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Awen 12

December 3rd, 2009

Most times it seems that Awen comes to us when we are quiet – when we can be still enough within ourselves to open our hearts and minds and intuition to something more than just our own concerns, or the busy-ness of our own minds. But sometimes Awen needs chaos, needs the confusion, the turning upside down of notions and feelings, in order to burst in on us, like a ‘thief in the night’ – to use that extraordinary and evocative image used in the Bible to describe the way Christ can come into someone’s life.

2 Responses to “Awen 12”

  1. Is Awen the same as christ coming into ones life?
    If so why not simply become a christian?
    If not why the links with christ imagery and myth?

  2. I think it could be more equated with the Christian concept of ‘grace’, but the distinction between the idea of Awen and the idea of Christ/Grace is that Awen specifically refers to a flowing energy of inspiration. While a Christian might indeed, I imagine, Christ as giving them inspiration, or Grace blessing them with inspiration, that is a different concept. Otherwise one could say that if say a book or picture brought inspiration is not the book or picture itself therefore Awen? (which it isn’t!)

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