Throughout 2014 at The Church Within, Resta Burnham will lead a workshop on some aspect of mindfulness on one Saturday afternoon per month.
From 2-4:30 p.m. the group will use speed writing exercises, “mind-atlas”, guided visualizations, small group discussion, role-playing and other exercises to dig beneath the surface of our lives and explore the hidden beliefs and assumptions in our minds. We will try to reach the Right Mind, where light, strength, and peace abide.
The Mindful Path: Saturday, January 25, 2014
Introducing the Mind Map and orienting your personal experiences within it
Right Mind/Wrong Mind
Tools for getting “unstuck”
Becoming the Observer
The decision to Awaken
Mindful Relationship: Saturday, February 15, 2014
Special relationship vs. holy relationship
Making guilty vs. making happy
Blessing, sharing, joining
Mindful Healer/Mindful Healing: Saturday, March 15, 2014
Identifying our resistances to healing
Purposes for the body
“Outside picture of an inward condition”
Letting love in through the healing process
The Asclepium (mind temple) of healing
Mindful Ministering (and Service): Saturday, April 19, 2014
“I am among the ministers of God”
What it means to minister
How to serve without getting burned out
Praying for and with others
Mindful Money: Saturday, May 17, 2014
Inventory of your money/scarcity issues
Exposing our patterns of self-sabotage
“Giving-to-get” vs. giving to bless
Money and kindness
The “abundance of Christ”
Mindful Family: Saturday, June 21, 2014
Earliest memories: looking at the themes of our lives
Standing up in the sandbox
There will be a fee of $10 per class (half going to TCW); preregistration is required through sign-up sheets at church or contacting Resta: 317-354-3780; firstname.lastname@example.org
THE PATH WITHIN
by Resta Burnham
Time passes by. We ask why
we are living in this world.
Days come and go. Still we don’t know
if there is meaning in this world.
Now there’s a path that opens into darkness,
leads me past everything my heart has
thought was true. And if I choose to go within,
what will I find, what monsters
guard the meaning for my life,
the symbols I am dreaming? Is it worth
the painful search to go within?
Time passes by. So long we’ve tried
adjusting to the world.
Years come and go. Still our souls
yearn for meaning in this world.
Again the road that leads into the forest.
Shall I go? Have I the courage to explore it?
Can I bear what’s hidden there deep within?
Would you come, take my hand and
walk beside me? Joined as one,
we can face what’s been denied,
be healed by light, undo the night that lies within.