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We're on the hunt for stories


Do you know someone who might like to share a story? Is it your neighbour, a family member or an old friend? Is it you? We'd love to hear from you or them! Our doors are now open for suggestions for the next season of Services. 

Please take a look at the themes and questions that are alive and present within our community (see below) and submit your idea with heart here before Wednesday August 2nd. 

Please include:
1. Your name
2. The storyteller's name (if not you)
3. A brief description of the story you (or someone you know) would like to share
4. How you think the story is connected to the questions alive within our community (see the list below)
5. How you are involved in or familiar with The Weekly Service

We'll then be in touch in mid-August, to let you know if you're story was selected by our members.

If you've not experienced The Weekly Service and you want to know more about what we mean by an idea with heart, see here. You can also go to our website to see what people have spoken about in the past. 

What we heard at the Community Tune-in

On a frosty, sun-shining July morning, a roomful of brilliant minds and hearts gathered for our seasonal Community Tune In. Huddled together, we shared our own unique and beautiful contexts as we asked ourselves: What is your burning question? What five themes are you interested in exploring? We mused on the tensions between our individual and collective inquiries.

The most popular themes by word were:

A few themes stood out:

Being in community  
• How do we bring the consciousness, vulnerability and sovereignty to being in groups that allow us to resist and transcend our old pattern of being in groups? 
• How do we feel safe? Anchored to a larger community with a strong/unwavering sense of belonging?
• What are boundaries, how do we set them and uphold them? 

Nature & becoming human 
• 
How do we, as a species, stop doing what we've always done? 
• What barriers do we have to let go of/what do we have to do in ourselves/society to live in a fully conscious, connected way, in tune with life purpose and nature?
• In an unprecedented context for our and most other species, who or how or what are we to be and become? 
• Who are we truly (part of family, society, part of humanity, part of earth...)? 

Purpose & contribution
 
How do we contribute without burning out? Finding authentic purpose and making a living from it?
• How can I, in an environment that is often unconscious and fearful, live everyday honouring and seeing the world as the miracle that it is?
• How do I make space for myself to grow a calm space for focus on what benefits me without distraction?

Grief and death
• 
How do we as a society become comfortable with death and resolve our issues with death?

The 30+ burning questions:
1. What is it to truly listen – how can forgiveness help us see and live common ground?
2. Do I still have a direction, even without a passion? 
3. What does it mean to be a man and what role do men have to play in the feminist movement? 
4. How should we live in honour of the earth and the universe? 
5. How do we bring the consciousness, vulnerability and sovereignty to being in groups that allow us to resist and transcend our old pattern of being in groups? 
6. What do we need as a community to learn/unlearn to hear and be with the otherness of the other?
7. How can I, in an environment that is often unconscious and fearful, live everyday honouring and seeing the world as the miracle that it is? 
8. In an unprecedented context for our and most other species, who or how or what are we to be and become? 
9. How do I make space for myself to grow a calm space for focus on what benefits me without distraction? 
10. How do we contribute without burning out? Finding authentic purpose and making a living from it?
11. How can I acknowledge partnership, aliveness, self respect, resilience and beauty in my life and create more? 
12. What are boundaries, how do we set them and uphold them? 
13. How to remember to honour a person in death in face of unresolved feelings and trauma and in the face of other's drama?
14. How can we as a community address the powerful disenfranchisement of the soul self that occurs as a result of child abuse? 
15. How do we, as a species, stop doing what we've always done? 
16. How do we as a society become comfortable with death and resolve our issues with death? 
17. What even is faith? For others, for myself? 
18. How can I trust myself to take care of myself and make myself available/vulnerable/ready to be supported/loved by my friends/community? 
19. How do I earn a livelihood that gives me and others energy whilst feeding and supporting my family?
20. How do we create 'healing' spaces for reconciliation? 
21. If there is a crisis in meaning and purpose it means many of us are living without it. How do we live without it? Why is meaning so important? What is it that we have to face if we don't use meaning as a defence? 
22. How do I get generosity/charity/giving into my job & day to day? What is it? What does it look like? 
23. What barriers do we have to let go of/what do we have to do in ourselves/society to live in a fully conscious, connected way, in tune with life purpose and nature? 
24. What is the capacity of the human heart? What stops us from being generous? What moves inside us when we pass a homeless person on the street - and why do we not follow that instinct of care? 
25. What is my burning question? 
26. Who are we truly (part of family, society, part of humanity, part of earth...)? 
27. How do we feel safe? Anchored to a larger community with a strong/unwavering sense of belonging? 
28. Where does anxiety come from? Where does your anxiety come from? 
29. What is The Weekly Service? 
30. Will we be able to use love, trust, time as currency rather than paper?
32. How can I be both broken & whole, in community?