Join Grace for a journey of inquiry October through June (plus Summer Camp) with a group of sincere inquirers. New topic, live zoom calls, forum for sharing, partnering.
"Never underestimate the power of a group to change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." ~ Margaret Meade
"We're all walking eachother home". ~ Ram Dass
People enroll in Year of Inquiry once, twice, three times. The community is brilliant. This offers you a way to build a steady practice of un-doing stressful beliefs and hitting the reset button, on anything.
Touch a hot stove. Ouch. You immediately pull your hand away.
Later, the mind begins to think about that terrible moment.
Will I touch a stove again? Will there be a stove in the next place I enter? How can I protect myself against getting burned? I need to know about the location of all stoves in my vicinity. What if a stove shows up where I work?
Life is hard. I'm not safe. I should be more careful. It shouldn't have happened.
Many of our stressful perspectives began in early years of our lives: Family of Origin, school, peers, society, religion, culture.
There are three gaps, often gaps we're unaware of, that seem to impede our ability to find peace around the situation where we felt burned emotionally, physically, mentally, spiritually.
1) More training • More research • More seeking. Like an ever-present attitude of hope that soon, you’ll get it or get there.
2) Wanting to do it alone. We don’t want anyone to push us (very understandably) or boss us around, or scare us, or brainwash us, or bore us. Nor do we want to try something that winds up failing again.
3) The third missing link or gap is the uncanny ability for us to go into unconsciousness. Not really our fault, simply the amazing power of the mind to bury feelings • avoid pain • whistle in the dark, try to be “positive” without really accepting the “negative.”
Year of Inquiry is a way to have a concrete, clear way to work with negativity, worry, depression, despair, conflict and lack...and transform them.
Relax the urge to constantly seek something different, gather more data or knowledge, and believe something is missing
Put yourself in a group of wonderful people who support your journey and can share this road into peace with you, and who you can learn from over time
STAY…even if you feel uncomfortable, even as you remember a troubling situation.
Turn and look directly at what you’re thinking when you feel bad, with the help of others and with the support of a group to hold you
Begin to notice, through self-observation over time, our urges to escape, avoid, dismiss or disassociate from our “problems” or difficult situations (sometimes through behaviors like eating, smoking, drinking, internetting, cleaning, spending)
"Year of Inquiry has worked. The times are great and I like that it's all the calls plus a week off a month. No burnout. Nice to be able to listen to recordings. Grace is organized with the technology and it works. I do like our Slack forum for keeping connected. YOI has been a positive experience for me."
- Participant 2014
"Grace is great and so sincere and thoughtful. She practices what she preaches. I like her sharing personal stories too because I can relate. Very organized. Very knowledgeable. Such quick loving responses in our special private Slack forum."
- Participant 2017
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