Crossing Thresholds: Course Curriculum

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

Letting Go

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

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