Holy Discontent: Finding Meaning in Spiritual Pot Holes
Tuesday, July 19 – Saturday, July 23, 2016
Led by Christopher McCauley
How might we name the great spiritual discontent that finds its way into each of us at some point in our life? Is it possible to engage this ‘hunger’ and find meaning in its presence? Audaciously, might we even need this disturbance to our inner peace for the very sake of our happiness? Join us for this deep exploration of the “spiritual pot holes” that may either leave us stuck or become a portal for welcome change in life–right now. We will learn specific techniques to identify our Holy Discontent and its invitation to response and revelation. Take a “long loving look” at your own life challenges and what may be the sources of new calling and life, and then prayerfully and gently explore how you can move through this discontent to a place of joy and happiness that is life-giving for you and those with whom you share your life. We will use talks, safe sharing, music, contemplation and prayer in this process. This retreat is facilitated in a style that is both interactive and enjoyable.
Christopher McCauley is the former Chair of Spiritual Director’s International. the first global learning network of spiritual directors in history, and is Executive Director Emeritus at Stillpoint: The Center for Christian Spirituality in Pasadena, California. He is a contemplative Christian with a deep respect for the wisdom of the world’s great spiritual traditions. Christopher leads retreats and pilgrimages both in the US and in the world. He lives in Pasadena, California.
Cost: $495, deposit: $120