Circle Theme: The Divine Shadow
Join Spiritual Director, Stacey Couch, and four other spiritual seekers for a live 60-minute spiritual dialogue twice per month for three months on Tuesdays.
Tuesdays at 11:00am -12:00pm Mountain Daylight Time (UTC -6)
September 15 & 29
October 13 & 27
November 10 & 17
To view the first meeting in your time zone visit here:
For those of you outside the U.S. please keep any time changes you have in mind.
This discussion group facilitated by Stacey is focused on connecting you with other spiritual seekers so that you have an opportunity to talk, think, listen and feel through what you believe. Caroline Myss teaches that we usually know what we don’t believe, but we don’t know what we do believe. It’s imperative that we know what we believe to have a healthy spiritual life. There is no better way to explore your beliefs about the nature of God/Goddess and the cosmos than by contrasting them with those of others involved in deep spiritual work.
In this day and age, many of us live devout spiritual lives outside of a religious institution. We don’t visit churches, synagogues, mosques, ashrams, and temples for any number of reasons, but often despair about how lonely venturing out of a religious community can be. There are many others that still engage with a community, but find that they don’t quite belong, their beliefs don’t quite align, and that they have to look elsewhere to find answers. If you feel alone on the spiritual path or simply would like more deep engagement and connection than you currently have in your life, this is the perfect opportunity for you.
Talking with others about what you believe can be scary, especially if you aren’t members of the same faith. You don’t know what the other person believes and don’t want to offend them or feel that they are putting you down. That’s the value of the Spiritual Companions Circle, it provides a safe place to reveal conversations with your soul. In this circle, Stacey holds a sacred space for you to share, for different ideas to arise, and for kinship and compassion beyond tolerance to grow.
We all have doubts, doubts about the nature of the universe and our place in it, doubts about what is right and wrong, and doubts about how to carry on with life. In this circle, we share our questions and consider possibilities. There is no doctrine, no right answer, and no one person smarter or wiser than the other. We all bring our own life experience and wisdom. In this space it is okay to not have the answers. In fact, that is the gentlest position. Rather than try to answer all of each other’s questions, we explore ideas and sit in wonder, wondering what is and sharing the little slices we each have the privilege to know.
There are no pre-requisites to participate in this group.
The Spiritual Companions Circle is perfect for you if you:
- Are looking to connect with others from around the world on the spiritual path
- Consider yourself a spiritual seeker
- Appreciate the direction of a facilitator who creates a safe container for sharing
- Would like to learn more about other faiths and spiritual beliefs
- Want to come into a deeper knowing of the nature of belief and devotion
- Are ready to find belonging with a circle of spiritual companions
Circle Theme: The Divine Shadow
Each session of the Spiritual Companions Circle focuses on a specific theme. Preliminary discussion topics for the group are listed below, but topics are subject to change based on the flow of discussion and energy of the circle:
- September 15th – Does the Shadow Equate with Sin?
- September 29th – Discussion on “The Shadow” by Hans Christian Anderson
- October 13th – The Umbra: What’s in the Darkest Place
- October 27th – The Golden Shadow
- November 10th – The Shadow Cast by the Sun – Discussion on “The Conference of the Birds” by Attar
- November 17th – What Place Now Does the Shadow Have in Your Spiritual Practice?
Attendance is Required
Please check your calendars carefully and be sure that you are available to attend each session. Since this circle is for a small amount of people, your attendance is REQUIRED once you register.
Your participation is key to make this work.
In this digital era people tend to be more casual about online activities. That works really well for the mass presentations with one teacher speaking to hundreds of students online, but for small, intimate discussion groups like we are forming, live attendance is necessary to make this work.
Your fellow seekers need your voice and questions to enrich the experience. Out of respect for your fellow seekers, please don’t fail to show and take up the spot of someone who would have been able to attend and benefit from the discussion.
Please be sure to check your calendars and make sure that the times and dates work for you in your time zone. And be sure to reserve the time in your schedule. The fee for this small group workshop must be paid in advance and is non-refundable.
After each circle, you receive an audio and video recording of the meeting to download via Dropbox.
One week prior to the event, you will receive an email with details on how to attend the event via your computer, mobile device or phone. It is preferred that you attend the event via video conference, but you can also call in by phone.
I so look forward to having you join me in this unique opportunity to develop connection, belonging and belief!
* Full enrollment is required for Stacey to hold this class. If the circle does not fill, Stacey reserves the right to cancel the circle and refund your full payment.