Welcoming Prayer is an invitation to heal. This simple companion practice to Centering Prayer brings us into our bodies and into the moment. On Saturday, February 15, I’ll describe and discuss it—please join me.
Understanding the Harm
I’m an adult child of a dysfunctional (workaholic) family, and I think and speak about my recovery in those terms. On Saturday, March 9, I’ll look at how the 12 Steps brought me to an understanding of “all the people I had harmed.” Then I’ll share how I understand direct amends, and how I make them today, with help from my practice of Centering Prayer.
understanding my powerlessness
On Saturday, October 14 I will take a look at what I am truly powerless over, and how acting out of my dysfunctional thinking makes my life unmanageable. Then I will share how instrumental the practice of centering prayer has been in my recovery: how it has helped me to understand my powerlessness not as a challenge or deficit, but as part of the reality of being human. Join me.
Step 12 & Transformation
On Saturday, May 13, I’ll be talking about Step 12 — specifically, how the transformation that occurs with Centering Prayer lines up and informs our ability to “practice these principles" and "carry the message to others."
See you there.
Centering prayer has not only changed my relationship with God, with myself, and with others; it has changed my understanding of my recovery as well. In my talk, I’ll share my experience of 30 years in recovery as a co-dependent adult child, in light of my 20-year practice of centering prayer.
Focusing on Step 4, I’ll reflect on how I have come to understand my “defects of character” as normal responses to a dysfunctional situation: my childhood home. I will use visuals to describe my experience of my “inner child,” of depression, and of the false self.
Join me on January 14.