Part of my teaching this year was to create a group of people deeply
connected to their longing to open to love.
are twelve women throughout the world with
the desire to respond in conversation in a new and intimate way.
is part of one of the members, Lynne's reply to my question:
a gift from G-d that we can share our innermost feelings with each
other- free of judgement. I am not used to having this much love in
this lifetime. I don't have sisters just brothers, so this in itself is
a new experience!!! I never seemed to fit in to an all girl groups
growing up. I felt shut out.
thank you Barbara for your vision and for being my teacher. Through
your love, blessings and teachings I have learned how to receive
unconditional love and to love myself unconditionally! From here I
stretch my wings to touch each of you and I love you each
unconditionally and respect the G-d self in each of you!!! I am so
happy that I listened to my heart- ...." Lynne
When Barbara first mentioned the
group to me
I was excited and a little nervous at first. My truth be told-
I thought I might not fit in. Fear was playing the same old tapes!! But
I listened to my heart and said Yes! Accept and join!!
teaching ... first we must give to ourselves what we have previously
demanded from others. It begins with ME, and accepting my
feelings is the first step. Can I open my heart to me? Am I willing that My truth be told?
For most of it is
a new experience. Something that demands practice.
his trial alone, abandoned by his students, his disciples.
a metaphor what
does this mean to you?
write about it in relationship to your own "cruxifition." It
time to take the nails out of the palms of your hands. Are you willing
to go past the shoulds and should nots of your life?
my older daughter was away at camp
(it was her first time away from home) she made
a ceramic statue in arts and crafts. It had no legs. It
could not stand up by itself. This has been an
image. Am I willing to stand up for myself?
many of us believe that we are alone
and that we can not stand up on our own two feet?
I have come to offer to you as a
teacher is that you can, and that your truth is needed on this planet.
writes that Jesus late in life:
to realize that his real teaching is not healing, it isn't to
teach in parables, it is not even to teach the deeper
realizes at some point that his real teaching is his life
He himself is the teaching."
you willing to be the teaching? Are you
willing "Not To Stay Silent Any More?"
entering the next season ... fall in
love with yourself.