Events

Seeking The True Self: A SoulCollage® Journey

2021 Virtual Monthly Gatherings
1:00pm to 3:00pm (Pacific Time)

with optional introduction to SoulCollage at 12:30
Cost: $20 per session (suggested contribution)

 

When heroes set off on quests, they seek a great treasure. This journey, understood on a spiritual level, can be seen as a journey towards the true self, at one with the Divine, living a life of love. During 12 monthly online groups, we’ll work with these frameworks, using Soulcollage® as a process of exploration and growth.

Soulcollage® is a playful and accessible process, usually enjoyed even by “non-artists.” It is a profound way to access inner resources, allowing insight into our gifts as well as our challenges and providing a gentle way to work with both.

A brief optional introduction to Soulcollage® will be offered each month  at 12:30, immediately prior to the main session.

Each session will be framed with sacred texts and poetry, with time for reflection and grounding. Participants will make and share cards in response to the specific topic and prompts. Sharing is always optional.

Each session will stand alone but will build on the previous sessions. For fullest experience of the journey, regular participation is encouraged; however, it is not necessary. Come taste and see!

 January 18 (Longing for Authenticity)
 February 15 (Listening Deeply)
March 15 (Understanding Fear & Resistance)
 April 19 (Finding Courage)
May 17 (Befriending the Unknown)
 June 14 (Welcoming Challenges)
 July 19 (Accessing Hope)
August 16 (Receiving What is Needed)
 September 20 (Finding Wisdom)
 October 18 (Embracing Joy)
 November 15 (Living in Integrity)
 December 13 (Returning in Love)

Register at www.mercycenter.org or call  530-887-2019  for more information.

 

Characteristics of Georgia O'Keeffe Paintings

 

Mary Oliver and Georgia O’Keefe:

Experiencing the Sacred Through Art and Poetry

A Virtual Retreat 

 

May 15, 2021 

9:30-3:30 (Pacific) 

$20 suggested donation.

Ken Wilber observed that great art can bring us into the timeless present, where are one with God. In this online retreat we’ll use contemplative processes to explore the work of Mary Oliver and Georgia O’Keefe, seeking our own connections to the Divine. There will be ample time for quiet reflection, creative engagement and guided optional sharing.

Register at mercycenter.org

 

 

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The Sanctuary Within

October 2021

Bread of Life Center

During this retreat, we’ll use the process of SoulCollage® to personally reflect upon and explore the writings of Quaker mystic Thomas Kelly who wrote, ” Deep within us all there is an amazing inner sanctuary of the soul, a holy place, a Divine Center, a speaking  Voice, to which we may continuously return.” Co-facilitated with Laurie Gordon.

 

 

Inviting Joy: An Introduction to SoulCollage®

October 16, 2021 

9:30-3:30 (Pacific) 

$20 suggested donation.

Are you longing for more vitality and joy in your life? A deeper sense of connection to yourself, others, and the sacred? SoulCollage® is a gentle and accessible process that opens up natural channels of creativity, imagination and spirituality, and is usually enjoyed even by “non-artists.”  This retreat will begin with an introduction to the SoulCollage® process and then move into an exploration of sources of joy. There will be time to make and share cards.

Register at mercycenter.org