My Portfolio

My Inward Journey
Personal Portfolio:

Your journey hasn't been christened! Head to Lesson 1, Session 3 to give your journey a name.

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Welcome to your personal portfolio!

 

This is a private collection of your answers to the long-form “Reflection Desk” prompts (found at the end of each “Space Between Lessons” page). As you move through this course, we hope your growing portfolio serves as a place for you to remember and reflect on your journey. 

 

When answering “Reflection Desk” prompts or reviewing your reflections here, you may find yourself in territory that is surprising, meaningful, or even a bit wild.  Know that we believe when you trust your deepest wisdom, you’ll find only love, self-acceptance, and God’s grace.


In this lesson, you oriented yourself, set intentions, and learned from the Reverend Greg Farrand that the inward journey is personal, practical and life-giving.

Reflect on an experience of peace, joy, and stillness.

You did not choose to complete the Straight-Forward activity for Lesson 1. Click here if you'd like to return to this "Space Between" page.

Take a walk and find images that suggest “moments off the hamster wheel.”

You did not choose to complete the Creative activity for Lesson 1. Click here if you'd like to return to this "Space Between" page.
Describe three people who struggled because their inner and outer lives were not in sync.
You did not choose to complete the Deep Dive activity for Lesson 1. Click here if you'd like to return to this "Space Between" page.

In this lesson, you oriented yourself, set intentions, and learned from the Reverend Greg Farrand that the inward journey is personal, practical, and life-giving.

Examine when, how, and with whom you express your false self and true self.

You did not choose to complete the Straight-Forward activity for Lesson 2. Click here if you'd like to return to this "Space Between" page.

Draw two maps illustrating your future: The first shows the direction that our culture tells you to go. The other is imagined through the lens of creativity, collaboration, and joy.

You did not choose to complete the Creative activity for Lesson 2. Click here if you'd like to return to this "Space Between" page.

Examine the contents of your wallet or social media profile and see what this content reflects about your true and false self.

You did not choose to complete the Deep Dive activity for Lesson 2. Click here if you'd like to return to this "Space Between" page.

In this lesson, we explored three models that help us move into new and beautiful territory: The Merton model, Cosmology, and the Exodus narrative.

Write your story using the three stages of the Exodus narrative: your bondage; your wilderness journey; and your dream of the promised land.

You did not choose to complete the Straight-Forward activity for Lesson 3. Click here if you'd like to return to this "Space Between" page.

Draw two trapeze platforms and a trapeze swing in the middle to illustrate moments when you made a decision to leave and “swing” over to something new; moments when you let go; and what you hope to swing toward next. Then reflect on this your drawing.

You did not choose to complete the Creative drawing for Lesson 3. Click here if you'd like to return to this "Space Between" page.

You did not choose to complete the Creative reflection for Lesson 3. Click here if you'd like to return to this "Space Between" page.

Nominate someone for the “Transformed Person of the Year Award” and write a short speech featuring why this person deserves this recognition.

You did not choose to complete the Deep Dive activity for Lesson 3. Click here if you'd like to return to this "Space Between" page.

In this lesson, we explored the shift from “power over” to “power with.” Then we learned how three-centered spiritual practice can move us toward the compassionate engagement we seek in life.

Write a letter to yourself as if it were coming from a loving friend who knows you deeply. Gently offer advice and guidance for engaging in spiritual practice that will uniquely enrich your life.

You did not choose to complete the Straight-Forward activity for Lesson 4. Click here if you'd like to return to this "Space Between" page.

Think about a significant time in your life when you were in “the wilderness” after making a conscious choice to move from bondage to freedom. Draw what your wilderness looked like and reflect on this time.

You did not choose to complete the Creative reflection for Lesson 4. Click here if you'd like to return to this "Space Between" page.

You did not choose to complete the Creative drawing for Lesson 4. Click here if you'd like to return to this "Space Between" page.

Journal about a recent day when you were worried and “not free.” Then rewrite this day with your body grounded; your heart full of compassion; and your head clear.

You did not choose to complete the Deep Dive activity for Lesson 4. Click here if you'd like to return to this "Space Between" page.

In this lesson, we explored three models that help us move into new and beautiful territory: The Merton model, Cosmology, and the Exodus narrative.

The Israelites got scared on their journey and talked about returning to bondage instead of facing the uncertainty of the wilderness. When has this happened in your life?

You did not choose to complete the Straight-Forward activity for Lesson 5. Click here if you'd like to return to this "Space Between" page.

Practice slowing down during activities you usually rush through – like driving, doing the laundry, or eating. Journal on your experiences.

You did not choose to complete the Creative reflection for Lesson 5. Click here if you'd like to return to this "Space Between" page.

Diagnosis yourself on the “health” of your three centers and write a prescription for moving forward.

You did not choose to complete the Deep Dive activity for Lesson 5. Click here if you'd like to return to this "Space Between" page.

In this lesson, we explored what it means to live fully and freely. We also learned about “a bucket” model to help you stay present and connected every day.

Reflect on the information and practices that were most valuable to you during your inward journey.​

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