"The Next Buddha Will Be a Sangha"
-Thich Nhat Hanh
Thank you for being a part of The Curious Spirit. It is exciting to see our community growing and developing daily! It has been a busy year for me and now that I have finally completed my dissertation I expect to dedicate more time to The Curious Spirit. Based on feedback from our two Women's Summer Soul Circles, I have decided to make this a monthly offering. The next Women's Soul Circle will be on September 8th in NYC. We are also co-hosting a networking tea with HYHO Marketing on September 21st in NYC for conscious creators to meet, mingle, support, and strategize building our ethical enterprises. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for details and registration.
By Katrina Michelle, PhD, LCSW, ACMHP (written for ACISTE, Aug 2017)
I have great appreciation for the term spiritual emergence, as coined by Stan and Christina Grof, because it is so inclusive. This term embraces the sudden, discrete episodes of awakening that we refer to as spiritually transformative experiences, or STEs, and yet is still broad enough to hold those awakenings that gradually unfold over time. In his 1902 book, The Varieties of Religious Experience, psychologist and philosopher, William James distinguished between these two categories of experience, calling them “the sudden type” and “the “educational type”.