Here is a secret youtube link to a video made of me, for the Burner Leadership Summit for Australia and New Zealand. I couldn't go this year, so this video was made, talking about creating sacred spaces at Burns. (Here's a video of the Temple at YOUtopia, mentioned in the film).
I've been reading a fantastic book - The Holy Trinity and the Law of Three, by Cynthia Bourgeault.
In it, the author marries together, a metaphysical law called the Law of Three with the Holy Trinity.
The Law of Three teaches us to move beyond the binary (like the battle between good and evil) and incorporates a third force which stimulates growth beyond. So rather than a tennis match between opposing forces that continues without changing, the Law of Three introduces something that creates a movement into an evolving spiral.
I haven't finished the book yet, but Cynthia is basically saying that the Law of Three is an important element that has been left out of Christianity... That the story of the battle between good and evil is false, and that Christianity is an evolutionary spiral that comes out of the movement around the elements of the Holy Trinity. It's pretty thought provoking stuff. I'd love to know what you think. You can get a taster here... The book is based off an article that Cynthia wrote.
Don't freak out I talk about Christianity, because my understanding of it goes well beyond what people are generally taught through Church and media! Some of my fans know that I came into the spiritual life via Christianity, and while my journey has taken me out of the traditional Church realm for a while, I have never stopped praying, singing, and deepening my relationship with Spirit through the intimate face of God, taught through Christianity. My beliefs about Spirit have been shaped by Integral Theory/Spirituality - by Ken Wilbur, which finds a way to integrate the world religions in a way that is complementary. Rev Paul Smith crystallised these ideas, acknowledging the Three Faces as "Infinite", "Intimate" and "Inner-most". (I'll write more about that in another post).
Much love and Aroha