The Great Author writes and rewrites the story of Creation and Redemption uniquely in each human life and all expressions of Life. We are all beautiful expressions of God. Our origin is of God, our destination is God, and the journey between beginnings and endings is a Divinely authored wandering that leads homeward. Perhaps the human lifespan is an unfolding practice of what is eternally true – Divine Union expressed through love and relationship. Each stage of the human narrative offers a unique view into that practice as well as presenting particular challenges and ego-energized roadblocks. “Wandering Homeward” is a seminar designed to investigate spiritual growth over the entire lifespan so that participants can feel more at home in their present stage of life, look toward the next, and gain insight and skill in assisting others in spiritual growth that is appropriate to their stage as well. We will consider the various chapters of life individually as well as setting the whole drama in the great spiritual transition from the first half of life to the deepened and wisened second half.
We will be guided by psychological and spiritual perspectives drawing upon ancient Celtic wisdom, modern psychological theories, contemplative Christian understandings and practices, and wisdom from mystical traditions around the world. Additionally, we will consider helpful tools to the spiritual growth process such as the Enneagram which assist us in understanding both our encounter with God as well as the roadblocks that our ego generates that stunt our growth and sometimes cause harm.
The day includes teaching, discussion, labyrinth walking, moments of quiet contemplation, enjoyment of Nature (both outwardly and inwardly), and lunch together. We will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 5th at Willow Springs Retreat in Edmonds, WA. The cost is $175 which includes the price of the retreat, enjoyment of two beautiful Gardens, a Labyrinth walk, and lunch.
You are whole-heartedly welcome to join us for this consideration of the eternal story that unfolds across the human narrative. Email Kirk Webb to sign up for “Wandering Homeward” and you will receive information about registration and payment. Please consider forwarding this invitation to those whom you think may benefit by participating in either Wandering Homeward or The Celtic Center’s programs and training.
Kirk Webb will serve as presenter, facilitator, and trainer at each seminar. Additionally, a variety of experienced spiritual directors, Celtic scholars, practitioners, and psychologists will join to present subject material and facilitate group growth and training experiences throughout the sessions.
The entire Spiritual Direction Certificate program involves six seminars (Development) and six days of the practice of contemplative spiritual disciplines and teachings regarding spiritual direction (Encounter). The seminar series is unique in that we draw upon Celtic Christian perspectives as a way of understanding the human journey, particularly considering the relationship of Soul and Nature to inform the cycles of our spiritual life.
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