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M Barclay

Day 13 - joy

Day 13 - joy

If you haven't read the introduction to this practice on our webpage, we encourage you to first read more about it here. View the whole collection here. Today's word for writing is "joy." On pathways to collective flourishing, what are the sources of joy?When does joy require intentional cultivation?What internal and external conditions work against joy?What makes joy integral to creating worlds of flourishing?How is joy a source of sacred power?What makes joy so essential in movement work? Reflect. Meditate. Pay attention. Feel.Then, write three lines of poetry.May it be a prayer, a confession, an observation, a longing, a release, or a sensation...

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M Barclay

Day 12 - "discernment"

Day 12 - "discernment"

If you haven't read the introduction to this practice on our webpage, we encourage you to first read more about it here. View the whole collection here. Today's word for writing is "discernment." On pathways to collective flourishing, what discernment is required?What are your own practices of discernment?How do you decide what sources of wisdom to incorporate into your discernment?What role does discernment play in collective transformation?What makes discernment a counter-cultural practice? What do you do when your discernment is in conflict of what's asked or expected of you? Reflect. Meditate. Pay attention. Feel.Then, write three lines of poetry.May it be a prayer, a confession,...

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M Barclay

Day 11 - "resistance"

Day 11 - "resistance"

If you haven't read the introduction to this practice on our webpage, we encourage you to first read more about it here. View the whole collection here. Today's word for writing is "resistance." On pathways to collective flourishing, how does resistance manifest?How is resistance practiced against those who seek liberation?What institutions are most resistant to changes necessary for justice?What are practices of resistance you live into in small, ordinary, daily ways?How does resistance manifest on the spiritual level?What/who is asking for your solidarity in resistance against oppressive forces? Reflect. Meditate. Pay attention. Feel.Then, write three lines of poetry.May it be a prayer, a...

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M Barclay

Optional Sunday - "surprise"

Optional Sunday - "surprise"

If you haven't read the introduction to this practice on our webpage, we encourage you to first read more about it here. View the whole collection here. Today's word for writing is "surprise." On pathways to collective flourishing, why is it important to stay open to surprise?When is surprise about an evil action a product of naivete or privilege?How does trauma and oppression shut down our capacity to stay open to positive surprises - unexpected transformations or openings?How does surprise open up new possibilities - for good or for evil?What surprises have had a lasting impact on you? Reflect. Meditate. Pay attention. Feel.Then,...

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