Author Archives: Jim Lockard

08/29 – Beloved Community: Can Spirituality as Community Realize An Integral Vision?

August 2018 / Book Excerpt

Jim Lockard

“Don’t search for heaven and hell in the future. Both are now present. Whenever we manage to love without expectations, calculations, negotiations, we are indeed in heaven. Whenever we fight, hate, we are in hell.

~ Shams Tabrizi

NOTE: This article is excerpted from my book, CREATING THE BELOVED COMMUNITY: A HANDBOOK FOR SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP, and largely rewritten for this publication. I use the Graves/Beck/Cowan colors to identify spiral stages.

In exploring the …