Throughout recorded history people from a variety of faiths, and sometimes without any faith, have reported having spiritual experiences. Life changing spiritual experiences can happen in a moment or over time, in either event they can lead to a spiritual awakening. 12 Step programs of recovery invite us to seek a relationship with a loving Higher Power of our own choosing and understanding. In this workshop we will explore a variety of spiritual experiences including the "white light” experience of Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Bill Wilson, as well as accounts from everyday people.
We will explore how people both define and attempt to connect to spirituality and some of the barriers encountered while seeking a loving Higher Power. Some of the ways people use to develop a conscious contact with a Higher Power will be shared. Participants will be invited to share their experiences and perspectives on developing a spiritual connection in an open, accepting and non-judgmental space.
This day will include, lecture, discussion, individual and small group work, and opportunities to participate in a variety of practices such as meditation, prayer and self-reflection. Pre-registration required for lunch and materials. $20 -$45 sliding scale. Please call the Genesis office to register at 413-562-3627.
Brian Gwozdz and Cindy Marty Hadge