Jul 31 - Aug 1
*This is a 2-day, in-person event at Soul Care
This retreat contains short lectures, reflective activities, and quiet time. Come to learn, reflect, and share to transform your life. This time of reflection provides an opportunity to get to know yourself better. Create a timeline, design a tree of your life, remember your story. Light breakfast and box lunch on Saturday included.
Journey with three people who transformed their lives.
- Thomas Merton: Finding Faith
The twenty-seven years he spent in Gethsemani brought about profound changes in his self-understanding. This ongoing conversion impelled him into the political arena, where he became, according to Daniel Berrigan, the conscience of the peace movement of the 1960s.
- Dorothy Day: Finding Purpose
Her life followed an unorthodox path – moving from rejecting religion in favor of activism to embracing Catholicism and integrating it with social action through the Catholic Worker Movement.
- Henri Nouwen: Finding Self
Nouwen was interested in pastoral ministry, and he knew that the comparatively new discipline of psychology was important despite the fact that Church circles felt it undermined faith.
The retreat takes place over two days, Saturday, July 31 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sunday, August 1 from 1 to 5 p.m.
All participants will receive a book with retreat materials and a small journal. You will also get to experience time in a Quiet Pod at Soul Care.
Cost is $69 per person
About the Presenter: Bridget McGill
I am passionate about walking with people through the spiritual encounters of life, finding where the intersections and themes of God’s presence show up, and pushing through the obstacles toward greater freedom in spirit. As an Irish immigrant who grew up in the Catholic tradition, I am grounded in and inspired by Celtic spirituality, contemporary and ancient mystics, and feminine spiritual leaders. I am a certified Spiritual Director through the Chiara Center in Springfield, IL.
- Thomas Merton: Finding Faith
0.00Book Club brings like-minded people together in a safe space so we can learn, grow, and explore our inner self and our relationship with the Divine. Book Club is for anyone looking to grow in their spiritual wellness... ALL are welcome!Just get the book, join the FB group, and join us for the discussion. Even if you aren't able to attend the meet-up or you read all, part, or none of the book, you can still participate in the conversation over in our Soul Care Book Club FB Group!PLEASE EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org TO LET US KNOW YOU WILL BE COMING.This month we are reading JESUS AND JOHN WAYNE: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a NationYou can purchase the book at our Bookshop site and Soul Care will receive a portion of the proceeds - https://bookshop.org/a/8345/9781631495731"A scholar of American Christianity presents a seventy-five-year history of evangelicalism that identifies the forces that have turned Donald Trump into a hero of the Religious Right."
Learn all about the spirituality of laughter
Why do some people take their spirituality with a tablespoon of vinegar, while others giggle and shoot spiritual silly string out of their hearts? This session uses different religious texts, quotes, and videos to explore the sacred of silly. We will experience the connective energy of laughter and the gentle flow of smiles. Learn how laughter, humor, and mirth affect your mind, body, and spirit. Red noses will be provided for all.
- The cost is $30.
- Purchase your ticket at https://bit.ly/TickleMyHeart
- Please bring an open mind and heart
A WORD FROM THE PRESENTER: Debra Joy Hart
"I am passionate about sharing stories of Hope, Healing, and Humor. I love educating about the science and spirituality of humor, laughter, and its health benefits. I love engaging people, hearing them laugh, seeing them smile, and realizing their own inner strengths and spiritual gifts. My mission: To create peace for our inner and outer world, one gentle 'ha' at a time!"
*THIS IS A 2-DAY EVENT*DAY 1: AUGUST 14, 10:30am - 5pmDay 2: AUGUST 15, 11:00am - 5pmReiki is a traditional Japanese practice, which treats the mind, body, and spirit through the gentle application of hands-on or distance healing.
The Reiki First Degree Level 1 course is conducted over 1.5 days and covers the following:
- Introduction to Reiki and introduction to metaphysics
- The history and story of Reiki
- The Reiki Principles
- Attunement Process
- Demonstration of hand positions for self and a self-treatment
- Hand positions for treatment of others
- Practice giving and receiving Reiki
- A discussion of how to do sessions on animals
- Code of practice and ethics for use of Reiki
- People in compassionate careers such as nurses, counselors, and doctors
- Mothers who want to heal their children, especially those children with special needs
- Professionals in high-stress environments who look for self-healing techniques to apply to their daily lives
- Teachers who work with children, particularly in large and overcrowded classrooms
- Massage therapists who work on people’s energies through physical work
- Light-workers who feel the calling to help and heal others by channeling light energy
- Life coaches who believe their work could benefit from a better understanding, deeper knowledge or first-hand experience of energy work
You will receive the Reiki I Attunement, a Certificate of completion, and a manual.
Price for Participation: $150
Purchase Tickets HEREABOUT YOUR PRESENTER:Helen Whatley is a Licensed Massage Therapist, a Certified Zero Balancer, and a Reiki Master/Teacher. Helen has been teaching in one arena or another for over twenty-five years. She enjoys sharing her skills with others and helping them do what they want to do with more ease and skill. Helen enjoys teaching Reiki and helping others connect with this universal life force so that they can find ways to help their own bodies, minds, and spirits work together to achieve a balanced whole.Helen sees clients at Cooperative Healing at her private office in Champaign, where she offers her full range of services, including Relaxation and Therapeutic Massage; Fijian Massage; Cupping; CranioSacral Therapy (CST) SomatoEmotional Release through CST, and work with the Immune System and with the Acupuncture Meridians through CST; Zero Balancing; Reiki, and Chakra Readings and Chakra Balancing. Helen also works with her clients through visualization and guided mini-meditations to help them connect more fully with their own bodies, to facilitate continued healing. Helen has partnered with Soul Care, where she offers Zero Balancing; CranioSacral Therapy, including SER, Immune System, and Meridian work; OrthoBionomy; and Reiki services, and will be teaching Reiki and Ethics classes.Helen also loves to knit and crochet and views both as a sort of productive meditation. She is developing classes in meditative knitting and hopes to offer them here soon.
Leo, the fifth sign of the Zodiac, governs the corresponding fifth house of the astrology chart wheel. Ruled by the Sun, those born at this time are the heroes and leaders of the Zodiac - and much more!In this seminar about understanding and relating to the people in your life (or yourself!) who fall under the Leo sign, we'll cover the following:
~Explain what a Leo is
~Define key Leo traits, including the sign's special gifts, strengths and weaknesses, and the soul journey
~Describe Leo character traits in romantic, platonic, and professional relationships
~Give you advice for being the best Leo you can be
~Give others tips for relating to the Leo in their lives
~Go over the sign's planetary ruler, corresponding astrological house, and the different ways these energies can impact an astrological chart
Purchase Your Ticket HERE
About the Presenter:
HEAVEN SENT STARS | Astrology for the SoulHeaven Sent Stars' astrologer has been studying the ancient art of astrology for over a quarter of a century, has read many hundreds of charts, and pursues ongoing professional development, notably with master teachers within the Astrology University learning community. She is also a founding member of the international Ethics in Astrology Committee.Heaven Sent Stars offers a range of astrological services - from individual chart analyses that offer in-depth personality portraits and identify spiritual and practical themes and patterns, and help provide motivation, information, and direction for meeting life's challenges and successes, to a variety of group learning seminars and events. More information can be found on the business website here
Join us for a weekly bible study and discussion of the book, Embracing Holy Interruptions.
This is an 8-week in-person event, hosted every Thursday by Beth Walker, author of Lessons from the Sidelines.
To participate in this study, participants must purchase a copy of Embracing Holy Interruptions. Weekly homework will only consist of workbook assignments. The book can be purchased here: https://amzn.to/3k1Qf5d
Ongoing chat throughout the week will be available in the Lessons from the Sidelines Mighty Network.
Price for participation is $10 PLUS the purchase of your copy of Embracing Holy Interruptions via the Amazon link above.
Purchase Event Ticket Here
About The Host:
Beth Walker is the wife of a football coach, mother to two boys, and the author of Embracing Holy Interruptions. She created Lessons from the Sidelines through her passion to cheer others on from the sidelines of the football field and life. In addition to being an author, Beth lives her purpose through encouraging others and serving as a mentor to those who are placed in her life.
The September seminar of the Astro Series paints the portrait of Virgo, the sixth sign of the Zodiac, which governs the corresponding sixth house of the astrology chart wheel. Ruled by Mercury, those born at this time are practical: They are the detailed people, the workers and the volunteers of the Zodiac - and much more!
In this seminar about understanding and relating to the people in your life (or yourself!) who fall under the Virgo sign, we'll cover the following:
-Explain what a Virgo is
-Define key Virgo traits, including the sign's special gifts, strengths and weaknesses, and the soul journey
-Describe Virgo character traits in romantic, platonic, and professional relationships
-Give you advice for being the best Virgo you can be
-Give others tips for relating to the Virgo in their lives
-Go over the sign's planetary ruler, corresponding astrological house, and the different ways these energies can impact an astrological chart
Book Your Ticket Here:
About the Presenter: HEAVEN SENT STARS | Astrology for the Soul
Heaven Sent Stars' astrologer has been studying the ancient art of astrology for over a quarter of a century, has read many hundreds of charts, and pursues ongoing professional development, notably with master teachers within the Astrology University learning community. She is also a founding member of the international Ethics in Astrology Committee. Heaven Sent Stars offers a range of astrological services - from individual chart analyses that offer in-depth personality portraits and identify spiritual and practical themes and patterns, and help provide motivation, information, and direction for meeting life's challenges and successes, to a variety of group learning seminars and events. More information can be found on the business website: https://heavensentstars3.webnode.com/See Less