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Karen G. Johnston

A smiling Rev. Karen Johnston

Karen G. Johnston is the settled minister at The Unitarian Society in East Brunswick, NJ. Before becoming a minister, she spent 20+ years as a clinical social worker. Buddhist meditation and befriending death practices sustain her, as does her delightful dog, Vera, and a blessed abundance of other beings in her life.

Rev. Karen G. Johnston also facilitates ClimateSpirit in Central New Jersey. ClimateSpirit is inspired by the Work That Reconnects. It is a gathering of people filled with ritual, singing, food, & connection coming together to process their grief for the planet, that each of us can do what is ours to do.

From Karen G. Johnston

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Braver/Wiser

At Arm's Length

Karen G. Johnston

From Braver/Wiser
Arm's length: What was once a defensive or suspicious expression has now become a gesture of care.
From Broken Parts, Whole

Karen G. Johnston

From Braver/Wiser
Surround yourself with skillful teachers. Let them teach you, but don't let them do it for you. That learning is yours to do.
Leveling Up

Karen G. Johnston

From Braver/Wiser
With a single generous gesture from my older child, her sister's belief in Santa stayed intact that year.
Inviting Our True Attention

Karen G. Johnston

From Braver/Wiser
Spirit of Life and Love, may I perceive not only my reality, but the reality of those I love and those whose company I cherish.
Finding Our Way Out

Karen G. Johnston

From Braver/Wiser
Surrender is the last thing, often the only thing, available. We fear it is our end. Sometimes we find it is our liberation.

LeaderLab

Spiral Spiritual Practice in the Time of Corona

Karen G. Johnston

From LeaderLab
What spiritual practices are available to help us grow our resilience and point us towards collective liberation?

WorshipWeb

Arms Length Acts Love

Karen G. Johnston

From WorshipWeb
Tip if you are video recording this story: you can have a clip of an adult stretching out their arm in one direction, then another clip of a different...
Pastoral Prayer of Longing

Karen G. Johnston

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May the invitation of prayer and meditation embrace this holy house and each precious person, moving each and all to connect with a sense of affirmation...
Magic Is Afoot

Karen G. Johnston

From WorshipWeb
The word liturgy is a fancy word meaning the formulation of a religious service. Its etymology tells us that it means “the work of the people.” In many...
Ever in Our Midst

Karen G. Johnston

From WorshipWeb
Ancestors who spoke with bravest fire, lend us your senses that we may know another world is on her way, breathed into life with our participation in he...

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