• 02 - 04 Jun 2023
  • Union, Washington

Courage on the Threshold: Embracing Life’s Changes with Integrity & Grace

Over three days we will contemplate what it means to “stand on the threshold” with courage and attentiveness, listening for the next congruent step, and honor the threshold moments in our lives as an integral part of the process of transformation and change.

Are you standing at the threshold of a major change
such as retirement, empty next, an experience of loss, or a job change?

During this time of transition in our collective lives,
what questions are arising for you?

Are you ready to give yourself the time and space to reflect
on how to face those changes with heart?

If you find yourself poised between the known and the unknown, between what has been and what comes next, we invite you to join us for a weekend retreat to explore the theme of threshold. Over three days we will contemplate what it means to “stand on the threshold” with courage and attentiveness, listening for the next congruent step, and honor the threshold moments in our lives as an integral part of the process of transformation and change.

Based on the work of author and spiritual elder Parker J. Palmer, this retreat provides opportunities to:

  • Discover a process for discernment to reach clarity about life transitions
  • Explore the connection between inner landscape and outer world
  • Learn healthy ways to embrace paradox and hold tension in life-giving ways
  • Be within a community of mutual respect and caring that welcomes the soul

What past participants have said…

The facilitation was lovely… caring, gracious, and purposeful.

I now have the creativity and inner resources to move into the next phase of my ministry and life.

This approach to engaging constructively with the prospect of major change was just what I needed.

I enjoyed the space to renew and delve deeper.

I am drawn into awe as I consider all that I was gifted to bear witness to this weekend.

About the Theme: The image of the threshold is a powerful one for many of us.  We know what it means to cross a threshold as we embrace changes in our personal or professional lives. Many of us have also faced the closing door of an unwelcome change.  Although the invitation of the threshold can open us to something larger, it can also mean leaving something of real significance behind.

What to Expect: In the retreat, skilled facilitators help to create a quiet, focused, and disciplined space — a Circle of Trust® — in which the noise within us and around us can subside and we can begin to hear our own inner voice. In large group, small group, and solitary settings, we will explore the places of transition in our lives, making use of stories from our own journeys, as well as insights from poets, storytellers, and various wisdom traditions.


Nestled in the hills overlooking the Hood Canal, Saint Andrew’s House is a beautiful and serene setting, the perfect backdrop for our time together in retreat. The traditional log cabin style walls, massive stone hearth, surrounding gardens, and expansive views of the Olympic Mountains all combine to make the lodge a warm and nurturing space. Guests often remark on the graciousness of the staff, the welcoming atmosphere, and the delicious, locally-sourced, and lovingly prepared food! Explore this truly special retreat venue at www.saintandrewshouse.org.

7550 East Highway 106, Union, WA 98592   |   www.saintandrewshouse.org

 

       

Registration fee: 
$550 until March 2, 2023
$690 until May 19, 2023
 
Registration deadline: May 19, 2023
 
Fees include all programming costs and materials plus shared occupancy* room & board. You are responsible for your own travel arrangements.
*Note:  There may be a limited number of single rooms available on a first come, first served basis. Contact Emily Chamberlain.

All cancellations are subject to a $150 administration fee and must be made in writing at least 2 weeks prior to the program start date to receive a refund.

For additional program information or questions about registration please contact:

Emily Chamberlain | emchamberlain@spiraconsulting.com

Karen Harding | kdharding@harbornet.com

Contact

Send a message to this program facilitator

Hidden
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.