Welcome to the launch! This website and linked Facebook page is hereby dedicated to the story and practice of being a spiritual leader. Over time, we'll collect the best resources, talk about the practices as they manifest in our lives and work, and explore ways to grow in our identity and passion. The website is in progress. Please sign up for our mailing list. Please feel free to share your ideas, resources and technical prowess. This is just a starting place.
Divign Thinking is for leaders, spiritual leaders. Divign Thinking came from the wisdom shared among religious and youth workers. Their years of collective experience represent the core of what it means to whole-heartedly, creatively and intelligently engaged. So, if you're reading this, chances are you are on an ever-inviting path of learning and growth as a leader. An underlying assumption of Divign Thinking is that we are all leaders. Chances are, we will be given an opportunity to influence someone else. Chances are, we have an opportunity to do this each day if we are out in the world -- either in the flesh or digitally.
At the simplest level, Divign Thinking is a conversation about being a spiritual leader. Through themed graphics, online conversations, written reflection and the current innovative tools for shared peer learning, and especially just finding the right time and place to ask questions. Like.
How can I maintain personal balance and dedication to good works?
What is it I need to know?
What should I pay attention to?
When can we schedule a time to practice structured methods for cultivating new creative
ideas and adaptive solutions?
Let's discover our shared vision! I wonder about the ways our work differs.
What is the source of call for our work?
Why does that matter?
Divign Thinking began as a learning module to explore the elements of personal and spiritual development among peers. Conceived by long-time religious educator and interfaith community minister, Anne Principe, Divign Thinking is evolving into an open source of stories, ideas, and interactive methods intended to cultivate and empower the spiritual leader's sense of Self and impact. To cultivate the Self means to commit to always being a learner as we live in to our identity, beliefs, and for many -- the archetypal role of being a leader. The collection of resources makes good use of various current methods of creative engagement, innovative problem solving and new educational theories.
Divign Thinking - as a concept- welcomes all expressions of empowerment, equity and meaning-making in our midst. When we are thinking divignly, we are fully awake and aware of what is happening in our midst, our role in it, and the ultimate meaning for all those involved. This is an intentional practice that deeply relies on shared learning.
The term, "divign thinking," is an intersection of the divine and "design thinking." Whereas the notion of design as a "way of thinking" in the sciences began in the 1960s, Divign Thinking suggests the need for collective/justice/creatively-minded leaders to to inform, develop, and discipline their habits and skills by continual spiritual, rational and emotional identity work.
So please, stay tuned in. It will be great to connect in this way.
In peace and possibility,