DATE: Saturday, May 20th, 2023 – Online on Zoom
TIME: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm Eastern Time US
Meeting ID: 897 8293 2446
Case sensitive passcode: practice
This event will be recorded and made available within a week after the event.
This Wisdom Practice Half Day day will include a talk from Cynthia following up on her Eastertide invitation at the close of A Journey Through Holy Week: The Passion Libretto, as well as times to practice Chanting, a Gurdjieff Exercise, silence and more. The time will be guided by seasoned facilitators and is for anyone wanting to deepen into Wisdom practices with others and mark the close of the Eastertide season.
The Eastertide invitation Cynthia extended to us was to take with us and live into one of the truths from the last five sections of the Passion Libretto. The invitations are as follows:
Week of April 10th – Work with “Behold, I give you a new commandment: Love one another as I have loved you. I am the vine, you are the branches: Abide in me, as I in you.” Live into this in the light of the resurrection. What does it mean to be the recipients of the new commandment, the commandment of inter-abiding love?
Week of April 17th – Work with “I am the way, the truth, the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. You DO know the truth and it HAS set you free.” Live into the truth is not some sort of dogma that you have to sign your name to, that the truth is the way because it is the life, because it opens to freedom and fullness and you’ve tasted that and the challenge now is to live from what I’ve tasted. How do I live the way in all of its joys and abundance?
Week of April 24th – Work with “Dear friends, let us love one another for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God. And knows God, for God is Love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.“ Live in love and let that love that you live in be and bear the fragrance within your atmosphere of God, if God is love, as you live love, you live God and you know it.
Week of May 1st – Work with “Place me like a seal upon your heart. There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.” How do we perfect this love so that we become fearless, which doesn’t necessarily mean that we have no more fears, but fear doesn’t hold us back from love, perfect love casts out fear.
Week of May 15th – Work with “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, Even though he dies. And he who lives and believes in me Will never die.” What does that mean to you? How can this be? Does that mean that we don’t physically die or does that mean that something has already been birthed that is beyond the domain of death? Live into it. If we could actually live into this promise we would have been in a whole different place through Covid, through the hatreds and anxieties. So I invite you to live into this promise: in following this path leads to the life which is Jesus, you can operate out of something in you which already lives beyond death, you can ‘die before you die’ and through that death live like you’ve never lived before.
This time together is for anyone wanting to reflect on this subtle season with others through an experience of prayer and practice. As we gather ourselves, we become greater than the sum of our parts, inspiration and emergent properties arise, and we leave with a felt sense of our deepening presence along with how we can be of service in the world.
Join us for any part of the day you are able!
NOTE: Cynthia’s Eastertide invitation on the last day of A Journey Through Holy Week: The Passion Libretto is the premise and inspiration for our practice time, however it is NOT REQUIRED to have been working with it in order to attend and enjoy the day.
EVENT RECORDING: This event will be recorded and made available within a week after the event.
(You will receive the Zoom link with your confirmation email and a reminder email one day prior to the event.)
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