BECOMING (EXPLORE) CONVERSATION 3

Welcome to Conversation 3, “Becoming (Enter).” This conversation will be occurring on September 20, 2020. It is inspired by Pat Berberich’s card, “Explore” and a quotation by Martin Buber: “We should stake our whole existence on our willingness to explore and experience.”

Pat Berberich’s card, “Explore.”

Lynn reflected upon what it means to EXPLORE after hearing her sister Pat say, “What you explore, explores you.” Lynn writes: Pat’s words reminded me of an article by Parker Palmer, “Life on the Mobius Strip.” Parker, an educator and author wrote: “The first time I saw a Mobius strip, I thought, ‘Amazing! That’s exactly how life works!’ Whatever is inside of us continually flows outward … Bit by bit, we are our world are endlessly re-made to this eternal inner-outer exchange. How can I make more life-giving choices about what to put into the world and how to deal with what the world sends back … choices that might bring new life to me, to others, and to the world we share?” Let’s explore together as we continue our third Becoming (Explore) conversation this Sunday, September 20, 2020.

EXPLORE – PART 1
EXPLORE – PART 2
Stone Bird Morning
Stone Bird Dusk
Stone Bird Night
The Tao. The Way. The Integration of both light and shadow.
Explore the shadow side on the path to understanding our Light.

Becoming (Enter) Conversation 2

Welcome to our second conversation, “Becoming (Enter)” that occurred on August 30, 2020.  The flow of our first,  “Becoming (Joy)” on August 9th found us entering into the themes of mystery, gentleness, challenge, presence, healing and story.

This conversation was recorded on Sunday, August 30, 2020. We discuss our different interpretations of “Enter” and the ways that we approach entering into the unknown, entering into intentional space together, and entering as a mindful teaching practice. This is the beginning conversation where Pat speaks explicitly about a piece of art that captures the essence of “entering” into the unknown and feeling inside as if beckoned to take that first step.

Becoming (Enter) Part 1

In the second part of “Becoming (Enter),” Pat, Lynn, and Cristina discuss what it means to take the step or leap into the unknown as we move forward into uncertain times. Lynn brings in images and her own poetry to depict the experience of ‘being’ in conversation and unity with all those participating in this platform. Cristina discusses the importance of setting the tone for how we enter into spaces such as classrooms. She discusses leaving unnecessary emotional “baggage” at the door to be fully present with others when we choose to enter specific spaces.

As we continue our journey together we featured Pat’s “Enter” art card and another of Pat’s art pieces with her words: “We are beckoned to step into the unknown of our own becoming. The portal and threshold await us.” Let’s see where our next conversation takes us! Next conversation: September 20, 2020 – Theme: Becoming (Explore).

This is the Patanjali card that Lynn picked for the group during our conversation on “Enter.”
Lynn’s poem inspired by the last conversation on “Enter.”

If you are interested in finding out more about this group, please contact Pat, Lynn, or Cristina at: joybecoming@gmail.com

Becoming (Joy) Conversation 1

Pat Berberich’s artistic interpretation of “Become”

Welcome to the first Conversation where Pat Berberich, Lynn Santamaría and Cristina Santamaría Graff discuss what it means to be “Becoming” as we talk about our life purpose as well as the way in which we attempt to align mind, body, and spirit. The PowerPoint provides a layout of our conversation as well as the structure of the discussion. The videos capture our introduction to Becoming (Joy), our group name (and YouTube Channel), and our beginning conversation about what it means to “Become” who we are. Not recorded is the follow-up conversation where we invite individuals to participate in deeper discussion about specific topics.

For those interested in learning more about this group, please contact us at: joybecoming@gmail.com

Also, please check out our Becoming (Joy) YouTube Channel!

PowerPoint – An Introduction to Becoming (Joy)

Becoming (Joy) – Introductory Video

Becoming Joy – Introductory Video

Becoming (Joy) – Conversation 1

Conversation 1

In her discussion, Lynn speaks about the power of words and reads an excerpt from Toni Morrison. Here we pay homage to these words.

Toni Morrison, Author

ANNOUNCEMENTS: WE WILL BE HAVING 2 DISCUSSIONS PER MONTH. THE NEXT DISCUSSION IS BEING RESCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 30, at 10:00am PST and 1pm EST.

The theme for our next session is: Becoming (Enter).

Pat Berberich’s artistic interpretation of “Enter.”
Artwork by Pat Berberich, Poem by Lynn Santamaría