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Servant Leadership and the Inward Journey

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By Harriett Bullock Being a psychotherapist I spend a lot of my time helping people heal. Often people need desperately to have their story listened to, understood and validated.  This is vitally important in the healing process but it is only part of what needs to take place.  In Servant Leadership 2, I learned how deep healing must also take place on a deep, spiritual level without focusing on the story. The teachers who created the curriculum for SL2 did a masterful job of gathering and organizing the material and designing the structure of the class. Each week we were treated to a wonderful banquet of readings and suggested reflections.  These readings were pulled from the work of wonderful mystics, …

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Searching for Sacred Word

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By Jacinta White Searching   “Normally, in Centering Prayer, this release of a thought is accomplished with the help of what is known as a sacred word.” – Cynthia Bourgeault, Centering Prayer & Inner Awakening I cannot find you though I have searched endlessly behind spider-webbed doors and shadows of bookend meanings. I’ve shined light in the tar-like darkness, the hairpin turns of my mind, hoping you would appear, offer yourself to me that I may offer God a sacrifice.   Do you not come, afraid of this calling? Do you not want to be void of your meaning and use, stripped naked in surrender? There is no lamb, I am afraid, that will take your place, ease any parent-size …

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From Grumpy to Gladness by Susan Gladin

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By Susan Gladin(Published in the Chapel Hill Herald) I’ve been grumpy lately, and have blamed it on the weather.  Until this week, it has been too cold, too gray, too windy, and too wet.  The weather has also been too unreliable…with promised sunny days that were obliterated by clouds before the coffee was done. I am not alone in this grousing.  I have heard others moan about doused plans, soggy grass, and frostbitten plants.  I’ve heard exasperated sighs when we pull on wool socks yet again, and curses when cold rain rolled in on yet another weekend. We don’t trust the weather anymore.  We expect that summer will come blazing in on the heels of this lingering winter with few …

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A Way In

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By Jacinta White “As I was growing in my spiritual walk, I wondered how I could grow in my prayer life. Was it a matter of praying longer or harder or was there a deeper path I was missing? After all, prayer is just prayer, right? And as long as you’re doing it, you’re good, right?” Learning to pray I was probably six years old when my older brother taught me The Lord’s Prayer. We would sit on top of the back of the black leather couch in the family room — our backs against the wall, my feet barely touching the cushions — and I would repeat after him a few words at a time. That was the beginning …

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