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Questions and Actions- You Can Help Make CHI FOR YOURSELF Even Better!

picture of john kobikCHI FOR YOURSELF is always working to come up with new offerings that can contribute to your transformation. Today I’m asking you to give your own suggestion. Here’s a question for you- What one area of your life do you most want to improve? The answer could point to your relationships, your work, your spirituality, or your finances. You know in your heart where you want to bring about change.

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When Good Prayers Go Bad

On the heels of the US visit by Pope Francis Chi For Yourself  looks into the power of prayer. When she talked to us in 2012  August Gold reminded  us that since the beginning of time men and women everywhere have prayed — millions of prayers daily and yet only a handful of those prayers are answered. August suggests that prayer is something that everyone wants to do but a lot of people have confusion or concern about because they think they don’t know how or that they’re praying incorrectly. August Gold is the co-author (with Joel Fotinos) of The Prayer Chest.


A Make-good With the Mystics: Hear the Matthew Fox Interview

MatthewFoxSmallPicWe finally caught up with author Matthew Fox, and last week’s long-awaited interview didn’t disappoint. As you probably know, Matthew Fox became an Episcopal priest after being expelled from the Catholic Church by Cardinal Ratzinger, who later became Pope Benedict XVI. He discussed his latest book “Meister Eckhart: A Mystic Warrior for Our Times, and he gave us some examples of the controversial viewpoints that put him at odds with the church hierarchy. You can hear the show by clicking on the BlogTalkRadio logo below.



Here are some of the talking points from the show:

  • The meaning of Christian Spirituality
  • Christian Spirituality and the scriptural story of creation
  • Meister Eckhart on the women’s movement of his time (the Beguines)
  • Matthew Fox’s expulsion from the Catholic Church
  • On the new Pope and chances of change in the church
  • On Matthew Fox’s call for a new Reformation
  • Contemplatives and community building
  • Eckhart, interfaith, and today’s Islam
  • The historical Jesus and Jesus as “God”


JohnK 9-2-2014

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