Oxford Dictionaries summed up 2018 with their “Word of the Year” Toxic. Sadly, toxic has come to describe everything from politics, relationships, and people to stress and even masculinity in 2018.
Join Barb and John as they discuss how toxic has now entered the realm of metaphor in America and become toxic overload.
Joining the show during the second hour is author and visionary leader, Rev. Dr. Jane Galloway, who will be discussing her book, The Gateways: The Wisdom of 12-Step Spirituality.
Is there more to recovery than just staying sober and clean? Dr. Jane Galloway offers an emphatic “yes” to this question in her groundbreaking 12 Step companion guide, The Gateways: The Wisdom of 12-Step Spirituality. Galloway presents the 12 Steps squarely in the context of 21st-century spirituality with breadth, skill, and sensitivity that helps readers of any faith (or none) experience profound spiritual awakening.
The Gateways are…A Gateway, a Bridge, an Opening into living the Spiritual Life that the Steps promise! What YOU get from this is TOOLS, Inspiration, Time to release the Shame and move into the FREEDOM.
Too many recovery programs fixate on the sickness of addiction and, as a result, trap people in a pathology-centered mindset. Jane Galloway’s strength-based approach suggests “Rather than obsessing on what is ‘wrong’ with a person, learning what is ‘right’ with them may hold the key to understanding.” Incorporating ancient developmental systems like Chinese meridians and the Kabbalah Tree of Life, as well as more recent psychological systems like Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and Erik Erikson’s Eight Ages of Man, Gateways presents 12-Step Spirituality as a Wisdom Path. Galloway’s 12 corresponding Gateway Essences unlock the power of the Steps through spiritual practices and rituals that make up a customized, holistic Mind, Body, Spirit tool kit.
As a 30+ year member of Alcoholics Anonymous, ordained pastor and Doctor of Ministry, accomplished stage and screen actor, and community organizer, the Rev. Dr. Jane Galloway brings a woman’s voice to the chorus of men who have previously spoken on 12-Step spirituality. Her work is inspired by and devoted to AA’s founding spiritual vision as it appears in “The Big Book”: “To us the realm of Spirit is broad, roomy, all inclusive; never exclusive or forbidding to those who earnestly seek.” The Gateways opens wider vistas to the deeper wisdom within us all.
Jane Galloway is a visionary leader dedicated to building community and raising consciousness through radical expressions of Art, Psychology, Spirituality, Education, Community, Urban Design, Social Justice and Critical Thinking. She is a compassionate, yet dynamic, voice for equality and reconciliation in her community and beyond. Her passion is creating bridges between cultures and also connecting people to their own deepest calling. She has made numerous guest appearances on radio and television, received professional awards and commendations for her works as an actor, community, civic and spiritual leader.
For more information, visit https://www.janegalloway.com.
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