I have struggled with the concept of “mindful” for years. It usually comes with a lecture, or a demand disguised as a request often framed as a learning opportunity. It has been used to override boundaries, and bypass requests. The concept is often used in Christian Science to blame, shame, undermine, and side-step the actual … Continue reading mindfulness (little “m”)
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This is one of a series of posts discussing Rudolf Steiner's Founding a Science of the Spirit: Fourteen Lectures Given in Stuttgart Between 22 August and 4 September 1906. Visit the tag Science of Spirit for all posts on this topic. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support of Kindism.org. What better way to start of … Continue reading SOS: Lectures 5 & 6
I don’t remember who first suggested I try mindfulness, or guided meditation, but I knew I needed to try something to relax. I found a guided yoga nidra track to listen to and found a quiet time to lay down and try it. As I lay there trying to follow the directions of the not-quite-soothing … Continue reading the apps want me prone and vulnerable
As the stars in order going,All-harmonious, He doth move;Heavenly calm and comfort showing,Comes the healing word of love.Who the word of wisdom hearethFeels the Father Love within,Where as dawn the shadow cleareth,Love outshines the night of sin.- Hymn 263 I’m part way through Small Creatures Such As We, Finding Wonder and Meaning in Our Unlikely … Continue reading Confession, Atonement & Redemption
As we approach 280-something-th day of March my calendar insists it is actually mid-December. This makes some sense, Bells, Bows, Gifts, Trees and Seasonal Cheer have started to percolate onto my Facebook feed. Our Christmas (“Festive Holiday”?) Tree is up, lit and decorated (still no angel on top). Our Advent Calendars — yes, calendars plural, … Continue reading the Light of Hope & Thought
This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support of kindism.org. Christian Science is a cult, not occult1, a cult. Some of you will probably stop reading now, or will immediately start composing comments that Christian Science is NOT A CULT. Cool. If you’re not ready to call Christian Science a cult, that’s okay … Continue reading Christian Science is a Cult
I've been unpacking some of the topics covered by the Get Wise webinar with Bob & Judy Pardon, and (heavily paraphrasing here) somewhere along the way they talked about how destructive systems*, like Christian Science, make the abnormal appear totally normal. This normal/abnormal issue pops up fairly regularly, I often find it triggering in the … Continue reading When the “Normal” isn’t actually Normal At All
https://youtu.be/MlvGl3V3Jmw FFCS/ExCS Collaboration Get Wise Webinar is up, more details on the ExChristian Scientist site!
I'm excited to share this with everyone. As part of my work with the Ex-Christian Scientist group, I am collaborating with the The Fellowship of Former Christian Scientists to host a zoom workshop about how and why CS continues to influence our lives! Why does CS continue to influence your life even years after leaving? … Continue reading Get Wise FFCS/ExCS Webinar
I'm going to jump right in and admit I need to examine my old, learned, and hidden biases. It is my responsibility to check myself for my stereotypes, prejudices and discrimination. I need to listen when I am called out for them. I need to learn more than what I was taught in school. I … Continue reading I have work to do