Cycles of Seasons
Online Series with Mathew Francis
September 13 – October 4
Embodied Contemplative Experience honoring the cycles and seasons of Mother Earth using agriculture as metaphor. Four weeks developing Unity Praxis Tai Ji Qigong techniques. Tend the vineyard of your life. Harvest the best fruit.
Rediscover Christ as Vineyard Master. Cultivate, Irrigate, Prepare, and Harvest the Fruit of the Spirit in your life. Allow practical Body-Mind contemplative technique to enrich transformation and the Fruit of The Spirit.
Week 1 Cultivation – Wednesday September 13, 4:00-5:30 PM
Till, turn, condition, and work the soils your life is rooted in. Tend to the health and vitality of the humus of life. Ground your life experiences in well-tended and conditioned soil. Bring the breath of Holy Spirit into the soil and roots where you are planted through Embodied Contemplative practice.
Week 2 Irrigation – Wednesday September 20, 4:00-5:30 PM
Refresh your life with the living water of the Holy Spirit. Apply water and nutrients to soil and roots at the right time and the right way. Feed the branches, leaves, sugars and quality of fruit through the cycles of evapotranspiration. Experience Body-Mind contemplation. Invite the Vineyard Master to refresh your life.
Week 3 Preparation - Wednesday September 27, 4:00-5:30 PM
The Vineyard Master walks among the vines closely examining leaves, berries, sugars, and other conditions required for the best harvest. This involves pruning tendrils, culling berries, and tying branches in specific configuration. Allow Christ to trim, cull, and prepare you for the best harvest possible in the Fruit of the Spirit.
Week 4 Harvest - Wednesday October 4, 4:00-5:30 PM
Harvest the fruits of your life. Partner with your fellow vineyard workers of family, community, and friends in the Grace of Christ. Use community experience, the participants of this series, the Vineyard Masters, and practice skills attained in this series to fully embody Christ in your life. Transform into a Contemplative Alter Christus in the Vineyard where you are planted.
UNITY PRACTICES COVERED
Zhan Zhuang Full Circle — Ecumenical Prayer Form — Cleansing Set — Walk Around Mountain Vineyard
Presenter Bio Mathew Francis is the founder of Unity Praxis bringing synergies of 40 years dedicated to Christian Discipleship and Tai Ji practice. Mathew guides people to deeper experience of life through faith, practice, and business. He shares learnings from his personal spiritual journey balancing work, life and family through wisdom of Eastern and Western traditions. Mathew is currently President of Pacific Rim Advisory Group, a Business Strategy & Development and Family Succession firm. Mathew lives in the Central Valley of California, married to his lovely bride Elizabeth, and finds his identity as a husband, father, grandfather, friend, and wayfarer on the Path.