Crossing Thresholds: Course Curriculum
Crossing Thresholds: A Conversational Bridge to Your Next Opening
Session 1: Entering into this Conversation Deeply
Primary Question: What is at the heart of creating a breakthrough in one’s own life?
Discerning and naming a particular new possibility, new opening, or a breakthrough you want to make for yourself in your life
Cultivating a longing for journeying across that particular threshold
Creating a new practice of Reflective Journaling; finding your own inner guide, your wisdom, through your own poetic imagination
Tapping into Silence, deepening our connection with nature and nature’s connection with us
Session II: The Threshold Crossing: Accepting Endings, Creating Completion, Starting New Beginnings
Primary Question: How can I possibly be all right with things just as they are and are not?
Accepting Endings and loss; embracing our own griefs
Accepting the impermanence of life
Opening the heart for healing past wounds
Befriending the circumstances
The power of Faith, Declaration, Surrender, Trust
The power of Forgiveness for Healing, Grieving
Allowing our wounds and vulnerability to contribute compassion to our lives
The Confluence of Surrender and Intentionality
The Power of Stand taking, and Spiritual Committing (Making Vows)
Transforming Obstacles into New Openings
Session III: The Power of Presence; paying profound attention
Primary Inquiry: What does it mean to be alive, spiritually?
Wonder, Possibility, Perspective, Gratefulness
Love as Being of Service
Listening from the Heart as That Which Gives our Way
Hearing the Future Calling You
Session IV: Completion: Journeying through Community
Creating the space for completion: What is Completion?
What is debriefing?
Sharing, exploring, embodying, deepening your new space
Tapping into the Wisdom given by each other’s journeys
What’s been left behind? What’s been stepped into?
Breathing Together: interconnectedness, Compassion
What Partnership and Community allow for
Creating commitments and practices for living your new opening reliably in the world
What new openings for action do you have?