Spaces instigate transformation. During the civil rights movement, black churches were instrumental in creating change because they provided “free spaces” for people to meet. Churches were the places where people could come together to inspire one another, plot strategy, and catalyze change. Without those free spaces, the civil rights movement might not have happened. I [ Read more … ]
“the group is the art form of the future” ~ jacob needleman
The philosopher Jacob Needleman once wrote, “I believe that the group is the art form of the future. In our present culture the main need is for a form that can enable human beings to share their perceptions…and through that sharing, to become a conduit for the appearance of spiritual intelligence.” I love that. When [ Read more … ]
Breakthroughs happen when we open spaces we didn’t know existed.
finding solid ground… when you’re navigating the unknown
Navigating uncertain terrain. Six years ago, I was diagnosed with an ovarian tumor the size of a cantaloupe. I was (understandably) scared. I work with metaphor with my clients. The metaphor that showed up was an image: I saw myself walking through uncertain terrain, but there was solid ground under my feet. The image said: [ Read more … ]
The teacher is a point of access to something beyond the teacher.
For most teachers who love their work, it’s more than a job. It’s a creative outlet, an opportunity to share what you love, and an opportunity to grow. That’s the way it’s been for me, anyway. Burnout is common in the helping professions, but when I approach teaching as a cauldron for my own growth, [ Read more … ]