Seeing With the Heart
A LIVE online community conversation with Cynthia Bourgeault facilitated by Vera de Chalambert, part of the Science and Nonduality Emergence Series – Recorded April, 29th 2017
There is a wonderful line in The Little Prince “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” Cynthia Bourgeault, one of the worlds great Christian contemplative teachers calls this reorientation of perception into the heart, “non-dual seeing.” From the Little Prince to the Pierre Teilhard de Chardin’s visionary and mystical imagination, the whole Western mystical idea of contemplation, is a matter of learning to “put the mind in the heart.” In our conversation we will explore how Teilhard de Chardin did this through his prophetic and exceptionally relevant body of work, and and how we can too.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin is considered one of the greatest mystical thinkers of all time. He was among the very first to visualize our universe as a single, living whole and to call for an understanding of our human purpose and responsibility based on its entire fourteen billion year evolutionary journey. Way before the word “integral” was known beyond mathematical circles, he created an integral vision yoking science and religion in a common endeavor to “harness the energies of love.” His prophetic voice and non-dual vision can be a beacon for many in our dark times.
Questions from the live conversation audience are also addressed.
THE SAND EMERGENCE SERIES
The Emergence Series is a constellation of conversations with SAND speakers and teachers, intended as an exploration of the emergence palpable in the collective field at this time and an opportunity to connect with others in our community holding a ‘large vision’ and dedicated to the evolution of consciousness on the planet.
Old structures are being shaken up, old stories have come to their limits, old systems are failing us. What is emerging, where do we go from here, how do we hold it all in the tenderness of the awakening heart? What wisdom do the worlds great lineages and traditions have for us and what does the meeting of science and nonduality contribute to the emergent conversation? How does a mystic respond to a world in crisis?
Through the magic of technology, the Emergence Series is open to the participation of the entire global SAND community, LIVE! There will be opportunities to have personal interaction and ask questions of our guests. Our intention with this online series is to foster conversation, connection and community in between conferences and to offer windows of contact, wisdom and heart.
We invite our teachers to engage us from a perspective of embodied, living wisdom, and offer practical guidance that can support us in our relationships, our work, our community and our world at this time.
The Emergence Series is facilitated by Vera de Chalambert, a Harvard-educated religious scholar, spiritual story teller and fellow SAND speaker.
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