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Lighthouse in a Storm

A programme for young adults to support the development of a strong inner life which can act as a source of resilience for climate and social breakdown. The foundations of the programme are rooted in two critical needs of our time - to bridge divides and to love the Earth.

Justine A A Huxley

CEO

+447989545958

The pandemic was just the beginning.  We are entering into times of profound uncertainty, watching things unravel around us.  Where can we find the inner resources to help us weather the storm?  How can we root ourselves in what is essential?  Can we be a light for others in a time of growing darkness?

Spirituality and faith are a vital resource for both personal resilience and global transformation – but the rampant materialism and cultural disintegration in the world around us, can have a negative impact on spiritual depth, sometimes without us realising.

We see a need to resource young adults who are engaged in service, leadership or innovation, to keep inner lives powerful and true for the long haul.  This programme teaches a simple method for forging an inner space inside ourselves, and an outer structure in our lives, that protects our practice from the distractions and distortions in the wider landscape.

The course is built around a cycle of 4 elements.   Each element is repeated in more depth in the second half of the course.

  1. Disciplined practice:  Spiritual practice, resilience and the role of discipline
  2. Inner work:  Reclaiming our psychological shadow
  3. Navigating conflict:  Living wisely in a polarised and post-truth world
  4. Loving Earth: Connecting to the wider web of life

The structure represents the need for a strong inner life which nourishes and empowers the two critical tasks of our era – to bridge divides and to love the Earth.

The programme is a 10 week structured course which includes the voices of inspiring young leaders and a day of action where participants give their time in service to a regenerative peace, social action or ecology project.  At the end of the programme, the participants transition into a peer led community which is supported to continue into the future.

More info:  justine@stethelburgas.org

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