We are excited to introduce Becoming (Joy) as a facet of EduSpirit and as its own YouTube Channel. Becoming (Joy) is a space where like-minded and -hearted individuals who are committed to the journey of knowing who they are and how they can serve the greater good can come together in conversation. This space is facilitated by Pat Berberich, Lynn Santamaría, and Cristina Santamaría Graff (Pat is Cristina’s aunt and Lynn is Cristina’s mother). We are dedicated to the path of Becoming. Becoming is the process of aligning our hearts with who we are and what we do. It is an exploration of rediscovering our gifts and solidifying our purpose in this life. Another way to understand Becoming is to define it through what gives us joy. Borrowing from the philosopher, Paul Tillich, “Joy is the emotional expression of the courageous YES to one’s true being.” In this light, we ask, “How do we show our love to and for others? How does this love blossom into the manifestation of joy, of becoming, and of demonstrating our essence through creativity?”

Becoming … Recorded Conversations

CONVERSATION 1 – Becoming (Joy), August 9, 2020 – What is our purpose? Who are we “becoming”?

CONVERSATION 2 – Becoming (Enter), August 30, 2020 – Where are we beckoned to “enter” as we step into uncertainty trusting the unfolding of our spiritual path?

CONVERSATION 3 – Becoming (Explore), September 20, 2020 – “We should stake our whole existence on our willingness to explore and experience.” – Martin Buber

CONVERSATION 4 – Becoming (Once Upon a Return), October 11, 2020 – Discovering whose story we are in and what story we are living through artwork, poetry, and narrative. Here we uncover the essence of who we are.

CONVERSATION 5 – Becoming (Listen), November 15, 2020 – We focus on Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen’s scholarship and storytelling where active listening leads to compassion, curiosity, and an exploration of one’s essence.

CONVERSATION 6 – Becoming (Blessing), December 13, 2020 – We talk about what blessings mean on both the micro- and macro-levels and integrate these understandings through a Blessing Way Prayer, through poetry, and through a discussion about the movie, “Collateral Beauty” (2016).

Upcoming Conversations


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Lynn Santamaría and Pat Berberich