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We hope you will join the conversation by submitting your reflections and questions below, via the “Leave a Reply” comment box on this page. 

What arises for you in response to the topics and themes we are currently exploring?

Ilia will compile the questions received and respond in periodic written or video format.

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  1. Endel K on November 8, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    In the October Newsletter you state: “There is a fundamental energy at the heart of evolution, he said, that has two dimensions: the energy within associated with radial energy or consciousness and the energy without which he associated with tangential energy or love.”
    You tie love to tangential energy. While this may be/is the case, I would like to suggest a further consideration “to continue the journey”.

    In her essay “Teilhard, the Trinity and Evolution” (Personal Transformation and a New Creation pp.69-88) Cynthia makes a case for transposing Teilhard’s “magnificent intellectual edifice” into the new Trinitarian foundations of a contemporary ternary metaphysics. I take this invitation to include addressing Teilhard’s two dimensional renderings of his “energetics”.

    Following an examination of references to “axis” by searching a digital rendering of “The Phenomenon of Man (Harper Perennial), I came to an understanding of an axial pole in the radial tangential field. Serving as both the “third force” connecting radial and tangential energies, and the evolutionary axis of new arising in a new (third) dimension, this “axial energy” struck me as also representing Love in its flowing energetic form moving throughout and along the drive shaft of perichoresis – an entangled dynamic spiral of divine consciousness, incarnational cosmos, and Love.

    For me, the ramifications of this throughout the Teilhardian edifice are both extensive and profound. I will withhold further explication pending an initial response to this line of thought. With gratitude, Endel.



  2. Mark L on November 14, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    Ilia wrote in “The Depth of Love in a Shallow Culture,” the following: “All of this to say, the core crisis of our age is the crisis of love. We no longer know the truth of love or how to love or the reason why love alone can transform our world into a new level of shared life.”

    The United States election has stirred up this “core crisis of love” in a powerful and urgent way. Do you have any specific advice for contemplative practitioners seeking to be a presence of love’s depth in this fractured time post-US election? Thank you. Mark Longhurst



  3. John F on January 21, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    Hello Omega Center! I almost feel like saying, Hello Omega Center, this is ground control….. When I typed it in a song from the 60’s or 70’s popped into my head and it had similar words in it. I don’t have a question, just wanted to introduce myself. My name is John Ferro. I grew up with a love of biology ever since I was jolted out of my seat in 8th grade, looking at a drop of pond water under my microscope and seeing a paramecium swim by. It was like, we are not alone! There is a lot more here then I can see. I initially joined the Franciscan Capuchin’s as a postulant. However, in college I changed my calling into being a high school biology teacher. After 8 years I dug a little deeper and decided to go to medical school. I eventually became a neurologist and am currently, at the age of 62, a Neurohospitalist is a hospital in Poughkeepsie, NY. Recently I finished my 2 year tenure as the President of the New York State Neurological Society. This brings me to what is exciting about the Omega Center! As part of the way that I tried to get more of the Neurologists in the State involved in the Society, I came up with the idea of creating an interactive website, sort of what you are attempting here. It didn’t work out as well as I had hoped but it was a good way to begin a discussion. Thank you Sr Delio, and your companions on trying this idea. There is so much to explore (tempted to say, ‘and so little time’ but I don’t think there is such a thing as time. All of eternity exists in this moment….). I look forward to exploring this website and picking your brains (brains and hearts?). Once again, thank you.
    John



  4. Matthew C on January 31, 2017 at 11:53 am

    Dear Sister,

    I have a question about Teilhard’s references to Christ and his personal devotion to the Sacred Heart. Can you suggest an author who is writing about Teilhard’s Christology? For example, a theologian studying, in addition to his personal devotion, his concept of the Body of Christ before and after Easter? John Haught writes with twenty first century theology and science in mind. I’m searching for someone focusing on Christology. Thank you.

    Matthew



  5. John F on February 1, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    Good evening, I was wondering if there is a way of finding out who else belongs to the Omega Center so that we can begin to communicate with one another. Is the correct forum for this social media, such as Facebook? Or is it a matter of asking questions to the written word or articles offered on this site and hoping someone will respond? I guess I am asking the question, how do we interact with each other, or, how do we become aware of who are the members of The Omega Center so that we can interact?
    Thanks,
    John Ferro



    • The Omega Center on February 2, 2017 at 2:01 pm

      This is an excellent question John, and one we are seeking to better address. We are currently considering our options for an online forum or other similar communication means. In the meantime, there has been some conversation initiated through posting reflections and comments on a particular posting. Please also feel free to post on our Facebook page, though we are in the stage of building a greater following. We will definitely keep the Omega Center community posted as new avenues to engage become available.

      Eileen, on behalf of the Omega Center



  6. Steve H on March 7, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    I loved the “Nurturing the Inner Self” set of lecture videos. When the sessions come out on DVD from Broadland Media will they be packaged in such a way (perhaps with a discussion guide) that they can be used for a multi-session discussion group?



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