w/ Sis. Mary Jean Saile COMMUNITY BUILDING
<ul><li>Individual task: </li></ul><ul><li>1.   Draw your “ Roots ” make a  symbolic drawing </li></ul><ul><li>2.   Think ...
<ul><li>Individual task : </li></ul><ul><li>1.Draw your  trunk.  “ Make a symbolic drawing ” </li></ul><ul><li>2.Think of ...
<ul><li>Individual Task :  Draw your Branches </li></ul><ul><li>1.   Think of your  contribution  to  social relationship ...
<ul><li>OVERVIEW </li></ul><ul><li>Most of the entire marriage, the priesthood or religious life and single blessedness al...
HEALING POWER OF DIALOGUE
HEALING <ul><li>In this fallen world, almost everyone succumbs to sickness. Whether it be the common cold of the deadly ca...
<ul><li>The meaning of Dialogue </li></ul><ul><li>Dialogue means  listening  and  speaking  in depth from the core of our ...
DIFFERENT DIALOGUE OF KINDS
<ul><li>We must dialogue with  OURSELVES   as we listen to the “ voices ” that speaks from  within . When we do, we learn ...
<ul><li>We need to have dialogue with  OTHERS   to bring the  truth , to enrich ourselves with the  knowledge  and belief ...
<ul><li>We also listen and read the  SIGN   OF THE TIMES , the environment through the “ sights   and   sounds ”, the happ...
DIALOGUE WITH THE GROUP FAMILY & COMMUNITY
<ul><li>Dialogue  with any group is saying what you really think when you feel it should be expressed, rather than keeping...
<ul><li>Too often we do not  feel free  to  express  our  true thoughts , for  fear  of  punishment ,  rejection , or  rid...
<ul><li>If given and received in the proper manner and at the appropriate time, however,  dialogue  can  clear  the  air  ...
<ul><li>If all  members  of the group  feel  the  responsibility  to  contribute  to the group and  willingly  and  openly...
HEALING OF MEMORIES FOR ONESELF
<ul><li>Sometimes we  experience  a lack of  freedom  in  ourselves , an inability to cope with something an inability to ...
<ul><li>Sometimes our  weakness  or  constraint  is a result of an inconsistent or inadequate prayer life. Sometimes it is...
<ul><li>Sometimes, though, the  problem  or  problems  are  rooted  in the deep past, even in the time we were being carri...
<ul><li>There is a  way  of  praying  for the  healing  of  past experiences . It is sometimes called “ Healing of Memorie...
<ul><li>A year or so ago, one of the women in our community said to me in passing that I had a lot of bitterness in me. I ...
<ul><li>I began setting quietly in God’s presence, and after reminding myself of His perfect love and of His desire to hea...
<ul><li>It was a scene that I hadn’t thought about in over 25 years. I saw their faces clear and I even remember their nam...
<ul><li>At that point in my recollection I forgave each of them. Then, in my imagination I walked back into that scene wit...
ELEMENTS THE SUCH PRAYER ARE SIMPLE
<ul><li>1.   Begin by resting in the presence of God. </li></ul><ul><li>2.   Recall His love and power. </li></ul><ul><li>...
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  1. 1. w/ Sis. Mary Jean Saile COMMUNITY BUILDING
  2. 2. <ul><li>Individual task: </li></ul><ul><li>1.   Draw your “ Roots ” make a symbolic drawing </li></ul><ul><li>2.   Think of 5 different elements that make up the foundation of your life. </li></ul><ul><li>3.   As you draw the roots, mark out your thoughts , feelings and reactions. </li></ul><ul><li>Small group sharing: </li></ul><ul><li>1.Share answer 1&2 to question of Individual Task </li></ul><ul><li>2.share your roots, explain different parts and meaning </li></ul><ul><li>3.Whose influence do I value most and why? </li></ul><ul><li>4.Ask for clarification only </li></ul><ul><li>5.Pray for the persons on your right and left </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Individual task : </li></ul><ul><li>1.Draw your trunk. “ Make a symbolic drawing ” </li></ul><ul><li>2.Think of your personal strength , talents , qualities of the heart and mind at least 5. Think of your 5 weaknesses . </li></ul><ul><li>3.Make a note of your feelings, thoughts and reactions while doing the exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Small group sharing : </li></ul><ul><li>1.Share your trunk, explaining different parts. </li></ul><ul><li>2.Share 5 of your strengths and 5 weaknesses </li></ul><ul><li>3.Share your feelings, thoughts and reactions </li></ul><ul><li>4.Identify a strengths that you observe in each group member of your group and add it to the trunk. </li></ul><ul><li>5.Pray for the person on your right and left. </li></ul><ul><li>- thanking God for the positive and asking for grace overcome the negative </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Individual Task : Draw your Branches </li></ul><ul><li>1.   Think of your contribution to social relationship , sense of community , your reaching out to others. </li></ul><ul><li>2.   Make a symbolic drawing of your branches with flowers , birds , nest , fruits , butterflies and etc. </li></ul><ul><li>3.   Note your feelings, thoughts and reactions while drawing and after drawing it. </li></ul><ul><li>4.   small group sharing” </li></ul><ul><li>a)   share your branches and explain your different parts. </li></ul><ul><li>b)   Share two (2) accomplishments. </li></ul><ul><li>c)   Share your current involvement flowering deep life giving relationship. </li></ul><ul><li>d)   Share the feelings, thoughts and reactions you have noted down. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>OVERVIEW </li></ul><ul><li>Most of the entire marriage, the priesthood or religious life and single blessedness already with a lot of hurts and traumas of the past. Many are still suffering from the wounds and scars of childhood, Unconsciously, we carry them into our vocations and they become obstacles to positive and open relationships crucial not only in the life we have chosen but even in our service to God. </li></ul>
  6. 6. HEALING POWER OF DIALOGUE
  7. 7. HEALING <ul><li>In this fallen world, almost everyone succumbs to sickness. Whether it be the common cold of the deadly cancer, sickness has a way of disrupting the design God meant for life. Its very nature is to destroy or afflict the body that He created. Therefore, it becomes a bondage of the infirm person. But with every sickness comes the hope of divine healing through the blood of Jesus. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>The meaning of Dialogue </li></ul><ul><li>Dialogue means listening and speaking in depth from the core of our being. It implies mutual give and take , mutual exchange and sharing of ideas, beliefs, meaning appreciation, resources and experience. </li></ul>listening speaking give take
  9. 9. DIFFERENT DIALOGUE OF KINDS
  10. 10. <ul><li>We must dialogue with OURSELVES as we listen to the “ voices ” that speaks from within . When we do, we learn more about our feelings , convictions , needs and desires , intentions , and how we are being affected by our past circumstances. </li></ul>OURSELVES within feelings convictions needs desires intentions
  11. 11. <ul><li>We need to have dialogue with OTHERS to bring the truth , to enrich ourselves with the knowledge and belief of others . We listen not only to their voices but to their hearts. </li></ul>OTHERS knowledge truth others
  12. 12. <ul><li>We also listen and read the SIGN OF THE TIMES , the environment through the “ sights and sounds ”, the happening and events in our social , political , economic and cultural environment where we are constantly invited to respond as loving children of God. </li></ul>SIGN OF THE TIMES sights sounds social political economic cultural environment
  13. 13. DIALOGUE WITH THE GROUP FAMILY & COMMUNITY
  14. 14. <ul><li>Dialogue with any group is saying what you really think when you feel it should be expressed, rather than keeping your ideas , opinions and feelings to yourself . This does not mean honestly just for honesty’s sake, but contributing what you feel will assist the group in whatever task it is attempting to accomplish or will help the group a more cohesive, effective group. </li></ul>ideas opinions feelings yourself
  15. 15. <ul><li>Too often we do not feel free to express our true thoughts , for fear of punishment , rejection , or ridicule , or we keep our feeling hidden for other reason. We don’t like what the group is doing, or we think what it is doing could not affect healing from within us, so we are reluctant to share these feelings with the group. </li></ul>feel free express true thoughts fear ridicule feeling punishment rejection hidden
  16. 16. <ul><li>If given and received in the proper manner and at the appropriate time, however, dialogue can clear the air between people and provide a more solid and honest foundation upon which to build. It provides the feedback a person needs to find out how his attitudes and behavior are affecting others and the basis for experimenting with other behaviors that might be more effective or acceptable. If given in a supportive manner, to help rather than to hurt , to provide information that maybe helpful or necessary in analyzing or understanding a problem , it can reduce a fear , suspicion , and distrust , and provide a sound basis for the development of healthy productive and creative working or personal relationships. </li></ul>dialogue clear air people provide attitudes behavior analyzing understanding
  17. 17. <ul><li>If all members of the group feel the responsibility to contribute to the group and willingly and openly share their feelings , ideas , and opinions , the total resources of the group are being used to complete the group’s task and to solve any problems that might arise. If even one member does not feel free to participate with the group in this way, the group is not as effective as it could be. </li></ul>members responsibility contribute willingly openly solve p roblems
  18. 18. HEALING OF MEMORIES FOR ONESELF
  19. 19. <ul><li>Sometimes we experience a lack of freedom in ourselves , an inability to cope with something an inability to forgive , a fear, a problem with uncontrollable anger , or something like that. No matter how we pray or what we do, nothing seems to help. The first step once again is discernment . We need to discover the root of the problem . Very often it helps to talk it over with a spiritual director. </li></ul>freedom ourselves forgive anger anger discernment
  20. 20. <ul><li>Sometimes our weakness or constraint is a result of an inconsistent or inadequate prayer life. Sometimes it is a result of an unwillingness to face the truth , or to let go of something we want, or a lack of discipline in our lives . Sometimes it is because we are too busy or too tired . Sometimes it’s because we have not forgiven another . In instance like these, what we need for healing is repentance not prayer . If we take time to discern and if we make use of spiritual direction, this sort of thing will come to light. </li></ul>unwillingness truth lives busy tired repentance
  21. 21. <ul><li>Sometimes, though, the problem or problems are rooted in the deep past, even in the time we were being carried in our mother’s womb or in the process of birth. No matter how loving our home life has been, no matter how happy our childhood, it was not perfect; so we carry in ourselves the wounds of bad experiences , some of which we have not thought about in years… </li></ul>rooted ourselves wounds experiences
  22. 22. <ul><li>There is a way of praying for the healing of past experiences . It is sometimes called “ Healing of Memories ”, sometimes “ Psychological Healing ”. It rest on the fact that Jesus is the Lord of all time past , present , and future , that He can even change the past. </li></ul>praying past experiences Lord
  23. 23. <ul><li>A year or so ago, one of the women in our community said to me in passing that I had a lot of bitterness in me. I was busy at the time and busy afterwards with a lot of things, so I did not do anything about it. From time to time her remarks occurred to me, tone of voice, a certain harassment would color my relation with others. I would ask forgiveness when I could and move on. A few months ago I had occasion… to use my prayer time to be healed of the affects of bad experience in the past. </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>I began setting quietly in God’s presence, and after reminding myself of His perfect love and of His desire to heal me, I asked Him to bring to my mind the memories of the experience which were at the root of this buried bitterness. The first memory came back almost at once. I saw my self on the stairway of my high school the first day of my freshmen year. I was a fat little twelve-year-old between two much larger boy’s. </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>It was a scene that I hadn’t thought about in over 25 years. I saw their faces clear and I even remember their names. A priest walked by and said, “Hello”. I had served Mass for him many times. The other boys did not know the priest and began to ridicule me for trying to “get in” with them. I was getting off to a very bad start. I really couldn’t understand why saying hello was so misunderstood. </li></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>At that point in my recollection I forgave each of them. Then, in my imagination I walked back into that scene with Jesus by my side. I could imagine each of the boys becoming elf-conscious and confused as they saw Jesus. I could see Jesus forgiving them and urging them to be more loving and understanding. Then he turned to the little boy (me) and He let me know that what I had done was all right, that the other boys were wrong in what they did and they were sorry. I really felt His love. I could see the little boy begin to smile, and then we walked out of the recollection. In the course of a week’s prayer I had about fifty experiences like that, and I find that much of the bitterness and harshness has disappeared from my behavior. Praise God! </li></ul>
  27. 27. ELEMENTS THE SUCH PRAYER ARE SIMPLE
  28. 28. <ul><li>1.   Begin by resting in the presence of God. </li></ul><ul><li>2.   Recall His love and power. </li></ul><ul><li>3.   Ask Him to bring to your mind the memories of the bad experiences of the past which affect you now. </li></ul><ul><li>4.   Be quite and let them come to mind. </li></ul><ul><li>5.   Walk back into those recollections with Jesus and imaginatively reconstruct what would happen. </li></ul><ul><li>6.   Thank Jesus for His love Healing. </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes this must be done more than once. You know when you are healed when the child or person in the memory is smiling and happy because of the presence and love of Jesus. </li></ul>
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