Please RSVP! - the sessions are free and open to everybody, but registering will help us plan logistics and communicate with you.
Entering's Design Team:
If you are new to the Episcopal Church, to All Saints, or have a spiritual longing for a deeper understanding of the Christian tradition and this particular community, this series was created just for you.
To enter is to move into new space, whether interior or exterior. We speak of entering a room, a relationship, a country, a community, a profession, a forest, a conversation, a contest, an agreement. Entering is not a passive activity; one must leave something behind and move into new territory in which awareness is expanded and consciousness is raised. It always involves some level of anxiety or anticipation.
Sometimes an entering process requires a letting go of all preconceptions—an actual emptying of the self. The fancy theological term for this state is kenosis—defined loosely as self-emptying, a clearing of internal space in order to give room for God. If you knew you were going to be transformed, would you choose to enter?
Suppose that the entering would be so profound as to bring an understanding that the reality you have been living is just the bare edge of what is—that the picture you have been looking at is, in fact, only the frame. Would you dare to enter, knowing that a powerful change in perspective were a very real possibility?
A conscious entering almost always requires a shift from certainty. We wonder if sometime during this series, we can invite you into something exciting: a new idea, a moment of revelation, an opening to yourself. That is our intention.