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
22
Sat
Creating Inner Space @ Chapel at Congregational United Church of Christ
Feb 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 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

Feb
23
Sun
Entering the Healing Ground @ TBA
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Entering the Healing Ground

A Half-Day Workshop
Facilitated by Guest Presenter, Samantha DiRosa, MFA

Grief can take on many forms: the loss of a loved one, the sorrows we feel for the world, ancestral wounds passed down through the generations. Grieving in community through ritual, ceremony, and witnessing was practiced in tribes and villages for millennia, but it has grown absent from our present culture.

In this experiential, 4-hour program, we will create a safe space to learn about the lost art and practices of “communal grief tending.” We will discuss how it is possible to relate to grief as a sacred guest who is always present and needs tending.

Through the lens of Francis Weller’s “Five Gates of Grief,” we will explore and experience:

  • The mysterious connection between grief and joy
  • The healing power of being heard and received in our grief
  • How grief practices nurture soul expression, growth and connection
  • How embracing our grief in community helps heal our world

About Samantha: Samantha is a university art professor, yoga instructor. and a budding “ritualist” and art therapist in Greensboro. Having trained with Francis Weller, author of The Wild Edge of Sorrow and Joanna Macy, author of Active Hope, she believes in the power of ritual and ceremony to transmute loss and sorrow into the healing of individuals, communities and the Earth. Samantha is a sensitive and insightful facilitator, and The School is proud to have her present this workshop for us.

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?
Contact Samantha at sdirosa@gmail.com

Mar
14
Sat
The Enneagram: A Map for Understanding Ourselves & Others @ Brassfield Center for Healing and Integration
Mar 14 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Enneagram: A Map for Understanding Ourselves & Others

Facilitated by Marilyn Wolf, M.Ed.

This half-day workshop is for both the beginner as well as for those who have a basic knowledge of the Enneagram and want a deeper understanding of how some of the core elements weave themselves together to a make a coherent path for personal growth.

Specifically, we will cover such fundamentals as:

  • The 3 “Centers of Intelligence” and the core needs found within each
  • How the 9 Types attempt to get these needs met
  • The meaning of the inner connecting lines arrows which reveal how the Types behave under stress and when integrating towards a higher way of being
  • The wings which influence how the Types show up in their everyday lives

Workshop Format:
A combination of instruction with group participation which is the very best way for us to learn what it means to be a certain Type.

Do I Need to Know My Type? No. In fact, this workshop will be helpful to you with this. If you want to do some reading beforehand though, I recommend The Essential Enneagram by David Daniels, MD. Also, you can take a test at www.enneagraminstitute.com.

Everyone who attends is eligible for a discounted Enneagram consultation with Marilyn for $50 to deepen your knowledge of your Type and begin to explore how to use this knowledge and awareness of yourself in your life.

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 learn about Marilyn as an Enneagram teacher, click here.

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

 

 

Mar
17
Tue
Reconstructing the Gospel: Finding Freedom from Slaveholder Religion @ College Place United Methodist Church
Mar 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Reconstructing the Gospel: Finding Freedom from Slaveholder Religion

A 6-week Book Study with Rev. Dr. Robert W. Brewer

 

The same Christianity that sang “Amazing grace, how sweet the sound” also perpetuated white supremacy and racial injustice in the name of Jesus.

In his book, James Wilson-Hartgrove traces his journey from the religion of the slaveholder to the Christianity of Christ. Set in North Carolina, this remarkable book addresses issues of religion, race, privilege and spirituality.

Specifically, we will:

  • Examine this ability of Christianity to claim freedom as a basic tenet while simultaneously supporting the enslavement of other
  • Explore our own relationship with racismAddress how racism both supports and damages white people
  • Seek ways to address and challenge racism and white supremacy in our own communities
  • Find and participate in spiritual practices which lead the away from a “slaveholder religion” to a religion of true freedom and equality

The School is proud to have Rev. Dr. Robert Brewer as a guest presenter. He is a United Methodist minister and has served as the Campus Chaplain and an Asst. Professor of Religion at Greensboro College since 2005. At the college, he oversees religions life and community service and teaches courses in spiritual development, scripture interpretation, homiletics, Methodism, and juggling (yes, juggling!).

Dates: Six Tuesdays —  March 17, 24 & 31, April 7, 14 & 21
Times: 6:00 – 8:00 PM

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

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