La Ermita – The Hermitage
Dedicated to Mother Sophia, the Divine Feminine
We are brothers and sisters living a “spirituality in the marketplace,” Christians dedicated to Mother Sophia, the Holy Spirit, a life of contemplative prayer and integrated spirituality while living in the marketplace.
The practice of true religion dwells within the living of some form of spirituality. The practice of an authentic spirituality will unite and bring healing to the body and soul/spirit through love.
Through these pages we wish to share with those interested the blessings that flow from an intimate relationship of love with our Heavenly Father, Jesus, and especially with the Holy Spirit whom we have come to know as Mother Sophia. We pray that something here will inspire you to seek a deeper relationship of love with the Father, Mother Sophia and Brother Jesus.
Our weekly Meditation
True Love Never Clings
“To be a disciple of Jesus is not to cling to Jesus but to go forth as part of the cosmic family, to enter into new relationships. Am I a relational being? Am I open to relationships? Am I making wholes? A true Christian today recognizes that relationships form the field of gospel values rather than gospel values forming relationships.”
The Emergent Christ by Llia Delio.
To cling to anyone, especially, the one that we say we love is to be deceived concerning our relationship. Children cling to parents, adolescents cling to adolescents, adults cling to adults, and we all cling to Jesus. But such clinging relationships are enfleshed with fear, and where there is fear there is no love, says St. John. With time, such a relationship will eventually cause a separation.
Clinging is innocent when it resides in a baby. But when the child reaches the age to begin taking care of itself and it still clings to others to satisfy a need, that child will grow more in conditional love (narcistic behavior) than unconditional behavior. And what we do unknowingly to those humans from whom we seek love, we also unknowingly do to God.
Yes, the way we cling to another will be the same clinking relationship we have with Jesus. We don’t like to admit that, but it is true. The next time we pray to Him, we need to take notice what tone of voice we are using. Also, we will probably be aware that too much of our relationship with Him is spent in asking instead of giving.
We all need to search for these fears within us, even if they are small. Only by embracing them will we arrive at the healing we need, a healing that allows us to be mature adults that we want to be. We are not alone in this journey. Love is always visibly around us and within us as long as we don’t cling. That is true because our Triune God IS love, and God is everywhere. But, when we cling, we are really clinging to fear rather than our love for Them.
Please note that our meditations have been calling us to live consciously within the Divine Family of our Father, Mother Sophia and Brother Jesus. We belong to two Families. We must never forget that the way we live in one is the way we live in the other. And, if the love experiences from our human mothers and fathers are so important in freeing us from the need to cling (fear), all the more so are the experiences of love from our Heavenly Mother Sophia and Father important in freeing us from the need to cling (fear) to Them. We must find a way to stop refusing love experiences, just as children do when they don’t want to be hugged.
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Somos hermanos y hermanas que vivimos una “espiritualidad más profunda en el mundo real,” cristianos dedicados a Madre Sofía, el Espíritu Santo, y a la vida de oración contemplativa mientras vivimos una espiritualidad integrada.
La práctica de una religión auténtica debe llevarnos a una vida espiritual. La práctica de una espiritualidad auténtica debe unir el cuerpo y el espíritu o alma con el amor.
Deseamos por medio de estas páginas compartir con los interesados las bendiciones que brotan de la relación íntima del amor con nuestro Padre, Jesús, pero especialmente con el Espíritu Santo, a quien hemos llegado a conocer cómo Madre Sofía. Qué algo aquí le inspire a buscar también un lazo más profundo en amor con el Padre, Madre Sofía y Hermano Jesús.
Nuestra Meditación Semanal
El Verdadero Amor Nunca Se Aferra
"Ser un discípulo de Jesús no es aferrarse a Jesús, sino caminar como
parte de la familia cósmica, entrar en nuevas relaciones. ¿Soy un ser
relacional? ¿Estoy abierto a las relaciones? ¿Estoy formando “personas completas”?
Un verdadero cristiano de hoy reconoce que las relaciones forman el campo de
los valores del Evangelio en lugar de los valores del Evangelio que forman
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