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God has woven me into the universe

Soul Seeing: Why is it that, for so long, I've been captivated by a 1986 Van Morrison song and by a scene in the 1993 movie "Little Buddha"? Both works urge me to be comfortable in my place in God's fabric.

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Finding sacramental grace in 50-minute therapy sessions

Soul Seeing: I participate twice a week in a ritual that, for me, is a sacrament — my 50-minute sessions of psychotherapy. I'm there. My therapist is there. Also there is God and God's grace.

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I found God in the pain of my brother's suicide

Soul Seeing: Either I believe that God is here with me in these darkest moments — or desolation, all is desolation.

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In the holiness of beauty, a glimpse of God shines through

Soul Seeing: All of this beauty, whether the mud of Jesus' spit or the clouds of incense or the Sistine Chapel, all of these are outward signs, instituted by God, to give grace. We can be one of those outward signs.