Healing Ground is available to individuals for unstructured time away from the rigors of everyday routine. We encourage you to consider the benefits of true Sabbath time. Our environs and facilities are perfect for reading, writing, praying, reflecting or just being. A suggested day retreat is $25 per person. Visit our website www.healingground.org to register for any of these classes and to learn more about Healing Ground.
7628 Penns Grove Rd.
Summerfield, NC 27358
FIRST FRIDAYS IN THE QUIET GARDEN
Convened by Pat Bailey, Dee Irwin and Healing Ground volunteers.
Join us any first Friday, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Healing Ground is part of an international Quiet Garden movement (www.quietgarden.org). Join us at the beginning of the month as we take time to slow the pace and enjoy a quiet place to pause and let our bodies and minds rest and our hearts awaken. Beverages provided; please bring a bag lunch or something to share. Suggested donation: $20.
QUIET SECOND SATURDAYS IN THE GARDEN
Convened by Jace Ralls. He may be contacted at (336)706-3548 with questions or concerns. No reservations are needed.
Join folks from Christ United Methodist Church on Second Saturdays from 9:45 a.m. – 2 p.m. Bring your bag lunch and beverage. Coffee and tea provided. Free will offering.
We welcome anyone who is in need of a quiet time for rest, prayer, meditation and/or reflection.
ON THE PATH OF CREATIVITY: EXPRESSIVE ARTS IN NATURE
Six class series (1st and 3rd Thursday of the month) 10 a.m.-Noon
September 6 & 20, October 4 & 18, and November 1 & 15
Suggested offering: $120
In these classes we use multi senses to explore the inner and outer world through the process of making art in different modalities and forms. Connecting to nature and combining meditation practice with the arts, we create in the sacred space of silence, followed by sharing our experiences of the process as the group listens as a witness in a safe and supportive environment. A participant from a past workshop said: “Working this way in community with the arts opened me to my creative soul.”
Facilitated by Betsy Bevan, a gifted artisan in multiple mediums and a natural teacher who allows the process to unfold in an easy rhythm that allows you to connect with others through art and meditation.
LIVING FROM THE HEART IN SACREDNESS: A WISDOM-SHARING OF INDIGENOUS MEDICINE
Weekend of September 8 & 9, 2018 from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 P.M. both days
Suggested Offering: $225 (Deposit of $100 to reserve your spot is strongly encouraged.)
Like many of the ancient ones who have walked before us on this earth, the indigenous wisdom-keepers of Peru practice a way of life lived in sacred relationship with all things. They deeply understood that it is through the heart that we are interconnected to all things in the web of life through “munay,” universal love, and that we are as One Heart.
In these present times, the world we live in and our beloved planet so needs its people to live once again in sacred relationship, and to awaken our inherent interconnectedness with each other, and to all living things. It is through truly opening our perceptions and our hearts to the natural world that we begin to restore and heal our own nature.
This workshop will focus on scared practices and ritual ceremony that relate to each of the four elements of nature - earth, air, water, fire - and their elemental medicine in helping us achieve balance and transformation in our lives.
Facilitated by Pat Cockrell, Shamanic Energy Medicine Practitioner and owner of Sacred Quests LLC. Pat has traveled and studied extensively in Peru, where she has been initiated by the native Q’ero paqos and shamans. For her full biography and description of the workshop, please visit our website.
To register and for more information, please email Pat at .
SoulCollage® is a creative process that taps into the transformative power of images, intuition, imagination, and synchronicity. Using found images, we create cards that help us connect with our innate wisdom. This process becomes a source of comfort and guidance as we deepen our practice of this unique image-making method.
Four Saturday sessions will each have a different theme:
INTRODUCTION TO SOUL COLLAGE®: FINDING MY SOUL’S VOICE
September 15, 1-5 p.m.
Suggested donation: $60 (includes a kit of workshop materials to continue the collage practice and use in future workshops)
For those new to the practice of Soul Collage®: we learn to recognize the many facets of the self. The making of visual images for these different inner voices becomes a source of insight for our life path.
THE COMMUNITY SUIT: GATHERING MY VILLAGE
October 13, 1-5 p.m.
Suggested Donation: $45
We will focus on cards to recognize and honor those in our lives who inform and support our journey. This recognition of our nurturing relationships becomes a source of gratitude.
THE COUNCIL SUIT: HEARING THE UNIVERSAL CALL
November 10, 1-5 p.m.
Suggested Donation: $45
Archetypes are metaphorical images and symbols commonly encountered across cultures and time. Therefore these metaphors also touch common ground in our collective consciousness. This workshop will explore archetypal images through the Soul Collage process.
GRATITUDE AND REFLECTION: CONTEMPLATING THE ONE AND THE MANY THROUGH TRANSPERSONAL CARDS
December 1, 1-5 p.m.
Suggested Donation $45
Advent provides a time to reflect on the mystery of the Divine through images. We will create the three cards that help connect us to this mystery: the Source that allows our Soul Essence to have expression in the world. We will also give image to the Witness aspect of Spirit that brings awareness of our true nature.
Led by Vicki Longhofer Copeland, an artist and educator who loves to facilitate contemplative art practices as a mode of self-discovery. She has explored the intersection of creativity and spirituality through group work with mandalas and labyrinths over the past eighteen years. Vicki has completed SoulCollage® Facilitator training and is a certified Veriditas Labyrinth facilitator.
WISDOM CIRCLES: RESPONDING TO CHANGE
Wednesdays, September 12-November 14, 9:30 a.m.-Noon or
Thursdays, September 13-November 15, 1-3:30pm
Suggested donation: $45
We have plenty to ponder and discuss as we explore how our lives are shifting in the midst of the difficult times we are all experiencing and what it means for being in relationship with ourselves, our community, our world, the cosmos. The group will use Pema Chodran’s When Things Fall Apart and Parker Palmer’s On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity, and Getting Old as primary sources. Other readings will evolve from the group’s discussion. Class will start with a guided meditation and check-in followed by a discussion and close with a check-out.
Rotating leadership will come from the group as Dee Irwin is on sabbatical this year.
MEN’S RETREAT: CREATING A SPIRITUAL ACTION PLAN TO GET US ACROSS THE GOAL LINE!
Saturday, October 6, 1-6 p.m.
Suggested donation: $75 and includes dinner
It will be a day filled with practices to engage our minds, bodies and spirits. Jacqueline will introduce the Duke Integrative Model for setting goals and creating change and then let the men explore issues of men’s spirituality with Keith. The retreat will end with a meal and a bonfire.
Co-facilitated by: Jacqueline Messick, a Duke trained Integrative Health Coach who holds a master’s in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University. (She will leave the men to their work after her session.)
Keith Larkin created gardens for over 30 years and is now focusing on bringing people together and looking at what we have in common. He enjoys the stories of finding God's messages in everyday events and the challenges and joys of raising three teenage children.
THE FOUR AGREEMENTS
Thursday, October 25 from 7-9:30 p.m.; Friday, October 26 from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Saturday, October 27 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Suggested offering: $125 or $200 a couple.
A workshop based on Don Miguel Ruiz’s The Four Agreements: Be impeccable with your word; don’t take anything personally; don’t make assumptions; always do your best. While they seem clear enough as practices, the human ego has very devious ways of complicating the issues. In an interactive way, this workshop will explore the complications to enable further simplification in our own lives.
Facilitated by: Kevin Haggerty, M.S. in counseling psychology, has been leading human potential workshops for more than 30 years. Kevin’s life goal is to help people understand that their purpose in life is to live in joy through self-awareness and to share that happiness with their families, friends, and community. For further information, call Kevin at (336) 509-5777.