Project Cross Point is working to ELIMINATE CHILD ABUSE by working with religious organizations and worshiping communities to become sacred guardians of the children.

In collaboration with the University of Minnesota Center for Restorative Justice & Peacemaking, and recognized by the St. Paul Archdiocese, and accepted by the St. Paul Ramsey County Attorney’s Office (see supporting letter).

 

Project Cross Point is working to ELIMINATE CHILD ABUSE by teaching religious organizations and worshiping communities how to become sacred guardians of the children.

We are in collaboration with the Minnesota Center for Restorative Justice & Peacemaking, and recognized by the MN St. Paul Archdiocese, and accepted by the St. Paul Ramsey County Attorney’s Office (supporting letter).

 

Healing Concept

Healing Concept

Healing is an evolving process with many stages. Much of it is based on a relationship between those in pain and the community that support them. Healing begins with an informing process that allows for interactive conversations to begin between people without risking safety and trust that has not been established. >>>

  • Healing is an evolving process with many stages. Much of it is based on a relationship between those in pain and the community that support them. Healing begins with an informing process that allows for interactive conversations to begin between people without risking safety and trust that has not been established. Information is valuable. However, the primary magic of healing is found woven into the relationships that are created between the individuals who share information together. It’s not the information itself; it’s the connection with another. Healing is often broken up into parts in our science-based world. Sickness is diagnosed and ailments are separately treated. But this only works well for temporary repairs of physical ailments, and does little for those distressed with underlying emotional and spiritual constitutions. It has been known over the ages that a communal process is what resources health and vitality. This starts with a conversation that becomes understanding. Understanding generates meaningfulness, and meaning is what shapes trust. And trust is what creates safety for all involved. The emergence of a communal trust allows for individual healing to happen.

Project Focus

Project Focus

Every society is run, not by its science, but rather by its myths. The primary places where cultural mythologies are held are within our religious institutions, satisfying our need to be – not just mindful, but soulful. At this level of spiritual connection, communities make decisions about right and wrong >>>

  • Every society is run, not by its science, but rather by its myths. The primary places where cultural mythologies are held are within our religious institutions, satisfying our need to be – not just mindful, but soulful. At this level of spiritual connection, communities make decisions about right and wrong based on how we support each other’s values and beliefs; both good and bad. Thus, to change how a society deals with child abuse means going deep into the bellies of our churches and address the darkness as part of our worship. To heal this dark human condition, we must not separate it from our prayer. With this commitment, we gain the power to transform the horrors of abuse into Sacred Acts of Healing. Project Cross Point has chosen to tend to abuse inside Catholic parishes for this reason. It is here where we can transform the gravity of a child’s darkness into a blessing of grace and light. Through this work, each member of the community creates a deeper relationship with Spirit. 

Supporting Network

Supporting Network

Healing a community involved with child abuse depends upon those within it who have run the gauntlet of personal transformation for themselves, as they understand how communal support is a crucial part of any one individual’s healing. Thus, foundational for achieving a sustained healing process >>>

  • Healing a community involved with child abuse depends upon those within it who have run the gauntlet of personal transformation for themselves, as they understand how communal support is a crucial part of any one individual’s healing. Thus, foundational for achieving a sustained healing process, is providing a supportive network of people who have an integrated set of skills (head), compassion (heart), and strength (gut), to carry those stepping into the healing process, through their personal labyrinth of wounding. Access to a healing network makes their burdens that come with healing more bearable and helps accelerate a person’s ability to move beyond the mental emotional chains that abuse creates. As well, healing is ‘reflective’ meaning that the support given by anyone within the community to those in need, mirrors itself throughout the overall social fabric, making the group more resilient to future issues of abuse. Communal support dramatically minimizes abuse recurrence and increases the rate of healing for the person(s) having to go through it. The PCP Healing Support Network is under early development. Presently we have a couple dozen supporters within the network and is growing quickly. Although it is mostly based in MN where the pilot project is well underway, the network is quickly becoming national and global. We ask that you consider for yourself – should you be a part of this network? Fill out the application on this page, or get in touch with ProjectCrossPoint.com leadership to have conversation about what’s possible.

Cross Points Toward Healing

Transforming Personal Wounding into Communal Gifts

Four Poems That Express The Journey

Revelation is an awe-inspiring awareness of something. It may not necessarily be a joyful experience, at least to begin with. It can  also be horrifying. Doing the work of transmuting our Wounds into Gifts begins with a revealing moment, but often starts with fear and shock. Difficult to be with ourselves, we often become isolated and afraid within a world that does not know how to support our pain. This first cross point can be the greatest challenge along our healing journey. But hang on. Know that your new awareness is a powerful insight. You will revel in it later down the path. It is setting the healing tone for your mind, body, and soul. 

 

Personal & Communal Transformation

Bringing Understanding To The Process of Trauma & Healing

Personal healing happens when we are in deep relationship with a supporting spiritual community

Supporting another’s healing process is one of the most Sacred Gifts one person can give to another. But it must be done in community. Watch this powerful interview about what sacred healing communities look like.

  • Why Are So Many Adults Today Haunted by Trauma?

    Our political and social systems don’t support fundamental human needs, says Gabor Mate—which affects our ability to deal with traumatic events.

    Sixty percent of adults report difficult childhood experiences, including drawn-out divorces, violence, and abuse. The effects of trauma are long-lasting, ranging from anxiety to post-traumatic stress disorder to physical illness. But according to Dr. Gabor Mate, focusing solely on the role of family in childhood trauma misses the bigger picture. What if trauma also results from a shortcoming on the part of society to support families in thriving? If society helped informed teachers and parents meet children’s basic human needs for attachment and connection, would we produce fewer traumatized adults?

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Pain and healing are generationally transmitted, affecting cultures of people across time

For us to culturally address the legacy of trauma across history is challenging. Listen to this insightful interview on how trauma and resilience are a part of the human condition, and our evolution. 

  • Spiritual teachings are at their best when designed for the human organism to heal and thrive.

    It is challenging for us to culturally address the legacy of trauma across history. Our religious rituals have an innate wisdom that recognizes the importance of creating a container where pain and trauma can be acknowledged. Our greatest leaders are masters at healing communal trauma. The process of healing requires a container of acknowledgement.

    Yet, our religious rituals have innate wisdom recognizing the importance of how pain and trauma can be acknowledged. Our greatest spiritual leaders are masters at this kind of healing where both personal and communal trauma require a safe container of acknowledgement.

    By exploring the impact of trauma’s through cultural and scientific study, we help to inform discussions that move our spiritual story forward beyond individual wounding and healing to communal revelation and gifting.

    In science, genetics describes DNA sequencing, while epigenetics shows how genes can be turned on and off and expressed differently through changes in environment and behavior. By understanding how the effects of stress and trauma can transmit biologically, beyond cataclysmic events, to the next generation, we can learn to flourishing beyond the trauma that marks our lives as well as those of our families and communities.

    From the children of Holocaust survivors, to pregnant women who survived 9/11, to victims of sexual abuse, awareness and openness with our human experiences are critical to healing not only ourselves as individuals, but entire communities.

    CLICK TO LISTEN TO THE AUDIO ON GENERATIONAL TRAUMA

How Trauma and Resilience Cross Generations

Healing child abuse is the most transforming act we can work on as a human collective

Trophic Cascade is a process that impacts an entire living systems by selectively altering a point of influence. By consciously choosing critical touch points within a diseased system, we can alter the course of humanity’s future.

  • How does ’Trophic Cascade’ Relate to Healing Child Sex Abuse?

    “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.” – John Muir –

    Sexual abuse is a social cancer; a pervasive weed. Gone unchecked, it has permeated all parts of human society worldwide, including our places of worship, making all of us (whether we know it or not) unbalanced and sick. Freeing our children from the horrors of humanity’s dark nature starts by recognizing how overwhelmingly prevalent child sexual abuse is in our world today. Truly, it is a disease. Ask yourself: How much is child sexual abuse affecting – not just millions of individuals, but the entire human society as a whole?

    Most dark leaders were abused as children, and look at how many we have allowed to lead our world! Changing this can be done by recognizing how child abuse affects the bigger picture and then addressing it as a primary dysfunction that needs a cure. What will change when there is little or no more child abuse? How will children grow up to provide a different kind of leadership? What will they become? How will they support others and society differently if they are freed from the burden of abuse? By giving our children’s pain special focus, we create the potential for generating a (metaphorically speaking) social ‘trophic cascade’, that holistically heals the collective Soul of Humankind. 

    Trophic Cascade is an ecological process that systemically impacts an entire living system by selectively altering a point of influence within it. This video shows how a natural system can be changed when wolves are re-added to the landscape. If we transfer this environmental problem as a metaphor of a human problem, the impact can be profound. By consciously choosing critical touch points within a diseased system in order to initiate change, we can alter the course of humanity’s dark future into one of well being.

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We are Amidst a Spiritual Evolution

 

We are Amidst a Spiritual Evolution

Healing child sexual abuse is one of the most spiritual acts we could possibly work on together as a human collective. Learn how healing another person’s wounds becomes a sacred act that releases spiritual gifts into the community.

 

Click here to view “The Healing Labyrinth” presentation.

Healing child sexual abuse is one of the most spiritual acts we could possibly work on together as a human collective. Learn how healing another person’s wounds becomes a sacred act that releases spiritual gifts into the community. Click here to view “The Healing Labyrinth” presentation.

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