Thank you to everyone who participated in this week's Poetry Party on Honoring the Ancestors. Stop by to read the jewels offered there – a real invitation to be present to the thin spaces of this time of year.
I am away this coming week leading the fabulous Awakening the Creative Spirit program on the Hood Canal with my wonderful partner Betsey Beckman. Consider joining us next year in either Michigan or the Northwest – there are spaces in the September and October 2011 programs! The following week I will be in Louisiana and Mississippi leading some introductory workshops for spiritual directors in the arts. I will be back to this space Thanksgiving week. I am turning on moderation for comments so I don't have to worry about spammers leaving advertising for you to read.
If you haven't registered yet for Birthing the Holy: An Online Creative Journey through Advent and Christmas – November 28, 2010 – January 9, 2011 – sign up to reserve your space and join more than eighty others who are longing to make this Advent a transformative journey. The program fee of $125 includes weekly reflections and daily emails by Christine on six themes of the creative process, plus 10 songs by River's Voice, guided movement prayer videos by Betsey Beckman and her storydance of the Annunciation, and guided SoulCollage® experiences with Kayce Stevens Hughlett.
Other classes are also available including:
- Seasons of the Soul (January 17-February 27, 2011)
- Water, Wind, Earth, & Fire: Praying with the Elements (5-week online class available on-demand beginning January 17, 2011)
- Eyes of the Heart: Photography as a Contemplative Practice (6-week online class available on-demand – register and begin at any time)
- Lectio Divina: The Sacred Art of Reading the World (6-week online class available on-demand – register and begin at any time)
Please note that Way of the Monk, Path of the Artist is now officially full. You can send me your name and email address to be added to the waiting list.
Blessings on these days ahead!