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A Contemplative Path of Recovery

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  • RHW Podcast Episode 19 Relational Practices of Contemplative Spirituality

    RHW Podcast Episode 19 Relational Practices of Contemplative Spirituality

    21/12/2016 Duração: 05min

    Hi Friends! Welcome to Episode 19 of the Reaching Hurting Women Podcast: A Contemplative Path of Recovery. Here we are learning new ways of coping with our daily struggles. My name is Tamara and I will be your host. Today we are talking about: The Relational Practices of Contemplative Spirituality: Connecting to God by Being Present with Others. The Christian church body as a whole depends on relationships to maintain and grow in a healthy way. We lift each other up in times of worship and prayer, and learn together in times of study. But often we go about these activities almost on autopilot, so to speak. What we are learning about in Contemplative spiritual practices is to be intentional about putting God at the center, before, and during our particular activities. The Contemplative Relational Practices: Worship Holy Communion Visiting sick or elderly Volunteering Listening My work schedule right now doesn’t allow room for visitation or volunteering. So my favorite Contemplative Relational prac

  • RHW Podcast Episode 18 The Learning Practices of Contemplative Spirituality

    RHW Podcast Episode 18 The Learning Practices of Contemplative Spirituality

    12/12/2016 Duração: 07min

    Hi Friends! Welcome to Episode 18 of the Reaching Hurting Women Podcast: A Contemplative Path of Recovery. Here we are learning new ways of coping with our daily struggles. My name is Tamara and I will be your host. Today we are talking about: The Learning Practices of Contemplative Spirituality: Connecting to God through Discovery and Intellectual Exploration.   The Learning Practices of Contemplative Spirituality include but aren't limited to: Reading the Bible Studying Church History and Christian Doctrine Having Inspirational/Theological Conversations Reading Inspirational Books, Articles, Blogs Reading the Writings of Saints, Church Fathers/Mothers There is no shortage of resources available to us today when it comes to learning the things of God. The plethora of books, blogs and Bibles can almost be overwhelming. Over the years I’ve found myself consumed with collecting all kinds, types and categories of books, Bibles and blog articles. More recently, I have become more intentional about th

  • RHW Podcast Episode 17 Connecting to God Through Creative Expression

    RHW Podcast Episode 17 Connecting to God Through Creative Expression

    28/11/2016 Duração: 06min

    Hi Friends! Welcome to Episode 17 of the Reaching Hurting Women Podcast: A Contemplative Path of Recovery. Here we are learning new ways of coping with our daily struggles. My name is Tamara and I will be your host. Today we are talking about: Creative Practices.  With the Christmas season upon us, creativity is in the air. Whether you are simply dressing up your home and a tree or going all out making gifts for family and friends. Although I don’t do much crafting these days, there were many years when the Christmas season rolled around all the craft supplies came out. When my children were young we made homemade decorations, baked and even made many gifts. The wonderfully thing about the Contemplative Creative Practices is they are in season no matter what time of the year it is. Here’s a list of practices you might want to consider: Gardening Calligraphy Painting/Drawing/ Coloring Cooking Photography Bible Journaling Singing/Chanting For many years gardening has been something I’ve enjoye

  • RHW Podcast Episode 16 Contemplative Movement Practices

    RHW Podcast Episode 16 Contemplative Movement Practices

    21/11/2016 Duração: 07min

    Hi Friends! Welcome to Episode 16 of the Reaching Hurting Women Podcast: A Contemplative Path of Recovery. Here we are learning new ways of coping with our daily struggles. My name is Tamara and I will be your host. Today we are talking about: Movement Practices. The Contemplative Movement Practices include but aren’t limited to: Labyrinth Walking Pilgrimages Tai Chi Sports Dancing Yoga We will touch a bit on all these Movement Practices but today I want to focus primarily on Yoga. This first in this series of Movement Practices is walking a Labyrinth. While I haven’t tried the Labyrinth I think it would be an interesting way to practice walking meditation and prayer. A church in the city where we live has created one on their campus. I hope to check it out one day in the near future. Click here to learn more about walking a Labyrinth. Another of the Movement Practices is taking a Pilgrimage. There are several pilgrimages one can take in different countries around the world. But I think the mo

  • RHW Podcast Episode 15 Stillness Practices: Breath Prayer

    RHW Podcast Episode 15 Stillness Practices: Breath Prayer

    14/11/2016 Duração: 07min

    Hi Friends! Welcome to Episode 15 of the Reaching Hurting Women Podcast: A Contemplative Path of Recovery. Here we are learning new ways of coping with our daily struggles. My name is Tamara and I will be your host. Today we are talking about: Stillness Practices. Last week on Episode 14 I gave you an overview of our eight categories of Contemplative Spiritual Practices. I’ll review those briefly just as a reminder. They are: Stillness Practices Movement Practices Creative Practices Learning Practices Influencing Practices Relational Practices Serving Practices Ritual Practices For the remainder of this year we will be focusing each week on a different Contemplative Practice category. Since there are only 7 weeks left in the year, so I will combine Influencing and Serving together. Today we are talking about the Stillness Practices category. It includes: Silence Centering Prayer Breath Prayer Lectio Divina The Daily Examen Journaling In previous podcast episodes we have talked

  • RHW Podcast Episode 14 Contemplative Practices

    RHW Podcast Episode 14 Contemplative Practices

    07/11/2016 Duração: 08min

    Hi Friends! Welcome to Episode 14 of the Reaching Hurting Women Podcast: A Contemplative Path of Recovery. Here we are learning new ways of coping with our daily struggles. My name is Tamara and I will be your host. Today we are talking about: Contemplative Practices As I stated in the introduction here at Reaching Hurting Women we are taking a Contemplative Path to Recovery. By that I mean we are using contemplative spiritual practices to help us cope with the challenges of not only addiction recovery but also the challenges that come with every day life in general.  What are contemplative spiritual practices? Well they are ways where we can be intentional and deliberate about matters of the soul. They are tools that help us become more aware of God’s presence in our normal life; they inject the sacred into activities that might otherwise be ordinary. By applying contemplative spirituality we can take anything we might be doing: like cleaning house or gardening for instance, and turn them into a sacred spiri

  • RHW Podcast Episode 13

    RHW Podcast Episode 13

    31/10/2016 Duração: 06min

    Hi Friends! Welcome to Episode 13 of the Reaching Hurting Women Podcast: A Contemplative Path of Recovery. Here we are learning new ways of coping with our daily struggles. My name is Tamara and I will be your host. Today we are talking about: Freewill Sacrifice  There are many places in scripture that talk about sacrifice. In the Old Testament when sacrifices were a part of the worship culture, Psalm 51:17 tells us that God wants a broken and contrite spirit rather than a burnt offering as a sacrifice. Later the Psalmist says: With a freewill offering I will sacrifice to you; I will give thanks to your name O LORD, for it is good. ~ Psalm 54:6 In our culture and busy life today how can we offer God a free-will sacrifice? What does our freewill have to do with sacrifice anyway? What is it that I can sacrifice to God? For me it’s not just about giving up the negative dependencies: substances or addictions that I crave. What about our lifestyle, our creature comforts: social media, TV, magazines, activities

  • RHW Podcast Episode 12 Sober Sobriety

    RHW Podcast Episode 12 Sober Sobriety

    24/10/2016 Duração: 06min

    Hi Friends! Welcome to Episode Twelve of the Reaching Hurting Women Podcast: A Contemplative Path of Recovery. Here we are learning new ways of coping with our daily struggles. My name is Tamara and I will be your host. Today we are talking about: Sober Solitude. We all may not live alone, but we do all have times of solitude. The question is: How are we using our solitude? I began contemplating this question last night as I was retiring. You see earlier yesterday I had a stressful conversation with a co-worker. After that conversation I had several hours of solitude before my husband returned home. During those hours I was dealing with some emotional pain that resulted from the stressful conversation. As it’s been my habit for most of my adult life, I ran from the emotional pain to a television program on Netflix. A few hours later, when preparing for sleep, I thought about my behavior that evening. I had once again wasted some precious time of solitude. Why did I fall into that old pattern? Why did I allo

  • RHW Podcast Episode 11 Temptation

    RHW Podcast Episode 11 Temptation

    17/10/2016 Duração: 04min

    Hi Friends! Welcome to Episode Eleven of the Reaching Hurting Women Podcast: A Contemplative Path of Recovery where we are learning new ways of coping with our daily struggles. My name is Tamara and I will be your host. Today we are talking about: Temptation. The Bible tells us that there is no temptation that is not common to man. In other words, we all are tempted. And really we should be glad we are tempted because that means we are doing something right! There’s another way to look at temptation. What if God allowed temptations to come our way as a dry run, a practice session as it were, a learning opportunity, to see what areas of weakness we have that need to be worked on. If a donut in the office break room has so much power that I can’t resist eating it, that’s a serious weakness that needs attention. If before we give in to that donut, or that drink, or that cigarette, fill in the blank with what area you struggle with today… If before we give in to our temptation, we roll the movie all the way to

  • RHW Podcast Episode 10 The Examen

    RHW Podcast Episode 10 The Examen

    11/10/2016 Duração: 09min

    Hi Friends! Welcome to Episode Ten of the Reaching Hurting Women Podcast: A Contemplative Path of Recovery where we are learning new ways of coping with our daily struggles. My name is Tamara and I will be your host. This week we are talking about: The Examen For many years I’ve used the monthly calendar to direct my ongoing study of the 12 Steps of recovery: In January with Step One we admit that we are powerless over our dependencies. In February’s Step 2 we come to believe that a Power greater than ourselves can restore our sanity. For March in Step 3 we decided to turn our life and will over to God’s care. For April Step 4 brings us to a time of reflecting as we take a fearless moral inventory of ourselves. In May’s Step 5, we confessed our wrongs to God, ourselves and another person. In June’s Step 6 we are ready for God to remove all our defects of character. For July and Step 7 we humbly ask God to remove our shortcomings. In August Step 8 calls for us to make a list of those we have harmed and to beco

  • RHW Podcast Episode 1 Beginning Our Contemplative Path of Recovery

    RHW Podcast Episode 1 Beginning Our Contemplative Path of Recovery

    05/08/2016 Duração: 15min

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSWe are so excited to announce the first Episode of the Reaching Hurting Women podcast! Below you will find the audio transcript.   Hi friends, welcome to Episode One of the Reaching Hurting Women podcast. My name is Tamara and I will be your host. Thanks … Continue reading "RHW Podcast Episode 1"

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