Opening the newspaper “The Tribune” on Thursday December 19, 2013 and seeing the full page add “Templeton World Charity Foundation Aid Propels The Family: People Helping People” and seeing my friends Dr. David Allen and Dr. Victoria Allen, I felt I had finally come home.
I have been journeying with Jesus for more than 30 years and always took advantage of anything that would empower and equip me to make a healing difference in the hearts of humankind. I asked the questions ? How can we give what we have not received ? Can Love truly win ? Who will go ? Who are “they” ? I got it that I needed to be the change I wanted to see. However “the worlds wisdom” scoffs and ridicules.
Attending the recent training again I say was like coming home again and again, by “Home” I mean where we are loved unconditionally, encouraged, listened to with respect, disciplined with love (constructively), allowed to share our deepest fears and pain, not judged, dismissed, or insulted. The icing on the cake was the statement in the course overview ” The final and most important aspect of the Counselor Training Certification is the participants’ own personal self reflection and growth” . Finally no more “us and them” it’s WE.
Each session is conducted in a most respectful and professional manner, sessions are on time and facilitators are committed, dependable and reliable. The material challenges and stretches my thinking in some area’s and the use of repetition is very helpful, there were many “aha” moments. Many tears were shed and many hoots of laughter enjoyed.
The principles of therapeutic healing of groups was relatively new to me and is a WOW! Having the honor to assist in facilitating a “new group” these past few weeks has helped me “see” the principles of healing at work in real time.
The beauty of going to the “silence” was presented beautifully in a silent retreat at the end of the training session, which allows us to experience stillness in all it’s beauty. How else can we hear the heartbeat?