The Alchemy of Everyday Life

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The Alchemy of Everyday Life

February 7, 2020 - February 9, 2020

R1650 - R1950

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The Alchemy of Everyday Life

 Exploring ways to transform what is difficult or painful into spiritual gold

Rene Stevenson

   “Alchemy” is an ancient metaphor for the subtle and mysterious process of transforming what is negative, dark, painful, stressful and difficult into spiritual and psychological gold.

This moment in time is one of unprecedented change, radical uncertainty and tumult- not only globally, but in our personal lives and relationships with ourselves and others. How, then, do we navigate these often terrifying terrains? How do we manage the crazy stresses of daily life? How can we make meaning and keep vision alive in a world plagued with violence and injustice? This retreat offers an alchemical ‘crucible of containment and care’ in which to hold such questions, as well as the struggles and questions you bring. With kind eyes, acceptance and patient awareness we will ‘cook’ the alchemical potion together. We’ll do this through mindful image making and creative expression (no art experience necessary); journaling, walking in nature, ritual, silence, meditation, embodied awareness practices, story-telling and poetry. Gently, yet powerfully, the alchemical process will allow what needs to unfold to unfold; what needs to heal to heal, what needs to transform to transform. What is distilled for each of us, is unique alchemical ‘gold’ that inevitably allows us to live more authentically and passionately; and respond more creatively, wisely and open-heartedly in our everyday lives.

 

Details

Start:
February 7, 2020
End:
February 9, 2020
Cost:
R1650 - R1950

Details

Start:
February 7, 2020
End:
February 9, 2020
Cost:
R1650 - R1950