Fri, Nov 30|
Mercy by the Sea
BIRTHING INTO PEACE: Advent Retreat
Let us be the ones to birth Peace into our chaotic world. Let us be willing to release all that is not peaceful within us. Come and experience peace as your true nature and explore in-depth what it means to come home to this. Mercy By The Sea, CT www.MercyByTheSea.org
Time & Location
Nov 30, 2018, 4:00 PM – Dec 02, 2018, 1:00 PM
Mercy by the Sea, 167 Neck Rd, Madison, CT 06443, USA
About the event
Now more than ever, our world needs grounded beings to bring peace. Are you willing to realize the peace that you inherently embody? Are you willing to let go of all that is not peaceful within you? During this advent retreat, we will explore our true nature of peace, and understand how it is the very essence of who we are. Often we experience peace as something temporary, coming and going according to our life circumstances, but this is not true peace, this is merely ego-satisfaction.
We will begin on the Friday evening bringing forward prayers and chants from different traditions, offering our hearts and voices as a means of peace and unity for the religions in our world. On Saturday we will reach deeper into the word “peace,” exploring it through the Hebrew understanding of Shalom. In the richness of the Hebrew tradition words are not restricted to single meanings. Shalom can mean: maturity, restoring relationships, integrity, soundness, health, and harmony, among other meanings. We will explore these different definitions and how they resonate within our own lives.
We will also inquire into what are the non-peaceful elements lying beneath our skin waiting to erupt at any time, and engage in specific practices to help transform this energy back into its Original Goodness and Peace.
On the Sunday we will enter into a sacred and prayerful ritual, asking that peace be fulfilled within each one of us and thereby helping to bring fulfillment of peace into our world.