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Mags Blackie · 5d ago

Facing the past

The idea of exploring our past to come to some kind of inner healing is not that old. Depending where you are in the world, it is probably only those who are just now becoming grandparents w...
Mags Blackie · 2W ago

Low expectations

Over the last year there have been three instances where I have been blessed with low expectations. I know that we are accustomed to thinking of that in a negative sense. But what I am tryin...
Mags Blackie · 2W ago

Honesty

David Whyte is a writer of poetry and prose. He writes on things which deeply move the human spirit. In his book ‘Consolations’ he writes about honesty. ‘Honesty is reached through the doorw...
Mags Blackie · 3W ago

Asking questions

I’m not quite sure why I find asking questions difficult. I have a theory, but mostly it is a story I have told myself to make sense of some of my quirks. In the last year I have begun to … ...
Mags Blackie · 3W ago

Ignatian day

The feast of Ignatius falls on 31 July. For some practical reasons we marked the day last Saturday by a gathering at Kolbe House in Rondebosch. Here are recording of the talks I gave. (Click...
Mags Blackie · 1M ago

Blind spots

I have come to see, quite recently, that I have a few blind spots. Areas in which I cannot trust my own discernment because my unconscious desire to avoid certain things is still far too pow...
Mags Blackie · 1M ago

Self-acceptance

When I signed up to the Living School run through the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque I did so because I knew the work of Richard Rohr, and I had just discovered Cynthia B...
Mags Blackie · 1M ago

Contemplating presence

I’ve just come back from a pilgrimage in the Holy Land. We spent some time in Jerusalem, but it was at the Sea of Galilee that I had a greater sense of presence. Ignatius of Loyola wanted to...
Mags Blackie · 1M ago

Community

In my last post I offered the first half of a beatitude – Blessed are the truth tellers… I had no end to that beatitude until I received an email from a friend who had also been on the pilgr...
Mags Blackie · 1M ago

Blessed are the truth tellers

The last ten days have been an exquisite and excruciating blend of challenge and grace. I am deeply grateful for more than I can say. But for now, I want to simply say Blessed are the truth ...