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Oak Brook Power Morning Coffee – Now Online – with Dr. Chris Johnson
May 28, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 pm CDT
The central focus of this Wisdom Series is Forgiveness.
It is not a training of easy steps that assure neat and tidy outcome.
It is a communing of people readied by life circumstance to develop a different relationship with Forgiveness, and wisdom that comes with it.
This online series mixes teaching, sharing stories, asking questions, wondering and wandering to territories known and not known. There will whole group and small group interaction. This series mixes insights found in both words shared and silence welcomed.
This series is intended to invite and cultivate:
connecting, learning, and awakening
dwelling in what stirs the human heart
integrating what we experience in both outer world and inner psyche
encouraging us to greater intimacy that connects this moment with the longer arcs of our lives
Week 1: Anger — In a time when many of us want to jump right over anger into forgiveness, wisdom requires we slow down, feel the anger, and dwell with the disappointment underneath it.
Week 2: Grief — So many of us think we can grieve alone, that it is even noble to do so. But for grief to yield its medicine, it requires community. None of us can go all the way to the depths of our grief if we don’t have someone holding space for our descent, assuring us that we won’t drown.
Week 3: Compassion — Many of us have forgotten the connection between doing our own personal grief work and compassion. Tending to our own grief gives our compassion depth. When we haven’t tended to our own grief, our compassion can be present, but it is rendered shallow.
Week 4: Grace — Grace can arrive to walk forgiveness its last steps home. It accompanies us to move from one state of being to another. Grace is the scent of forgiveness’ return, when we surrender to not knowing how to do it on our own.
We want to help people go deeper, more able to insert wisdom — thought, heart, belly, spirit, and practice — to the plethora of chaotic circumstance that riddle 21st century life.
Together we will find our way.