lent collection

M Barclay

Easter - rise

Easter - rise

View the whole collection here. Blessed Easter.And thank you for your thoughtful poems and reflections throughout this season. Our last word for writing is "rise." On pathways to collective flourishing, what will we rise for?What is needed in order to rise again after a deeply painful blow?What past political uprisings have led to your benefit?When are you most likely to feel entirely hopeless - and what/who helps you not to stay there permanently?What do you have the power to rise against?What oppressive powers depend on the assumption you will not join others in rising up against them?How are you represented or supporting the oppressive...

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M Barclay

Day 40 - Mourn

Day 40 - Mourn

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 "mourn." On pathways to collective flourishing, how do we practice mourning?In your family of origin, what did you learn about mourning?What systems/powers have contributed to the lack of collective mourning this year?What are the collective consequences of moving on without mourning loss, pain, or violence?Do you feel able to support people in their processes of mourning?When are you most tempted to rush past mourning - yours or others? Have you ever...

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M Barclay

Day 39 - scream

Day 39 - scream

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 "scream." On pathways to collective flourishing, over what do we scream?What is your relationship to instinctual embodied expression - yours or others?How does emotional and verbal repression shape our culture?What circumstances draw up within you the need/desire to scream?What kinds of screams are punished and which are praised?In what ways can we, should we, do we scream for each other? Reflect. Meditate. Pay attention. Feel.Then, write three lines of poetry.May it...

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M Barclay

Day 38 - stay

Day 38 - stay

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 "stay." On pathways to collective flourishing, with whom do we stay?How do you discern whether it's a time for staying or leaving in difficult contexts?Have you ever needed to ask someone to stay with you in a vulnerable circumstance?What triggers your impulses to run from hard things?What emotions do you have the hardest time staying with?What causes are important enough to you that you will stay with them as they ebb and flow from...

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