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: Journeying with Community
An opportunity to be contributed to by Amba and Owen directly through sharing, interaction, questions, coaching, and contributing to each other’s journey, through one another’s wisdom
Special highlight: On Sessions 2, 4 and 6, Owen Ó Súilleabháin, Amba’s guide and creative catalyst in Ireland whose passion, fire, and creativity so contributed to the inspiration and awakening of her own muse, will be contributing to us all from his own, beautiful, Irish and Celtic perspective
Session II will highlight some of the following themes:
- Listening for being contributed to (and what that takes)
- What it takes to ignite the fire of creativity
- Nature as a bridge between two worlds
- Deepening our connection with the primordial wisdom of this land
- Heartbreak and softening our hearts
Session III: 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
Session IV: Journeying with Community
An Opportunity to deepen the work of Session III
Questions, debriefing, contributing to one another in and through Community
Sharing our openings, our Threshold Crossings
Special highlights: The Confluence of Surrender and Intentionality
Transforming Obstacles into New Openings
The Power of Blessing, Prayer, and Spiritual Committing (Making Vows)
Session V: 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 VI: Completion: Journeying through Community
Creating the space for completion: What is Completion?
What is debriefing?
An Opportunity to deepen the work of Session V
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