The Journey School
The Journey School is a school of transformative spiritual psychology and practice of The Church of Conscious Harmony.
The Journey School aims to be a spiritual resource for anyone who wishes to more deeply recognize, receive and respond to God as the center of their lives and participate consciously in the transformational spiritual journey into Christ. As such, The Journey School aims to provide the community, structure, teaching and support for the spiritual journey deeper into God’s love.
The Journey School Consists of:
A weekly Thursday evening class that explores the ideas and practices of the Work of Inner Christianity integrated with wisdom from the contemplative Christian tradition, an online gathering of sharing and discovery in a community of high intention and purpose.
An annual, yearlong curriculum consisting of a weekly email sent each Thursday morning which includes Scripture, teachings from the Work of Inner Christianity integrated with contemplative Christianity, homework exercises, links to a glossary, and archived emails and classes. Participants in The Journey School are expected to read, reflect and engage the contents of the weekly email.
Weekly Journey Groups, the primary place for the nurturing of spiritual community in a small group setting. Discussion is shaped by the weekly curriculum content and how participants are engaging with it in their daily lives. Journey Groups involve a one-year commitment, beginning in February and concluding in December.
Work Partners, one-on-one relationships to working ideally daily with another, supporting one another, setting daily aims, and holding one accountable. To qualify for a Work Partner relationship, one must be receiving the weekly emails, and attending the Thursday evening class for at least six months.
Gurdjieff Movements, sacred dances having their aim on equilibrium and unity of being, balancing the three centers, working in all three lines. Participation involves a one-year commitment, beginning in February and concluding in December, depending upon COVID restrictions. There are prerequisites for participating in the Movements. Regular attendance is needed to support the Work of the group as a whole as well as each participant’s inner Work. Class will meet in the Fellowship Hall on or near the first Saturday morning of each month for two hours and two or three Tuesdays a month from 6:30-7:30 PM. All participation will be in-person. There is no online alternative. Gurdjieff Movements will be offered to those who have previously participated in CCH Movements classes or participated in The Journey School in 2020. Movements can be physically demanding for some people. Signature on a formal “waiver/release” document will be needed from each participant. Specific attire is also necessary for participation. Jack Stamps is the contact person for movements. Contact the church office for more information.
Oblates, consent to journey deeper into Christ, what theologians call Theosis, or simply, Love. Participation as an Oblate is a declaration of intentional relationship to the Divine Mystery that is God and to all creation. To become an Oblate, a vow is taken, renewable each January. The vow is born of a personal hunger and commitment for transformation into Christ and a wish to live a committed life in service of this aim. In making their vow, Oblates commit themselves to God and to living the Oblate Rule of Life so to actively participate in the spiritual journey while engaging the transformative process as “monks in the world.” Oblates fully participate in The Journey School programs by receiving the weekly email, participating in a Journey Group, (with the option of having a Work Partner and participating in the Gurdjieff Movements).The vow is to God alone, yet lived out through and with the Church community.