7. The Transformation

Journal Questions

Journal Reflections represent an interior dialogue with your deepest essential reality. While your responses are for you alone, the relational practice of objectifying a response in written form can be helpful in achieving clarity and determining what may or may not have value to share with others.

  1. The 3 elements that most captured my attention in this Station were?

  2. I understand ?transformation? to mean?

  3. Instances in my life when I have experienced transformation include?

  4. Times in my life when I have experienced a perspective that ?all is new? include?

  5. Areas in my life where I practice removing my attention from one reality and placing it upon another include?

  6. 5 themes, images, locations, or events that repetitively appear in my dreams include?

  7. The relationship I currently choose toward my dreams can be characterized as?

  8. Times during my busy or noisy everyday life when I catch myself also being aware of The Silence include?

  9. The personal life practices I will now begin or continue as a result of my encounter with this Station include?

*Please star your response to one or more of the questions above to write it in the “Comments” section at the end of the module. This contribution is your personal “seed” in nurturing a depth conversation with others.

Group Questions

  1. What images, sounds, concepts, or messages caught your attention in this Station? What stuck in your consciousness? What do you remember? (Recreate a group verbal montage of the Station without reflection on specific elements but simply bringing the material back to mind).

  2. What is ?transformation?? How have you experienced this reality in your own life?

  3. How do you practice ?removing your attention? from something? What examples can you share from your own real life experience?

  4. Describe the role that ?dreams? play in your life? What practices do you practice in relationship to your dreams?

  5. When or where during your busy or noisy everyday life do you catch yourself becoming aware of the presence of Silence?

  6. What are the ?practices? that you find helpful in sustaining you in a connection with a Greater Reality?

  7. What is Thomas Merton communicating in the following statement and what does it have to do with ?transformation??

    Only when we are able to ?let go? of everything within us, all desire to see, to know, to taste and to experience this One, do we truly become able to experience that presence with the overwhelming conviction and reality that revolutionize our entire inner life.
    ?Thomas Merton

  8. What potential personal practices did you discern from this Station?

  9. What additional questions are raised for you, by the encounter with this Station, that you would like the group to discuss or address now?

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