Everyone Has A
Unique Recipe for Spirituality
The Next 4-Week Course starts June 28th, 2016 in Boulder, CO
Attend the $10 Intro Workshop to the class on June 21st at 6:30 pm at the Boulder YWCA • 2222 14th Street
• Build a spiritual foundation that really fits you and that facilitates greater connection to yourself, to something larger than yourself and to the life you really want to be living.
• All while getting to know a down-to-earth, vibrant spiritual family.
Spirituality is not just religion.
And spirituality is not just new age paths. Spirituality is what you discover it to be for yourself. Imagine finally feeling that spirituality is relevant because it really fits who you are. Spirituality is for everyone, and it is simply a set of practical tools for better living.
At Sacred House, there are as many definitions of spirituality as there are people. We support you to create your own recipe for spirituality, and each person's recipe is different. Spirituality is not a set of truths that can only be accessed by experts. Rather, it is a set of your own truths, plus practical tools that support you to live your best life. You already possess these truths and tools - we simply teach you to discover them for yourself.
Have you been in the "spiritual no-man's land"? There are so many wonderful religions and organized paths out there, but what if you don't happen to feel you drawn to any of them? The spiritual no-man's land is when you do believe in something larger than yourself, but none of the religions feels like quite the right fit for you, and neither do alternative or new-agey paths. So perhaps you've shelved the idea of spirituality being relevant to you, even though you would love to have something like it in your life. Or perhaps you've tried one path or many, but have not found one that you truly rest into. You sense that having a spiritual home that really fits would fulfill a longing in your heart, and would make your even life better...
A spiritual solution for individuals of all ages, couples and parents & children
The Three Key Ingredients in your Recipe For Spirituality
At Sacred House, we've been passionately exploring the question, "How do you have spirituality and a spiritual home when you don't happen to resonate with a specific organized religion or path?" And that's how the Recipe For Spirituality was born. The ingredients in your Recipe For Spirituality are the key components of your very own spiritual foundation - a set of practical truths and tools that really fit you, and facilitate the life you really want to be living. All in the good company of down-to-earth spiritual family. We've identified these ingredients by taking stock of the major benefits that religion and organized spiritual paths have given participants over the millennia. If you don't happen to resonate with a particular religion or path, or you are searching beyond a particular path, your Recipe For Spirituality allows you to still have these benefits in a way that really fits you...
Your Own Set of Guiding Principles
A common benefit of religions and spiritual paths across time is the provision of a set of guidelines or rules that let you know you're living a "good life." This provides clarity about how to live - "If I just follow this set of guidelines, then I know I'll be living a life of integrity, a good life." At Sacred House, you will discover your own set of guiding principles. These principles remind you of what's important to you. They act as compass points to keep you in alignment with the kind of life you really want to be living, so that when you're 90 and you look back, you feel truly satisfied. We'll teach you three techniques to recognize your guiding principles, and that is the most important part - the skill of recognizing them. Once you know how to do this, you will be able to identify your current guiding principles, and new ones as you grow and change. We will also teach you how to use your guiding principles as practical tools in your day-to-day life.
Another common benefit of religions and spiritual paths across time is the provision of practices that strengthen connection with something larger than the individual self. You may call it God, Source, Oneness, Universal Energy, Nature, Quantum Molecules, whatever word works for you. A strong connection of this kind creates a deep sense of trust, support and belonging in the world. We've all had those moments in life where something inexplicable happens or you feel a deep connection to everything, and you just believe without any evidence that we are all connected in a way that our brains can't even begin to comprehend. We'll teach you to discover your own style for accessing this sense of connection regularly, and to create spiritual practices that really fit you. You will open access to the trust, support and sense of belonging that come with spiritual connection, plus to your own inner wisdom connected to that larger intelligence. This connection creates a steady foundation to navigate both the good times and the bad times in life, and to feel intrinsically supported.
Spiritual Family Part 1
Inherent Qualities & Gifts
We are each unique expressions of something larger, and having a community family in which your inherent qualities and gifts are known and celebrated (and in which you know and celebrate the inherent qualities and gifts of others) is key to a strong spiritual foundation. In Week 6, you'll learn the skill of recognizing these qualities and gifts in yourself and in others. At Sacred House, the agreement is that we strive to know each other on these levels - beyond the superficial, beyond the masks and images. This allows every person at Sacred House to relax and to know themselves and others in a way that is real and down-to-earth, and in a way that fills the heart and soul. We'll teach you two easy techniques - one to recognize inherent qualities and gifts in yourself and others, and one to interact with others in a way that evokes the inherent qualities and gifts in each person.
Spiritual Family Part 2
How to Create Spiritual Family
It is an inherent human longing to belong in community family where we are known and where we are supported in the deep matters of the heart and soul that spirituality addresses. Even a group of two or three creates more of a sense of family than being just one. In Week 7, we'll teach you about the skill of having spiritual family. Yes, in this day and age of so many individuals and families living in individual homes, it's actually a skill and an art to make sure that you have this kind of meaningful community! Luckily, we here at Sacred House have been passionately learning how to create this kind of family for our participants. If you're reading this page, then you live near our Boulder, Colorado home base and you can come to our in-person weekly Gathers at Shine Restaurant's Gathering Place. In addition, we'll teach you the skill of creating spiritual family so that you can also create Mini Gathers with interested friends & family should you move away from Boulder some day, or if it's hard for you to get to Boulder Gathers on Sundays.
Make Your Own Recipe For Spirituality Book or Reminder System
Each Recipe For Spirituality ingredient is immediately practical and useful, so for our final session, you gather together all that you've learned and put it in the template that we provide to make your own Recipe For Spirituality book. The idea here is that you can keep the book handy to use in your day-to-day life. Or, if a book is not something you would use, then we'll facilitate you to identify some other creative way to synthesize your Recipe For Spirituality so that it really does support you on a practical, day-to-day basis.
Examples of Recipe For Spirituality benefits
• A busy professional with a 9 to 5 job clarifies her own set of guiding principles and makes choices that better both her personal and professional life.
• A mom builds her own recipe for spirituality, then creates family traditions that support her children to discover these things too.
• A business owner strengthens his own style for spiritual connection, which helps him to make business decisions, and to guide his overall vision for his business.
• A runner (or yogi or climber or artist - anyone engaging in a focused activity) strengthens his connection with something larger, which helps him be in "the zone" of best practice.
• A student clarifies her inherent qualities & gifts which guide her life direction and choice of major.
• All of the above find growth, support and inspiration by learning tools to have spiritual family in their lives.
Here's What Happens During Each of 4 Tuesday Evening Sessions starting June 28th, 2016
Each course session is an hour and fifteen minutes and will take place in a Boulder location to be announced. During each session we learn a new Recipe For Spirituality tool and the homework activity to practice it. Don't worry, the "homework" is not stressful - each assignment is a simple and fun half-hour exploration where you get to be like a detective and playfully discover more about your own recipe. We also spend time each session discussing how it went with the detective work, and this is a great way to learn from each other.
Recipe For Spirituality Facilitator
Lisa Hunter is the Founder & Director of Sacred House, and she loves teaching Recipe For Spirituality! She is an ordained Interspiritual Minister, having graduated from the two-year program at One Spirit Seminary in New York. Lisa has never been drawn to "teach spirituality" or one set of specific spiritual truths. Instead, she is an expert in teaching you skills to discover your own spiritual truths. You can learn more about Lisa on our About Page here.
Next Course Starts June 28th, 2016
Course Session Dates:
Mondays at 6:30 pm: June 28th, , July 5th, July 12th and July 19th
Location: We meet at the YWCA in Boulder which is located at 2222 14th Street near downtown Boulder.
• Eight one hour and fifteen minute Monday evening sessions.
• Lesson and workbook PDF for each course session.
• Template to make your own Recipe For Spirituality Book or project.
• A concrete plan to use your Recipe For Spirituality in your daily life.
Enroll by June 21st, 2016
$120 for the 4-Week Course
*Once we receive your payment, you'll be officially enrolled. We'll send an email with full details to get started! If you don't see information from us within 24 hours, check your spam filters, and if still no email, then contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know. Pay here online or bring a check to the first day of class.
Peace Of Mind
If this is your first time participating in a Sacred House offering, you might be wondering if it will be of value to you. We understand this and are happy to offer a refund, no questions asked, if you attend your first two sessions and discover that the class is not a fit for you.
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