Nicola Coombe writes: I was in Dublin on that extremely strange day after the UK’s Brexit vote, grateful to have a creative purpose leading an event to introduce our training to potential applicants. These events are attended by amazing people who are seriously seeking ‘something’. Some have words for it; some have eyes that…

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Nicola Coombe writes: Did you see, or hear about, the red liquid altar at last year’s ordination? It shocked me. Too late to change or protest, there it was. A huge glass bowl of dark red liquid, in the middle of the altar. That moment – not in control, somewhat freaked out, now even more…

Nicola Coombe writes:  I often listen to the radio in the car after dropping my son Lucien at school. On Wednesday last week, on Radio 4, an Iranian woman being given temporary refugee residence in Sweden was the brief focus. The issue discussed drove a stake through my heart. By the evening I felt quite…

Nicola Coombe writes: Ministers’ requests for local, affordable and intimate ways of connecting have seeded an experimental format for Convocation 2016. Fabulous ideas are also brewing for our “We are 21!” Convocation 2017. 2016: A CONSTELLATION OF CONVOCATIONS: INVITATION TO HOST A “CLOSE TO HOME” CONVOCATION Instead of a single gathering, lets co-create a series…

Nicola Coombe writes:  It takes serious courage to choose this path. It takes the vulnerability, yes of fools, to take any path that affirms that the Presence of Life is, at core, whole, free, and emergent. In the past weeks I am more able to say out loud, to write it here, that this path…

Holy Fools and Rough Surfaces “What is a touchstone??” asked Alexandra and Lilli as we shivered around our Touchstone conference-call candle on Tuesday night. Whilst dreaming into future Convocations, and with thanks to the internet (I was going to say google ….), we read that a touchstone is the voice of ‘the holy fool’ who…

Outcomes both tangible and intangible — and an invitation to us ALL — emerged from last week’s annual trustees and staff retreat, writes Nicola Coombe. We reflected on our love for the purpose of OneSpirit’s work, rooted in spiritual awakening and psychological healing, and we spoke of our appreciation for the flexibility and ease that…

Nicola Coombe’s blog: It’s dawn at Winter Solstice, on an overnight train from Scotland. Tuning into the work of 2015 I see drainpipes! It’s basic and true. We’ve laid down a whole network of brand new pipes. We have also donned our cleaning gear and climbed into the trenches with some of those that were…

Nicola Coombe writes: Thinking globally about conflict. Acting locally about resolution. These are empowering directions in the face of the challenges facing humanity right now. On the world stage we offer our prayers for strong climate change agreements in Paris; for considered responses to terrorist violence and the conditions that cultivate it; for compassionate action…

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