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Week 2 Day 6

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Week # 2 – The Open CupDay # 6- Solitude Reflection: Set your cup alone on a spot near you. Clear away everything else. Let this solitary cup call you to your own solitude. Let go of what you expect to happen during this time. Relax and repeat slowly: “God, you are enough for me.” […]

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Week 2 Day 5

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Week # 2 – The Open CupDay # 5 – Trusting Reflection: Place your cup in a safe spot in front of you. Let it remind you of your desire to receive God’s love. Close your eyes. Draw near to God. Allow yourself to feel safe there. Enjoy this secure haven. Prayer: Let nothing disturb […]

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Week 2 Day 4

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Week # 2 – The Open CupDay # 4- Readiness to Receive Reflection: Hold the empty cup in your hands. Look at all the room your cup has for filling. Picture the inner part of yourself. Notice how much room there is for filling. Hold the cup out before you in the gesture of a […]

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Week 2 Day 3

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Week # 2 – The Open CupDay # 3 – The Empty Cup Reflection: Look into your empty cup. Hold the empty cup between your hands. Look into the emptiness. Abide with the emptiness. Do not attempt to fill it with insights or feelings. Open the door of your heart. Go inside and be with […]

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Week 2 Day 2

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Week # 2 – The Open CupDay # 2 – Space for Listening Reflection: Hold the cup in your open hands. See how the cup sits there quietly. Picture yourself in the Divine One’s hands. Go to the stillness deep within yourself. Allow yourself to be attentive. Just “be” with God. Listen. Prayer: O God, […]

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Week 2 Day 1

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Week # 2 – The Open Cup Day # 1 – The Cluttered Cup Reflection: Sit quietly. Go within. Look around inside. See what clutters your life with God. Then take your cup. Imagine or picture this clutter being in your cup. Lift the cup and turn it sideways. Symbolically empty out the clutter of […]

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Week 1 Day 7

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End of Week # 1 – The Cup of LifeDay # 7 The first week of our Retreat Countdown has come to an end. We hope that these emails  have helped to enrich and enlighten you this past week. We chose the book “The Cup of Our Life” by Joyce Rupp as the theme for […]

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Week 1 Day 6

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Week # 1 – The Cup of LifeDay # 6 – Thirsting For Filling Reflection: Hold the empty cup in your hands. Let the emptiness remind you of your yearnings. For whom and what do you most yearn or thirst? Now hold the cup close to your heart. Be thirsty for God. Be filled with […]

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Week 1 Day 5

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Week # 1 – The Cup of LifeDay # 5 – The Cup As My Teacher Reflection: Hold the cup in your hands. Look closely at it. What does the cup teach you today? Turn inwardly to God. Listen. Ask God to keep you attentive today. Prayer: Creator and Sustainer of Life, all of my […]

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Week 1 Day 4

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Week # 1 – The Cup of LifeDay # 4 – The Boundaries of the Cup Reflection: Hold the cup in your hands. Touch the sides and the bottom of the cup. Trace the outside of the cup with your fingers. Run your fingers around the inside of the cup. Close your eyes and imagine […]