Join Grace and friends for a supportive journey of self-inquiry and self-realization, the practice of asking and answering four questions and finding turnarounds, in the power of community.
Webinar trainings in key aspects of The Work, live zoom calls, forum for written sharing, partnering, learning to facilitate. Program begins September 7th, 2021 and ends June 16th, 2022.
Doors open for enrollment August 20, 2021.
Who are you, really, without your stressful stories?
"Never underestimate the power of a group to change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." ~ Margaret Meade
"We're all walking eachother home". ~ Ram Dass
People enroll in Inquiry With Grace for several months or several years. You know how long is right for you. The community is brilliant. This offers you a way to build a steady practice of un-doing stressful beliefs and hitting the reset button, on anything.
Year of Inquiry is a powerful ten-month long program.
For those wanting to learn to facilitate and be facilitated, to join in The Work of Byron Katie through dedicated practice with a huge variety of people also learning self-inquiry, this is an amazing place to do it.
Touch a hot stove. Ouch. You immediately pull your hand away.
Later, the mind begins to think about that terrible moment.
Will I touch a stove again? Will there be a stove in the next place I enter? How can I protect myself against getting burned? I need to know about the location of all stoves in my vicinity. What if a stove shows up where I work?
Life is hard. I'm not safe. I should be more careful. It shouldn't have happened.
Many of our stressful perspectives began in early years of our lives: Family of Origin, school, peers, society, religion, culture.
In our inquiry circle you'll focus on one topic every month (always with the option of moving to where you want or need based on your life experience--in other words, no one has to stay in the lines).
Our monthly topics (not necessarily in this order):
There are three gaps, often gaps we're unaware of, that seem to impede our ability to find peace around the situation where we felt burned emotionally, physically, mentally, spiritually.
1) More training • More research • More seeking. Like an ever-present attitude of hope that soon, you’ll get it or get there.
2) Wanting to do it alone. We don’t want anyone to push us (very understandably) or boss us around, or scare us, or brainwash us, or bore us. Nor do we want to try something that winds up failing again.
3) The third missing link or gap is the uncanny ability for us to go into unconsciousness. Not really our fault, simply the amazing power of the mind to bury feelings • avoid pain • whistle in the dark, try to be “positive” without really accepting the “negative.”
Year of Inquiry is a way to have a concrete, clear way to work with negativity, worry, depression, despair, conflict and lack...and transform them.
Instead of moving into More, DIY or Unconsciousness, we identify and question just one thought at a time.
Your own personal work is brought to the group in the way you feel most comfortable. No one has to share, you can listen-only and learn so much (although we love to hear from you when you do share). You can listen to recordings of the live sessions. You can share via writing on our private forum. The style that matches you is your method.
The most important thing?
You, questioning your stressful thinking.
Inquiry With Grace helps us take centuries-old wisdom on the path to inner awareness, not taking the mind so seriously, dissolving our shame. We create the container to:
Join us. All you need is willingness to show up for the parts that work for you, in the smorgasbord of offerings we include.
While Grace does happen to be my birth name, the Grace I'm really talking about meeting here is the magical unexpected gift of healing, kindness and compassion that enters our lives when we calm the busy, judgmental interpretations we've gathered and learn to love what is with new fresh eyes.
Doing The Work of Byron Katie became this way of grace for me. I was nervous, depressive, extremely introverted, and full of confusion about the meaning of life. I learned The Work, and life has slowly, significantly, profoundly changed from the inside out since attending my first Byron Katie event in 2004.
In the brilliant book "Outliers" by Malcolm Gladwell, he shares that 10,000 hours of practice and attention to any endeavor brings expertise, flow and creativity to that practice.
I've had the very good fortune to do this work repeatedly, opening the mind to change, silence, peace and insight:
a) attending around 20 events with Byron Katie including 5 Schools for The Work.
b) sitting in The Work with other people one-on-one and myself in writing, facilitating groups, running meetups, trading sessions with partners, volunteering on the Help Line, and running a business dedicated to the practice of The Work.
“For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.” ~ Aristotle
For those who also want to learn to facilitate The Work and receive the best from those facilitating you, and everything you encounter in life: Join me in Year of Inquiry with Grace.
Pay in full. Sliding Scale $1450 - $1990+ for full program (Sept 2021-June 2022).
"Thank you to Grace for believing in me, trusting me, and walking beside me as I went through what was arising about facilitating. You have created a space in which I feel safe to explore and show up as I am. What an amazing gift! And, thank you all. It has been a privilege and a joy to sit with you all in inquiry this year. I love the quote by Ram Dass that Grace sometimes shares “we are all just walking each other home.” I feel grateful to have traveled beside each of you this year.With love and deep gratitude"
- Participant 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
"Grace is great and so sincere and thoughtful. She practices what she preaches. I like her sharing personal stories too because I can relate. Very organized. Very knowledgeable. Such quick loving responses in our special private forum."
- Participant 2017
Year of Inquiry has worked. The times are great and I like that it's all the calls plus a week off a month. No burnout. Nice to be able to listen to recordings. Grace is organized with the technology and it works. I do like our Slack forum for keeping connected. YOI has been a positive experience for me."
- Participant 2014
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