Quiet Day with Jenny Norman
October 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm AEDT
Attending to Wild Beauty in and Through Creation
At this precise moment in human history, it is vital that we bridge the false divide between the human and non-human worlds lest we risk losing the wild beauty that is our deepest nature and greatest hope. (Mary Reynolds Thompson, Reclaiming the Wild Soul)
Mary Reynolds Thompson suggests that a deeply precious and essential part of who we are as humans is endangered by a false cultural divide between the human and non-human worlds. This day is an opportunity to ‘be’ in the presence of Wild Beauty, to nurture our inner wild beauty and our oneness with all creation.
Our primary guides will be waiting for us in the natural world, as we deeply listen, opening ourselves to their wisdom. They will be supported by the wisdom of spiritual guides from the human world.
As Wild Beauty inspires us, we will have space for creative exploration, giving voice and form to the experiences and wisdom of the day.
QUIET DAY DIRECTOR: Jenny is a 2020 graduate of the St Francis College Spiritual Direction Program and is now involved in local parish life and ministry at Camp Hill, Brisbane. She has a passion for nurturing spirituality and creating community at the edges. She offers group retreats in daily life, facilitates a weekly centering prayer group, and is often found in a local community garden. She is drawn to the natural world: regularly finding companionship, a sense of wholeness and inspiration in the nearby Whites Hill Bushland Reserve, and more recently in camping trips and swimming in the ocean. Dream-listening has a significant place in her spirituality. She participates in a dream group and the call of wilderness and Wild Beauty has been strengthened in her through the mystery of dreams.
RSVP: Denise: firstname.lastname@example.org
Suggested donation to ANSD Qld is $25 or what you can afford.
Venue: Roma Street Parklands (to be confirmed)