May goddess flow again through

The dried up river beds of human minds

May she well up once more from the

Blocked springs of human hearts

May she dance with courage in

Office blocks and railway stations and

Through virtual space around the world

Dissolving hierarchies and creating

At last a genuine deep equality for

All members of the human race

–Jocelyn Chaplin

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Whenever God shines his light on me
Opens up my eyes so I can see
When I look up in the darkest night
I know everything’s going to be alright
In deep confusion, in great despair
When I reach out for him he is there
When I am lonely as I can be
I know that God shines his light on me

Reach out for him, he’ll be there
With him your troubles you can share
If you live the life you love
You get the blessing from above
He heals the sick and heals the lame
Says you can do it too in jesus’ name

He’ll lift you up and turn you around
And put your feet back on higher ground

Reach out for him, he’ll be there
With him your troubles you can share
You can use his higher power
In every day and any hour
He heals the sick and heals the lame
Says you can do it too in jesus’ name

Hell lift you up and turn you around
And put your feet back on higher ground.

–Van Morrison

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“The right use of effort is determined by the indications of God’s will
and of his grace. When one is simply obeying God, a little effort goes
a long way. When one is in fact resisting him, (though claiming to have
no other intention than that of fulfilling his will) no amount of effort
can produce a good result. On the contrary, the stubborn ability to go
on resisting God in spite of ever clearer indications of his will, is a
sign that one is in great spiritual danger. Often the one who is
concerned will not be able to see this himself. This is another reason
why a spiritual father may be really necessary.”

–Thomas Merton

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