Immortal Diamond

This Centre for Contemplation and Action (CAC) online course is one of the , at present, 7 online ‘spirituality’ courses it offers.

I will be writing about the other 6 in due course

Breathing Under Water/Introductory Wisdom School/Mary Magdalene

Divine Exchange/The Franciscan Way/The Interior Castle

In ‘immortal Diamond’ Richard Rohr (Franciscan priest & CAC founder) reminds us of the goodness of God and His creation including us – men and women created in His ‘good’ image (Gen. 1v26/28)

God looks at his newly created world with loving delight and says ‘it is very good’ (Gen.1v31). The Immortal Diamond -a quotation from a poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins- is both the title of Father Rohr’s book on which the course is based and the True Self that God created in His image.

The major theme of this book is transformation-how God’s grace is at work to enable us (fallen from that original grace) to be restored to our original True Self. The Immortal Diamond

In the forum posts which I made during work on the course in 2018 (and which are shown in the Word document below) I noticed how God’s Spirit has been teaching me what this True Self is and cooperate with and allow Him to transform my False Self into this deeper and truer ‘made in the image of God ‘ self.

Why Blogging

Last year our daughter and I were talking over all the things that had happened over our lives (personally and in community/world terms)

and she suggested I should put some of my thoughts/experiences into

this , to me, new form of diary.

I am a lifelong learner and in retirement (10 years now) have had the opportunity to work on ‘online courses’ from a variety of sources

So in terms of my spiritual life

Woodbrooke Quaker Learning Centre (

I have been saving my ‘forum posts’ from these courses and will

speak more about them in a later post

2. Varieties of daily living/lives/topics of interest

using the online learning platforms of

Udemy/Future Learn/Skill Success/Khan Academy