About Living a Listening Life

In this two-session, foundational course, we’ll explore the practice of listening prayer and the foundational principles, practices and values that accelerate and sustain deep healing of the soul. 

About the Course

In the Roots&Branches model of listening and healing prayer, Rooted Prayer, we create safe space for transformational encounters with Jesus through listening prayer and spiritual practices. In praying with hundreds of spiritual seekers, we’ve witnessed again and again the key roles that listening prayer and safe space play in our healing journeys. In this foundational course, we explore the practice of listening prayer and the dynamics of creating noise-free, shame-free, formula-free, Christ-centric space in our own lives and in community.

Main Ideas

  • Understand the ways God speaks.
  • Discover spiritual practices for listening to God.
  • Experience different ways of listening to God.
  • Understand the necessity of internal and external safe space for healing.
  • Understand the values and practices that create safe space for healing

Course Structure 

  • The course is organized in two sessions, each with six lessons.
  • Each lesson includes a downloadable PDF with outlines for note-taking and questions for reflection and discussion.
  • Students self-monitor their own progress by checking weekly completion boxes.
  • Completion certificates will be awarded upon course completion.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Getting Started

  • 2

    Listening Prayer

    • Lesson 1: Listening as Promise

    • Lesson 2: Spiritual Practice - Lectio Divina

    • Lesson 3: Listening as Connection

    • Lesson 4: Spiritual Practice - Imaginative Prayer

    • Lesson 5: Listening as a Practice

    • Lesson 6: Spiritual Practice - Prayer of Examen

  • 3

    Healing Space

    • Lesson 1: Introduction

    • Lesson 2: Christ-Centric Space

    • Lesson 3: Space for Being

    • Lesson 4: Space for Belonging

    • Lesson 5: Space for Becoming

    • Lesson 6: Conclusion

  • 4

    Wrap-Up

    • Additional Resources

Meet The Instructor

Susan Carson

Roots&Branches

Susan Carson is an author, speaker, podcaster, and leader passionate for healing. Susan is the founder of Roots&Branches Network and has over 25 years of experience in training and curriculum development.