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Writing as a Spiritual Practice
(Zoom mini-retreat on July 11th)

with Christine Valters Paintner
July 11, 2020 – 9am-12noon Pacific time

Writing as a Spiritual PracticeJoin us for this session where we will explore writing as a spiritual practice. Christine will guide you through different exercises to help you yield to the process of writing as a journey of discovery, rather than holding too tightly to the end product. In this way words become maps and help us to encounter new parts of ourselves, our calling, and our relationship to the divine. We will engage in both free writing and poetry writing and all are welcome regardless of level of experience. This is a generative workshop, we are not here to edit our work, but to show up for the Creative Source when we slow down and listen to what is erupting in the silence. In addition to the writing exercises Christine will include lectio divina, silence, reading of poems, gentle movement invitations to shift your energy and focus, and an optional chance to share a piece your writing in small groups in a contemplative and structured way.

Hosted by St. Placid Priory, a Benedictine monastery in Lacey, WA where Christine is an Oblate.

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