Heart of Matter: The Noosphere


“The noosphere is a level of shared consciousness that transcends boundaries of religion, culture, or ethnicity.”

Based on works by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Ilia Delio, Making All Things New


“La noosfera es un nivel de conciencia compartida que trasciende las fronteras religiosas, culturales o étnicas.”

Based on works by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Ilia Delio, Making All Things New

What is being asked?
What is being moved?

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  1. George Marsh on August 22, 2023 at 11:46 am

    I believe it goes without saying that intention is vital. Joining my intention with God’s is a must. So contemplation and prayer must precede action. (Of course.) Now as to action, I think joining others in any level of group or corporate action is likelier than individual, private deeds to have an effect for the good of others. With our world in climatic crisis, since we care for the healing and health of our fellow creatures, I suggest we join with organizations committed to environmental justice and social justice. Acting with them, supporting them, we can do the body of God some good because Love Incarnate once did and still does. Jesus invited us to love as he did. We do this with prayer and action, including donations in support of organizations helping others and our natural home.

  2. Joe Masterleo on August 18, 2023 at 1:23 pm

    States of consciousness must be our exclusive focus in any integrated understanding of the divine, because matter is a form of it, the primal stuff out of which the universe is made at all scales. Consciousness is above and within all things simultaneously, the very definition of God stated by Jesus (Jn. 4:24), and the very identity of Jesus confirmed by Paul, he “in whom all things consist and hold together” (Col. 1:17). Pure consciousness without content (thought or emotion) is Spirit, a form of energy which has electromagnetic features in association with both chemistry and nerve cells in living things. No scientific theory can ever explain it because it is the invisible substance of all form at the nano-molecular (quantum) level. The source of all generativity and creativity, consciousness (Spirit) is in the world but not of it, that which becomes lost, separated, or absent when living things die.

  3. Nella Keenan on August 16, 2023 at 6:29 pm

    Yes, you have spoken Truth, The Kingdom of God IS within, We are in transition!

  4. Joe Masterleo on August 16, 2023 at 5:57 am

    The “shared consciousness that transcends” points to an organic referent that the Word declares all things “live, move, and have their being” in (Acts 17:26). Such is the invisible substance of all visible form, or the very definition of Spirit (Acts 17:28). Science must be called upon to clarify what that immanent, universal, indivisible, consciously organic singularity is that “fills all things,” and which at the same time transcends them. Currently, there’s too many bewildering names for them, like “noosphere.” Much like fossil fuels and the combustion engine, they all once had their place, but are now obsolete. Why? They all leave folk in different “camps,” depending on the religion or field of study. It’s time to move on, evolve. Teilhard would insist on it. Name your camp; the ‘Implicate Order’ (Bohm), ‘Unified Field’ (Einstein), ‘Collective Unconscious’ (Jung), ‘Prana’ (Hindu), ‘Nous’ (Plato), ‘Oversoul’ (Emerson), ‘Tao’ (Lao Tsu), ‘Morphogenic Fields’ (Sheldrake), ‘Holy Spirit’ (Jesus), ‘The Force’ (Star Wars). And on infinitum. A singularity by any other name is still the same. Only one Inter-being reality assimilates them all, and the last I checked, “ONE” cannot be denominated save by a mental shell game played by minds that specialize in division and multiplication, none of which “add up.” It’s time for some transdisciplinary temple cleansing via holy subtraction. Never mind spending billions exploring outer space, start with inner space (consciousness studies) where Jesus said the kingdom (kin-dom) is hidden. Such is the new unifying frontier.

  5. Nella Keenan on August 15, 2023 at 8:23 pm

    The Visions of This Unfolding IS happening, We are BEING raised, transformed into our Present Future. To actually experience this in our physical body is truly, The discovery, unfolding and opening of our fullest potential, The Kingdom of God is Within You!!! Oh such Joy! Joy! and True Love. As Teillard indicated and experienced and expressed this in one of my favourite inspirational words.

    “Some day after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire”.
    That Some Day has arrived.

    I so appreciate you All
    Nella Risi Keenan

  6. Colleen Fay on August 15, 2023 at 11:39 am

    Dear Sr. Ilia,
    The Noosphere perfectly expresses the notion that as each one of us evolves we come to realize that we are more and more within God as God is within each of us. On August 15th, we celebrate Mary’s total subsumption into God — body, mind and spirit. This is our goal too and like hers, it is mysterious and therefore beautiful, that each of us will be totally subsumed into God. How amazing! This is the total redemption that Jesus has won for us.

  7. CARRIE J Roach on August 15, 2023 at 11:37 am

    What is being asked? Renew the face of Earth as co creators. (Holy Spirit, come, empower us with Your love. Psalm 104)
    What is being moved? I am being moved to inquire how come soil regeneration, specifically, coastal forest and wetland regeneration , are not a priority issue for action with the leaders of non profit organizations living locally in the lands of extreme heat, flooding, storms with rain bombs ever present.

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