Healing... My Prairie Jubilee Experience
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by Dale Bially
2w ago
  Hello, As you may know I have been an instructor in the Prairie Jubilee Program for the last eight years. Prairie Jubilee is once again about to begin a new Cycle of students looking to reconnect to their inner wisdom and perhaps an outer cosmic wisdom. No small thing in anyone’s life. Healing... A few years ago I was having a conversation with my fellow instructor, Cheryl Kinney Matheson, about that year’s new cohort of students. There were quite a few applicants who mentioned how they were coming to Prairie Jubilee in need of healing. At first I was surprised how “healing” was na ..read more
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Fire Reveals... 
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by Dale Bially
10M ago
Fire Reveals...     A few years back, my partner and I purchased a few boxes of odd candles at a close-out sale, and we were quite excited about the bargain. Sure there were no real sets of candles, but each one was interesting and, as some of you know, nothing warms a dinner table like a few lovely candles.     One of the large pillar candles became a favourite and a regular guest at last winters’ dinners.  One night, as we were finishing the last bites of our lemon tart, we noticed two odd pieces of dark steel protruding from the soft wax of our famili ..read more
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Where are all the men? 
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by Dale Bially
10M ago
Where are all the men?    For a long time I have attended enneagram groups and am often asked “where are all the men?”.  Please know that men do attend these groups, but in much smaller numbers than women.     Over the years I have been supported by variety of men’s groups and read many books on men’s studies, But recently I have been reading a book called Men’s Work. The author, Connor Beaton, shares honest insights on his life and the feeling of isolation that he says is inherent in the culture of men today.    “We as men, detach ourselves from an ..read more
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Let the Cracking Open Begin...
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by Dale Bially
1y ago
So who are you? No, Who are you really? Are you living a life that is true to what you desire, or are you living a life that your parents, friends, or faith traditions want you to live? My parents thought I SHOULD marry a girl and have two children, my parents thought I SHOULD get a job out of high school and not worry about further schooling, My mom thinks that I SHOULD call her every day to confirm that I love her. So Many “Shoulds” Well, I call my mom way less than once a day. I have become a life-long learner and enroll in all kinds of courses continually. And I turned out gay, but marrie ..read more
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Healing... Prairie Jubilee Experience
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by Dale Bially
2y ago
  Hello, As you may know I have been an instructor in the Prairie Jubilee Program for the last eight years. Prairie Jubilee is once again about to begin a new Cycle of students looking to reconnect to their inner wisdom and perhaps an outer cosmic wisdom. No small thing in anyone’s life. Healing... A few years ago I was having a conversation with my fellow instructor, Cheryl Kinney Matheson, about that year’s new cohort of students. We were reviewing applications and there were quite a few students who mentioned how they were coming to Prairie Jubilee in need of healing. At first I w ..read more
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Bringing the "New" to New Year...
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by Dale Bially
2y ago
As 2021 draws to a close many of us pictured something a bit different going into 2022. A friend of mine has a tradition each time he rings in the new year. He opens the back door of the house to allow the old year to leave and opens the front door to usher in the new one. Simple, but I found it so meaningful in the way we look at turning over of the year. As we all say good-bye to 2021, what needs to be let out the back door? Are there grudges that we are holding? Are there hurts that we keep reliving? Are there judgements that need to be revisited or just plain let go? I feel pretty conf ..read more
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Why is it Important to do Enneagram work Gathered with Other People?
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by Dale Bially
4y ago
When we first learn about the enneagram and how it can open us up to who we truly are, our desire is to move quickly and figure it all out. This is just another side effect of living in our fast paced world. Everything in our culture is about getting it done quickly.  We carry the Internet around in our hip pocket and very often use it to validate a point in a conversation or confirm our suspicions. The internet is an awesome tool, but when it comes to the nuances of our humanity. It does not have all the answers. The answers we seek about our true wholeness cannot be realized by simple head k ..read more
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The Virtue of Leisure
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by Dale Bially
4y ago
If I were to die today and able to speak at my funeral and offer one final message to my friends and family, I would speak of the virtues of leisure.   In his book Gratefulness, the Heart of Prayer, Brother David Steindl-Rast introduced me to a new definition of leisure and since then my relationship to time has been transformed.  He says that leisure is not the opposite of work. Work and play are the two poles of all activity. When we work, we work for a purpose and when we play the emphasis is on the meaning of the activity. “In play, all the emphasis falls on the meaning of your activity ..read more
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What is My Purpose? - Remembering Who You Are
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by Dale Bially
4y ago
 “We live in a state of constant semi attention to the sound of voices, music, traffic, or the generalize noise of what goes on around us all the time. This keeps us immersed in a flood of racket and words, a diffuse medium in which our consciousness is half diluted: we are not quite “thinking” not entirely responding, but we are more or less there. We are not fully present and not entirely absent; not fully withdrawn, yet not completely available.” – Thomas Merton – Book of Hours Merton said it well in this quote from his ..read more
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Intimacy, Vulnerability and the Three Marriages
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by Dale Bially
4y ago
Preparing for the A PLACE TO NOURISH OUR HEARTS - ENNEAGRAM RETREAT that takes place APRIL 1 - 8, 2019 has given me time to reflect on my personal relationship as well as those of my friends. American anthropologist Margaret Mead suggested that we should all have three marriages in our lifetime. The first for love, the second for parenting and the third for companionship. Basically, she was suggesting that we match up our love lives with our different developmental stages at different ages. She famously said, “I’ve been married three times — and each time I married the right person.” She also ..read more
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