SGTI co-founder, Jan Lundy, has had an article published by Spiritual Directors International on their blog. Her piece, "Celebrating Spiritual Difference: Curiosity, Connection and Hospitality," features "5 Steps to Fostering Interspiritual Hospitality."
She writes, "I sense, however, because our rational minds are habituated to dominating every conversation, even the most mystical, that we may have to unlearn and relearn new ways of welcome; of holding presence for and being in Presence with others whose traditions may differ from our own. Let us consider the following ... (read more)
SGTI cofounder, Jan Lundy, offers this reflection on a powerful spiritual practice that can be engaged in by any person of any spiritual tradition. She provides an interspiritual breath prayer (peace inducing!) you might find useful for your inner life, as well.
This piece is currently being featured on the blog at Spiritual Directors International. View it here:
When it comes to accessing inner calm, my "go to" practice has always been connecting with my breath. As a young yoga student, I was amazed at the power of breath to take my mind off current stressors and into bodily ease. Even with that, I had a sense that "something" was missing when it came to a breath practice.
This article authored by SGTI co-founder Janice Lundy is currently being featured on the Spiritual Directors International blog:
"Many years ago when I was training to be a spiritual director, the kindly Sister who led the program made it very clear to us that spiritual guidance over the telephone was not acceptable. More specifically, that good spiritual guidance could not happen unless two people were face-to-face and the “third chair” was physically present in the room.
Today, I know better and do offer spiritual guidance via Skype or over the telephone. I have found it to be a very useful modality benefitting some seekers, in some situations, but not all. Without a doubt, it can have a providential outcome as I have experienced with seekers outside the U.S. (my home), homebound seekers, and those whose lives present varied and difficult circumstances in terms of travel, child-care needs, or work schedules. Grace can move through the ethers across telephone lines and satellite networks. Who are we to say it can’t?" ...
Read the article in its entirety here.
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