Image: Worship Service in the Bahá’í Tradition in Bigelow Chapel at United Theological Seminar (with which the Wilmette Institute has an articulation agreement).
Course: Writing About the Writings: The Art and Craft of the Personal Reflection Piece (2021)
Faculty Mentor: Sandra Hutchison
Fran Otto’s Learning Self-Assessment
Since enrolling in the course Writing about the Writings: The Art and Craft of the Personal Reflection Piece, I am better able to reflect on and gain an understanding of the hidden meaning behind the words. This new skill has helped me in Ruhi Institute Book studies.
When I read the Writings, I take a moment to reflect and ask questions for a more in-depth understanding of the spiritual meaning. This approach has also affected conversations I have had with others about spiritual principles and insights and their application to my own spiritual journey.
I continue to pray for avenues to apply my learnings and the message of Bahá’u’lláh that is so important for this period of mankind’s spiritual journeys. I have written a few articles encouraging participation by the Friends in Ruhi Institute studies, for our twofold moral purpose is to grow spiritually ourselves and then help to aid in the transformation of our world.
I appreciate the courses that Wilmette offers and the service you provide for the education of those seeking further knowledge around all aspects of our spiritual selves.