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Week 4 Day 1

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Week # 4 – The Broken CupDay # 1 – Joy and Sorrow Reflection: Pick up your cup and look inside. Visualize a deep joy of yours in the cup. Now, visualize a deep pain of yours also in the cup. Let these two be there, intermingled into oneness. Hold the cup to your heart. […]

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Week 3 Day 7

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Week # 3 – The Chipped CupDay # 7 – Review of the past week We have come to the end of Week # 3, which means we are halfway through our six-week Spiritual Retreat.  The first week we explored the concept of “the cup of life.” As we reflected on the symbolism of the […]

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Week 3 Day 6

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Week # 3 – The Chipped CupDay # 6 – The Cup of Wisdom Reflection: Hold your cup in your hands. Recall that you are held in the Wise Hands of God. As a sign of the all-encompassing guidance and wisdom of God in your life, very slowly and reflectively turn your cup to each […]

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Week 3 Day 5

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Week # 3 – The Chipped CupDay # 5 – Which Cup is Best? Reflection: Find another cup and set it alongside of yours. Sit quietly, looking at the two cups. Enjoy the uniqueness of each cup. Reflect on your own originality. Think of yourself with others. Bring any comparison and competition to God. Listen […]

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Week 3 Day 4

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Week # 3 – The Chipped CupDay # 4 – The Cup of Mercy Reflection: Remember one of the failures of your life. Write a word for this failure on a small piece of paper. Place this paper in your cup, symbolic of your self. Hold the cup in your hands. Notice any emotions you […]

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Week 3 Day 3

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Week # 3 – The Chipped CupDay # 3 – The Cleansed Cup Reflection: Sit with your cup in your hands. Notice if your cup is stained or not. Ask God to help you see the inner stain of yours. Be still and wait for this awareness to arise. Whether it is stained or not, […]

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Week 3 Day 2

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Week # 3 – The Chipped CupDay # 2- The Shadow of the Cup Reflection: Set your cup in a place where it casts a shadow, either by your candle or under a lamp. Gaze upon the cup and its shadow. Let what you see speak to you about your life. Place your hand in […]

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Week 3 Day 1

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Week # 3 – The Chipped CupDay # 1 – The Perfect Cup Reflection: Hold your cup in your hands. Study the cup. Notice if there are any flaws or imperfections. Enjoy the cup for itself: color, shape, size, etc. Close your eyes. Picture yourself in God’s hands. See God observing how you look on […]

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Week 2 Day 7

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Week # 2 – The Open CupDay # 7 – Review of the week 1. Review the past week. 2. Make note of anything that you found touching. 3. Make a point for the coming week to be attentive to your breathing as you go through each day’s reflection and prayer. We have come to […]