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The Dysfunctional God-Images in a Broken World

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Santa Cruz Resurrection episcopal Church

11173 Griffing Boulevard

Biscayne Park, FL 33161

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The Dysfunctional God-Images in a Broken World

Religious ideologies are tearing our world apart. As long as our spiritual ideas are exclusive, one-sided, and based on unquestioning faith to dogma, we contribute to the problem. As J. Krisnamurti said, “The world problem is the individual problem.” To heal the polarizations caused by conflicting God-images we first need to heal our relationship with the Self, our personal God-image. Our egos’ connection to the Self reveals the underlying connection of love that runs through all individuals and religions. Maintaining an ongoing connection to this inner source of love transforms the God-image from a mental concept into a loving relationship that can change one’s life.

This one-day lecture/workshop explores dysfunctional ways religions have tried and failed to connect with the Self. An overview of three epochs of consciousness through which humanity is evolving is followed by descriptions of dysfunctional God-images that barely touch the mystery of love at the core of the psyche. We examine the moral reasoning that accompanies each epoch, and discuss seven steps to heal our selves and our broken world. Participants will engage in writing and discussion activities that examine the evolution of their own consciousness and God-images, and suggestions for practices that aid personal growth into union, wholeness, and love will be offered.

Participants are requested to bring writing/journaling materials. Sharing is voluntary.

4 CEs are available.


QUESTIONS FOR CONSIDERATION

  • How has my God-image influenced the way I feel about myself and live my life?
  • Have I ever challenged my God-image? How? Why or why not?
  • How would my life be different if I knew from an early age that the Sacred Mystery lives in you, and it is your job, not someone else’s, to connect with it?


LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Following the completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify dysfunctional God-images in one’s self and others;
  • Describe the three stages of consciousness through which the psyche develops, and the stage from which they are currently functioning;
  • Discuss the value of mature moral reasoning, and critique techniques for promoting it in one’s self and others; and
  • Explain the value of inner work practices as aids to self-discovery and spiritual growth.


Photo of Jean Raffa, Ed.D.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Jean Raffa, Ed.D., is an author, speaker, workshop leader and dream group leader. Formerly a teacher, television producer, and college professor, she changed directions in mid-life to write about her passions: Jungian psychology; empowering the feminine in all of us; Dreamwork; and psychological and spiritual growth.

Her books The Bridge to Wholeness: A Feminine Alternative to the Hero Myth, and Dream Theatres of the Soul: Empowering the Feminine Through Jungian Dreamwork have been used in university classes and dreamwork courses throughout the country. Healing the Sacred Divide: Making Peace with Ourselves, Each Other, and the World, received the 2013 Wilbur Award from the Religion Communicators Council. She is currently working on The Soul’s Twins: Partnering Your Masculine and Feminine Archetypes, scheduled for publication in September of 2019.


REGISTRATION & RSVP DEADLINE

Please register online or contact us to let us know you will be attending (and paying at the door) by Friday, February 22nd at 5:00 p.m.

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