The School is grounded in universal spirituality and infused with the heart of hospitality. Our purpose is to create a space where individuals can deepen their spiritual lives and experience a shift in consciousness. We offer classes, study groups, workshops, and retreats to provide individuals the opportunity to:

• Learn from a variety of spiritual traditions

• Be in community with people on a spiritual journey

• Develop real-life skills for more awakened living

• Embrace their human nature and spiritual essence

• Discover ways to contribute to the transformation of the world

The School at Space for Conscious Living is a place where people can gather to explore the “big” questions:

Who am I?
Where did I come from?
Where am I going?
How shall I live?

Contact the School: (336) 601-0823
E-mail: TheSchool.SCL@gmail.com

Our Faculty

Our faculty is comprised of individuals who are committed to their own spiritual growth and awakening. Individually and as a group, we seek to share our expertise, gifts, and insights with others to support them in their journeys. We want our participants to hear from voices other than our own, so we often feature guest teachers and presenters to share their wisdom and talent so we can all be students and teachers to one another.

Marilyn Wolf

Marilyn is the founder and director of The School. Her transformative experiences which began in 2009 led her to retire as a psychotherapist after 28 years in order to help others in their spiritual journeys. She is an integrative energy work practitioner, a seasoned Enneagram teacher, and is certified by the Servant Leadership School of Greensboro where she also taught for five years. The “nudge from the Universe” to build The School affirmed her gift for gathering people into community for shared exploration, learning, and support.

Marilyn’s spirituality is grounded in many faith traditions, her work in the fields of energy and consciousness, and her studies and experiences with various spiritual teachers. The overarching mission of her sacred calling is two-fold: To help others realize that we co-create with the Divine the awakening of our true nature which is presence, freedom and love; and that when we live from this awakened state, we participate in the shift in consciousness needed in the world today.

You may contact Marilyn directly at marilyn@spaceforconsciousliving.com

Linda Brown

Linda is a retired professor of African American Literature and creative writing. She is the author of three novels, numerous poems, and essays. Her book, Belles of Liberty, is about the role of Bennett College in the Greensboro civil rights movement. It grew out of her life-long passion for racial and social justice. Her latest publications, two volumes of poetry and a CD about Mary the mother of Jesus, are called A Mother Knows her Child and Something of His Mother to Remember.

Linda is a life-long seeker of metaphysical wisdom and truths as well as being a seasoned spiritual teacher. Her offerings include book studies, workshops and retreats exploring such topics as the divine feminine; metaphysics and spirituality; writing as a spiritual discipline; patriarchy, racism, and other systems of dominance; and issues of social justice and change.

To learn more about Linda and her work, please visit her website.

You may contact her directly at lbrown52@triad.rr.com. 

Harriet Bullock

Harriet is a retired marriage and family therapist. She is certified by the Servant Leadership School of Greensboro and taught classes there as well.  In her ongoing spiritual journey, she finds wisdom and direction in the Twelve Steps which she believes is a remarkable program for recovery as well as for simply living with serenity and acceptance.

Harriet is passionate about helping others understand and practice compassionate communication so we may engage in conflict with self awareness and an ethic of respect and care for one another. Her deep hope is that through mindful listening and sharing, we can truly help bring about peace in the world. Her offerings include classes and book studies centered on such topics as non-violence, compassionate living, healthy relationships and the use of the Twelve Steps for daily life.

You may contact Harriet directly at harrietbullock46@gmail.com

Ken Frazier

Ken holds an M.Ed. in counseling and has served in the mental health field for forty years. He specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders and depression. In addition, he has also facilitated many support groups and led numerous workshops over the years. He is a student and teacher of A Course in Miracles, a map he uses for his own life and for spiritual psychotherapy. For Ken, this work combined with spiritual principles and goals, is a journey from fear to love.

Early in life, Ken began turning inward to find insight into his search for “the truth.” Over time, he began to love his questions and devloped a deep desire to connect with others to search for answers together. Along the way, that quest revealed itself to be a spiritual path. His offerings include such topics as creating inner space, finding our inherent power and wisdom, coming home to ourselves, and living life from a place of awareness and peace.

You may contact Ken directly at kafptc@aol.com

Bob Richardson

Bob is an ordained minister and a Reiki master. He has studied various religious and spiritual teachings and been involved with many personal growth groups. In 1996 he made his first trip to India which had a profound impact on him. Since then, he has traveled there frequently for extended periods of time, meeting and studying with many well-known spiritual teachers. He has been meditating formally since the mid 1970’s, and as a result of this, his studies, and the grace of his teachers and Divine Spirit, he has experienced shifts in his conscious awareness.

Like all of us who are awakening, Bob has gone through extremely challenging periods. He draws on his personal experiences and shifts in consciousness to guide others in their awakening and transformation, a path he feels we are all walking together. His offerings include leading mediation and spiritual growth groups.

You may contact Bob directly at bobjoyrich@gmail.com

Ellen Simon

Ellen is a certified spiritual director and provides opportunities for others to observe, explore and respond to the Divine’s movement in their lives.

Ellen graduated from Souljourners, an accredited spiritual formation program in the Benedictine tradition and has been accompanying others in their ongoing spiritual journey since 2008.

Ellen’s work is grounded in the belief that God is active in all aspects of daily life and that reflection on divine action and love draws us deeper into relationship with God, self and others. Her calling is to make space for deep, mindful listening, contemplation, and awareness. Her offerings to help others do that include book studies, individual and group spiritual direction, and guided retreats.

You may contact Ellen directly at emariesimon@gmail.com

Kathleen Edwards, administrator

Dave McLean, King’s English, online content

Michael Wheeler, graphic arts and creative consultant

Calendar of Events

Feb
4
Tue
Creating a New Myth: The Return of the Feminine and the World Soul – book study @ Brassfield Center for Healing & Integration
Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Creating a New Myth: A Book Study on The Return of the Feminine and the World Soul  by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Facilitated by Linda Beatrice Brown with Marilyn Wolf

Six sessions, Tuesdays starting February 4
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

In this 6-week book study, using Sufi mystic LlewellynVaughan-Lee’s book as our foundation, we will explore the connection between the survival of our planet, feminine wisdom, how we understand gender and behave as men and women.

  • How do we move our consciousness into a different paradigm?
  • Can we learn this new way of being in time to save our rapidly dying planet and species?
  • Why is the Feminine important in reshaping our relationship with ourselves and the world

Vaughan-Lee helps us probe into these questions which are at the heart of our critical need to heal the planet and write a new story about ourselves and our world. He tells us that without the Feminine, nothing new can be born, nothing new can come into existence – we will remain trapped in the patriarchy and materialism that is desecrating our souls and destroying our planet.

Through his lyrical and compelling writing, Vaughan-Lee brings deep insight into our current dilemma as residents of planet Earth. In his view, the world is a spiritual being, and “because we have denied the world its divinity,” it is only feminine wisdom that will save the planet and its living inhabitants.

Our study will examine how the mystical and divine Feminine holds the key to the necessary work of redeeming our souls, awakening to a new way of being, creating a new archetypal myth for survival, and participating in the transformation of the consciousness of the world.

Book Required: The Return of the Feminine and the World Soul by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Cancellation Policy:
If you cancel before 1 week prior to the event, you will get a refund minus a $10 processing fee. If you cancel within 1 week of the event, there is no refund. If you cancel due to unavoidable circumstances, please discuss this with us.

To read about The School and about Linda, click here.

Questions? Email us at TheSchool.SCL@gmail.com

 

 

Feb
6
Thu
Boundless Compassion: Creating a Way of Life – book study @ Brassfield Center for Healing & Integration
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

BOUNDLESS COMPASSION: Creating a Way of Life

by Joyce Rupp

A Book Study with Harriet Bullock, MS, LMFT

Dates: 6 Thursdays ~ Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27; March 5 & 1

There is nothing wimpy or starry-eyed about compassion. Living compassionately is rarely convenient and often challenging. It requires a willingness to pay the price for being aware of suffering and doing what is possible to diminish it.
~Joyce Rupp, from Boundless Compassion

Whether you are beginning to think deeply about the virtue of compassion or have been striving to practice it on your life for some time, this book study may very well be for you. The study includes meeting as a group once a week for 6 weeks. There we will join in the “common cause” of deepening our study of compassion, share our personal experiences with living more compassionately, and enjoy the benefits of one another’s insights gained during the previous week.

Specifically our study is intended to help you:

  • Learn what it means to live a life of compassion
  • Understand the practice of self-compassion
  • Identify principal areas related to suffering and loss and the ensuing grief
  • Move from hostility to hospitality, specifically in the world of the marginalized
  • Look more keenly at what we have failed or forgotten to notice about the suffering of our planet and the causes of that pain
  • Reflect on our mentors of compassion as an inspiration and stimulus for hope

Book Required: Boundless Compassion: Creating a Way of Life by Joyce Rupp

Learn More about The School and to read about Harriet, please click here.

Cancellation Policy:
If you cancel before 1 week prior to the event, you will get a refund minus a $10 processing fee. If you cancel within 1 week of the event, there is no refund. If you cancel due to unavoidable circumstances, please discuss this with us.

Questions? Email us at TheSchool.SCL@gmail.com

Feb
22
Sat
Creating Inner Space @ Chapel at Congregational United Church of Christ
Feb 22 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

Creating Inner Space

A 4-Session Class Facilitated by Ken Frazier, M.Ed., LPC

This class has 4 sessions. Please see the dates below.

“The mind is great when used as a tool and not so great when it is calling the shots.”
–Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., author of Inner Peace for Busy People and The Power of the Mind to Heal

  • Do you want to stop your distressing and painful thoughts but can’t?
  • Are you stuck in a cycle of emotional reactivity which is creating chaos in your life?
  • Would you like to be in harmony with yourself, living with peace and joy?

If you answered “Yes” to these questions, then this class is probably for you. Creating Inner Space is designed to teach you how to observe yourself and create distance between yourself and the thoughts and emotions which are the real cause of your psychological, emotional, spiritual and even physical suffering.

As we develop the ability to observe the thoughts and emotions which determine how we experience our lives, we are able to choose our responses and end the cycle of reactivity. This reactivity is our “karma” which holds us in painful patterns, and the ability to consciously observe and choose the correction is our spiritual birthright to live with presence, peace and joy.

Participants will learn the fundamental beliefs of ego and the process of non-identification with these beliefs. The dynamic of “choose once again” will be the portal for learning how to consciously choose to diminish your suffering and create a new story and script for your life.

Specifically, over the course of 4 Saturday sessions, we will cover:
Session 1 – Feb. 22: Cognitive Mechanics: The Dynamics of the Inner Voice of Ego
Session 2 – March 28: Ego States: Our Internal Family System
Session 3 – April 25: Schemas: The Stories that Run Our Lives
Session 4 – May 30: Mindfulness and Meditation: Breaking Free from the Illusion of Ego

Cancellation Policy:
If you cancel before 1 week prior to the event, you will get a refund minus a $10 processing fee. If you cancel within 1 week of the event, there is no refund. If you cancel due to unavoidable circumstances, please discuss this with us.

To read about The School and about Ken, click here.

Questions?
Email us at TheSchool.SCL@gmail.com

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