This creative day retreat invites us to reflect on our life journey. Since March 2020 we all have found ourselves on a deeper journey within a journey. We are being called to make another transition as the country and indeed the world reopens. What do you hope will be called forth in you? What do we hope will be called forth in us? How do you want to be? Who do we want to be in the midst of this?
We will draw on the tremendous resources of Julia Cameron’s ‘The Artist Way’, Clarissa Pinkola Estees’ ‘Women who run with the Wolves’, Joanna Macy’s The Work that Reconnects and primarily Joseph Campbell’s ‘The Hero’s Journey’.
Joseph Campbell the renowned mythologist undertook a profound study of myths, legends and folktales across cultures and time. He discovered a template that appears in some form in all stories. He believed that there was only one Hero with an infinite number of faces. That is why stories speak so deeply to us, because the journey of the Hero is encoded in our DNA, our very souls. Stories can offer us a map to help us navigate our journey.
A Hero whether in myth or modern day is one who responds to a call and follows it. What is the call of this current time?
Our retreat day will involve a gentle quest to discover what that is and to enhance our wellness and creativity on this current path.
It is a personal journey drawing on practical creativity and reflection to resolve the significant challenges of the current times.
On this retreat we will facilitate using movement, drama, stories, Stillness, creative visualisation, mindfulness and compassion practices, journaling, drawing and silence.
Join us onsite at the Sanctuary
Saturday, 30th October 2021