Monday, September 8, 2014

The Beyond Within

Soul Link Retreat
The Beyond Within: Realizing the Nearness of God

In our culture, as in many others, the word ‘God’ usually conjures up images of a Supreme Being, someone (male) somewhere else (heaven) who may or may not – for reasons beyond our comprehension – intervene in response to our prayers. This notion of the divine no longer makes sense for a growing number of people many of whom have thrown out the baby with the bathwater; that is, they reject all belief in God. Quaker mystic Rufus Jones coined the phrase “the beyond within” in reference to God understood as a reality whose presence is omnipresent. The mystery to which the word ‘God’ refers is both unfathomable and knowable, “out of this world” and the essence of it. (The photo comes from Rufus Jones' birthplace in Maine.)

Our retreat will offer the opportunity to reflect on our experiences/images/ concepts/beliefs about God   and to share them with others who are seeking a meaningful way to relate to their Higher/Inner Power.
Date: September 20, 2014
Place: Broadmoor Community Church (315 Lake Ave.)
Time: 9 a.m. (registration), 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (retreat)
Cost: $30 early registration (by Sept. 16), $35 at the door. Lunch included.

Scholarships available. Information: Tom Stella (719) 648-3939 

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