“SPIRITUAL DIRECTION explores a deeper relationship with the spiritual aspect of being human. Simply put, spiritual direction is helping people tell their sacred stories everyday. Spiritual direction has emerged in many contexts using language specific to particular cultural and spiritual traditions. Describing spiritual direction requires putting words to a process of fostering a transcendent experience that lies beyond all names and yet the experience longs to be articulated and made concrete in everyday living. It is easier to describe what spiritual direction does than what spiritual direction is. Our role is not to define spiritual direction, but to describe the experience.Spiritual direction helps us learn how to live in peace, with compassion, promoting justice, as humble servants of that which lies beyond all names.” —Liz Budd Ellmann, MDiv, Executive Director, Spiritual Directors International
MOVEMENT & MEDITATION
Movement and mediation combines movements from Qi Gong, Yoga and Tai Chai with music and chant. This increases the body - spirit connection and enhances the experience of prayer.
Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, prayer in which we experience God's presence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself. This method of prayer is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship. Read more:
Lectio Divina, literally divine reading,’ is an ancient Christian practice of praying the Scriptures. During Lectio Divina, a person listens to or reads the text of the Bible with the ‘ear of the heart,’ as if he or she is in conversation with God, with God, and God is suggesting the topics for discussion.. Read more:
“For four centuries, The Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius Loyola have been a powerful and resilient force in shaping Christina life and spirituality.” Weaving Home offers a 4 month course based on the Ignatian Exercises but inspired by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin with a focus on “the grace and blessings God gives us for consciously creating a positive difference in the world.” The New Spiritual Exercises by Louse M. Savary