Anamcara Study Groups
(presented bot as intros & deepening personal & spiritual growth experiences)
✳︎The Contemplative Life of an Anamcara -
journeying 'round the seasons of the year, and the practices of
❈ What it mean to be anamcara?
❈ Empowerment to Presence-
Honing our Quality of Presence in the Healing Arts & the Sacred Medicine we bring
❈ Celtic Spirituality & the Anam Cara tradition of healing
❈ Listening for the Sacred- Book study and Journaling Retreats
✳︎ BasSona, 'have a good death' & the ancient ars moriendi in our current awareness
introduction to the Sacred Art of Dying Units program and next steps
Sacred Pauses 'Round the Wheel of the Year (READ ON FOR MORE INFO ON FEB 1, 2017 CIRCLE)
For those interested in attending our Celtic Spiritual study groups and feast day ceremonies, please email Barbara
IMBOLC/ ST BRIDGID'S FEAST DAY
"LISTENING for the Voice of the Soul"
Bookstudy and Journaling workshops
What does the general quality of your
everyday conversations tell & teach you about yourself? Would you
like to have a safe place to share your healing stories held with
respect? Are you one who desires a quality of conversation that inspires
the sacred to show up? Explore the art and practice of sacred listening
in community, raise the vibration of our conversations, our speech, and
this intentional circle, we adopt the 'Touchstones' to guide our time
together and practice the concepts of 'Circle of Trust' work as written
about in Parker Palmer's book 'A Hidden Wholeness'. Throughout this
expanded study group and journaling "retreat", we will journey around the
wheel of the year with sacred reflections and open honest questions for
personal and communal benefit.
anamcara circles of trust build a compassionate community who knows how to truly Listen.
Bas Sona- "have a good death". In Celtic Spirituality, 'having a good death carries the same meaning of 'having a good life'. It's one and the same.
Why do I attend Death Cafe? Well for one thing, when Death finally does truly come to take me at the end of my life, I want to recognize it, look at it and know it even as friend. I want a familiar feeling with it. I attend Death Cafes because where else can I speak of such things? I attend Death Cafe to share that I may have come acquainted with Death on a couple of occasions and wondered how I survived its closeness. There was much wisdom in this encounter. Where else can I speak of such things? I wonder what stories & wisdom are out there in our community just waiting to be shared? -barb o'neil
Spiritual Direction creates an intentional safe and sacred space and time where stories of one's path (Directee) are shared with a trusted other (Director) to be "listened into a deeper speech" that honors the sacred path of the another and offers an invitation to name and claim where there the Divine shows up in our every day lives and guides us on our paths. Spiritual Direction is a confidential conversation between soul friends with the intention of tuning in to the movement of what is Divine in ones life and of one's unique and individual spiritual path. Spiritual Direction offers a time for reflection, discernment and encouragement to lean into the Divine embrace of what is sacred in one's life.
Spiritual Direction sessions available with certified Directors through Anam Cara Center.