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INTEGRATION [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 May 1994

INTEGRATION When our consciousness of God's loving presence becomes not so much our own "doing,” as when we say prayers, but rather a state or condition that is more or less permanent, a "state of being," then we could consider ourselves to have entered into true harmony with our unique self in God’s love. This is the seventh day of rest, of tranquility and wholeness, in which we share even now in God’s eternal life. In this state of prayer in the heart the grace of God has filtered down into our consciousness and has become the sole determinant of every thought and action. True love has conquered the heart and we wait gently to see what line of action or thought would be most "loving" toward God who has so completely loved us into being. Such a state of bliss can come only gradually as we struggle in each moment to bring all inordinate attachments or desires under the one longing to live in God's love and in unity with all other creatures.

Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
TRANSFORMING PRAYER [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 May 1994

TRANSFORMING PRAYER Integration of ourselves in God, the Ground of our being, is reflected not only in our habitual way of perceiving God and ourselves as well as our neighbors and the created world around us, but in the quality of our prayer. As long as we are living under our own self-control, dominated by our false ego that our fear and guilt create, we pray to God by asking as little, needful children so that God will supply all our needs. We believe that God has permitted or deliberately caused something to happen in our life. We go to prayer with an implicit intention that God change his mind and do what we wish. In such prayer we are creating God according to our own needs. We want him to think as we do, to do our bidding. We forget that Jesus taught us not to pray repetitiously as though God were deaf. "And when you pray, do not imitate the hypocrites: they love to say their prayers standing up in the synagogues and at the street corners for people to see them. I tell you so...

Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
DARK NIGHT [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 May 1994

DARK NIGHT It is into the desert of our inner poverty that we go to allow God’s Spirit to strip us of all of our idols and to destroy our golden calves. Prayer becomes more an "aweful" waiting, a receptivity through emptiness to receive God's word rather than our own. Only God's word is true and is capable of transforming our darkness into light, drawing out our true self from the many false masks and false selves that we have build up in our past prayer life in order to maintain our petty grasp on what we have known as "reality." As we descend more deeply within ourselves, God reveals our own abyss of nothingness before his great mountain. The more one advances, the more the names of God have no sense. Images of him disappear. Nothing now satisfies but God alone. The very presence of God that once flooded our souls in deep prayer and in contact with the world now seems to be absent. We are in the dark desert and God has his pruning knife poised (Jn. 15:1) to cut away all excess and...

Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
KNOWING BY NOT KNOWING [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 May 1994

KNOWING BY NOT KNOWING Such prayer cannot be taught. Just as love itself, it can only be experienced. And when union with God and others in loving prayer is experienced, there is no need to speak about it, only to live it. It is the Spirit of the risen Jesus indwelling within your heart who convinces you of this love that is constantly poured out into deeper levels of your consciousness (Rm. 5:5). You know that you know that you know. It works. Your life is transformed. You know and act in union of love with all you meet. God is easily discovered inside of each moment as loving you and transforming you into who you always have been in his great love. This is an experiential knowledge that is not of our own understanding. We enter into the "cloud of unknowing" to experience God in "luminous darkness" (St. Gregory of Nyssa’s term) as the ocean of our being while we see our own inner poverty and sickness. We are moving into the Kingdom of Heaven in honesty and authenticity, and are bec...

Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
GOD EVERYWHERE [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 May 1994

GOD EVERYWHERE You discover as you move out into the world that the Divine Word is a presence surrounding everything and everyone, a power that is active in all. In a way, everything continues as before. It is the same, familiar world but now you seem to be on anew dimension in relation to it. You begin to see more clearly now, as though you were blind before. Now you have stepped onto anew plateau. Great peace and joy is found in a single thought. You find that you are growing in loving union with Christ and his heavenly Father through the Spirit that dwells within you. Your prayer now becomes one of resisting any activity that is strictly your own. You become actively receptive in total surrender to God's activity. No longer do you ask God to answer prayers in your behalf. Praise alone emanates from your heart as you recognize that God already knows your every need. With God now so intimately present to you, you wait in silence. You are in his holy presence. As you open yourself t...

Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
A NEW EXISTENCE [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 May 1994

A NEW EXISTENCE You know that your prayer has changed and likewise your life. Joy is the ultimate criterion of the degree of your faith since, if you believe that God is present in all events and is loving you and that nothing is impossible to the Lord, then you will always be joyful, even in the throes of excruciating purifications. With Paul you can triumphantly and yet with greatest humility shout out that nothing, not even death itself, can ever separate you from the love of God in Christ Jesus (Rm. 8:38-39). You realize now that you have entered into a whole new attitude, not only of thinking but of acting, living, and being. You no longer perceive God and the world through your own powers according to habitual selfcenteredness, enslaved to the orders of the false ego. Now you encounter the real world through God’s Spirit who acts more and more powerfully as you surrender to his directing love.

Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
A SPIRITUALITY OF "INSCAPE" [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 May 1994

A SPIRITUALITY OF "INSCAPE" Can anything of the ’’secular" world separate God's holy, energizing presence from your consciousness? You cannot "escape" from a material world to find God only in "sacred" places and occupations. You need to ins cape to enter directly into the heart of matter and find in that material situation the heart of God, creating out of love this or that unique creature. Matter, worldly labor, sex, marriage, and one's contemporary history must be seen in a positive light as permeated with God's loving, creative power. You can easily find God in your world and adore him as you surrender to lovingly and creatively work with him. He was always present but you were absent. You have come home and have found God to be your home everywhere. Your exile is over. The Kingdom of God is within you. As you change your perception of yourself in God's infinite love and are healed of your ignorance, you perceive God at the heart of matter everywhere. The active and contemplativ...

Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
Page 10 Advertisements [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 May 1994
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Source: Boston College
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Page 10 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 May 1994

AUDIO TAPES BY FR. MALONEY The following audio tapes ($4 each, including shipping costs) by Fr. Maloney are available to supplement this month's teaching. Order from June Culver at 850 Coastline Dr.; Seal Beach, CA 90740: 1. DRI9: LIVING IN A DIVINE MILIEU 2. DR2O: PASSING OVER FROM THE FLESH POTS 3. DR2I: PRAYER IS A HUNGER 4. DR34: EVERYDAY LIFE AS PRACTICE IN TRANSFORMATION 5. DR3S: LETTING GO 6. DR36: NEW BEGINNING 7. DR4S: THE RISEN LORD AND THE EUCHARIST tf t f-f +t 11 *1 t't f' f• tff' f' t't 11't tf' t-11 tt' BOOKS Several of Fr. Maloney's books have been reprinted but are now only available through the Contemplative Ministries Center. We are offering these at a discounted price: 1. Centering on the Lord Jesus ($5.50) 2. Goodnight , Lord; Healing the Day's Hurts ($1.50) 3. Jesus Prayer for Modern Pilgrims ($5.50) 4. The Returning Sun [book of poems by Fr. Maloney] ($3.00) ft t f t-* +• +• f•t f • t 11- **f • +• 11- f•tt-f■ft t f • f • 11 SCHEDULE OF FR. MALONEY 1. May 10: Da...

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INSCAPE [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 May 1994

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Masthead [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 June 1994

INSCAPE JUNE 1994

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Untitled [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 June 1994

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ: May the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God the Father, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be always with you! This June issue of INSCAPE will be our last until we begin publishing again in September. The staff of Contemplative Ministries and I wish all of you a joyful, restful, loving time as you travel to visit your family members and friends. We wish to thank each of you, our faithful subscribers, for continuing to renew your subscriptions with a love offering which makes it possible for us to send you these teachings throughout the year. I would also humbly ask you to join me in prayer and thanksgiving this month in celebration of my 50th anniversary as a member of the Society of Jesus. How filled with awe and gratitude to God I am for these years that somehow or other seem to have passed by so quickly! They have been full of joy in the multi-faceted experience of God as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. They have been years of much...

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Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
CONTEMPLATION: LOTS OF HARD WORK! [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 June 1994

CONTEMPLATION: LOTS OF HARD WORK! Have you ever wondered, as I often have, why so few of us Christians are habitually "contemplative"? Thomas Merton claims that many ordinary persons are "masked contemplative"; that is, they pray habitually in a wordless dialogue of selfsurrendering love to the indwelling Trinity that truly impacts their daily lives in every thought, word, and deed. Unfortunately, they have perhaps read books or even heard teachings on prayer that presented contemplation as an exclusive privilege of some special "aristocracy," which would exclude the Anawim, Christ's little ones, his poor in spirit, from intimacy with the indwelling Trinity. Sl Teresa of Avila complained of the scarcity of true spiritual guides who would encourage Christians to enter into a "prayer of the heart" On the other hand, she also reproaches the majority of Christians for a lack of perseverance and other inner disciplines that are necessary, not to gain the gift of infused contemplation as ...

Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
NO FREE LUNCH [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 June 1994

NO FREE LUNCH The "lives of the saints" we read as youngsters did till of us a disservice. In the past saints were usually portrayed as anemic angels who would certainly never have survived in, say, inner city Los Angeles! Psychology had not yet developed to the science it is today so our understanding of saints was shallow and superficial. Whatever our impression of saints and mystics, one ideal we must surely not dismiss is that their lives were not easy. They were always led by the Holy Spirit inwardly to "do battle." Ascetical writers, starting with St. Paul, realistically called this "the invisible warfare." Today, anyone who has begun to move under the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit knows that Jesus Christ must become the focused center of our every thought, word, and deed. This is not easy to accomplish since we have been used to allowing our imagination, memory, intellect, and will to rove about without too much discipline. We have feared letting go of our apparent sec...

Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
THE BATTLE FOR YOUR HEART [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 June 1994

THE BATTLE FOR YOUR HEART Other thoughts may be of a more demonic nature, inviting you to follow the delicate sound of enticing Sirens. It becomes a battle within your heart not just to rid your mind of distractions but to claim Jesus as Lord over other enticing temptations. This is a great battle you must engage in with all your strength in order that Jesus Christ be the center of your attention. This war is fought on the body, soul, and spirit levels. It is in the "heart," according to Scripture, where the battlefield is marked off and victory or defeat is realized. The spiritual life can be all too easily described in terms of the consoling delights that follow the surrender of our hearts to Jesus-Lord. This is like describing married life in terms of the honeymoon while forgetting the "diapers" and the wailing of babies at 2 A.M. St. Peter put it very simply: Be sober and watch well; the devil, who is your enemy, goes about roaring like a lion to find his prey but you, grounded ...

Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
AN INNER WAR [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 June 1994

AN INNER WAR SL Paul sees the spiritual life as a fight in which Christian gladiators must do battle, but only they are crowned who are victorious to the very end. Among the early Eastern Christian writers there was no union with Jesus Christ through contemplative prayer (increased awareness through the infused gifts of the Holy Spirit of the abiding presence of the Holy Trinity within the Christian) unless there was an engagement on the part of the Christian in this war. This action of will called praxis requires two elements that must be present always in true Christian asceticism if we are to be disposed to receive God's higher gifts of prayer: a purification from our self-centered attachments to creatures over our total attachment to God, and a life bpilt pn the virtues lived by Jesus Christ on earth-

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Source: Boston College
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PURIFICATION OF THE HEART [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 June 1994

PURIFICATION OF THE HEART Many of us today bristle at the thought of anything so negative as "vices" and yet if we had the slightest self-knowledge we would understand how few of our thoughts throughout the day are actually focused upon the indwelling Trinity. If a family is to receive a high dignitary into their home, they clean up the chaos left by the dog, the cat, the children and their playthings, etc. If we are to engage in deeper prayer, more sensitive listening to the indwelling Holy Spirit, then we must do some powerful ’’housecleaning" within our hearts of the obstacles that clutter up our attention and distract us from listening. If we examine any action that we have felt badly about, we would realize that it was done without "attention" to the abiding presence of the Trinity. We lost sight of God’s presence. We fell back upon our own "human way" of looking at events that call us as opportunities to contemplate the loving activities of the Trinity in our lives. St. Paul d...

Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
GUARDING THE HEART [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 June 1994

GUARDING THE HEART The early Eastern Fathers greatly emphasized what has now become a lost art. They called it simply, nepsis. Nepo in Greek means to be sober, not to be inebriated or intoxicated. Thus, nepsis is a sort of mental sobriety, a mental balance, an internal disposition of "passionate indifference," as Teilhard de Chardin calls it in his Divine Milieu . In this state we are not moved inordinately by our own impulsive, passionate ways, but we hold ourselves in a sensitive turning to God within to see whether this or that thought is really in harmony with the heavenly Father’s will. Does God wish me to yield to this or not? Is such a thought worthy of the beautiful child of God who I know through the Holy Spirit I am? If this thought will take me away from God, out it goes in the very first moment of awareness. Thus, nepsis is not only that interior consciousness of the possibility of the evil one coming in by such infiltrating thoughts, but more positively it is also the e...

Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
INWARD STILLNESS [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 June 1994

INWARD STILLNESS One of the most basic biblical themes is the archetypal idea of a Christian "hearing" the Word of God not only when one prays Holy Scripture but above all at each moment of daily life. Holy Scripture is a "living word, a two-edged sword" (Heb. 4:12) always being spoken by God. God never stops speaking his communicative Word to us. Our difficulty, precisely the same one that prevents us from becoming true contemplatives, is that we are not truly listening! We are either busy "chattering" in our hearts with our own idle words or we are only listening to God in order to hear what we would like hijn tq say to ps.

Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
ENTERING INTO DEEPER SILENCE [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 June 1994

ENTERING INTO DEEPER SILENCE If we are to meet God deeply within our consciousness, becoming more and more aware of his loving, guiding presence in life's every moment, we must learn to enter into an inner stillness. How few of us modem Christians have mastered this all-important art of silencing our noisy hearts! See how many fears, anxieties, doubts, and desires rise up as soon as we attempt quiet for even five minutes. What an awful itch, which I call Americanitis, plagues all of us to get up and start "doing" in order to distract ourselves from our fear of meeting God without any control on our part over the flow of the words spoken! The more diffused we are in prayer, the less unifying is our union of mind with that of God in a loving surrender that will truly effect a change in our lives and attitudes toward God, ourselves, and others. God calls to us: "Be still, and know that I am God" (Ps. 46:10). In such inner stillness, when we have learned to let go of our own control ove...

Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
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