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why i write

July 27, 2010

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Writing for me has become a deeply transformational spiritual discipline. I started blogging four years ago. I felt like I was entering a wilderness of my own. I see my blogging as a way to map my spiritual journey. Little did I know what the future had in store . . . a deep and […]

Ground Rules for a Circle of Trust

July 21, 2010

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THE INNER TEACHER The underlying foundation for a circle of trust is that we trust the inner teacher, the inner light of another person to guide them from within. Guidance cannot come from outside of a person. So the group must hold you “faithfully in a space where you can listen to your inner teacher.” […]

Circles of Trust

July 21, 2010

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Exploring circles of trust as described by Parker Palmer in A Hidden Wholeness. What are Circles of Trust? “The circles of trust I experienced at Pendle Hill are a rare form of community–one that supports rather than supplants the individual quest for integrity-that is rooted in two basic beliefs. First, we all have an inner […]

crashing through the woods

July 17, 2010

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“the soul is like a wild animal” “Just like a wild animal, the soul is tough, resilient, savvy, resourceful and self-sufficient: it knows how to survive in hard places. Many of us learn about these qualities in the darkest moments of our lives when the faculties we normally depend upon utterly fail us—the intellect is […]

open

July 13, 2010

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WISDOM begins with seeing, seeing with a heart that is open. LEARNING begins with seeing, seeing with a mind that is open. LOVE begins with seeing, seeing the heart behind words and actions. COMPASSION begins with OPEN hands that are an expression of an OPEN mind, an OPEN heart. and an OPEN will, OPEN my […]

a song of friendship

July 12, 2010

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Weep With You: my favorite song of friendship

openness

July 11, 2010

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I worshiped for an hour in silence this morning at Grand Rapids Friends Meeting (Quakers) at Aquinas College Browne Center. It was very cool to have about half of those that came be college age. It is refreshing to hear young adults speaking of the importance of silence in a world noisily clamoring for our […]