wellness

a word about wellness

Flourishing!  Such an evocative word, rich in meaning.  Wholeness of body, mind and soul.  

Flourishing! Do you not yearn for it in the very core of your being?

Come and flourish at The Meetinghouse, where together we can slow down, breathe, take time and grow!

whole people, whole leaders

On first glance, the Holistic Wellness page might be a funny place to encouter leader formation. But, we believe that the whole leader calls for the whole person, and that includes your spiritual formation. Whether you participate in our immersions, online retreats, or formational 1:1 coaching, you can always expect that we will explore, practice, take action and measure impact around these elements of self and the greater whole:

Fun Fact: The journey of growing up and waking up into spiritual maturity is identifical to the journey of leading intentional change toward the flourishing of people and planet.

Fundamentally, spiritual energy is a unique force for action in all dimensions of our lives. It is the most powerful source of our motivation, perseverance and direction.

Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz, The Power of Full Engagement

To learn more about upcoming events, check out Poets & Prophets, a global learning community committed to the formational journey. Or register below for our current online journey.

An Invitation to a Journey

There has been much written about finding our true north.  But, what if the longest journey is the journey inward?  What if, it is not a compass pointing outward, but a nautilus that calls us first to a movement inward, that we might move outward with clarity and integrity?

The nautilus has long drawn me.    Symbol of grace and renewal, of order amidst chaos.  If indeed, chaos is the raw ingredient, then order is found in the spiral journey of intention.  This journey asks of us full engagement with self that we might fully engage with our world.

Just as each chamber of the nautilus follows sacred geometry,  so each week will draw from an ancient truth and practice to guide us on the journey.  Just as the nautilus mirrors the Fibonacci sequence, where each number in the sequence is the sum of the last two numbers, we will look at the sum of our actions through the lens of these practices, drawing inward that we might move outward with mindfulness, compassion and hope (to which we add a dash of playfulness).  The nautilus is a logarithmic spiral producing a living fossil.  How might the inward and outward journey of our lives produce a living witness?

The Shape of Our Journey

Over the next seven weeks, we will engage a cycle of call that invites us to:

  1. Release/morphoTransformed Degree by Degree
  2. Risk/kenosis: The Art of Negative Capability
  3. Remember/pisteuoBeyond Belief
  4. Receive/pneuma: The Breath
  5. Revelation/kairosConnecting soul with Source
  6. Relate/perichoresisEntering the Dance
  7. Reclaim/ShalomFlourishing

The Commitment

There is no financial cost for this journey.  Only the commitment to engage the work of soul for the care of people and planet.   The journey begins on Ground Hog Day, Tuesday February 2, 2021.  Will we repeat the past or commit to shaping a future out of the intersection of personal transformation,  innovation, and systemic change? Long ago, Dag Hammarskjöld noted that the longest journey is the journey inward.  Too often, we allow our outer life to distract us from the most important work we can do, the inner work that informs the whole of our lives.  It’s time to do that work for the soul of our leadership!

To register: Connect@Meetinghouse.life. For more information: Deborah@PoetsProphets.net.  Each Tuesday, you will receive a reflection, journal questions, and a practice.   

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