Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend will hold SpiritLife classes on Saturday, March 29, from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Classes for the day are as follows:
9:30 a.m. - Therese of Lisieux; Jean Pierre die Caussade - Practical Ways to Draw Closer to God. Presenter, Philip St. Romain. Caussade, though a Jesuit, had a great deal of influence on the Carmelite saint, St. Therese of Lisieux. She was born in 1873 and Caussade’s book was first published in 1861. Caussade said, “To achieve the height of holiness, people must realize that all they count as trivial and worthless is what can make them holy.” And St. Therese always insisted that it is not the greatness of our deeds that matters but that the most trivial task is supremely important if done in obedience to God’s will and for love of God. Today we reflect on the spirituality of these two great spiritual giants and apply their wisdom to our own lives.
10:55 a.m - Ken Wilber’s 4QAL. Presenter, Philip St. Romain. The writings of Ken Wilber are enormously popular in certain circles. Making use of Spiral Dynamics, Eastern approaches and traditional Western views on human development, he has articulated a vast and comprehensive understanding of human development and has influenced many contemporary spiritual writers. This class will serve as an introduction to his basic approach by reviewing his Four Quadrants, All Levels perspective.
2 p.m. - Mission Statement: Focusing One’s Priorities. Presenter, Marcia Berchek. One of the most powerful ways to cultivate purpose and vision is to create and live by a mission statement. If you have already written a mission statement, this can be an opportunity to revisit your current one. A mission statement represents the deepest and best within us and comes out of a solid connection to our inner life, fulfills our own unique gifts, and integrates the physical, social/emotional, mental and spiritual dimensions. It is written to inspire oneself, not to impress anyone else. You will be guided through a process that will facilitate writing a mission statement.
Day rate for the classes is $50, which includes lunch; or $75 for Friday overnight, with includes breakfast, plus day. Semester rates are available for commuters and overnight. See http://heartlandspirituality.org/spiritlife or email email@example.com or phone 620-792-1232 and ask for Ann.