Every Word Is a Doorway

April 3, 2020

“Daily Doorway” is a new writing prompt featuring a single word I will post daily on my website blog in the coming weeks. Inspired by the poem, “The Meaning of Simplicity” by Yannis Ritsos, and explained in this video, I am posting a different word each day as an invitation to write about new understandings […]

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“Here,” a poem about living through change

March 28, 2020

In the midst of the torrent of changes unleashed by the pandemic, I revisited a poem I wrote a few years ago, newly relevant today. The text is posted in my blog “A Poem for Living through Change” with a writing prompt. Here’s the video recorded as one of our church’s daily messages: “Here,”

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Harvesting, Storing, and Letting Go – Autumn Mudra

November 4, 2018

The remaining days of autumn are a good time to consider what we are harvesting in our lives, as well as what we are storing up and what we will let go of. This brief autumn mudra, adapted from Cielle Tewksbury and presented by Karen Hering, is a simple embodied invitation to encourage our reflection. […]

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“Let It Come!” – Spring Mudra

April 21, 2018

Spring is so late in arrival this year! I have been doing everything I can to remind myself that it will come, in its own time — and that, in fact, it is already arriving inside, out of sight, inside me and inside every plant that still appears dormant. This mudra is one of these […]

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Winter Mudra on Stillness and Courage

December 9, 2017

With a gentle movement meditation, we focus on winter’s stillness and our call to the dreaming, deep reflection and courage we need in seeking peace and bringing it into the world. Shared in Karen’s recent guided writing session on Incarnation, the mudra was adapted from Cielle Tewksbury. To view the video and learn the mudra, […]

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Losing Language, Finding Language

February 4, 2014

Karen Hering describes losing and finding a language of faith, and a spiritual practice of writing born of that quest. Video produced by the Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research. ¬†You can also view Part One of this video, “Asleep at the Switch.”  

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Asleep at the Switch

January 20, 2014

Karen Hering discusses what it means to wake the soul and how a spiritual practice of writing can help us awaken to our inner longing. Video produced by the Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research. You can also view Part 2 of this video, “Losing Language, Finding Language.”

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