The Welcoming Prayer: Consent-on-the-go for Everyday Life
Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. – 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18
Date/Time:(4) Monday evenings 7-8:30pm
October 26th – November 16th
Registration/Cost:$40.00 – Pre-registration required. Scholarships available. You can register by contacting the office at 512.347.9673 or dropping a check in the Sunday collection (make it out to CCH and in the memo write WP Workshop).
Facilitators:Pamela Begeman & Emily Haeussler
If Centering Prayer is practiced for one hour of the day, the Welcoming Prayer is for the other 23 hours. It is a prayer for letting go in the present moment, in the midst of the activity of ordinary life. It helps to destabilize the emotional triggers of the false-self and to heal the wounds of a lifetime by addressing them where they are stored – in the body. This is an incarnational prayer which affirms that God, the indwelling Presence, is always with us no matter what is happening, no matter what our experiences. We are able to find our way back to Yes – Yes to God, Yes to life, Yes to embodied participation.
In the context of the Work of Inner Christianity, this is an advanced and embodied practice of self-observation, non-identification and self-remembering. In the context of David Hawkins, this is a practice of acceptance and letting go.
This four-part series will include contextual teachings on the human condition; the triggers created by the false-self system; actual practice of the prayer during each session; community sharing; nuances and fruits of the prayer; and a 40-day booklet to take home to support your practice after the workshop.