Last week we launched our new Spiritual Misfits podcast with Bronte Hughes giving us the low-down on following Jesus as a social worker and how the ethical standard of the sermon on the mount is pretty hard to beat.

Through this new podcast, we want to create conversations that spark your grey matter (like last week’s chat with Bronte). But we also want to help you develop practices that connect your mind, body and heart with the sacred. With love. With Christ.

So this week we’re sharing our first guided reflection/experience. It’s around 9 minutes long, and we hope it extends to you an invitation into some space. 

A moment: to breathe, to be still, to become centred. 

We’ll be making a few of these over time, that you can use whenever you want to. For this first one we’ve made a version with music and one without music so you can choose what you prefer (or try out both!)

You may want to walk while you listen.

Or perhaps you want to sit in a comfortable chair, and close your eyes. 

Whatever works for you. 

These words are for when you don’t have it all figured out. We hope they help you to feel grounded in secure love.

Are you ready?

Listen via the player below, or click here to find links to subscribe on your podcast platform of choice.

Sara M. Saleh on Palestine, liberation and poetry Spiritual Misfits Podcast

Sara M. Saleh is a human rights lawyer, community organiser, writer and the daughter of migrants from Palestine, Egypt and Lebanon. She has many very impressive achievements to her name including being the first poet to win both the Australian Book Review’s Peter Porter Poetry Prize and the Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize, which she did back to back in 2020 and 2021. Sara’s debut novel Songs for the Dead and the Living is out now (link below where you can buy).  Sara is one of the voices that has been a helpful guide for me in recent weeks as we’ve seen the Israeli government cause enormous levels of destruction and loss of human life in Gaza. This conversation is really helpful for decoupling anti-zionism and anti-semitism and understanding why it’s so dangerous when these are conflated. It’s so obvious, as you’ll hear throughout this conversation that Sara holds a fierce commitment to any group of oppressed and suffering people, while striving for solutions that do not simply flip who is oppressing who. The way she speaks about liberation is so generous and beautiful and just. We talk about the limits of identity politics and the deep solidarity that can be found in shared values — and there’s just so much wisdom here. Listen deeply, share widely, and take whatever actions you can — great or small — in the direction of justice.  Sara’s website: ‘Songs for the Dead and the Living’: Sara on Instagram: @instasaranade‘A guide to Palestine for beginners’ (this is a fantastic doc): to the Australia Palestine Advocacy Network: up to our mailing list: our online Facebook community: the pod: us an email: Spiritualmisfits@outlook.comView all episodes and access transcripts at:
  1. Sara M. Saleh on Palestine, liberation and poetry
  2. Noah Small on the nature of God, love and kindness (a little episode with big heart)
  3. Radhika Sukumar-White on lament, suffering and inclusive community
  4. Michael Frost & Shane Meyer-Holt on the other side of 'mega'
  5. Mikali Anagnostis and Gabi Cadenhead on Gen-Z spirituality and Marion St

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