The topic for this month's Diversity and Spirituality Community Gathering is Gifts From Encountering the Other. Host Cindy Franklin will share her perspective on the enjoyable and/or sometimes painful gifts we receive when encountering the Other. These gifts may include enhanced self knowledge and deeper spiritual awareness; fuller integration of what was previously held "In Shadow;” and richer capacity for living in alignment with core values. She will share some of her own experiences and ask guests to reflect on and share theirs.
Cindy is an executive coach and consultant who has lived in radically different cultures and been immersed in spiritual practices that were very different from those of her upbringing. She has a deep interest in helping individuals to thrive and to create contexts where all can do so. As part of that, she is also interested in cultural diversity and healing of cultural trauma.