You have a life story that happened for your benefit so that, by now, you would be wise, grateful, useful and powerful. Sometimes we get derailed and our train of thought needs a little tweaking. This workshop gives you a chance to look at your life from a different perspective, to have the assistance of others hearing you into a new kind of being, and the guidance of a mentor who understands story from the inside out. By the end you will be laughing out loud at how you created the whole thing effortlessly.
This is a one-day workshop to help you think through the legacy you will leave behind after living a life filled with moments of sorrow, joy, awe and wonder. We will map our lives out to get a bird's eye view, then explore a variety of ways to piece it together into one sensible package. Saturday, February 22, 9-5; lunch included. $125
Limited to five women. This sabbatical is at Muse Lodge, in the foothills of the Adirondacks in upstate NY. It starts at noon on Monday, June 8 and ends at noon on Friday, June12. The time will be largely your own, though we will meet for common meals at lunch and dinner. I will facilitate a daily circle that will last approximately an hour, where I will share a reading and a teaching. During the week, I will meet with each woman for an hour individually. We will explore whatever you choose to explore. During the week, I will also take a one-of-a-kind photograph of you that reflects the part of you you want others to see.
Evolving Ourselves Forward as a Faithful People
a retreat with Jan Phillips and Michael Morwood
Vast numbers of people are leaving behind traditional religions for a spirituality rooted in the values of Jesus: contemplative prayer, acts of compassion, commitment to social justice. Individuals and groups alike are seeking new ways to pray, celebrate, and form community as old structures fall away for lack of relevance.
Twice daily meditation/prayer circle; two teaching sessions daily; kayaking, hiking, loon watching. Michael Morwood and Jan Phillips have been facilitating evolutionary approaches to spirituality for years through their books, workshops, and retreats. Their work combines Biblical scholarship, scientific research, the arts, and music to keep the brain and heart in constant communion.
June 26-28, 2020, All Saints Church, Syracuse, NY
We will ponder our next steps in light of the evolutionary changes we are experiencing in our religions and our faith. Is the God we knew relocating from the heavens to our hearts? What does it mean for us to act prophetically? What does it mean to be a mystic and what do we have to learn from them? How do we create conversations of consequence that are inclusive and inspiring?
Our bodies are waiting to be tapped for their wisdom, gained from every ordeal we have suffered or encountered. Every catastrophe has stripped us of something and given us something. The nakedness, we know. The gifts are yet to be unearthed.
Registration limited to five women. (ok to arrive the night before). Food and lodging included.
August 27-30, 2020 - limited to five women.
This weekend will be your chance to once and for all figure out:
- what all those dials on your camera mean
- how to turn your photos into one-of-a-kind books
- how to combine images and words into powerful stories
- how to see metaphorically and capture images that are revelatory
- how to find and make photos that have a life, carry weight, bear a message
- how to sell your photos to magazines that pay for them
September 4-9, 2020
A NEW GENESIS STORY: Creating a Faith for Today that is Authentic, Transformative and Connected to the Earth
These times are calling for a shift from ordinary to extraordinary. Our global consciousness is undergoing an evolutionary leap and we are feeling its push and pull. We know it is time to remove the blinders and become conscious creators of our lives, our families, our communities.
September 11-13, 2020
Becoming a prophetic person starts with a spiritual practice. It moves from silence to thought to word and action. When our words and actions are rooted in our spiritual commitments, we become a light in the world and a force for good. This workshop is an entry point into our own wisdom. Using creative exercises, poetry, storytelling and video, we learn the secrets of mysticism and non-duality. We learn how to let go of the fears that have kept us silent and create a life that is full of purpose, spirit and prophetic power.