lead us, direct us, and complete us can sound pretty spiritual and pretty pious. However, anyone who is in transition can attest these can be very lonely, confusing and often frustrating times.  At times, we wonder if we will ever break through, give birth to this new thing God is doing…
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A Very Good Place to Start

I was watching TV the other night and lo' and behold one of my favourite movies was on.   I have enjoyed the Sound of Music since I was a kid.  The music is wonderful and Julie Andrews as Maria is a delight.  One of my many favourite songs from the musical is "Do-Re-Mi."  It…
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Mend My Heart – Visio Divina

What is Visio Divina Visio Divina or 'Sacred Seeing' is an ancient form of Christian contemplative prayer and is a method of listening for the Spirit.  Using sacred images (Visio) of sacred images landscape, art, nature scenes) opening our hearts and imaginations to what the Spirit may be saying to us. _________________________________________ Context Kintsugi is a 400-year…
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Being our Best Empath Self

For a long time, I couldn’t figure it out. They would come to shake my hand and greet me warmly, yet I often felt bewildered and confused. Confused because what I saw on the outside with a warm welcome strangely seemed to conflict with what their soul seemed to be screaming in their insides. Happy…
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