Mountainous Region

Spiritual Process Groups
Unit 1 Links and Resources

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Holding Space For Our Stories

"Being heard is so close to being loved that for

most people they are almost indistinguishable."

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READING: The Reflective Listening & Reflective Practice Pages in the Welcome Packet (PDF found Above the Theraplatform Link)   Helping, Fixing or Serving?

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: PODCAST :  You're Gonna Be Lousy At It, At First: Reflective Listening, Intentional Dialogue and How to Vastly Improve Communications with Just About Everybody  

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Good Grief

“The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not ‘get over’ the losses; you’ll learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the losses you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same nor would you want to.” 

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READING: Teach us how to Weep :  The Wild Edge of Sorrow

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: PODCAST: Jeff Chu - Grief As A Biblical Practice

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Loss & Lament

“Lament will not allow us to revert to easy answers."
― Soong-Chan Rah,

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READING: Prophetic Lament 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: My Dear Sister - To the Church: A Call for Lament

 

PODCAST: Why Lament surprisingly leads to life and freedom 

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Spiritual Timeline

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READING:  Seeing God in New Ways: Recovery from Distorted Images of God

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: 

Welcome Packet

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Doubt & Faith 

“I have a lot of faith. But I am also afraid a lot, and have no real certainty about anything. I remembered something Father Tom had told me — that the opposite of faith is not doubt, but certainty. Certainty is missing the point entirely. Faith includes noticing the mess, the emptiness and discomfort, and letting it be there until some light returns.”

- Anne Lamott

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READING: Rethinking Doubt by Rev. Mandy Sloan McDow  , 9 Reasons why Faith Does not Equal Certainty by Gregory A. Boyd

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: 

  • Podcast: 4 Stages of Faith; An Interview with Brian McLaren on his book Faith after Doubt - I don’t think doubt is the enemy of faith; I think doubt is the best friend of faith. I think doubt is the enemy of authoritarianism.” @brianmclaren

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Imposter Syndrome

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READING: Imposter Syndrome from Presence 

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 Prophetic Imagination -

“Dignified or not, believable or not, ours is a God perpetually on bended knee, doing everything it takes to convince stubborn and petulant children that they are seen and loved. It is no more beneath God to speak to us using poetry, proverb, letters, and legend than it is for a mother to read storybooks to her daughter at bedtime. This is who God is. This is what God does.” 
― Rachel Held Evans, Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again

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READING: Chronicles of Eve by Megan D. Owen : Sitting at the Feet of the Rabbi

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: : Rachel Held Evans - Reading The Bible Creatively

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Table Fellowship

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READING: Table Fellowship

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Self-Compassion

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READING: Self Compassion 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: Try Softer Aundi Kobler 

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Contemplation & Mysticism

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READING: Mysticism  | A Compassionate Ministry 

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A Time of Reflection

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READING: What is Truth 

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Final Project

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