Growing in Wisdom: Seeking Deeper Generativity is an ecumenical program designed for those seeking to engage in their maturing years with wisdom and grace. This is a time in which we can be begin to look back on the life we have lived and find openness to new or previously undeveloped inner vistas. It is a time to begin to come to terms with our own mortality and the grace we find in facing this part of our lives with wisdom and satisfaction.
This two-year program is a dynamic interplay between and among each participant, the Growing in Wisdom Community, and Divine Mystery, assisting in the inner transformation of participants as the journey unfolds.
The program will consist of five phases called “Intensives”, each one of these running for a span of 4 days.
In Phase 1 you will begin your journey by setting your intention and exploring what you need to pack for this journey, and equally important what you will need to unpack – old ideas, spiritual understandings, beliefs, and wounds. It is a time to explore new ways of stepping apart for reflection, including the ancient Celtic ways of doing so.
In Phase 2 we wander into new territory, encountering what no longer works, confronting fears, noticing the emotions that come when we are no longer valued in the ways we once were. It is a time for facing and befriending our shadows and discovering new spiritual practices, finding a new rhythm, a new Sabbath in keeping with our changing lives.
In Phase 3 we begin to make discoveries amidst the realities of aging. Being fully present to the burdens and blessings of the aging process invites us into acceptance of the final season of our lives. We encounter a shift from activities of achievement and being self-important to one of fruitfulness, passivity and facing our deaths, often within spiritual darkness.
In Phase 4 we prepare for the journey onward as “holy fools” (Richard Rohr). Invitations for us include how we will continue to learn to live in a new, mystical understanding of the Body of Christ, living with mature paradigms of Resurrection and the afterlife, and finding the peace of living in shared humanity.
TUITION FEES: $50 non-refundable registration fee Full fee: $2,400.00 25% discount for a family member living in the same home: $1,800.00 For members of religious communities, full fee for first participant, and 50% discount for additional participants in your community
Payments are to be made on a schedule:
$550 – September 1, 2021
$600 – February 1, 2022
$600 – September 1, 2022
$600 – February 1, 2023
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