Church of Tzaddi

Experiencing the infinite, loving, co-creative presence of the Divine

4. Spiritual Journey Min

Caring Lesson 4. Spiritual Journey

Summary of skill

  • A journey is being in motion, movement, traveling, being in a state of transition
  • The spiritual journey is a sequence of frequencies and vibrations we consciously choose before entering this lifetime, and, in this lifetime it is revealed to us through a process of discovery, revelation, increasing self/Self-awareness
  • In our soul’s journey, key shift points occur at certain moments/phases, and we call these “sacred passages” for, like the larger passages of birth and death, they mark “phase changes” or shifts in vibration or consciousness; these shifts fulfill our purpose and being as spiritual beings having an earthly experience
  • Energy level: we are constantly regenerating, realigning, and rebirthing, in response to the feedback and stimulation we receive from our experiences and our environment; the spiritual journey is bringing our awareness to the alignment and connection between our “inner” experiences and our “outer” manifestations, navigating through life in a state of dynamic tension of “internal/external” while building consciousness
  • What have you learned in the past about your spiritual journey, from your teachers, inner and outer? How do you bring that to an exploration today, in this moment, of “not knowing” and possibility?

Activity

Guided or self-led meditation on the spiritual journey

Journaling

Resources for reflection & discussion

  • Amy Skezas, Core 001Vocation & Spiritual Leadership, pp. 1, 11 – 13, “Spiritual,” “Right Place, Right Time, Community”
  • George Leonard, Mastery, pp. 4 – 5, 10 – 11, 16 – 17
  • Jim Marion, Putting on the Mind of Christ, pp. 2 – 5
  • Norvene Vest, Tending the Holy, pp. viii – ix
    • Fariha al-Jerrohi, “The Sufi Path of Guidance”, pp. 28 – 31
    • Zari Weiss, “The Place on Which You Stand is Holy Ground,” pp. 50 – 53
    • Marian Cowan, “How Ignatius Would Tend the Holy,”pp. 70 – 71, 74 -75
    • Michael Plattig, “Freedom to Souls,” pp. 104-105, 110 – 111
    • Jim Marion, Putting on the Mind of Christ, pp. 34, 64, 79, 92 – 93