We do not offer unsolicited help, prayer or advice. Here's why....
One of our core values is to Hear and Be Heard. Help, offered when someone has not asked for it, can be received as subtle spiritual abuse, and often comes from our desire to fix to avoid our own discomfort when faced with others feelings/situations.
We want to encourage mature expressions of help and support, as well as give others the opportunity to state what they want and need.
It also protects the group from negative or triggered responses from unsolicited help.
Feeling helpless is uncomfortable. But being present with someone sparks joy, even in difficult situations. Stay present. Ask curious questions. Even if you know you have a solution to their problems, often just being with a person is all they need.
Practice being present this week.