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Grow Spiritual Awareness

Dear <<First Name>>,

Imagine the Spirit—the Source of our being, God— at the center of your existence. We may not be aware of that Core, but it's always there. 

We all have a unique potential for spiritual awareness of That of God Within. That's how we can inwardly "hear" the Holy and follow practical guidance in the here and now. It's the source of Quaker spirituality, a treasure we are happy to share. 

In these times, our "ordinary awareness" may be jumbled in chaos or suffering. Yet when we can "listen" inwardly, in receptive openness, another kind of sensibility can rise. It's as if that of God within us is always knocking on an inner door (Rev 3: 20). Metaphors, terminology, and individuals ' experiences vary, but the reality remains.

The Way of the Spirit program aims to help people grow in spiritual awareness. It informs discernment, and brings healing and freedom to become all we're meant to be. It infuses relationships and community, and leads us into compassionate action to build God's Peaceable Realm. 

If you long to grow in spiritual awareness, or know someone who does, explore the online mini-course below with Way of the Spirit. Apply soon. The first session is a month away.

May you know  "an island of peace within,"
(from Howard Thurman below).
Christine Hall
Director, Way of the Spirit

Island of Peace Within

The only hope for surcease,
the only possibility of stability for the person,
is to establish an Island of Peace
within one’s own soul.
Here one brings for review
the purposes and dreams
to which one’s life is tied...

Well within the island
is the Temple where God dwells
—not the God of the creed,
the church, the family,
but the God of one’s heart....

How foolish it is, how terrible,
if you have not found your Island of Peace
within your own soul!
It means that you are living
without the discovery of your true home.

Howard Thurman, Meditations of the Heart, 1965

LISTEN—Spiritual Awareness and Discernment

An online mini-course from the Quaker-based, Way of the Spirit program invites all to grow in inward attentiveness that integrates outward actions in the Spirit of Love. 

  • Nov 21, Dec 5 & 12, 2020
  • Three Saturday mornings of interactive learning, reflection, and prayer
    • 9:30am-1:30pm Pacific Time
  • Online through Zoom videoconferencing
  • Fee: $450 for three online sessions, optional individual spiritual accompaniment (direction), private web community, and reading list.
  • Details and application


Information Session
Saturday 10/24 4-5pm Pacific Time. 

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