Tag Archives: connection

The backs of 4 women with bright colored coats, arms around each other.

Creating the Community You Desire

Are you searching for either of these: Connection with other people interested in personal and spiritual exploration Encouragement to follow your unique path and support it with spiritual practice They are common challenges for many people at the Creative Life Center! The desire to create new community and personal support happens throughout life for all…

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A childs hand picking up a colored block from a Jenga stack.

Building up? Tearing down?

In Mark Nepo’s insightful, new book about community, More Together Than Alone, he says: We are all tied together in invisible places, the tearing of which diminishes us.  ~Mark Nepo There is a lot of tearing down of community happening. Just last week a special conference of the United Methodist Church voted to further exclude…

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The Vastness of Who You Are

Often when I read a blog post or email, a phrase pops out at me.  “The vastness of who we are” caught my attention in Laura Lyon’s recent newsletter. What is the vastness of who you are? Your vastness is beyond what you can put your arms around.  It is more than your mind alone…

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Gifts from Grandma

My maternal grandmother has lived all of her life in Southwest Iowa on farms and in small towns.  I am her oldest grandchild.  In this picture I was a couple of weeks old.  Grandma was 41. I have been thinking about all of the things that I have learned through Grandma.  She taught me that a…

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A View with a Twist

Sometimes a simple twist in thought is a big shift! One of the participants in Monday night’s Inner Journey of Lent class is reading An Altar in the World by Barbara Brown Taylor.  Barbara mentions praying for guidance about which path to take.  The answer was to do whatever you want, just do it in…

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Manifesting the Images

While creating our International Women’s Day event, A Celebration of Women and You!, Eva and I moved outside of linear thinking and to-do lists.  The tool that we chose to use was a SoulCollage® exploration of the question, “What do we include in our event?” (SoulCollage® cards are created to represent parts of yourself, beings…

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