DATE: Saturday, September 24th, 2022 – Online on Zoom
TIME: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Eastern Time US (includes one hour break at noon)
This event will be recorded and made available within a few days after the event.
NOTE: Prior reading of Mystical Hope by Cynthia Bourgeault is NOT REQUIRED to attend
This Wisdom Community Practice Day will coincide with the start of the Wisdom Practice Book Circles focusing on Cynthia Bourgeault’s book Mystical Hope. Whether you are participating in the book circles or not, this will be a day to gather as a wisdom web and together work with the theme of mystical hope, woven throughout our practice day.
Through mystical hope we find the much needed medicine for ourselves, one another, and the cosmos. We remember,
“Hope’s home is at the innermost point in us, and in all things. It is a quality of aliveness. It does not come at the end, as the feeling that results from a happy outcome. Rather, it lies at the beginning, as a pulse of truth that sends us forth. When our innermost being is attuned to this pulse it will send us forth in hope, regardless of the physical circumstances of our lives. Hope fills us with the strength to stay present, to abide in the flow of the Mercy no matter what outer storms assail us. It is entered always and only through surrender; that is, through the willingness to let go of everything we are presently clinging to. And yet when we enter it, it enters us and fills us with its own life — a quiet strength beyond anything we have ever known.” — Cynthia Bourgeault
This Wisdom Practice Day will consist of a video from Cynthia addressing our Wisdom web, as well as times of engaging through Centering Prayer, Chanting, Body Centering, Sacred Gesture, and Lectio Divina. The Practice Day will be guided by seasoned facilitators: Heather Ruce, Marcella Kraybill-Greggo, Heather Vesey, Jeanine Siler Jones, and Nan Delach.
This time together is for anyone wanting to deepen into the wellspring of mystical hope with others through an experience of prayer and practice. As we gather ourselves, we become greater than the sum of our parts, inspiration and emergent properties arise, and we leave with a felt sense of our deepening presence along with how we can be of service in the world.
Join us for any part of the day you are able!
Cynthia’s book Mystical Hope is the premise and inspiration for our practice time, however it is NOT REQUIRED to read the book in order to attend and enjoy the day.
EVENT RECORDING: This event will be recorded and made available within a few days after the event.
(You will receive the Zoom link with your confirmation email and a reminder email one day prior to the event.)
Suggested donation range of $30 – $ 80. Your contribution directly supports our community practice opportunities, and helps to keep our offerings accessible to all.
Mystical Hope Wisdom Practice Day – 2022
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