Gloria Karpinski's Center Circle

Gloria Karpinski's Center Circle

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Considerations on Love

1.    Love is constant, undisturbed by shifting circumstances.

2.    Love accepts our “crazy” places, warts, foibles, and secrets.

3.    Love embraces light and shadow as the original dynamic duo.

4.    Love’s compassion serves others, but it doesn’t bind them.

5.    Love is authentic: all feelings, pain as well as joy, are real.

6.    Love is a healing mist penetrating every molecule of life.

7.    Love aspires to be harmless in thought, word or action.

8.    Love has reverence for life no matter what form it takes.    

9.    Love assists, but it doesn’t rescue or steal lessons from us.

10. Love is grateful for all experiences no matter what they bring.

11.  Love forgives even when it must discipline or say good-bye.

12. Love is poised in chaos, centered, peaceful, remembering.

By Gloria Karpinski

From her book

Barefoot On Holy Ground

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Considerations on the Body

1.    Mind exists in each cell and can be contacted.

2.    Breath. Say “yes” to this day. Breathe and release yesterday.

3.    The body is of the Earth. Both require respect and loving care.

4.    A healing for any one of us is ultimately a gift for all of us.

5.    Physical purification often accelerates with spiritual dedication.

6.    Surrender expands possibilities; quitting eliminates them.

7.    Remember the Infinite self; celebrate the finite self.

8.    The Mother/Father/God has no hands and feet but ours.

9.    Embraced with compassion, pain can be transformational.

10. Soul intention is fulfilled through the body, not in spite of it

11. Gratitude empowers and enhances the immune system.

12. Pain is an experience; suffering is a response.

by Gloria Karpinski

From her book

Barefoot On Holy Ground

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Considerations on Discernment

1.    Unflinching self—honesty is the bases for discernment.

2.    Wait to speak, believe, and act. Breathe. Wait a minute.

3.    Unquestioned assumptions are potentially lethal.

4.    Discerning disciples ask: “Do I choose to energize this?”

5.    Discernment fuses intuition, experience and knowledge.

6.    Listen. Question. Evaluate. Choose. Then trust yourself.

7.    Non-critical laughter restores perspective.

8.    Wisdom never judges, but is always discriminating.

9.    Seek inside, not outside, to discern your truth.

10. Discernment reveals the lies behind prejudices.

11. Disciples seek mentors that “walk their talk.”

12. Self-judgments are projected onto others.


by Gloria Karpinski

From her book

Barefoot On Holy Ground

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Considerations on Knowledge

1.    Knowledge obeys the spiritual law: “Seek and you shall find.”

2.    Knowledge provides the maps; we must make the journey.

3.    Knowledge illuminates the blindness of superstition.

4.    Myths and symbols depict dynamics, not fixed realities.

5.    A “beginner’s mind” is unbiased, and therefore teachable.

6.    Intelligence exists in every atom of life and can be contacted.

7.    Mind is a process, always interacting with other processes.

8.    Wisdom synthesizes the knowledge of mind, body and spirit.

9.    One who knows is free to say, “I don’t know” and learn more.

10.  Knowledge solves and creates mysteries simultaneously.

11. Science is God/Goddess revealed. All seekers are true scientists.

12. Knowledge prepares the vessels that revelation fills.

by Gloria Karpinski

From her book

Barefoot On Holy Ground

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Considerations on Revelation

1.    Insight can arrive suddenly; integration takes time and effort.

2.    Wisdom fuses pragmatic knowledge and intuitive knowing.

3.    Truth, like flowing water, cannot be captured in a net.

4.    The universe reveals itself through each of its living parts.

5.    The heart can know a truth that the brain merely theorizes.

6.    Angels, teachers, and guides empower; they don’t dictate.

7.    Insight can be a sudden gift or the fruit of daily practice.

8.    Pride in the known and fear of the unknown block revelation.

9.    Messages are everywhere; pay attention and be grateful.

10. Be aware truth speaks universally; be aware of exclusive words.

11. Knowledge carefully builds; revelation suddenly reveals.

12. Snowflakes and sunsets are unique; so are revelations.

By Gloria Karpinski

From her book

Barefoot On Holy Ground

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Considerations – A Twelve Part Series

  1. Knowledge obeys the spiritual law; “Seek and you shall find.”
  2. Knowledge provides the maps; we must make the journey.
  3. Knowledge illuminates the blindness of superstition.
  4. Myths and symbols depict dynamics, not fixed realities.
  5. A “beginner’s mind” is unbiased, and therefore teachable.
  6. Intelligence exists in every atom of life and can be contacted.
  7. Mind is a process, always interacting with other processes.
  8. Wisdom synthesizes the knowledge of mind, body and spirit.
  9. One who knows is free to say, “I don’t know” and learn more.
  10. Knowledge solves and creates mysteries simultaneously.
  11. Science is God/Goddess revealed. All seekers are true scientists.
  12. Knowledge prepares the vessels that revelation fills.

By Gloria Karpinski

From her book

Barefoot On Holy Ground

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