“Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” ― Rumi, The Essential Rumi
In this third session of the series Discovering Spirit Within Ourselves, we will focus on what it means to be a seeker. How to hold uncertainty and lack of clarity, in order to forge our own unique relationships with that which is greater than ourselves. This will be an interactive hybrid (in-person and on Zoom!) workshop, where participants will engage with readings, queries, journaling, and discussion to engage deeply.
Attending previous sessions is not a requirement for participating!
This workshop is for everyone — Quakers and non-Quakers, no matter where you fall on the question of "God" (including theists and non-theists), or whether you have engaged in a practice like this before.
Things we will do with our time together:
We will begin with a grounding practice and introduction
We will engage with several short readings, including selections from Rumi, the Sufi poet and mystic.
We will have time to journal in response to these readings.
We will engage with queries through journaling and discussion.
We will have time for silent, "waiting worship" in the manner of Quakers, as a group.
We will have a break! :) And lots of time off-camera for those who are on Zoom.
About the workshop leader:
Jen Higgins-Newman, is a convinced Friend, theologian, feminist, and mystic. Jen holds a Master of Theological Studies from Vanderbilt Divinity School, and serves as the Program Director at Beacon Hill Friends House where she plans programs to cultivate and nurture community and our spiritual lives.
Beacon Hill Friends House is an independent Quaker not-for-profit organization that operates a 20-person community residence, overnight guest accommodations, meeting and event space, and public educational programming in a large historic house in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. The Friends House exists to provide opportunities for personal growth, spiritual deepening, and leadership development, drawing inspiration and guidance from the values, principles, and practices of the Religious Society of Friends.