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Foundations For Spiritual Practice
28Oct

Foundations For Spiritual Practice

Being of service without inner balance leads to exhaustion and sometimes to a deep-seated feeling of resentment and maybe frustration. The shadow of spiritual practice can result in superiority and the tendency to ‘spiritually bypass’ events that might demand a very visceral empathic response.

Unveiling the Essence of Interfaith Worship
15Oct

Unveiling the Essence of Interfaith Worship

Each faith tradition resembles a distinct well, drawing from the underground river of shared spiritual essence. These wells, though unique in beliefs and practices, are interconnected by our collective pursuit of truth and meaning.

10 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Making Spirituality My Career
13May

10 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Making Spirituality My Career

This is a great point along my timeline to share what I’ve learned so far as an advanced-beginner, in hopes that you can receive some assurances from my own experience, know that you’re not alone, avoid some of my pitfalls, and receive some encouragement, too.

Spirituality in a Time of Collapse
15Nov

Spirituality in a Time of Collapse

We humans have already gone too far, and momentum is too great, to avoid breakdown and collapse. We are already in profound overshoot – stealing from future generations and disrupting wellbeing for all life. We can continue this way for only a short while longer.

Wedding Law Reform
11Oct

Wedding Law Reform

LAW COMMISSION RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CHANGES IN WEDDING LAW IN ENGLAND & WALES

The Spirituality of Breastfeeding
09Jun

The Spirituality of Breastfeeding

Humans need loving care to feel connected. The more we are loved as babies and young children, the easier it is for us to love ourselves, our fellow humans and God. Good loving forms emotionally stable adults who do not fear intimacy and intimacy is the bedrock of human thriving.

Our Need to Belong
27Apr

Our Need to Belong

Within OSMIC we refer to ‘stages of development’. We recognise that through time the values, leadership models and key emotional drivers have changed with each new paradigm.

Finding Truth in Pandemic Polarities
03Mar

Finding Truth in Pandemic Polarities

Anne Cross reflects after being in circle with other Ministers musing on the pandemic wellness debate.

Interfaith Complexity
19Nov

Interfaith Complexity

When I sit with a mantra just learned from the Hindu faith path, I’m blessed to sit with the millennia of wisdom that inhabits the mantra, and with grace it might soften my edges, allowing this new experience to refresh my own story and understanding of the divine.

Interfaith Worship ~ A desirable practice?
15Nov

Interfaith Worship ~ A desirable practice?

First published in Interreligious Insight World Congress of Faiths Journal : Jenny Miller. Vol 18, No 1, (June 2020, 48-60. Published here with permission of author.

Material Manifestation
10Nov

Material Manifestation

As we prepared for the One Spirit Ministers in Connection gathering in March 2021, a suggestion was made for something to be created to represent the weekend. The vision was of combining words and textile to capture the essence of the meeting in a piece that could be retained post-event.

What’s in a Name?
28Sep

What’s in a Name?

does the title of Interfaith minister still hold meaning in our world?

Teal Organisational Structures & OSMIC
28Sep

Teal Organisational Structures & OSMIC

Video recorded at a recent OSMIC workshop – Anne Cross describing teal organisational structures in relation to OSMIC.

Stepping into Authenticity & Connection
28Sep

Stepping into Authenticity & Connection

It should not be a surprise to sit to write this and reflect that I am living my Personal Statement of Ministry. Being guided by all that came to me before my ordination in 2019. Checking in with those words and my vow regularly feels a vital and indeed necessary part of navigating this path.

Ministry Unfolding
28Sep

Ministry Unfolding

Like many of us, I thought when I began my One Spirit training that it would mainly lead to creating ceremonies. It ended up being so much more!

Kindness, connection, and community at Bala Brook
08Sep

Kindness, connection, and community at Bala Brook

Kindness is at the very heart of Nickie Aven’s ministry deep in the beautiful lands of Dartmoor in SW England. I had a chat with her, interested in the work she is doing in co-managing the Bala Brook retreat centre.

From the Amazon to the Beloved
02Mar

From the Amazon to the Beloved

In 2012 I was invited to a retreat in the Amazon Rainforest, where we were led by shamans to sing together as a community. Our songs were devoted to the great mother. They named their songs Icaros. Icaros are songs the shamans sing to heal during a ceremony. The term that may be used also is medicine songs.