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Judith’s New Book!

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ENJOY JUDITH’S NEW BOOK… Longing for the Blessing Midrashic Voices from Toldot poems and prose by Judith Sarah Schmidt “Judith Schmidt’s bold and original poetic meditations on the Biblical stories in the Torah portion of Toldot will surprise you with … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Boston Tragedy

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The inexplicable horror of what happened Monday, April 15 in Boston is still reeling in all of our souls.  There are so many questions.  Undoubtedly some will be answered in the coming days or weeks.  We might even know who … Continue reading

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Mourning Newtown

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Mourning the dead in Newtown CT Judith Sarah Schmidt I feel called to speak some words to our beloved CIL community. Words, however, are so hard to find at this time. Language seems lost… stunned speechlessness seems the only response … Continue reading

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Summer Musings on the Presence of Peace

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Summer Musings on The Practice of Presence Judith S. Schmidt PhD During this summer, I have been reading and reflecting on several facets of the Practice of Presence, a wisdom practice that is central to our learning at the Center … Continue reading

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Late Fall Newsletter: Gestures of the Soul by Judith

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GESTURES OF THE SOUL Judith Sarah Schmidt PhD All real living is meeting (Martin Buber) In recent weeks, a poem by William Carlos Williams keeps calling to me, whispering itself in my ear.  It goes like this: So much depends … Continue reading

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Interview with Alexis and Judith

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We would like to share a recent interview that Sandra Pribanic, a 2007 CIL graduate, recently held with us. Sandra’s probing questions gave us pause to reflect on our over 30-year relationship with CIL and with one another. Sandra, who … Continue reading

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Fall 2011 CIL Newsletter – Autumn Reflections from Judith

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Embodied Images: Healing Containers For Trauma Judith Sarah Schmidt Ph.D The deep resources of healing and wholeness offered by dream and imaginal journeying are central to both my personal and professional practices. I would like to share with you some … Continue reading

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Fall 2011 CIL Newsletter: Autumn Reflections from Alexis

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Working with Space and Safety Alexis Johnson, PhD A few weeks ago I heard from a CIL graduate who wrote about starting another program and then added   “I always miss the CIL training – it is the best and safest … Continue reading

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May 2011 Newsletter: Cry the Beloved Country

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Cry the Beloved Country Judith Schmidt, PhD I am concerned for my beloved country.  There are things I see that frighten me, that I believe are potentially threatening to our democracy.  Being a culture focused on the cult of personality, we … Continue reading

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December 2010 Newsletter: Practice of Presence

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A PRACTICE OF PRESENCE: SPACES OF CREATION – Judith S. Schmidt There is a room that graced my young life. Between my fifth and eighth years, between 1938 and l942, every Sunday, I visit my father’s mother, my grandmother. She … Continue reading

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