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Spirituality Series 2022: Resentments: Column 4

Herb Kaighan

*Remote Via Zoom* Spirituality Series 2022: Resentments: Column 4: Step Four: Moral Inventory RESENTMENTS ~ Identification of the Obstacles in Us to Power • Overview of the entire process; use of the model of survival instincts - fight, flight, freeze. • Actual application of precise instructions for Resentment analysis: Identifying false “beliefs;” our “should(s)”; “unenforceable rules”...

$25

Prayer of the Heart with Art

Rev. Paula Vukmanic

You have a heart, an essence that is you. Believing in and allowing your personal heart encounters with God to flow through you can lead you into a deeper and peace and loving awareness of the amazing self that you are. How do you get in touch with what is being revealed within you? “Prayer of the heart with art” will foster an inner listening, using introverted and extroverted forms of prayer. Our session will explore the revelations of mandala making, poetry, the simplicity of the haiku and word collages to express our feeling and thoughts. We will experience silence, seeing, hearing, creating, walking and breathing in the Presence of God’s inspiring Spirit. 

$40

Path to Personal Freedom ~ 12 Concepts: Four, Five and Six

Herb Kaighan

*Remote Via Zoom* Path to Personal Freedom ~ 12 Concepts: Four, Five and Six The topic of this workshop will be Concepts Four, Five & Six. The 12 Concepts, adopted in 1955, are a set of guiding Principles for the operation of a nonprofit, spiritual organization. Herb K. presents a monthly series on the 12 Concepts - July through December, 2022. 

$10

Spirituality Series 2022: Application of Steps 8 & 9 ~ Sept 24

Herb Kaighan

*Remote Via Zoom* Spirituality Series 2022: FREEDOM is the key promise of the completion of Steps 8 & 9. Step 8 ~ Identify “harms”: 1. How did you diminish them? Not what you did… but what was the impact on them! What you did that diminished the quality of their lives? Which of these areas were affected? Physical; Emotional; Mental; Financial; Spiritual  2. What specifically can I do to balance the Justice scale? My change of behavior? My repair of damage? Step 9 ~ Willingness to address the damage to complete he Forgiveness Process: How do I prepare properly? How do I make amends to people I can’t find? How do I make effective amends to people I should not contact? or who don’t want contact with me? How do I make amends to dead people? What is the “Forgiveness Process”?

$25

Path to Personal Freedom ~ 12 Concepts: Seven, Eight and Nine

Herb Kaighan

*Remote Via Zoom* Path to Personal Freedom ~ 12 Concepts: Seven, Eight and Nine The topic of this workshop will be Concepts Seven, Eight & Nine. The 12 Concepts, adopted in 1955, are a set of guiding Principles for the operation of a nonprofit, spiritual organization. Herb K. presents a monthly series on the 12 Concepts - July through December, 2022.

$10

Nature & You: Spiritual Cooling in Heated Times

Mark Mitchell

This workshop will help you strengthen your relationship with nature towards peace and cool.Through physical, spiritual, psychological & educational tools we will learn restoration, adaptation, & rejuvenation in dealing with “the heat of our times.” We feel this heat in ourselves, with others, & in our climate.Particpants will leave with inspiration, tools of healing, & a plan of action for personal, social, local, & global action. Mark Mitchell LMFT has been a psychotherapist & educator for over 40 years.

$40

Quarterly Series: Emotional Sobriety and the 12 Steps

Allen Berger, PhD & Herb Kaighan

*Remote Via Zoom* 8th Workshop on Emotional Sobriety. Who should attend? ALL who are interested in improving their life; especially those in any 12 Step Fellowship. In this four hour workshop, Dr. Berger and Herb K. will share their understanding and experience with each of the 12 Steps = on how they help us achieve and sustain emotional growth. This powerful experience will give both the long timer and the newcomer an opportunity to look at the 12 Step process from a fresh perspective. The 12 Steps produce a radical change in the way we think, feel and behave. They also create a template for continued progress in emotional health. They empower us ... to discover and recover our true self, to live with balance and JOY, to empower us to be the determining force in our own lives. Honestly ask yourself: Am I experiencing serial suffering? What are the symptoms of my suffering? What is the source of my suffering? Do I have balance in my life? Do I have a sense of value and purpose? You will be invited to: Identify the obstacles to relationship with yourself, with others and with the “Mystery”. Taking ownership and responsibility for your happiness. Foster your emotional growth to have your life FLOURISH.

$45

Spirituality Series 2022: Forgiveness: Self-Forgiveness

Fred Luskin, PhD & Herb Kaighan

*Remote Via Zoom* Spirituality Series 2022: Forgiveness: Self-Forgiveness Beginning with a review of previous sessions so anyone can attend, this workshop will teach the steps to SELF FORGIVENESS as determined by the Stanford Forgiveness Projects. Lecture and guided practice will be offered. Bill Wilson (cofounder of AA) discusses forgiveness - he calls it “letting go of resentment”. It’s not done to please others, but in the interest of freedom - theirs and ours. A life which includes deep resentment leads only to futility and unhappiness. Learn about the process of forgiveness ~ 1. what it is and what it is not, how to forgive them and ourselves. Workshop will focus on positive intention, unenforceable rules, and decision & action as tools for self-forgiveness process.

$25

Spirituality Series 2022: Living in the Light

Fr. Tom Weston, SJ & Herb Kaighan CA

*Remote Via Zoom* Spirituality Series 2022: Living in the Light! Are you tired of serial suffering? … are you mostly “restless, irritable, and discontent”? … are you filled with chronic irritation, anxiety, or boredom? Are you regularly asking: “IS THIS ALL THERE IS”?? The text book of AA suggests: We have entered the world of the SPIRIT! We can grow in understanding and effectiveness! It will continue for our lifetime! It also confirms … we are NOT CURED … have a DAILY REPRIEVE from a SPIRITUAL MALADY? But when we have a … program of action … SANITY RETURNS? … fit spiritual condition … have a new way of living! We need to carry vision of God’s will … to exercise our will power = its proper use … to sense the flow of Spirit into us? Have we become God-conscious? What is Big Book talking about? What are specific suggestions for having a life that FLOURISHES ?

$25

Path to Personal Freedom ~ 12 Concepts: Ten, Eleven and Twelve

Herb Kaighan

*Remote Via Zoom* Path to Personal Freedom ~ 12 Concepts: Ten, Eleven and Twelve The topic of this workshop will be Concepts Ten, Eleven & Twelve. The 12 Concepts, adopted in 1955, are a set of guiding Principles for the operation of a nonprofit, spiritual organization. Herb K. presents a monthly series on the 12 Concepts - July through December, 2022.

$10

Spirituality Series 2022: Resentments: Columns 3 and 4

Herb Kaighan

*Remote Via Zoom* Spirituality Series 2022: Resentments: Columns 3 and 4: Step Four: Moral Inventory RESENTMENTS ~ Identification of the Obstacles in Us to Power • Overview of the entire process; use of the model of survival instincts - fight, flight, freeze. • Actual application of precise instructions for Resentment analysis: Identifying false “beliefs;” our “should(s)”; “unenforceable rules”. • Prayer process for removal of deep resentments. • Why do we hold them…? What is benefit to us? ...value for us?...

$25

Path to Personal Freedom ~ 12 Concepts: Conclusion and Experience

Herb Kaighan

*Remote Via Zoom* Path to Personal Freedom ~ 12 Concepts: Conclusion and Experience The topic of this last workshop will be Conclusion & Experience. The 12 Concepts, adopted in 1955, are a set of guiding Principles for the operation of a nonprofit, spiritual organization. Herb K. presents a monthly series on the 12 Concepts - July through December, 2022. 

$10