The 5th week of Sumedha Sadhana was devoted to an exploration of Midlife Dynamics and Psycho-Sexual and Celibate Integration. It was facilitated by Jose Parappully.
The Dynamics explored included: Emotional Awareness of One’s Mortality, Reassessment of Life and its Priorities; Re-Visioning of Dreams, De-Illusioning, Reclaiming Shadows; Integration of the Animus and the Anima, Sexuality, Celibacy and Intimacy, and the Midlife Call.
Jose Parappully used insights from various psychological theories, as well as tools and techniques from the Intensive Journal, Psychosynthesis, Bioenergetics and the Expressive Arts to help participants explore these issues.
Sumedhan celebrated the the Solemnity of St. Thomas the Apostle of India with a syro-Malabar Liturgy presided over by Fr. tony from the Thuckaly Syro-Malabar dioceses. He was assisted in the singing by Fr. Antony of the same diocese
During the week we also celebrated the Baptism of the newborn baby girl of our cook Punita. We also celebrated the birthday of Punita’s son Arpit who turned seven on July 3.