Program Description :
This month of September, we will focus on analyzing one of our own challenging situations, getting out of our own box, and developing a plan of action that we can implement to begin making it clear to whoever the other person or group is in your challenge that you have created a Heart of Peace toward them, see and accept them as they are, and invite them (without any forcing) to relate more peacefully with you about the situation you wish to change.
Anatomy of Peace. Three diagrams to analyze and fill in for yourself in a situation around which you would like to feel greater peace.
a) Review Heart at Peace, Heart at War. The difference between our inner disposition and attitude and the behaviors we can see and feel. Chapter 4.
b) Choice diagram Chapter 10 – Our feelings and our self-perception and perception of others, and how they influence how we feel and then how we behave.
c) Collusion diagram, Chapter 5, “Pattern of Conflict.” Collusion means how people jointly help and encourage each other to behave negatively.
Assignment: Between Sept. 4 and September 10, scan or photograph these three diagrams so you have them in your phone. For each diagram, think of a situation in your life where you feel sad, worried, afraid, angry… -- not at peace) and fill in the blanks in and around the diagram describing your own situation. Be ready to share about these three diagrams during the class time.
Here is the link for the online PDF book: https://booksvooks.com/nonscro...of-conflict-pdf.html
More about Rev. Rosemary Hyde:
Rosemary is the founder and president of Living Peace Now. She grew up Irish Catholic in Rhode Island, and entered the convent immediately after graduating from high school. Despite her love for things spiritual, she became aware that her spiritual path did not follow prescribed Catholic beliefs, and she finished college outside the convent. After graduating, she received a Fulbright scholarship to study and teach in France. While there, she did Masters and doctoral work in psychology and linguistics. After returning to the U.S., she finished her doctorate in Psycholinguistics (Psychology of Communication) at St. Louis University. She lived in Missouri for 35 years, as a wife and mother, and also as professor and administrator at St. Louis Community College. She worked with area schools to create Service Learning programs that engaged students in serving poor communities for class credit. During those years, she also studied and practiced Unity principles and spirituality. Since retiring from teaching, Rev. Rosemary has become an internationally certified homeopathic practitioner, and a Board certified chaplain and spiritual counselor. She has also fulfilled her lifelong calling to ministry by being ordained both as an Interfaith minister and as a Unity minister and teacher. Rev. Rosemary is delighted to serve as co-minister of Unity Center of Peace in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Rosemary posts a series titled “The Way Forward” in Living Peace Now. She shares new ways of thinking. For Living Peace Now, she is focusing on sharing with everyone the universal laws and principles by which we can discover and use our power as enlightened beings to create Peace and greater light and love around us. She is posting lessons and leading conversations with Peacemakers, and she is available for individual spiritual coaching to help leaders discover and live their spiritual authority.