During the next stage in the evolution of spiritual consciousness, Christians and others are moving through various stages of faith, doubt, dissonance, expansion and contraction. While evolving, they must be willing to risk living in dark dissonance in order to discover the universal light that is beyond the veils of beliefs, denominations, and dogmas." The current disunity in Christianity, and between zealous believers of many kinds, reflects elements of hidden, super-subtle prejudices inhabiting our old consciousness. The Gospel, as a universal way of being human, invites us to move toward a further Christic horizon; to enter a deeper, more whole life in Christ.
This presentation will explore new directions highlighted by Thomas Merton and Thomas Keating, and others, and Len's own understanding of the "complete Christ" and the transcendent nature of the scriptures. It will identify steps along the interspiritual path toward "becoming a universal spiritual person", and the soulful consciousness of the mystic, the contemplative, and the peacemaker.
About Len Schreiner
Rev. Len Schreiner, M. Div. is an author, spiritual director living in the Franciscan spirit, at Baja Road Retreat in Rowe, N. M., east of Santa Fe. During four decades of ministry, Len has served as a pastor, peace and justice activist, teacher, retreat leader, and musician. In December 2022, he published A Soul's Journey into Interspiritual Space: Reflections for Christians, Catholics and Contemplatives which explores his own mystical journey into "interspirituality", a path honoring the divine presence in all religions, all peoples, and all places. Len spent ten years as a hospice chaplain in the Denver area, and continues to offer spiritual direction (1978-present), and give presentations on interspirituality.