The other day while watching one of Olivia's videos and browsing the comments, I saw that someone had asked how to "come out of the broom closet" to Christian parents. This gave me an idea to discuss crossovers in order to help people open up those conversations or practise more openly.
And, yesterday I saw something to help me open the topic: Manifestation in a Christian church summer programme.
I was at a very Jesus-centred, nondenominational Christian church celebration for a couple of my students that were graduating from a summer programme (I taught a few science workshops at the camp). At the celebration, the oldest group of students were given a 4x6 canvas and asked to pick one of their "fruit of the spirit" characteristics that mean something personal to them and what the student wanted to work on to develop in their own life. They were asked to think about that characteristic, how it would help them in their future, and how they could develop it in themselves.
As the students painted what they thought their characteristic looked like, they talked about how it would help them in the now and in the future they wanted. They worked together as a group to discuss what it was that they wanted in life. A few of the kids worked silently focused on their painting and wishes.
This is the same thing as manifesting a desire for us. We have a wide variety of ways to do the exact same thing to bring out certain characteristics, outcomes, etc.
The Christians chose characteristics related to the morals and goals of their church: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
I don't know about you, but these seem like characteristics that we can all get behind for a variety of reasons. It wouldn't be necessary to hide in the broom closet while telling your parents/roommates that you want to work on developing a sense of joy in the little things, and XYZ will help remind you and keep you on that task. Anyone else see any crossovers? How do they relate to your craft?