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Tracking Our Spiritual Paths

Harriet Platts "A  Map of Your Spiritual Journey in Image, Story and SongI’m thrilled to be facilitating the retreat, A Map of Your Spiritual Journey in Image, Story, and Song, for the women of Seattle First Baptist as well as for other women seekers interested in reflecting on women’s spiritual development, who’s responsible for it, and to explore the language/metaphors that represent our journey over time!

The subject area of spiritual development is of great interest to me, and it is a privilege to be collaborating with Rev. Catherine Fransson, Pastor of Spiritual Formation at Seattle First, in this retreat experience. I believe that the actual words/metaphors we use to conceptualize our spiritual journey, reflect the ways in which we make sense of our experience, and can even effect the arc of the journey itself.

In addition to lecture, discussion, and small groups, we’ll be creating group maps and personal maps as we explore ways to name parts of our spiritual journeys.  As we learn and listen together about women’s spiritual development, share curiosity about ownership of the journey as well as explore our growing edges, I trust we will gather new insights, clarity, and renewal to continue to live and grow toward greater fullness and freedom!

You do not have to be directly connected to a faith community of any kind to participate.  All earnest women seekers are welcome!  You might think about sharing this experience with a friend!

For more retreat details or to register, please download this pdf: 2013 Woman’s Retreat.

SECRETS of InterPlay: A Threshold to Fuller Embodiment, Ease, and Freedom of Expression

Secrets of InterplayImagine it! Feeling more deeply at home in your own skin, having more ease in your life, and new confidence to be more your self!

InterPlay is a philosophy and practice that builds artistic skill, self-information, leadership ability and community. InterPlay uses word, movement and voice to tap into our creative selves. It’s a practice based in an ethic of PLAY. Playing allows for nurturing curiosity and trusting that whatever emerges in the moment is ‘just right.’ When we create this way, we are playfully reminded of our vulnerability as well as our choices as enspirited beings to ‘show up’ for ourselves and others, affirming and celebrating being human.

The Secrets of InterPlay is a three-day retreat (September 19 – 22) which introduces the system of InterPlay and its play forms. This retreat is a required component of the Life Practice Program (Beginning in October, 2013 in Seattle), but you can just do SECRETS as a stand alone retreat.

For more information and to register, visit: interplay.org

Local Seattle Contact: Sharie Bowman at sharie.bowman@gmail.com