new moon meditation | trusting your process

This. Right. Here?! So on time for this season of transitions and ascensions. Trust the process and who you’ll be and what you’ll see on the other side of it.


whatever you are struggling with, whatever feels heavy and hard to hold,

remind yourself that there is something sacred about the way

you are learning to hold it.

you don’t have to do it well yet.

you are allowed to learn along the way.

you are allowed to make a mess.

just do so with a lot of compassion for yourself.

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embodied prayer | transforming the heart

Through our collective musing last Sunday, it became clear to me that “Transformative Love” is the energy that changes the shape of our hearts and minds.

As I become more and more of who I am — and something new — I am contemplating the question:

What does this look, sound, feel and act like in practice as we cultivate, celebrate, nourish, sustain and dissolve relationships?

Larry Yang’s aspirational prayer reminds us to lead with love girded with the honest and discerning awareness that — where love is not possible or present — we can at least commit to minimizing the harm.

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transformative love | what changes the shape of our hearts + minds?

Last week, we opened the new season of contemplation by diving into the study and practice of Transformative Love.

Sangha is fueled by the cultivation of spiritual friendship where we support one another in developing spiritual faculties such as trust, discernment, skillfulness, compassion, and diligence. These qualities facilitate transformation and healing, and root us in our wholeness and authenticity. With spiritual friendship as the model for skillful relationships, we’ll explore how to bridge gaps existing in our connections outside of sacred space.

Queries for Collective Musing

How do we nourish and sustain authentic and liberating relationships in all areas of our lives?

What are the qualities that constitute “transformative love” and how do we embody and model it?

Related Reading — Good Spiritual Friends: Walking the Path Together


#HowWeSunday

Doors open just before 11 am. Centering starts at 11:10-ish.
Doors are locked at 11:30 am.

for Weekly Contemplations + Practice Updates, click the dates below:

Week 2  January 14
Week 3  January 21
Week 4 February 11
Week 5 — February 18
Week 6 — February 25

 


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