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M Barclay

Day 10 - story

Day 10 - story

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 "story." On pathways to collective flourishing, what stories are told?How does story shape both the journey and the outcome of a movement?What stories are remembered in your community?Whose stories are forgotten?How do the stories we tell shape the world we live in?Who has the power to decide which stories are told?How do you decide which stories to believe?About you? About others? About history or futures? Reflect. Meditate. Pay attention. Feel.Then, write...

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M Barclay

Day 9 - "loss"

Day 9 - "loss"

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 "loss." On pathways to collective flourishing, what losses arise?What are some examples of the losses justice movements endure?What, if any, losses have you accrued because of stances you've taken?How do you tend loss in your own life? How do you show up for people facing loss? How does fear of loss keep us from opening up to change? Reflect. Meditate. Pay attention. Feel.Then, write three lines of poetry.May it be a prayer, a confession, an...

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M Barclay

Day 8 - "struggle"

Day 8 - "struggle"

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 "struggle." On pathways to collective flourishing, what are the struggles?Whose struggles get sidelined along the way, even in justice work?What struggles are especially stigmatized in your community?What are the internal struggles that keep you from living your beliefs?How do we nurture our ability to stay faithful to justice even in struggle?Who is struggling around you right now?Reflect. Meditate. Pay attention. Feel.Then, write three lines of poetry.May it be a prayer, a confession, an...

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M Barclay

Day 7 - power

Day 7 - power

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 "power." On pathways to collective flourishing, how does power manifest?What does it mean to claim one's innate spiritual power?When have you exercised that power? How does structural power resist pathways to collective flourishing? What power are you being called to give-up/hand over?What power are you being called to take-up/demand?What are practices of power that are not rooted in domination and supremacies?Reflect. Meditate. Pay attention. Feel.Then, write three lines of poetry.May it be a prayer,...

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