"Our language isn't just for communicating — it's for co-creating, it's for communing. With our words, we bring realities into being, we track our history, we polish our present, and we carve out the direction of our future; we renew, awaken, and build…"
― Dave Harrity
Write into Renewal
Over the course of these six weeks we will explore various perspectives on the ways in which reading and writing can bring us into a powerful space of spiritual reflection. Emphasizing the way that a writing practice helps us to bring intention and attention into our inward life, participants in this course will spend six weeks reflecting on the things that matter most to them, explore the metaphors that guide their lives, and consider if there are new understandings or callings around the corner. Buddhist, Muslim, Christian, Humanist, or Wiccan, all are welcome as the work done is adaptable to wherever you are in your journey: the course is about moving into the depths from where you already are.
What You'll Leave With
5 repeatable writing practices for reflection and meditation
Clearer self-articulation of what matters most to you
Fresh perspectives on your faith tradition and/or spiritual practices
Plans for the continued use of writing in your spiritual life
Week 1: The Power of Metaphor
Week 2: Nurturing the Imagination
Week 3: Seeking the Spiritual in the Everyday
Week 4 : Making Space (and Time) to Reflect
Week 5: Conversing with Tradition
Week 6: Carving Plans for the Future
Callid Keefe-Perry is a Quaker, acts with an improv comedy theatre group, consults on the use of the Arts in public school classrooms, is the national coordinator of the Transformative Language Arts Network, and is a PhD student in Practical Theology at Boston University's School of Theology.
Most of his work connects to language and how it shapes our dreams and hopes for the future. He maintains both TheImageOfFish.com and Theopoetics.Net, as internet resources for theologians and those interested in his writings and films. Pastorally he is committed to helping people find their own voice with which to express their experience of the Divine, exploring how expression influences experience, and encouraging dialogue rather than debate. He believes in the possibility of a Just World while he still lives. More information about Callid is at CallidKeefePerry.com.